I became very bored with the blue jumper I shared last time. It had become such a chore - something I felt I had to plough through before I could move on to the projects I really wanted to do. But, who was forcing me to sit there labouring away with my two needles flapping? No-one except my silly self. So - I ripped it out - just like that, and in one bound I was free - free to crochet a round stripy cushion for the red chair in my sitting room. It is the pattern from Cute and Easy crochet, I am working it in Sirdar Snuggly DK - a lovely cosy yarn, and the colours will match the room.
I am quite pleased at how it is coming along - a few more rounds and that will be the first side done. I started this on Sunday night - so that is good progress for me.
I crocheted a hat - without a pattern! How hard is it to take a decent picture of your own head? This was done in Patons Soft Tweed - Ravelry notes are here.
I am reading a book about pie - while eating pie too! Nicely written memoir about a lady, suddenly widowed, and her journey through that loss - and there is pie, of course. Making Piece by Beth M. Howard - a gentle and uplifting book, despite the sad beginning.
I have hardly read at all over the Summer, and have been missing it. I am actually getting up a bit earlier to have half an hour or so to read before everyone else rises, and it is such a nice way to start the morning. And over lunch too - leftover black pudding and leek pie, fried potatoes and a spoonful of hot sauce and a good book - perfect.
Joining in the Yarn Along today, over at Small Things.