I’m still slowly digging out the side yard. The front yard is a meadow which I like but which gives my very nice neighbor across the street pain (he has miles of carpet-like grass), so I ordered a mounding daisy and some lithodora for there. And then there’s the house and the breakfast scene (ARGH).
So what have you been doing?
It’s spring, definitely, I’m almost positive, so I ordered honeysuckle and daisies for my garden. Now I have to make good beds for them when arrive. Also Krissie is coming to visit in a couple of weeks, so I have to make a good bed for her, too. Also Krissie’s birthday is today, so there will be cake or at least brownies which I will freeze until she gets here.
What are you working on?
I’m working, I’m working. Really. House to clean, pasta to make, two afghans and three shawls to put borders on (borders are like sleeves, the last damn thing), a book to write (clearly now a romance which I’ve forgotten how to write), dogs to bathe. dreary rainy day to glower at (rain is good, though): I have things to DO.
What are you making?
I’m working on the disaster area that is my kitchen and actually making progress. It’s not clean yet, but it’s not as horrifying as it was. This is Kitchen Week, and I figure if I just keep at it every day, I can have the sucker clean by Sunday. At which point it will be Living Room Week. The problem is, I shut down when it gets truly cold and dark, so I’ve got four months of hermit slobbishness to clean up. I can do it. Probably. . And I got a lot done on the afghan I started in November of 2016,, so there’s that. And I fixed a hole in the first act of Nita. I worked.
So what did you work on this week?
Well, the world is going to hell, maybe it’s time to make cookies. Or hay while the sunshines. Of just something fun. Whatcha doin’ out there, Argh People?
Well, I completely borked the shawl I was making, so I left it a skinny scarf. Some things you just can’t save. I need to finish some of the project I’ve started (dozens of them) but I feel the yen to start something new.
Must. Not. Start. Something. New.
What are you making?
I’m working on shawls, but because I want them to be mindless so I can think, I get to the borders and stop. Borders take some concentration. This is why I currently have six shawls that are done except for their borders. The one I’m working on now is still in the repeat-the-same-row stage, and I’m loving it because it’s a great, simple pattern (ch multiple of 15 plus 10, break the yarn; ch 10, then repeat [5dc, skip 10ch/ch10] and break the yarn at the end of the row, repeat until you run out of yarn). And since the yarn I’m using is a crazy-colored cotton with lurex, I’m having a blast with it. It should take me through all the movies I want to watch this week (I’m studying super hero movies–Wonder Woman, Thor Ragnarok, Guardians, maybe Dr. Strange–because I want to), I should be able to work through the whole 800 yards just fine.
So what did you make this week?
I’m crocheting like a madwoman while it snows (AGAIN) outside. Also cleaning, baking, studying Hell, and writing a novel.
What are you making? (Doing, thinking about doing, deciding not to do . . .)
By now you’ve probably read that ReFab is shutting down because Krissie and I are swamped. But I’ve moving Happiness Sundays and Working Wednesdays over here so all is not lost. Actually, nothing is lost; ReFab is still over there to read the old posts, we’re just not posting there any more after Krissie’s good-bye on Sunday.
For those of you new to Working Wednesday,, the plan is to talk about something we’ve made on Wednesdays, and if we want pix with that, we post on Instagram using the hashtag #WorkingWednesdayPix. “Made” includes fiber crafts, painting and drawing, collage, baking, cooking, writing, gardens, fires, messes, and trouble. Pictures are not necessary, so don’t stress about Instagram. Continue reading