I *have* done some crocheting this month. Before our trip I made the cats another yarn mouse. Except for when I went to the hospital during my pregnancy and for delivery we hadn't left the cats overnight before. We weren't gone that long and they were fine, but I wanted to make sure they had something fresh with which to play. That wasn't the only thing they had to play with though, the day before we left for our trip we got a delivery: a cat tower! It's a small one, with a little scratching area. We put it on an end table so they can have more height when they use it since cats love heights.
As far as my next crochet project goes, we'll see. I'm surprised at how little free time with my hands I have! When Dreamer isn't demanding I hold her or bounce or what have you, I am desperately trying to get things done, either with housework or this blog or even just making sure Ryan and I communicate and work on our marriage. And there really is no "down time." That is, there is time when I am not necessarily being productive, but I am either too frazzled or too tired to do things then. I pictured evenings with her asleep and me and Ryan talking while I crocheted her some wool soakers for her cloth diapers... but it hasn't really gone that way. It still may, we'll see, but I'm just not finding time to crochet.
|yay they have a cat tower!|
That being said, it's not autumn. It's still in the 90s here. And actually every year I tend to get the crochet bug when the air starts to cool. Which won't be until late November or even into December. So it's really not unexpected.
Project wise I want to work on the wool diaper covers and also I just decided I want to make her leg warmers for the winter! I carry her around in the ergo my sister got us all the time, and her legs stick out. Ryan was expressing the other day he wasn't sure if it would be good for winter. I laughed at him. She's usually sticky with sweat from being in there and I'm eagerly waiting a drop in temps so that it's more comfortable for both of us. And of course in the winter she'd have on pants, not just a onesie. But he was still concerned and then I was talking to a friend of mine living in the US, where it is appropriately chilly now that we're in October, and she said she was going to make herself leg warmers. Ah ha! Good idea!
As far as books go, I've been listening to audiobooks lately, as I either get stuff done or as I go to sleep, nursing. Hands free!