WIP Wednesday: Alexander and Jasper and Squares, Oh My!

Time for my weekly progress report and link-up to the Yarn Along over at Small Things.


The Hook

I’m still plugging away at my afghan. I am to 16 squares, however all but 5 still need their end bits taken care of. I am telling myself that, as soon as that blue bin is full, I will stop and take care of all those ends. I’m using a US-8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook and “I Love This Yarn” (worsted) from Hobby Lobby in Dark Country Blue, Navy, Stonewash, Pale Denim, Iced Violet, Old Rose, and White. I plan on joining the squares with white, so all the squares end in a white row. I’m also trying not to repeat colors within each square. Other than that, I’m trying to be random. I realize that’s a bit of an oxymoron. I like to be spontaneous, but random doesn’t just happen.

The Book

Yup, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It is my very favorite children’s book. I first met Alexander while sitting “crisscross applesauce” on the floor in my kindergarten class, and have loved his story ever since. There is much comfort in knowing that you aren’t the only one who’s had a bad day. This copy is a gift for a little one, but I had to read it again myself before wrapping it up. Even at fortysomething, I still haven’t outgrown it.

I’m also still reading Divergent. I haven’t started on Bonhoeffer yet. I must get a move on, though. Our first book club meeting is on the 10th!

The Needles

I’m very nearly done with my bloom. I only have 3½ rows left plus the bind off row. That’s it in the bottom of the photo, blurred a little on purpose. I’m hoping to finish it tonight.

The Cat

Okay, he’s not really a WIP, but since he volunteered his tail for my photo, and was sitting in excellent light, I shall include a gratuitous photo of Jasper, my 14 year-old.




1 thought on “WIP Wednesday: Alexander and Jasper and Squares, Oh My!

  1. Pingback: Finished Object (FO) Friday: Go, Hawks! | Slender Threads

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