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AWWW. Puppy crochet!
Okay so he didn't pick up the crochet hook himself, but he did crawl into the blanket.
Okay so he didn't crawl into it so much as lie there while I wrapped him up in it. But his lack of protest was almost certainly the equivalent of crawling into it. I had it set up on a chair, taking pictures for this post, and he was lying there watching and he said: "Gosh, such a pretty blanket. I sure wish it were wrapped all around me like an awesome yarn coccoon."
He did. He totally said it. With his eyes. They're very expressive. Usually they're expressing neurosis and a need for doggy prozac, but this time they definitely were saying "wrap me up with your awesome crochet blanket. And hey, it would be cool if you gave me that crochet hook too. Oh, and you're beautiful today."
Soooo. That's not a hallucination. That is indeed The Monster you're seeing. You're also not hallucinating the shocking lack of progress. You know how you stop working on some project for a few days and then every day you delay, the prospect of starting up again becomes more and more daunting? Yeah. That.
And, lest you be deceived by the completely erroneous idea that I have some kind of super-clean, super-organized, super-absurdly-neat house and craft stash, this is what faced me when I finally got my guts back (sorry for the dark pic. it was night and I can barely work my camera most of the time. damn thing is like the instrument panel on a space shuttle):
|Waldo is hiding in this picture somewhere. If you find him I want some of your acid.|
Anyway. I finally started working on it again. It was one of those things where Travis and I were just lounging around one night, drinking wine and watching Bones, and I just jumped up and decided to bust out the Monster. Wow. That last sentence is a perfect illustration of why context is important.
I have done exactly one row--not stripe, row--since it last made an appearance here. I even have all this cool new yarn in pink, lime green, mustard, and white that I wanted to crochet, but I didn't because I didn't want to start another crochet project till I was working on this one again. Because I'm RESPONSIBLE.
In other news, I got Travis a flying lesson for his birthday last year, and he was finally able to go! He's never flown before, but the lesson was awesome cause he actually got to control the plane for most of the flight. It was so cool watching him fly! And hell no I didn't go up with him. I have a totally psychotic phobia of airplanes. I need lots of xanax martinis to be able to fly without melting into a puddle of tears and horror.
For those of you who are new, The Monster is what I named this stupidly huge blanket I'm crocheting. I am doing weekly updates on my progress, except for the last like seven weeks cause I'm an asshole. Check out the last post on The Monster here. And if you want to jump all over me so I'll keep it up (CONTEXT), you can follow me in any of the ways in the sidebar. Are you using Bloglovin'? You should. I've been using it lately, and it's pretty cool.
And because he's just so gosh darn cute, here's Watson again: