I've been in awe of the wonderful mitered crosses I've seen recently, such as Andrea's and Andi's blankets. So I started experimenting with my own miters, adapting from other patterns and throwing in some trial and error. Once I started knitting one, I wondered if I could create a similar square in crochet. Turns out, I can. I'm still trying to get these the way I want them, but in the meantime I am enjoying my experiments. Sometimes it's fun just to see what my fingers can make. I am not normally a fan of projects that combine knitting and crochet, but these two squares are looking pretty happy together.
As for other yarns in my life, I've been flipping through A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life. It's got fantastic peeks into ordinary homes, clutter and all. It's good to see the flux of real living. I can't remember where I first came across this book, but I know lots of bloggers have been reading it. It'll keep you inspired with pretty, cozy homes and the interesting people who inhabit them.