No, you aren't having deja vu, these are the same three projects from last week. I've made progress on all of them, and I'm enjoying the blanket the most.
It is almost impossible to see the designs. Sigh. Sorry about that. I've just finished the 4th block and now I'm having doubts. I was planning on doing 5 blocks long, but even for a throw blanket I'm not sure it will be long enough. And I'm not sure I'll have enough wool. So.................my thoughts are:
1) Just keep on going, hope for the best, and order more wool if need be. Maybe extend it to 7 blocks long?
2) Frog it. Perhaps alternate colours in a checker board fashion, maybe all the plain stockinette blocks in a different colour?
3) Stuff it in a bag and forget about it until next winter and decide then.
I've also made progress on the back of my leaf cardigan. I'm thinking I should focus on finishing the back so I can start the fun stuff on the front. That's my goal for the rest of this week. I'm also now at the point where I can start the heel on the girls sock, so that's good news. It looks like I'm just as slow at small socks as I am with big ones, oh well.
Lastly, the wool arrived that I ordered for a top secret project. You won't see it again until a FO Friday after I've gifted it. Fingers crossed it all goes according to plan! I seem to be a big fan of Araucania of late. This one is called Lauca and is 80% wool, 10% camel, 10% silk. Little bit of heaven in my hands.
On to books! I just finished an awesome novel, the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It was so compulsively good that I just devoured it! It has magic, love, a circus! What more could you want?
I always think it is hard to start a new book right on the heels of an excellent one, but since I had two library books at the same time and I only get two weeks for them, I had to! I'm about 6 pages in to The Far Country by Nevil Shute. In my opinion you can't go wrong reading a book about Australia, and I loved A Town Like Alice, so fingers crossed!