Whew! It is chilly out there. My phone says 29. Fletch covered our blueberry bush (new this year) and the Asian pear last night...hope they did ok with the much colder temps. Our tomato seedlings are inside in pots in the downstairs bathtub - lol.
Yesterday was pretty bone chilling. No walking and no archery. But I did do something completely different!! (Remember the Monty Python show from the 70's??) I picked up a hook and crocheted a granny square!
Folks, I have not done this in 45 years! Seriously!! Decades ago my friend Leslie and I used to hang out on the back porch at her house with her Mom. There was always a pot of coffee on the stove and we would drink coffee and Mom taught us to crochet. I never made anything in high school, but while in college I did make an afghan. It was one HUGE granny square. That was 45 years ago and...Colin still uses it (as well as Talbot & Marcel).
I decided I needed to do something with all my sock yarn scraps. I tried making a scrappy blanket like Dee does. Hers are beautiful and so well done. Mine was kind of meh. And, I did not enjoy making it. I decided a granny square afghan is in the works. The square above (the only one so far...) is about 5.5" and I think that is what I will stick with. I'll make a bunch of squares and then lay them out to see how they will look together. I might use black to crochet them together...that is TBD.
Anyway, I'm having fun with it. But today I will pick out yarn for the next pair of socks because the Lavender Socks of Kindness are finished!
Sock #2 was finished Wednesday night and I am wearing them today - they feel so cozy on this chilly morning.
Last night I made stir fry for dinner:
So tasty with a squirt of sriracha and soy sauce. There was a little bit of chicken, but mostly veggies: onions, red peppers, bok choy, broccoli, mushrooms, cashews and, of course, fresh garlic and fresh ginger. I have no clue what is for dinner tonight - I'd best figure it out so I can take something out of the freezer.
I'm thinking I'll go into the office on Monday. I need to make sure Tom from IT will be in and he usually goes in on Mondays. My new laptop needs "something" done to it so that I can access our legal database. That should be a quick fix (hoping). And I may bring my old monitor home (new ones are huge - too big for my home office) and am thinking about my printer since my home one won't work with Windows 10. We'll see. I'd also like a sense of when the office may open back up because if it's only a couple of weeks, I won't bother with the printer. Oh well, I'll worry about that later.
Meanwhile - let the weekend begin! (After my conference call at 10.) Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.