Friday, July 30, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
With summertime happening outside the window, everything which had become high maintainance is on it's own, it's either growing, flourishing or it isn't at this point. I've done all I can, and mother nature can take the point. I've not done much crocheting and so I've set about working on another pillow cushion cover, like the previous one in pattern, but different color. This one will be done in Taupe, and I think the flip side will be bone.
I feel a wee bit grouchy today, and so some nice hook time will slow my roll a bit, and settle me down hopefully. Trying to do to much isn't good, and not doing enough isn't either, today I am having a difficult time finding center....so I will crochet. It is my gentle friend and will keep me company for a few hours.
I've got a few things left in the dehydrator which I've pulled for drying, and adding to the soap base when it arrives. It's cloudy and cooler today, more to my liking.
Enjoy your day....
Friday, July 16, 2021
I've finished up the granny ripple, and have yet begun with the thread, but rather picked up the yarn and am making another round pillow cover. Eventually I will work up the square and rectangle one also. Throwing in some thread in the middle somewhere...
I ordered some beeswax locally, it arrived yesterday and next week I'll make up some candles. I've got a few non yarn things going on.....what? Oh yes I do play with other things once in a while, the candles are one, I'm toying around with making soap.. the melt and pour goats milk. Not going to mess with the lye, it is already worked out in the melt and pour. I've ordered a wine making kit, and that should just about do it, for now...plenty to keep me busy. .
The Chocolate Cherry Sunflower head, ready for harvest. Letting this dry out for seeds.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
......my next crochet adventure. The granny ripple for my son is done as far as the length. I've got some ends to shore up where the yarns were joined. Once that is done, I'll pop an edging on there and call it an off the hook. Next is going to be thread, Something in thread it has been a long time it seems since I have worked with the thread and the tiny hook. It will be a nice break, 3 afghans later. I'm ready for something small, I go back and forth.
This is a doily I designed, it's called Wildwood Rose....
Pattern is for sale.
Friday, July 2, 2021
If you work with yarn, then you know of what I speak.(
The dreaded tangle.
I won this one! Four days. I almost gave up several times, but as long I can make progress, I keep going. It helps strengthen my patience, and while I don't want to do this all the time, it does relax me and I find it very calming, and mindless busy work.
Anything worth doing is worth doing right,
I've only had one time where I had to throw the yarn away. I contacted the company, and they sent me what was lost plus some extra with apologies. It happens.
These two look a little rough, not today because I'm tired of looking at it. But tomorrow I will shape up the balls. That is why I never pull from a skein and begin a project. Always round them up first.
So now I can can work the granny ripple. Just not today :)
I've put off posting, for not two much progress has been made on the granny ripple, it's a slow go. I've run into a yarn snag from the skein, while trying to roll it into a ball, and it's a frightful mess. I have 2 ball winding and a gaggle in the middle of tangled lovely. It will I hope finish up today, this is day 3 with it.
I picked up some more yarn that I needed to finish it up. And it has been dreadfully hot/humid, and now witthe the weight of the fabric, and the warmth it provides, I work on sparingly. I've come up with an idea or two I want to begin, with thread, using the irish crochet roses I made.
So....have a lovely 4th of July if you celebrate it where you live. It is the birthday of my country, and I share my birthday with her.