That is -- crochet.
And yes, I am still working on knitting those delicious aquamarine socks, but the progress is slow. So slow that I wondered if it would be better if I would just hang up my knitting needles. But then I saw Knit & Crochet Now! and they were interviewing Jean Leinhauser (who has since passed away) and I was s.t.u.n.n.e.d. to hear her say that it took her 20 years to get the hang of crochet!
What!?...This woman is the queen of crochet...and it took her 20 years to get the hang of it?
Yikes. I usually give up after 20 minutes of trying something and not getting it.
So, I have
And no, my needles are not in hiding and even if it takes me.....say....20 years....I will knit those socks.
But in the mean time, the crisp autumn days are upon us and are truly a welcome!
And that change in temperature also brings the realization that the cold weather brings about some muddy boots and shoes.
So we need a smallish rug that will not take up a lot of room in our somewhat smallish entry way, and since my husband is under the yearly impression that a huge, black, industrial sized rubber mat (the one he picks out is usually bigger than a football field and almost weighs as much) somehow completes the decor in our entry way...
...well, I disagree and quickly got to work with my N hook, purchased some Lion Brand Thick & Quick Wool-Ease in Wheat and with a simple pattern of
...repeated that for this nice textured, wheaty pattern.
A perfect place for boot & shoes. And so much smaller than a football field.