My thoughts and prayers are with those in the path of Hurricane Katrina. It looks like a very dangerous storm, and there will be people needing lots of help once it passes. Hopefully, it will lose some power and not make landfall as a Catagory 5.
Been on a Doily Binge
I've spent the last month crocheting mostly doilies. I love making them, and I've really enjoyed making Trish K.'s doilies. I learned a lot during this bout of doilimania, and I plan to make at least a couple more before the fair, but on to other things...
Kneed to Knit
As much as I adore crocheting doilies, I've really been missing my knitting. I picked up an abandoned project, the Branching Out Scarf, and now, I'm close to halfway done.
The yarn I'm using is Alpaca and Silk by Blue Sky yarns. The pattern is easy to follow as long as you pay attention. I've had to tink back a couple of times, but it has been good practice.
Family Circle Easy Crochet
I picked up the Fall/Winter 2005 issue of Family Circle Easy Crochet, and I love it. It has some nice patterns, and a few combine knitting and crocheting.
Here's a cloche I made with Bernat Soffee Chunky in Pale Antique Rose.
Very fast and easy to make. Nice for a quick gift too.
The Play Within A Play
If you get the Sundance Channel, do catch the mini series Slings and Arrows. It's sharp, funny, and well acted. I like seeing Mark McKinney from The Kids in the Hall, who also co-wrote the series and Paul Gross (does anyone remember Due South) is wonderful.
At the core of all of the insanity (and there is a lot of it) is the ages old debate between art and commerce.