I'm still working on the Gypsying afghan. You may have noticed that it's taking a while. (g) It's still a joyful project, though, so let it take as long as it will!
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Over the weekend, I put in some knitting time on that Thick & Quick Ribbed Cowl that I cast-on for on New Year's Day. When I got to the point that the pattern tells you to bind off, I still had about 30 grams of yarn left, out of a 100 gram skein. (This was partly because I used smaller needles and partly because I worked only five-- rather than six-- rounds for each of the knit-only sections. Maybe I'm a tight knitter, too; I'm really not sure...) I hated to have that much yarn left over (with no plan in mind for its future use)-- and I thought the cowl could do with some extra height-- so I'm knitting another 5 rounds knit-only and 5 rounds ribbing before binding off. I hope I'll have enough. It'll be annoying if I have to rip back, but it's bulky yarn, so it's not a huge investment of time.
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I've been slowly working my way through one of those new crochet books I mentioned before. It seems to be a good one. I'll write a little review about it, one of these days-- but before I get to that one, I'll quickly review a couple other crochet books in my "library". Again, one of these days.
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Ugh, it's been too warm these past several days. Far too warm for January, even by Alabama standards. I hope the cooler weather returns soon and that we aren't cursed with an extremely early spring. There's so much I need to do outdoors, and I'd hoped to get some of it done before the misery of summer set in...