Tuesday, December 6, 2011

An almost hook less day. OH MY!

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
Pablo Picasso
It seems so strange not to have spent at least a few hours of my day with hook in hand. But today it was devoted to other aspects of the craft and other things that needed doing.
I did get my latest design blocking this morning. And the only crocheting for the day so far was while I was blocking the piece. I had it almost half way pinned out when I realized I had attached a motif to the wrong spot. Made the piece lay funny. Thankfully it done in motifs so I simply snipped out the offending motif and made a new one to fit in it's place. I get to the other end and find the same exact mistake there too. Have no idea where my brain was that day. So again I snip out the offending motif , but then had to snip out one more when I accidentally snipped another motif when I snipped the join. So you guessed it I had two more to make instead of one.
The funny part is I never unpinned the piece, I just scotched myself around to get at the proper angles so I could work with it pinned to the board. It must have been quite the sight to see me on the floor gyrating around trying to get where I needed to be to fix my piece. What we do for our art. Thankfully there was no one around to see! But I had to laugh at myself.
The rest of the day I have spent getting packages ready to ship. Some to publishers and all the presents I needed to ship out. That pretty much took care of my day. Hopefully this evening I will get a chance to pick up a hook.
I just need to decide what is going to get my attention now. I have so many things I want to be doing. It is so hard to decide sometimes. There is an afghan on my immediate list, a couple scarves, a doily, a runner, couple different shawl designs I really want to do. and that just the tip of my iceberg. Think I will have to draw straws or something here.
So far my garden is surviving this cold weather we are having, I bundle them up at night to keep them warm. I am seriously considering a small green house so I can control things a little easier around here. But in the meantime. I have everything tented.  I would hate to lose them now. My poor little stubby tomato is actually sending up leaves. It's a variety that I can't find anymore of so I am giving it a chance to make a go of it. It survived the varmints it deserves a chance I think....


  1. A day without a hook is a strange day indeed!

  2. Going to make up for it now with a little crochet time. Otherwise someone here will be getting cranky and no one wants to be around me when I am cranky. Ask my hubby. He will hand me a hook sometimes and tell me to chill.