What a wonderful world

Now that we are more than half way into fall and the clocks have been set back, sunset comes much earlier than it did in the waning days of summer, which, at the time, seemed awfully short to me.

As we near the Ides of November, I am left with the sense that I have to scurry even more to have something that is ready to be photographed before dark.

Today, I had almost no obligations outside of the house. I did laundry, washed dishes, and worked on two of the three projects on which I am expending most of my crochet efforts.

The first project I picked up today was the future cat runner for the back of my sofa. I joined row 2 to row 3 so that the first four rows would be joined, giving me a totally portable project with 90 ends to be woven in:

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Permutation crochet cat runner

This should keep me busy for at least one of my son’s choir practices.

The next project I worked on was my rendition of Maryse Roudier’s Go-go granny dress. I finished six or so more granny squares, and then laid them out to get some idea of what the dress will look like:

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I get a sense of what my go-go granny crochet dress will look like

By the time I finished with my efforts on the granny dress, it was time to get ready to go to the American Music Festival, an annual concert hosted by the Raleigh Boychoir. This year, in addition to the Raleigh Boychoir, The American Boychoir performed, and it was quite a treat.

This concert was the last of The American Boychoir’s fall tour, and while they must be exhausted after nearly a month on the road, you would never know it from the energy and joy in their performance.

I can only hope that I manage to bring some hint of that energy and joy to my work. To that end, I leave you with a rendition of the last song of tonight’s concert.

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