Last week was super nutty at work for me, so I'm hoping for a much better week this week. And.... I have 10 workdays until vacation, so I'm pretty stoked. We have nothing planned, except a weekend trip to Crowley's Ridge. I think I'm going to plan some Mommy/Daughter dates with the girls - I never get much one-on-one time with them. I seriously cannot wait for time off of work. I think we all should get a summer break. =)
I started working on Zoe's afghan this weekend. Want to see a sneak peek?
I could do the whole afghan in that green color. Wouldn't that be adorable, like daisies in a field? Alas, my Dodo was not having that at all. Pink! We must have pink!
It will be 8 squares across, so that's half of the first row. I haven't allowed myself to do the mental math to say how many rows I need... no need to stress over that just yet. It will be just big enough to cover her twin bed. Not truly twin-sized, but close enough for her tiny self. She still insists on sleeping with her baby blanket - she's my Linus. I've been piecing the squares together as I go, to avoid days of joining and to avoid losing any squares, and Zoe will pick up my work in progress and just dance around with it. I think she's excited. Maybe it will keep me on task so that it doesn't take me 5 months this time.
My cousin asked if I was interested in making a queen sized version. I told her I'd have to get back to her on that one. Queen sized? Goodness.
I had a very difficult time choosing between crocheting and reading this weekend. It's been a while since I've really gotten into a book. The last two books I checked out of the library had to be renewed so I could finish - so they each took me over a month. That's really slow for me. But I got Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry on Friday and I've been hooked. I've actually considered getting the audio version of it. It's set in London and I would love to hear the accents (assuming it's recorded that way - I've actually never listened to an audio book to know what they are like). Normally, I can't stand to be read to, but I'm really thinking of trying it. And then I could crochet at the same time. I mean, seriously. Since they refuse to extend the day by several hours to accommodate everything I need to get done in a day, this would save me some serious time. =)