One thing about buying yarn in pretty skeins is that you have to roll them into balls to use them. Many people use yarn winders and I do have one, somewhere, but I actually prefer the old-fashioned way and like how hand-rolled yarn balls look.
The thing is.. when you wind them yourself you usually have to ask for assistance from someone. :-) You can also put the skein on a swift to wind the ball and I do have one.. somewhere.. but my dear husband is very kind and helps me.
On my end.. Mocha is my quality control. I keep the beginning end out and start the rolling on my finger so the end hole doesn't get covered up, when done it's a center pull ball.
It's been a rainy chilly week so a good time to sit by the fire and get started on my shawl.
Mocha took a break from helping.
Then get the pattern out and get started! I actually forgot that it uses 1 row of triple crochet and then 2 rows of half-double crochet and repeat for the body of the shawl.
I am so pleased with the intense color of this purple!
The first three rows.
I think one of the things that attracts me to crocheting is the sense of accomplishment you get from building and growing your project.
To be honest.. I'm happy as a clam to be staying home and safe during this troubling time.
I found a better place than under the piano to have my biggest Japanese fishing floats. To the left of my easy chair, under the wooden bench I got to put my printer and some plants. I have to admit I'd love to toss Mocha's ripped up soft toys into the bin as they drive me crazy, but Dayle disagrees with me. Hmph.
I was having some adventures on Google Earth, looking at our old house in Milton, Louisiana and then I put our current address in. This is our farm from above. Our property is pie shaped, with our little forest covering about a third of our land, the pasture goes from in front of our barn, up to the corner and down to the other corner of the woods to the road. Kind of fun to see.
I am so pleased that the rain seems to have stopped and the sun is out. I will be having a walkabout to check on the veg gardens. Then feed the fish. Then crochet. :-) What are you up to? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)