Literally and figuratively. ;o)
I dusted off the sewing machine this afternoon. (I know. I actually sewed something. This blog should really be named something else entirely, considering how rarely I sew.) I finally cut and hemmed some "thrifted" ($1) full-length jeans down to capri length. I've been meaning to do it all summer, but I really don't enjoy the process of hemming things, so I kept putting it off. Sewing doesn't get much easier than hemming, but I always worry I'll get the legs uneven, or too short, and I don't like dealing with all the pins... nor do I particularly enjoy sewing over the thick bunches at the seams. But all that said, it worked out fine, and now I have another pair of comfy denim capris for around the house wear.
I probably ought to carry the sewing momentum on to making the simple skirt(s) I've been planning to sew since last summer. (Then there are all those curtains I want to make...)
As for the figurative hemming and hawing, I can't settle down to the actual starting of the new afghan. I think I may "have" to wait until I've finished the doily "already in progress". In theory, I like the idea of having two or three projects to choose from, at any given time. Something absorbing-- something portable-- something mindless for when I want to pay attention to the TV or a book on tape while I crochet. In practice, though, I worry about my gauge changing in mid-project, and I tend to focus on one crochet project at a time. Other "open" projects go into hibernation/neglect mode.
Well, there aren't too many more rounds on the doily... A few more evenings of crocheting should see it done.