Hi, all! It's a rainy, icy morning here in my neck of the woods. Always a fun thing when you're driving a rental car since your car is still in the shop 2.5 weeks later. But I'm not bitter.
I've been taking somewhat of a break from knitting and crocheting. I know, sad days. I've been enjoying having a few weeks with a little more painting, video game playing, cross stitching, and a lot more reading. It's been nice. Obviously, I will be getting back to my shop soon - I could never give it up forever. I just needed a break to experiment with other things I enjoy for a bit.
That said, I've been finishing up a couple custom orders and then started a crochet Valentine's Day banner:
As I shoved our Christmas decorations away two weeks ago and started dragging out winter stuff, I realized we don't have too many Valentine's Day things. The house looks so empty and void of color in the winter, so I decided to correct that.
I'm working off of this simple heart pattern that whips up pretty fast and uses a bunch of stash yarns in different colors. I'm almost done creating yellow hearts and plan on making some mint green ones next. When they're done, I'm just going to crochet a long chain and hang the hearts from it with little clothes pins. I think it'll be super cute and make our living room more cozy. After that, I'll have to figure out something for the rest of this dreary season.
In other news, I keep saying I'll be responding to comments soon, and I actually mean it this time. I'm not sure what happened, but I got a lot of email over the past couple weeks and need to catch up on everyone's comments and questions. Sit tight and know that I'm working on helping you all out :D And thanks for sticking with me despite not posting much lately.