How can it be time for this already? But indeed, it's only a month till Halloween, and I happily succumbed to the lure of the season when I found a matching pair of these happy painted canvas jack-o-lanterns at our HomeGoods the other day. I'd been trying to figure out what I wanted to put atop the bookcases on either side of the fireplace, and these plump little fellows were perfect. (Not that I have any shortage of collected Halloween figures, but most are smaller and better suited for tabletops.)
Once again, these past couple weeks I've been afflicted with the blahs. Not just feeling that I had nothing to write about here, but a total creative blankout. I've still been crocheting away, which is very soothing on one level, because at least I could be productive. But it also felt like a sort of zombie-ish daily escape from the fact that my creative well otherwise seemed very empty.
Happily, the magic energy seems to be slowly returning. No big breakthroughs yet, but perhaps one of these days soon.
Meanwhile, zombie or not, I've steadily grown the ripple afghan, now approximately 42" long x 48" wide, with about 9 more stripes or 14" to go. And I've started a new afghan, with granny style blocks, probably hexagons-to-be, but only circles for now. Photos of that one soon.