Yesterday there was a light drizzle and a need to turn a lamp on at noon. Days like that are when I am most inspired and motivated. When it is hot outdoors, I lay around and lack ambition. But when there's a chance of rain coming down is when I feel the most up and at 'em!
(Days like yesterday are also a reminder of how it will soon get harder to take photos from inside the apartment and I would rather pour kerosene in my eyes and light them on fire than ever use flash).
I've been getting things all in a row because there's going to be a change in my routine starting this weekend (because my daughter Marissa is going to be working somewhere magical!). And after literally seeing a sign this past weekend, I will be busy starting something (that's not a business!) that I promised myself to aspire to attempt after we made it through our frightening financial crisis.
At night I've been switching back and forth between reading a real book and crocheting the Bollywood Blanket. I'm halfway through The Radleys: A Novel ― about a Vampire family living a normal life in a small village in modern-day England. I much prefer reading about a Vampire family living a normal life in a small town in modern-day Washington. The biggest difference between these two stories of undead families is one has heart.
But if you're like me and have a library card that you actually use, then definitely check out The Radley's! It won't cost you anything to give it a try and there are some great lines of humor scattered throughout. I'm just really glad I did not buy it for fifteen bucks at Barnes & Noble when out shopping a few weeks ago.
And just to be clear: I was not paid for that review.
What I am halfway done with and totally excited about is the Bollywood Blanket! It has been the perfect simple and fun cluster crochet project I was craving to do! When it's complete, I'll put up the specs — including which and how many yarns were used and ways to save cash on 'em. And for the love of Gandolf, I will show you how easy it is to weave in the tails as you go.
You know I am all about the Big Reveal, so the photos are totally misleading as to how huge this blanket really is: when it's all done, it will be appoximately 62 inches long and 77 inches wide! Just the right size to roll myself up in a Bollywood blanket burrito!