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Currently…

This past week  was a lot busier than normal! There was a huge three day volleyball tournament in Jacksonville this weekend. It was a lot of fun, and my team did pretty well, but it was certainly tiring.  I’ve been working on some small projects this week, in addition to a new blanket and my granny circle blanket.

Chunky Blanket 2

Chunky Close Up

I’m using Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick-and-Quick in the color Fisherman.  I’m just alternating single crochets and double crochets and I’m really liking it! I’m planning on just working on this here and there, buying a new ball or two when it’s on sale or I have a coupon.  It’s going really fast, but each ball of yarn is not going as far as I’d like it to. So far I’ve used 2 1/2.  I’m excited to see how many it will take!

I’ve been trying to come up with some new items to put in my Etsy shop. I’ve been really working to make my shop something I’m really happy with! It’s been a lot of work and I think some exciting changes will happen in the next few weeks!

Etsy Work

 

Currently

Watching: Veronica Mars.  I’ve wanted to watch this for a while, and with the upcoming movie, I felt I should watch it soon! I just started the 3rd season and I love it!

Listening to: The Avett Brothers (as usual) and the Inside Lleweyn Davis Soundtrack.  It’s so good! I’m dying to see the movie!

Reading: Alfred Hitchcock’s Witches Brew.  I’ve had a lot of time to read at work lately, and this book has been perfect! It’s a lot of short murder stories that I can finish quickly and are really great!

Wanting: To go to the Banjo-B-Q Festival in Georgia to see the Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine show.

Missing: Utah. I’m surprised that I actually miss it. I miss being close to my sister, my friends and even the snow! And, it is BYU men’s volleyball season, and there are only a few things that are better than a BYU volleyball game. And Cafe Rio.

 

Weekend Recap

This weekend was really relaxed.  I  had volleyball tournaments the past two weekends, so it was nice to have a break, especially with a big three day tournament coming up. We’ve had a lot of rainy weather the past few days, and we were all fighting  different sicknesses, so we kept it pretty laid back.

I spent most of my free time joining most of my circles on my blanket. I absolutely love the way it’s turning out! It’s growing, but there is definitely still a lot of work to do. My goal was to get all of them joined this weekend, but it took longer than I thought and I got a little burned-out, so I’ll have to finish this week.

Blanket Circles

Blanket

I took a break from circle joining and hopped on the mandala bandwagon. I’ve seen a lot of these recently on Pinterest and other blogs, so I thought it was about time I made my own.

Mandalas

Mandala2

Mandala1

I now see why they’re so fun! I love all of the color possibilities that make each one unique.  I followed patterns in issues 7 and 14 of Simply Crochet.  They were really easy to follow and I think they turned out pretty great! I used KnitPicks Shine Cotton in Robot, Reef and Green Apple and loved it! The cotton is super soft and the colors are bright and beautiful!

If you can’t tell, I definitely have a comfort zone with colors.  Blue is my favorite color and I have a really hard time straying from it.  I want to be better about trying new colors, so my goal is to use colors other than blue and green in new projects. Let’s see how long that lasts.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite videos. This is Scott Avett singing Bob Dylan’s One More Night and it’s seriously great!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBlrbFYfRkQ