Kite flying was a big hit in our house in October! Our weather continues to be exceptionally warm (82 degrees yesterday) and dry, although it did rain (a little bit) twice this month. November arrives tomorrow, and I really hope that we get some cooler weather and rain!
In terms of October goals, I got cat, fox, bunny, and owl costumes finished in time for the school parties Anna and I spent the day attending on Friday. I finished both of the crochet projects I had been working on since last summer, and started a new project. I still need to mail one of the projects to its owner, but both should appear here in blog land eventually. Here is the first project:
This was my first attempt at loose crochet, and my first attempt at lace weight yarn. I used the Crocus Bud Crocheted Shawl pattern, but mine came out looking much more like a scarf than a shawl. I could have blocked it out to look more like a shawl, but it certainly wouldn’t block easily to the intended 16 inches and it makes a lovely scarf and the person I was making it for often wears scarves.
So I crocheted it as a scarf and sent it off, unblocked but gorgeously soft and done in such a way that it can be stuffed into a coat pocket if needed and will still work beautifully.
I am afraid that I have not finished cutting out Lily’s quilt, although it is close! I may even finish later today; we will see. I haven’t met my goal of teaching the kids their Jingle Bells trio. They have all practiced their parts on their own, but I need to get them to play together. So I made progress on two goals and completed two.
Setting Goals for November 2015
Here are my goals for November:
- Focus on gratitude and make some sort of gratitude record with the kids. In the past we have made gratitude trees, thankful trees, gratitude chains, and thankful hands. Character trait: thankful
- Finish cutting out Lily’s quilt. Character trait: curious and thankful
- Have my kids start playing their Jingle Bells trio together. Character trait: curious and thankful
- Finish listening to Brene Brown’s Rising Strong on audible. It is full of insights and food for thought. Character trait: curious
- Make the most of time we will have with family members from both sides of the family this month. Character trait: thankful
What are you hoping to accomplish this November?