Today, a series of random thoughts about this and that…
The crochet craze continues at Cafe au Laine! In addition to making potholders, I made a little scarf out of some alpaca-acrylic blend that’s been in my stash. (Related query: why am I incapable of passing up sale yarn when I go into the Big Box Craft Store only for crayons for the Littles and the new issue of Insert-Name-of-Fiber-Mag-Here?)
That’s a Brittany Birch crochet hook, which I just picked up at the yarn shop. I wasn’t sure about the design of the hook-y part (nota bene the highly technical terminology here), but I like it. The wood feels nice in the hand.
If you are feeling Very Sad and Small, and things seem not so very good, the Oldies Soul Pandora station is cheering. Bad moods shrivel and die in the presence of Sam Cooke. Works for me.
Lending libraries are, in my opinion, one of the great innovations of the modern era. I’ve been frequenting mine often lately. I make liberal use of the online catalog and its “Place a Hold” button. This is very helpful if you like mystery series, and don’t like reading them out of order. Recommendation if you like that sort of thing: the Charles Lenox series.