Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
October is almost over, so I've been thinking about my crazy goals for next year. I really like the idea of "Me Made Mondays," so that is going to be the big one. I'm toying with upping the ante to say pajamas don't count, because what I would like this to do is to challenge me to make more clothing, which would MAYBE finally shrink the fabric stash. And should it be something different every Monday? THAT would really make it interesting. and how crazy do I have to make this challenge to finally see a dent in the stash?
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
I AM ON THE LAST REPEAT FOR THE SHAWL! I am going to graft the ends together instead of sewing them, which may be interesting, then I'll figure out how the pattern says to join the edging to the main part. And if I can resist the temptation to set it all aside in order to cast on a new pair of socks, I could actually finish it.....................
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
It might have been nice to use that sort of once-in-a-lifetime event to, say, win the lottery, but since I don't gamble (except for not always checking gauge) and have never bought a lottery ticket, that was probably pretty unlikely. So I'll settle for:
I'm getting a little extra crafting time this week because I overdid a bit at the gym on Tuesday and have been mostly in bed on the heating pad. I had hoped for a walk today, but
made national news earlier this summer for one bright spark who started a 73-acre blaze because he set his toilet paper on fire when totally surrounded by the brown, dry grasses in the foothills outside of Boise (which you would normally see in the picture). So, it's indoor only exercise this week, and even that is getting difficult. So, I've been knitting, and I've even started
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
tutorial on YouTube, because I was too lazy to figure them out on my own.
It's a glue gun project, and I (of course) promptly burned myself, and I've already glued one to my cutting mat, but I'm slowly getting the hang of them. Sort of. And it's a relatively quick project, which I sort of needed after those dreadful scarves. Fast, simple, and something that can be done in a single day.
Friday, October 9, 2015
I also spent a little bit of time with
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
In other project-going-badly news,
At least there has been one VERY big (and surprising) crafting victory:
I wonder how close I have to get to missing my 115-projects goal before I'll willingly dive into the WIPs bins--which is sort of the point of such a goal in the first place............?
Thursday, October 1, 2015
So this morning,
I was hoping to finish another project or two before September ended, because I am now officially 8 projects behind, but it didn't happen. With any luck, the garden--and all associated bugs and vermin--is about to die or hibernate, and we can ignore each other's existence for a few lovely months. I don't know which I mind more--that I am completely blood-thirsty when it comes to those nasty little voles and the big brown slugs, or that I am totally and utterly losing the battle with them.