This week I started a project journal. I want to be able to look back and see what it was that I made and what kind of yarn it was and where this object ended-up. Since nearly all of my projects are given away, this is a thing to track. I have my “things I’ve made” bit up in Ravelry, but pixals just aren’t the same as having samples of the yarn stuck in it. We’ll see if it sticks. I’d like to have something to pass down to my children’s children (and since I have no children at this point I guess I’m being optimistic!) to show what I worked on that is written in my own hand. One of the things that I have always had a problem with in regards to computers is that you only can hear my voice, not see it too. I remember the first time that I came to England. My mother had the travel journal that my Grandmother had made as a teenager on her first trip here in the very early 20’s. Reading her thoughts on England in her crisp teenaged hand was a different experience than had it been typed up. This is part of the reason that I like writing letters so much. They become a part of the history. It just isn’t as nice to dig up old e-mails to re-read them as it is to pull a letter out of a trunk or a bundle tied with ribbon.
The weather here has been fantastic this week. Today I went outside and planted my 3 tomato plants in very large clay pots in the courtyard. I need to get all of my little plants planted before we go back to Florida for my graduation as I don’t want whoever is looking in on the cats to have to spend a ton of time watering. Hopefully, it will rain the entire time that we are gone!
I also finished crocheting the flowers for the commissioned blanket. I may actually finish these things in the time left for me!