Thank you for coming by. Lovely to be here sitting at the desk by the window, looking out to the blue snow (late afternoon, twilight time), sipping cafe latte (soya) and writing to you. Snow has been falling all day long and I should get out and clean the pathways and the steps. Later, later...
I did almost finish Ursula last year; all that was left was to sew the buttons. I have since sewn them on but even though I sort of like them, I am not quite sure. Part of me wants to let it go as it is and the other part is telling me to think it over. Therefore, the little beauty is resting on a dress form unsure about her future (buttons). I will leave her for now and hopefully by weekend have come to a conclusion and will take some pictures.
The moment she was off the needles and me at loose ends with nothing to do (the white and red fingerless mittens were also done) I immediately grabbed another project. I hate to be in between projects and there are times when finding something interesting is extremely difficult. I cast on for ten different ones in the evening and come the next morning, I rip them all. This always leaves such an amount of untidy yarn balls and unidentified needles all over the house. Yarn and needle mess and unsettled, frustrated mind.
This time I was lucky and Pax shawlette (Tunisian crochet) was just the right thing to do, even though I had to keep telling me that learning something new is always challenging and lace does not look like much when on the needles.seen them?
If you would love to try out some Tunisian crochet, there are plenty of video clips in YouTube. There are also some good video lessons, couple at Craftsyand a very good one by Lily Chin at Craft Daily.
There might be other ones too, but I have seen these.
You were wondering what kinds of books I am listening to. As you know, I am trying to find ways to improve my English and one way to tackle this, is to listen books in English. First, I tried easy ones, mostly detective stories; my favorites were Ma Ramotswe series by Alexander McCall Smith. I enjoyed Henning Mankell's Wallanders. Since Wallanders I have done other crime books. I love history and have spent some time in Hilary Mantell's Wolf Hall. Now I am thinking of starting J.R.R.Tolkien's trilogy but am wondering if it will be too difficult to understand. So most of my audio books I "read" in English. Please, make suggestions in the comments if you would love to share your favorites.
Ok, the snow will not disappear anytime soon (would hate to wait until April), I will need to get up and go. Hope you are well.
Wool with you,