Want to see what I've been doing? Here's a lovely picture. I'd spend all my time right there on that seat if I could... Alas, Real Life often intrudes, you know.
And the fact is, I haven't even been working on that towering (not really) pile of Grannies, because I've been commissioned for a project for MY Real Granny. She just got a new phone, and wanted a lime-green case to go with it. I've been making iPod cases forever, so this is easy-peasy, right? And it was. Quite enjoyable. And GREEN besides!
There's a little kind of button-loop thingie that crosses the open end (see picture) and it wraps around this tiny white flower. The flower is a lovely little number designed by Lucy at Attic 24, where you can find the tutorial/pattern with VERY helpful pics if you're not used to working in rounds. And apologies, Lucy, but white is all I had (yarn's sparse these days) and if I make more flowers THEY WILL HAVE COLOR! ;)
Work on the Granny Secret is progressing rapidly (due mainly to nights of American Idol watching, which I CAN'T do with my fingers still!). Be on the lookout for pictureful clues and status updates! This project is a lot of fun to work on, but I feel like it's a Morning Project. One that I work up a little in the pale hours, 6:30-7:00am ish, before the day really gets up and running (and I go chasing after it like a loony...). I will say, however, that Granny Squares are a perfect way to start the day.
But Hullo Hullo Hullo what's all this???
A Boring old Ordinary Grey Sock? How dull and drab! How un-jolly and lack of exciting! But wait! *points* Did you see that??
Can it be???
Yessss!! It is! Secret red hearts that nobody knows about! Just you, me, and the socks! Shhhhhhh! It makes me happy to know they're there. Kind of like, yes, you think I'm sane and collected, but you don't know about what's on the tops of my socks! *insert evil laugh* Go out and get yourself some silly socks. It'll make you smile to put them on. And think of it this way: they're SO much easier to match up properly in the laundry!
And while I'm dishing out orders, go open your window and take a deep breath. Notice the SMELL? So funny that Winter can smell in its own way, same as Spring or Summer! Now think about your fantastic olfactory system, that takes those volatile [[airborne]] molecules and whooshes them up to the glands in your nose, which can translate THAT code into <3 <3 <3 <3 in your fantastic brain! (Said brain should be boggled by the glory of this by now) Days like this I walk outside and breathe and just think, "Almighty God, you made all of this for ME?" So thank Him. :) That also makes me happy.
Oh, and I wanted to say a big Thank You to all of you lovely folks who have commented on my posts and read my *gasp* BLOG. I already feel so welcome! Thank You All!!
AMZi x x x x