Actually, on Sunday evening, before dizzying disaster struck, I made this little guy as part of a CAL on Ravelry:
And then later in the week, after the dizzies dissipated, I made this little guy (I've dubbed Harry) for a Quick & Easy CAL I'm hosting today on Ravelry:
While he's cute as can be with all those pins stuck in him, he'll actually reside in my crochet basket with a couple of big-eyed needles and a few stitch markers stuck in his yarny backside. I've been needing a little pin cushion for these things and Harry the Hedgehog fits the bill perfectly. I say "little", but Harry measures 3 1/2 inches from nose to rump, and almost 8 inches in circumference. Small enough to fit in the palm of my hand, but not tiny.
And then near the end of the week I began a lightweight blanket I've been itching to start - picturing it draped over my living room couch this spring:
I can tell this is a color that's going to be difficult to photograph accurately and it will probably look different every time I show it, but this picture is pretty close - it's a pale greenish blue color. It's called Sea Blue and it's Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn. Years ago I made a blanket with this brand of yarn and while I was happy enough with it, I've been cautious about using it ever since because it produces a very drapey (could say limp) fabric - not what I'm usually going for in a blanket. But this color was perfect so I decided to give ILTY another go in a big project. While it's (again) producing a very drapey fabric, it's wonderfully soft and actually works well for this pattern, color and purpose: a light spring-weight blanket. It's a bit like crocheting a cloud! ;^)
While it's been about the least productive week I've had since...well, I don't know when, none of that matters now. I'm just so joyful to be free of the dizzies. It fills me with wonder to find myself thankful for something so simple as to be able to walk without holding the wall. I flit back and forth from feeling a bit silly at how deliriously happy I can be over something so simple, and sobered at how much I take for granted - like walking and being able to see straight. It is good to feel good.
Looking forward with fresh eyes to the advent of spring and new life blooming again!