Crocheting and Biking

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I finished the third of three baby blankets. This was a really soft, fuzzy yarn that was hard to work with, but the nursery color needed is coral and it fit that perfectly. It’s my standard, continuous rows of half double crochet. On this one, I did a border of rows of half double crochet as well because the yarn is so thick and fuzzy you’d never be able to see a scallop pattern. My friend liked it, and I’ve moved on to another blanket, this one using mandala yarn. Expect an update.

As I’ve been crocheting, I’ve also continued watching documentaries. A Secret Love on Netflix was excellent. Such a heartwarming love story. Athlete A on Netflix was a horrific look in to Larry Nassar and the US Women’s Gymnastics program. A good watch just the same. I started watching Dick Johnson is Dead and honestly I couldn’t get past about 12 minutes of it. Life is too short to watch uninspiring tv or movies. Anyhow, I’m making pretty good progress on the available likely nominees for 2021 Best Documentary Oscars. I have also started the next season of Great British Baking Show, which is balm for my sore and aching heart, and the Haunting of Bly Manor which I am enjoying. We’ll watch the West Wing reunion this week, and have one more episode to go of Raised by Wolves.

I’ve put on 954 miles on the bike this year. Over the weekend I pulled my back gardening and it is supposed to get quite cold this week. I’d like to think I can still get out a few more rides and break 1,000 miles. It’s easier to do it on a sunny day, because at least the sun is warming. Coming up with a replacement exercise plan for winter is going to be challenging.

Crochet and TV

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 0 No tags Permalink

I’ve been working away on some crochet projects. One of the employees at work is having twins, so I came up with two baby blankets. The body of both is a variegated baby yarn. Both are half double crochet with an L sized hook. The edging on one is a coordinated yellow with a scallop pattern and the other is the coordinated green with a ruffle edge. It turns out they are both girls, so the gender-neutral colors should be fine. I have one more blanket to go, for a friend. It’s a different yarn than I’ve used before and it is heavy but really very soft. I still have another two skeins to kill on it before it’s done.

You may know that while I’m crocheting, I’m streaming tv shows. This summer I watched the first half of the new Unsolved Mysteries, Tiger King, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, season 2 of POSE, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, The Devil All the Time, and all three seasons of DARK. That’s a fair amount of tv watching.

Now that we are getting closer to the 2021 Oscar season, and nomination predictions are coming out, I’ve turned my attention to the feature documentaries, short docs, animated shorts and live-action shorts. I never care as much about the main attraction movies. So far, I’ve watched Welcome to Chechnya, Crip Camp, Disclosure, and Circus of Books. Documentaries are amazing. They make you see the world in a new way. You almost get to live a life other than yours for an hour or so. I always wind up being moved to help, or to become a better person, through learning more about others.