Lack of motivation.
All of these things have contributed to my absence over the past month.
On November 3rd we traveled to Jerusalem to visit my husband's family. He talks to his aunt almost every day ... she is 86 years old, has been blind since the age of 2, lives alone and is unable to travel, so we must visit when we can. She told us that she thinks this may be the last time we see her but, of course, we are hoping that is not the case.
Our time spent with family always involves lots of food.
Chai and aqras zaatar.
Tea and thyme bread.
Turkish coffee and sabanek (spinach).
While in the old souk we also had a delicious fresh pomegranate juice.
And breakfasts looked like this.
There also was a whole lot of crochet going on.
The college daughter of my husband's cousin asked if I could make her a scarf. We arrived on a Wednesday, I walked to the local yarn store with the girls, made our purchase, agreed on a pattern and I immediately started crocheting. Every spare moment was spent working on an infinity scarf for her which I was able to finish by Friday morning.
I then immediately started a cowl, using the same stitch for the youngest of the girls ...
and was able to finish it by that evening.
A good thing since we left the next morning.
I have to tell you that a hdc in the back loop only is very time consuming.
And I've not crocheted anything else since.
Hopefully now I am back on track with lots more to share.
Peace and blessings to all,