Well, the month of July was filled with projects. I designed and stitched a (top secret) piece for our forthcoming Accessories issue, made a shawl for my bff's birthday, and finished a set of coasters for my house. I learned how to do double-ended tunisian in the round, thanks to Toni's video tutorial. Not to mention, the Fall issue of Interweave Crochet is on its way to press (!) and I've already queued everything it contains. You won't believe some of the amazing garments we have in store for you. More to come on that in the following weeks. On top of all that, I managed to complete my very first amigurumi and thread projects, Little Livvie, and even whipped up her mama, Owlivia. Admittedly, those two cuties were a joy to sneak into my stitching time.
As I (as well as most of the country) have been perfecting the art of staying cool while sitting in temperatures at or above 100 degrees (think lots of iced coffees and cold sandwiches for dinner) the thought of having a pile of wool sitting on my lap is less than appealing.
I found this project to be an ideal way to keep crocheting all summer long. After all, its my main source of organizing my thoughts and calming my brain in the middle of a hectic day. Crocheting a great big owl foot with giant bobbled toes is one of the most pleasurable ways I know in which to do that! So much so, that I still have one additional Owlivia and Little Livvie in the works waiting for me when I go home today.
So head on over to the crochet-along forum and show off your little owl friends, too. I'd love to see what you all came up with.