Yarn Along // October 2020

The first Wednesday of the month means it’s time to link up for Yarn Along!

September started off with a rush of small crochet projects! Once those were completed though, my crafting mostly petered out. Similarly, my reading for pleasure almost disappeared entirely as school work took over. I do have a few fun things to share about below, though!

Yarn Along is a monthly link up hosted at Small Things. The point is to share our yarn-type projects (such as knitting, crochet, or similar) as well as the books we are reading. I love watching others’ projects develop, and of course I love hearing about the books people are reading, too! You can see everyone’s linked posts and the guidelines at the host’s site, here.

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Yarn Updates

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I managed to finally complete a project I started months ago: superhero-themed mug cozies for my best friend and her husband! They love the Avengers movies, so I think they will appreciate them! Especially since they welcomed their first child this month, too, and will probably need all the coffee and coffee-related accessories that they can get!

I also finished up the birthday present I have been working on for my nephew. I’m going to hold off on sharing any pictures for now since his birthday is still to come, but I am excited for when I finally can share!

20201006_083131_HDROne Sunday I got partway to church and realized I forgot my mask. I turned around to go back and get it, and got caught at a train. By the time I got home there was no chance I could make it to the service in time, so I stayed home and watched the livestream instead. During that, I crocheted this leaf-shaped coaster! This is a pattern I attempted a few years ago with minimal success, so it is encouraging to see it turn out well now that I am more confident in my crochet abilities! I then decided to test out my color-switching ability (a skill which I still haven’t entirely mastered in knitting, and so expect to take a while to get in crochet as well), and made up the purple coaster. It’s a bit wonky, but I actually like its quirkiness. Lastly, I decided to use some leftover yarn up by making a headband. I started this during a weekly videochat, and I think it’s going to sit halfway done until the next such chat. 

Reading Updates

Flashback (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #7)Not much…as shown in my September wrap-up post, the only book I completed was on the very last day of the month, and that was the audiobook I read while commuting! School projects took up most of my time. By the time I finish with school and work for the day, I don’t want to do anything that takes more brain power than Tetris! Not much…as shown in my September wrap-up post, the only book I completed was on the very last day of the month, and that was the audiobook I read while commuting! School projects took up most of my time. By the time I finish with school and work for the day, I don’t want to do anything that takes more brain power than Tetris!

The Screwtape Letters This month two friends and I are starting a book club, so I will have to do some substantial reading for that. I’m glad for the accountability and looking forward to our discussions, but it might be a challenge to get through the book in time! We chose The Screwtape Letters for our first book, and we will meet just once toward the end of October and then evaluate for the next month. 

How are your projects going, Readers? Are you working on any Halloween costume ideas or other things this month? I’ve pretty well decided not to dress up this year, as I just have too much going on to put together a good costume. I look forward to hearing from you!

For more yarn-y encouragement and to see what projects others are working on and what books they’re reading, head over to Small Things!

Until the next chapter,

Jana

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