Writing and teaching have swallowed me whole for a few days. I'm trying to find time to finish an afghan I've been working on from odds and ends of yarn leftover from other projects. I had to break down and buy a few skeins, but mostly, this one will be the thrifty girl's dream. There's a particular young lady I've had in mind ever since I started this afghan. She has a few Gypsy tendencies, so I think the bright colors will be just right for her.