This week I have been supporting my friend who has just lost her mother. I have not been quite as busy as usual, but still have worked on a few things.
Camouflage socks, and started the second. I am having issues with heels, they are always too big...I have skinny feet....
The red circle at the front is a beret that I am adapting from a 1964 pattern. My Mother gave me my Mémé's old craft magazines many years ago. One of the challenges in Nerd Wars this month is to adapt something from an old pattern.
The granny squares are my dissertation for Nerd Wars. I am creating a Granny Square Tunic using alpaca farm yarn, except the dark purple.
The dark brown blob in the middle is the start of another Monkey. I have previously made two monkeys here and here. I am making two more....one for my friend's son (who just lost his grandmother) and one for the boy who is staying with them right now. He is a boy from NYC. When my friend was a child, her parents participated in the Fresh Air Fund. The child, D, that my friend hosts now is the nephew of the boy that her parents hosted....it is absolutely wonderful! Yesterday I took both boys to the store and let them pick out the colors for their monkeys and I need to finish those ASAP, as D goes home on Sunday.
What am I reading?
I went to a local used book store on Monday and found Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World I have just started it....and I am still plugging away at American Gods
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