March 14, 2012

Dribbling Along

Image courtesy of Indiana University
(my alma mater)

Just a quick check in with Yarn Along this week, and no, the title of my post does NOT refer to NCAA basketball and March Madness.  GO HOOSIERS!  (Sorry, I have a sort of basketball Tourette's Syndrome; a lot of us native Hoosiers suffer from it.)  That was just a serendipitous coincidence.


I am sadly lacking in exciting pictures this week, though I did accomplish some crocheting with which I was quite pleased.  I foolishly let my mother-in-law carry her birthday gift--a small set of hand-made, cotton dishcloths--out of my house without taking a picture of them first!  Oops.  Otherwise, the Blueberry Ripple afghan continues apace, and has reached that stage at which we grow slightly weary in well-doing, as the Apostle Paul says, and begin to notice just how MANY different ends are protruding from the magnum opus, and to anticipate exactly how LONG it will take us to weave them all in.  Still, within a fortnight it should be done, and I must admit that I truly love it.  I can't wait to finally show off the finished product.

Book News: Just tonight, I finally finished The Coming of the Third Reich, by Richard J. Evans, which I can highly recommend if you're looking for a history of the topic and which I plan to review shortly here on The Beauty of Eclecticism.

In other words, both my reading and yarning projects this week have been ponderous, time-consuming, and worth the effort in the end.  My progress on them has been not so much dramatic, as simply a proof of the adage, "Slow and steady wins the race."  Not terribly exciting, perhaps, but worth the big payoff when the photos of the finished object appear.  Hope your efforts have been equally satisfying.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful shade of green!

    I've never thought of making my own dishcloths, good idea.

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  2. I hate it when I forget to photograph something I have made! Oh well! The afghan sounds pretty anyway ;)

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  3. Slow and steady does it for me too! Sometimes I like a little pondering...it keeps me in the moment instead of just zipping along to the next project. :)

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  4. I'm quite often lacking in photos of things I'm making too!

    I'm making some facecloths too atm (not pictured on my blog with the blanket) - Easter-themed for my younger children (although if I can get a wriggle on I'll make some for my teens as well)

    Thank you for your comments on the baby blanket I'm making :0)

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