Like the title? I am feeling dramatic today.
Well, it took twelve days but I did, eventually, accept two things. I was never going to finish the Olympic Liesl in time for the closing ceremonies, and Sea Foam, while very pretty, is not my color. So here is what I did. I ordered a Liesl's worth of Comfy Bulky in Planetarium, (a very me blue, only recently available), ripped out the doomed Liesl, and cast on a baby blanket for a friend who is expecting.
I usually crochet my baby blankets but am doing something a little different this time. One of my favorite shawls is the Silk Swirl Shawl by Joan Schroader. All I am doing here is following that pattern but with a bulky, rather than lace wt., yarn. I am still undecided re: the edging (a simple ruffle perhaps?). It is going really fast, looks nice and feels divine. As this is for a summer baby in Florida, cotton is the order of the day.
Remember the Tina inspired notions bags? They are working out so well for me that I am putting together a fifth one. This one is on a bigger scale. It will have all the same things as my portable ones but with way more stitch markers (the plain white plastic ones), a calculator, full size notepad, cable needles, etc. The idea is that it will have everything I need to begin a new project, end a finished item, and/or plot a future one. I am thinking that a small sewing box would be nice; something that I can move from room to room and leave on a bookshelf in my office when I am not using it.