Happy Summer, everyone! I cannot believe the Summer Solstice has just passed. Weren't we just wrapping presents and eating beef wellington and waiting for Santa?
I have a little confession to make. I'm one of these unusual people who don't really love Summer the way most people do. There are some who just relish in the heat and love the long, long days. Me? Not so much. I like to put on a sweater and work on crochet without roasting under the weight of the yarn I'm working with. When the wind turns cool and the pumpkins appear I am much happier than when I'm hiding in the air conditioned house - or worse- sweltering at a baseball game.
I'm currently working on a really beautiful shawl that might get done for Christmas, if I'm lucky! It's a more complex pattern that turns into lace if I follow the pattern properly. That's easier said than done. Here's the pattern: Shawl
I took another crack at the crocheted Granny Square Wrap from a couple of years ago. Here's the post where I started it: Granny Square Wrap Oh, what a difference a couple of years of experience make in crochet! A few years ago I tried to make the wrap from Red Heart and I just could not get it to work. This all started because Red Heart posted on Facebook asking about a project you never finished. That darned granny square wrap came to mind, and I decided to give it another try. This time I sat down and just crocheted it, without even thinking about it. But I can't finish anything without starting something else, so it's about 1/3 of the way finished. I have a take along project (the shawl) and a work at home project (the wrap). I am quite sure I am not the only one who works this way! :)
I liked this one so much I framed it and hung it in my 6x6 mouse hole, also known as my work cubicle. It brightens up my tiny space. The morning glories are the exact opposite of my personality. They show their lovely faces in the sun and curl up by the afternoon. I start to shine when the sun cools off.
So happy Summer to you!