So, I missed last week. I thought about posting. I really did. I just got a little overwhelmed by all the celebrities dying. Around my birthday (it was last week). As I march slowly to middle age, and, ultimately, death. (See. Total downer. I did you all a favor by skipping last week.)
I did finish one project and started another. I did finish one book and started another. I did pick up my pens and markers and doodle in my art journal. I won’t share everything I drew (some of it is a little dark, like my mood last week) but here’s something kinda whimsical (and maybe a little creepy?) I started yesterday. I’m reading Carrie Brownstein’s Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl and watching a lot of Portlandia and listening to Sleater-Kinney’s last album, No Cities to Love, so I felt compelled to not just “put a bird on it,” but make the entire drawing birds. I plan on coloring it. Basically, I made myself one of those fancy adult coloring pages. I keep looking at those at the [insert ANY store because they are EVERYWHERE], but decide I should draw my own. Also, Maggie has a few fancy coloring books, so I could always just steal a page from her if I didn’t feel like drawing.
Speaking of Maggie, I finished her hat. Her second hat, because the first was too small. It was a quick crochet beanie in the same style as her scarf.
I also started a pair of socks with some sock yarn I impulse bought a LONG time ago. So, that’s on track with my goals, right?
Some how I thought it would go a lot faster, being such a small project, but that is some skinny yarn and it is taking FOREVER. I might just be a little impatient, though.
Lastly, I took all my finished hex-a-grannies and laid them out to see just how much of a blanket I have…then realized I barely have a lap warmer. So, I estimated how many grannies I need for a decent blanket and now I’m sad. It’s a lot. I’ll continue to chip away at it, though, and, maybe, I’ll have a new blanket by this time next year.
I had book club last week, and I do want to talk about the book and our opinions, but I’ll do that later, in a separate post.
So, things I’ve read this month, so far:
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Fates and Furies by Laura Groff
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson (THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (This is my “classic” pick, and it is boring me to death. Which is why I’m taking so long to read it.)
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein