She’s finally done! 🙂 Boy, this project took way too long. I’ve noticed that I’m finally tiring of yarn and all that it holds. I suppose this corresponds perfectly with the rising temperatures, and I can’t say enough about those. Yippee! I’m ready to get outside.. I’ve already done a bit of weeding in my flowerbeds, and I’m looking forward to putting down a nice, thick layer of mulch. Life is just better in the summer, ya know? I just have one more yarn project to tackle.. it’s a cute little skirt that is to go with the above shrug. If I hadn’t already bought the yarn I probably would just let it go.. but, the money was spent..so the skirt will be made. I know that once the outfit is complete I’ll be happy that I invested the time. But here’s a little secret, I’ll crochet the skirt because I can complete it 98% faster than if I knit it. I’ve tried different knitting techniques to help improve my speed, but it’s just not happening… there’s no flow. So, crochet it is!
Also, I finished the book – South of Broad by Pat Conroy! It was good and would make for a great book-club read. It even had suggested questions in the back. It’s a story about faith, fate, and friendship that leaves you wondering, even after you’ve finished the book, how the main character will handle the circumstances he’s been dealt. A friend of mine, whom read the book a few years back, said that I would have loved the book even more if I had been to Historic Charleston and could relate the landmarks mentioned in the book back to my own personal experiences. I suppose so… but for me the characters and their adventures were enough. I also enjoyed the way the author laid the story out.. jumping from present day to many years earlier and then back again. If I run across another of Mr. Conroy’s books I won’t hesitate to pick it up.
Shrug Pattern: Ballet Shrug designed by Gail Tanquary – found at Crystal Palace yarns.
Yarn: Red Heart Super Save – Monet