Since I'm still not very mobile (broken foot if you've not been reading my blog previously), I've spent a fair amount of time looking out the window, watching spring happen in the neighborhood. Took this photo out of my bedroom window. Two little girls, one from next door and one from across the street like to set up in our yard. It makes them feel more private I think. LOL Seriously, how cute is this! It took them a while to get all set up and inside their umbrella fort. Reminded me of when our daughter was young and we would travel. She would put up a towel between the two front seats of the car...that way her space there in the back seat was private...she was in her reading fort. She was an avid reader even when quite young and we traveled lots of miles out west to camp and she'd read a book a state basically...all in her private fort.
Having finished the previous afghan (Learning Logs..previous post), got something else on the needles. Picture looks a bit mauve, but the color really is more purple-violet. This is yet anothe afghan. Not using a pattern, so guesstimated and cast on 202 stitches.
After all the color work in the previous afghan, and counting for texture, and the constant binding off and picking up stitches, wanted something truly mindless. Doing basic stripes........probably all garter stitch to just let it flow. Started this ghan a few days ago and have already added the above two colors to it. Since it's all a guesstimate...I'm not yet sure if I'll need to add another color in order to have enough yarn. I have the one gray as above, and 2 of turquoise and 5 of violet. 8 skeins of washable wool. Violet skeins are 197 yards each, turquoise is 277 yards, and the gray is 277; for a total of 1816 yards. That seems a bit shy of enough to me. Thoughts??? When I can get to the basement to check my stash, I might have more yarn of the appropriate weight etc that could get added to the mix. For now, I'll play through.
Latest British Series is Upstairs Downstairs. A bit more rambunctious than Downton Abbey, perhaps with some similarities of personalities. A much shorter series, only 2 seasons. Focused more on the torment before The War in England with regard to Hitler...and how divided The English Government was about doing something about it.
Quite an ending! Fun to see Claire Foy (who played Queen Elizabeth in The Crown), be so very different in this roll. Would have enjoyed the series more I think if Edmund Stoppard as Sir Hallam had been played by a different actor. I've just never liked him, and don't find him at all attractive or sexy...so seeing him a roll where that's an issue was less enticing. But, with that said.......the series was indeed enticing and I do recommend it.