Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Whisper Wrap sneak and potpourri

Here's a sneak peek for you! If you look closely you can see some beads in there. I don't know where this one will end up, but if it doesn't get purchased, I'll sell it as a PDF.

What words of wisdom do I have for you today? The other day, at my friend Lynn's house, I noticed a plaque she has on her wall that gave me a chuckle, it said something like, "Be very quiet because God whispers and the world is LOUD". Oh how true!

I just finished "Sea Glass" by Anita Shreve.
The book was good. In the beginning, she introduces all the characters and I felt like it took a long time to show how they were all going to be connected. (I guess I'm impatient). I enjoyed the book that was set in the 1920-30's, but the ending was a surprise. Sometimes that's good. I don't know how I feel about this ending. I think sometimes authors choose an unsatisfying ending on purpose to be different. I would read more of her books.

I'm working on a knitted hat for the Ravelympics. (Ravelry's "Olympic" games), and I'm afraid that I'm going to be a "DNF" (did not finish). One little hat and I'm about 20 rows in and I'm not having much fun because I think I'm still doing it wrong, and I have so much crochet that needs my attention. The kids have playdates this afternoon and Captain is out of town this evening, so, hopefully, I'll get some patterns written, and clear out some of my stack of crochet paperwork that needs to be done! (I probably won't get to crochet probably just do crochet-related paperwork). I ought to write a post on that, huh?


Anna Bananas said...

Hey Ellen - Just wanted to wish you good luck and getting through your paperwork! If you need some encouragement you can come in and see the "Crochet & Chat" display - I put out a bunch of crocheted items to entice people to come :-) Well good luck! - Anna

Haley said...

Love the stitch pattern in this one! It is very delicate and feminine looking. Can't wait to see the whole thing - good luck on the submission, and completing the paperwork. That part is a real drag I'm sure!