Firstly, Bronte (my ace friends Michelle and Steve’s cat) came to stay. Traditionally when Bronte comes to stay, I like to make her a blanket. Last year I made a Tunisian Crochet one (at the bottom of this post). This time I made a block stitch blanket. BOTH times I used cotton (from various yarn makers) because Bronte really likes natural fibres.
Also, I’m working on this granny square blanket. I feel like I might work on it all year and make it really huge. I’ve had a lot of stuff going on in my life lately and this blanket feels like it’s got the gains and missteps of all that hooked into it. Sort of like a journal, only it’s written in code, if that makes sense.
Plus, kiddo is doing textiles at school, so he brought home some English paper piecing and I was his sous crafter tacking and sewing those. He did most of the work, to be honest, but it was cute sewing things together and I tried not to reveal that I was pretty much living my dreams in those moments.
I’ve also been making potato curry. I love it the next day on toast. Or on a pile of fluffy rice with a good sprinkling of sea salt and some chilli, too.
I’ve been making lots of words, too, to be honest. For various writing jobs. Thousands and thousands of them. So that’s been good.
Plus I’ve been making time for reading. I finished The May Beetles in 3 days. I’m savouring Only In New York at the moment. I love Lily’s writing and I don’t want the book to end just yet. It’s transporting me back and forth between New York and Carlton, which is a delicious dose of escape and familiarity.
And I’ve been making a lot of coffee. I blame Gilmore Girls.
Have you been making anything?