Chart for Mel's afghan:
The chart is pretty much done. Now I need to test it.
A second Elephant Hat:
This elephant has a 14 inch circumference and so will fit babies with a a 15-17 inch head ( around 3-9 months)
IT will probably done for Friday so you can see it.
Hat for Me:
I am kind of free forming a beret style hat for my self.
I am probably going to have to pull back quite a ways and try again because I think the band is going to be too small.
I was hoping that this would be done by Friday so I could reclaim my dining room but I am not sure that's going to happen. We've had some set backs on it as well.
Buttons are so much fun. I have been experimenting with different finishes and painting. If I have time to seal them some of these may be ready for Friday. These are pretty simple but I am considering a tutorial on how to make them. Would any of you be interested?
These little people are super cute but I am not sure how I'll be able to attach them
without obscuring the faces
I usually listen to various audio books while crochet and doing other work around the house so I am always reading or listening to something. This week it has been Broken by Kelley Armstrong and Every Which Way but Dead by Kim Harrison.
As a huge fan of urban fantasy I would recommend both series wholeheartedly but recommend you read them in order ( unless you're like me and read them in whatever order you can get them from the library). Reading them out of order is not too bad but has left a few strange gaps in the story line as hop around.
Broken is book 6 in Kelly Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld Series. I have read most of the other books and of the two series this is by far the easier to read out of order. Broken opens with Elena Michaels, the world's only female werewolf about 6 weeks pregnant. The reader gets to follow along her crazy pregnancy as she deals with the pressure of changing into a wolf bi-weekly, terrifying nightmares, overprotective pack-mates and many more pregnancy issues. As the story progresses a Elena accidentally opens a dimensional portal near downtown Toronto and has to deal with a rogue, sorcerer, dimensional zombies, and figuring out how to close the portal. What I especially love about these books is that Kelley's female characters are neither so buff and independent that they seem like Superman, neither are they wimpy, ditzy, silly girls that either excell by pure luck ( think Stephanie Plum) nor do they constantly need rescuing ( like Cassandra Palmer). I love the way Armstrong portrays all of the character's as strong individual made better by teamwork.
Every Which Way But Dead is book 3 in Kim Harrison's Hallows Series. The Hallows series features Rachel Mariana Morgan, smart, sexy, powerful witch who always seems to get herself into a ton of trouble just trying to survive and protect her friends. Book 3 opens just after Rachel has made a deal with a demon to help put Cincinnati's master vampire behind bars for murder. Rachel manages to become the demon's familiar, break the familiar bond, get pulled in the demon ream The Everafter, and escape, with each twist of the plot simultaneously getting her out of immediate trouble and causing even more long-term damage to both her reputation and her ability to live a normal life.