As with recent “outings” during COVID-life, I need to have things to which I look forward. Fortunately, anticipation for music from my favorite musical artist has paid off this week.
I know some of you have never heard of Namoli Brennet. And I highly recommend that you check out her music. While you can’t get her newest collection, “Light It Up”, she has a whole catalog of music you can enjoy immediately. Then you will most likely get her latest release when it’s out publicly.
Each time she starts a new project, she uses Kickstarter to finance it. And I sign up each time, because I want to be one of the first to listen to her new work. Plus, she always includes some “extras” in the Kickstarter gift.
I got a sticker. AND a personalized autograph! Namoli knows my name!
Having gotten to hear Namoli in-person a number of times makes me enjoy her music all the more. I can hear her personality in her recorded music. I know that’s not as easy for those who listen to a recording for the first time. So, I’ll be interested to know if you can hear how fun, playful and full-of-soul her music is when you listen.
Two crochet projects to discuss. First off, I finished the April Showers Shawl!
It ended up being over six feet wide. And it’s also quite warm and lightweight.
I really love how it turned out. I will be washing this garment and wet-blocking it. But even with light steam-blocking, it really looks fantastic.
Since I finished the shawl project, I thought I’d try another allegedly simple crochet project. I saw this on my Pinterest feed.
It takes me to an advertisement filled website, which eventually puts a shitty, bare-bones pattern about 7 pages down.
Anyway, after multiple attempts, I was finally able to get a flat circle going.
I’m not so thrilled with this not-so-simple design. The yarns are a mass tangle. The broomstick hook makes me feel like I’m using carpentry tools. And it’s a LOT of crochet even though it uses the equivalent of bulky yarn. We’ll see if I proceed with this.
It’s still only 12″ in diameter!
What are you working on this Labor/Labour Day Holiday weekend (here in North America)?