So, now that the poms are (hopefully) under way, I'm already thinking about what my next crochet project is. Being one of those folks who can't seem to focus on just one thing at a time, I'm sure I'll start at least 3 things in the next few days. I've been asked to make a baby gift for January, so that's sort of back burner. I've been thinking about boy baby items too, especially something that will utilize this beautiful moss green bamboo yarn that I got recently. I'm hesitant to design a piece of clothing with it because I keep reading about how bamboo really doesn't hold up very well in apparel -- it stretches and loses its shape after washing, which with a baby, is a regular occurrence. I got Elsebeth Lavold's Bambool, which is 80% bamboo and 20% merino wool, so I'm thinking that the wool is there to help counteract bamboo's shortcomings. Mmmm, maybe I'd better start experimenting with it!
Duck Update: so the mama flew the coop, or fountain as the case may be, again over the weekend, but this morning, she seems to be back. I got a little worried last night when I got home from work because I couldn't see the baby either, but turns out he was rummaging around in the bushes eating dinner! So cute to watch him (her?) stick his bill into the dirt and munch. His wings still don't seem to be well-formed enough to be flying or anything, so I imagine the fountain will remain his world for a little while longer.