So I figured before I posted more non-fiber related stuff, I should at least post a picture of my Babette-in-progress.
This tiny little thing is sections 1 - 7 or 8 (I can't remember) of my second Babette. Did I mention it's tiny? Because it is. Tiny. Clearly, if I want to cover anything more than a foot or an arm, I'll need to add more sections on to this baby, which is fine because for some unknown reason I'm still enjoying crocheting all the little squares. I've already decided I'll be adding at least 4 more sections onto the 10 sections called for in the pattern. I'm nearly finished with section 9 already, so even though I'd like to be done with it, I don't mind making it a little bigger. And while I don't really like this solid-colored Babette as much as I thought I would, up close, the texture isn't too bad.
I do like the DMC Wool/Cotton Senso enough that I am planning on making yet another multi-colored Babette in it (even though I know I'll be adding on to it as well). These squares really are addicting -- they're so easy to pick up at any time and it's really fun to see how they all look when seamed together (even in a solid color).
I have to say that knitting really has changed the way I view crochet now. For me, knitting is slower than crocheting, so while it seems that these Babette blankets take a long time, I think I've grown somewhat more patient than I used to be before I knit. For instance, it probably takes me about as long to knit a pair of socks as it does to crochet one of these blankets (with second sock syndrome and all...) And the crochet seems a bit less monotonous than endless rows of stockinette, so that keeps it interesting. Not that I'm dissing knitting, 'cause I'm not. I'm just sayin'. Or maybe I'm just trying to psych myself up to do another one of these blankets.....
In other news, tonight was Football Star Son's Honor Grads banquet.
Congratulations Sweetie, we are so proud of you!
Then, after I'd gotten into my p.j.'s, Cheerleader Daughter decided we needed some mother-daughter My Space pics. Why she couldn't have decided this BEFORE I'd gotten into my p.j's, I'm not sure...
I promise I'll have more knitting and/or crochet content soon, but with proms, banquets and graduations, it's pretty much all about the kids these days.