Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I took out the squares we crocheted last spring, when the grandmothers were visiting. Last year I started to crochet them together, and it took so long that I stopped. This weekend I tried to simply sew some of the blocks together using a whip stitch. It took almost one tenth of the time, completely justifying undoing the previous attempt to make them into a blanket and re-doing it.
In the end there will be ten rows of seven squares each. I have now completed seven rows. In other words, 49 down, 21 to go. When I have joined all 70 squares, I will crochet a neutral border around them to make the blanket a little bigger. Then I will phone my mother and and mother in law, to let them know that it is finally done. They have been asking, and I did promise to finish it.
The book is from the library. I love crochet, but many of the things people crochet should not be displayed in public. Granny square blankets are safe, granny square coats/jackets/vests are hideous. (My amigurumi nativity is pushing the boundaries.) This book's projects are mostly safe, and some of them I love and would love to make. But I do not crochet half as well as I knit, so I will return the book, finish the blanket, and move on to my next new obsession:
I don't know how I should feel about iPhone pictures, or sharing them. A part of me thinks - that is strange, taking pictures and sharing them. On the other hand, they look far more like the pictures I have in my head of what I saw than the pictures I take with my camera, if that makes any sense. My iPhone makes it possible for me to take photos and share them immediately. Or after a little tweaking. I love it, it is addictive.
This picture above was taken with my iPhone, using the Hipstamatic App. People often apologize for phone pictures on blogs, but I think you can take fine pictures if you use the right shortcuts. I bought two books: iPhone Photography, and iPhone Photography: 35 Apps for Great Pictures. Together they have improved the quality of the snapshots I have taken with my new iPhone, well, I don't know, significantly. (I also bought a tiny tripod for my iPhone, which is perhaps taking it a bit too far.) I have scanned the books, will have to go back and read them more carefully, but I must confess - I never thought I would like an iPhone, but this is my best new toy ever. And I do not even use it to phone anyone.
Apart from all this, I am still reading Jesus of Nazareth. I have just completed the discussion of the Lord's Prayer, and am now reading about the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
Joining Ginny once again for Yarn Along. I finally moved the button to my sidebar - hurrah!
(Whatever Martinus had last week was contagious, and Christian did, as I feared he would, follow in his brother's footsteps. Thankfully they are both much better now, and just a little thinner.)