Twelve, midnight already,
I was just in the middle of a round,
I really should go head to bed,
but just can't put my blankie down...
(Sing to the tune of: Just Another Manic Monday)
It's just another Wool Eater Wednesday,
It sure is a fun day,
but even on a work day,
I still find time to cro-chet!...
Now were you singing with me? I hope so!... I really loved the music of The Bangles, back when I listened to it on a cassette! Oh, but as I work on my afghan now...
I find it so sad though that TWO wonderful musical talents have passed away, just in the short time I've been working on it. First, if you remember, Etta James; and now Whitney Houston. Only 48 years old; going before her mother, and leaving behind a young daughter of only 18... My heart goes out to them both. My favorite songs, sung by Whitney, are I Will Always Love You; and the most beautiful version, I think, of the Christmas song, Do You Hear What I Hear.
Well, so far I've now completed a full 18 rounds on my wool eater afghan, keeping in mind that each round is a color made by crocheting 2 rounds of crocheted stitches. Remember? In my last W.E. Wednesday post, I left off feeling "peachy", did I not?!... Since then, my next three rounds HAD to be made in honor of the New York Giants winning the Superbowl! Yes! Woo Hoo!!! Hence, the colors blue, red, and white!... Oh, but when I heard Whitney had passed away, the only color I felt, in the sudden sadness and mourning for the loss of such a talent in the music world, was black. She had her share of troubled times, it seems, so may she rest in peace now.
Now, as I was making these latest specific rounds of colors, I found that my fingers were sometimes getting sore, or my thumb was actually feeling sore rubbing on the metal hook I was using. So I finally purchased my first Soft Touch Crochet Hook!
While it didn't have a softer, cushion-y grip that I somehow imagined it might have, I did find my newest little tool helped very much! However, I can only use it on the second round of each color, because my hook needs to hold up to nine loops at a time on that round, and the new hook just wasn't working for that... So, now, working back and forth from my metal hook to my soft-touch hook, at least my fingers are getting a break every other round.
Bouncing back from a remorseful round of black, I now begin my next rounds of PINK!.. for Valentine's Day of course! I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday, whatever you did, and however you celebrated!
...And thanks again for stopping by!