I had my doubts. I didn’t think this day would come, the day I called Chadwick an FO. I stayed up late last night just to add the finishing touches and sew on the arms. He’s not the most handsome of devils, but he’s finished!
I may have mentioned this before, but poor sweet Chadwick has become known as the Bug around here. I forgot how tiring simple knit stitch can be around and around and around. The pattern’s great! It’s super easy to follow and except for where I’ve clearly made mistakes, I like how he’s turning out. I’m just tired of basic knit stitch.
My husband and I had a completely lazy weekend. After the week I had, I needed it. We stayed up late watching reruns of Eureka and slept in late in the mornings. I feel completely relaxed, even with the drive to Austin I’m about to make. It was amazing.
I’ve been contemplating how much fun it would be to have a spinning wheel at our house. To be completely honest, my fascination with spinning wheels started when I was a little girl and I read about Rumpelstiltskin spinning straw into gold. I wondered if it could really be done. Obviously it can’t, but just as magical is watching roving being spun into gorgeous yarn.
In honor of the millions who died for no good reason except discrimination, racism, and hate, I’m going to take the day off from blogging.
It doesn’t matter if you’re Jewish or not (I’m not), if you’re human, the events some 70-80 years ago should break your heart (as well as the similar events still happening today). Anyway, I want get too political or go into a history lesson right now (we can do that on a less somber day).
Join me at some point of the day in a few minutes of silence to remember the children, women, and men who needlessly died.
I’m still working on that blank wall. It’s somewhat less blank now. We have a Robbie Jr. Cardboard Rhino Trophy from Cardboard Safari on Etsy. He’s my favourite part of the wall right now, and he’s been up the longest. Then there are five empty frames. I don’t know. I just don’t think I want a whole wall of blank frames. I think it’s time to start filling in the spaces with framed embroidery.
Last week, my friend Stacie came over and helped me dye some yarn. Originally, she was going to help me paint the frames for the living room, but I jumped the gun and finished before she got here. While cleaning up, I found some of the Kool-Aid packets I had purchased a couple months back for my Kool-Aid Cowl. She’s an artist and loves colour. It seemed like the perfect match!
During a recent trip to Michaels to pick up magnetic paper and neon-colored paints, I came across this interesting yarn. It’s called Sugar n Cream Scrubby. It has these soft ridges along the edges but is still pretty soft. Has anyone used this before?