impressive. I don't have that much space. But I do live within driving distance of a lot of stores.
I just devote almost all the space I have in this little 850 sq ft house to it. It’s why my attic sees so much activity. Also why I am anxious to work through some of the yarn stash. I have another cabinet in the pantry alcove with a lot of yarn. It would be nice to free up that space.
Oh, yea. We're under a wind chill warning till noon tomorrow. We're supposed to get down close to 30 below tonight, with wind chills down to minus 50. Just so air temps stay above -44 so we have heat. I hope everyone facing bad weather stays safe. It sounds like the midwest got pounded already, and now New England is gonna get it. Glad we're not going anywhere this weekend.
SD - that sounds just too awful. Our summers are killers but I like our mild winters. Weíre supposed to drop below freezing, down to about 28, but only for three or four hours before sunrise. Itís was wildly windy all day but that has ended.
Iíve been looking through some of my books. So many great ideas. I want to try them all at once, and skip right by learning to walk, leaping straight into flying. I wish. Tomorrow can be kitchen day, I hope, and then I still think Iím going to play with coloring lace before I start piecing blocks. I should have some it done, because it should mostly be added at the piecing stage.
I crocheted a little tonight. I should get back to that but I have become addicted to code word puzzles and they have been bumping the scarf work.
You should see our summers here. Well worth a few cold days! I just hope we have enough snow cover to keep our underground water lines from freezing.
I read a suggestion a few weeks ago about putting quilt binding in a container on the floor so it feeds nicely as it's being sewed on. I tried it and liked it, but don't have a good spot to set my container. I set it on a trash can, but then I can't use that without moving the container. I've been trying different things and finally found the right container and trash can, but still don't like the container on the trash can all the time, so then I need a space to store it. I want it over the trash all the time. I finally figured out I can build a shallow box to sit on end. The trash will sit in the box with container on top. This will also keep stuff from falling into the trash by accident. When it warms up a little I want to make the box. It won't take very long. Simple project, and it should work better than the lidded trash cans I considered.
I didn't think I had many gowns done, but it's about half, so won't take long to finish. Today's goal is that and getting the bonnets all figured out.
Those are beautiful. The ones with the blue vests are really cute.
Thanks. The vested ones are more blue than greenish. I still need to develop good vest patterns. I think my favorite is the one with the purple heart. I just put the heart on it to cover up a stain on the lace underneath it, but it worked out well. I also like the purple lace one next to it. That and the yellow one were made from full length lace sleeves. There are lots of them I think turned out nice.
I got some of the bonnets ready to sew, but can't seem to get enthused about it today.
D our room looks beautiful....
SD those are beautiful....
I can identify with looking through books and wanting to fly before I learn to walk. Most of the really cool stuff is advanced.
I have noticed less problems with my hands being stiff and sore. Even though it has been cold and rainy lately. It is 13 this morning. That is really cold for the DC area. I think that stress may contribute more than weather.
This shutdown has actually been pretty good for me so far. I feel a little guilty saying that when so many people are suffering. But having a month off has been wonderful. Once I stopped getting annoyed with all the political news.
We have enough to last two more months, maybe longer. If it last past then I will worry, but not before. It seems unlikely to last that long.
I am going to post pictures of my mushroom embroidery in progress. I will talk more about it in a latter post.
Sharon is going to be out here today, so yesterday I put housework aside (what a sacrifice! Lol) and worked on the scarves. I finished one in progress and made another quick one last night. I haven’t been crocheting at all so I only have four more to give her, but at least there is that.
I’ll probably spend some time at the kitchen house. LG is out if school and some of the troops work at places closed for MLK, so the project is a spring cleaning over there and a Big Bake. Apparently there are cake and brownie mixes and other things bought for holiday sweets that weren’t used. The plan is to bake as much of it as possible today to clear it out. It will be distributed, gifted, and probably some frozen for later. I’ll probably take some yarn and work on scarves. If I just do it in dc, I can maybe get another done for her.
Kathy, I don't see how this can go on much longer. TSA sickouts are going up, and some people are encouraging a wildcat strike. If air travel is shut down, this would be over fast. There's also supposed to be a big protest rally Wednesday to support fed employees. And the optics of news reports showing long lines of people waiting hours to get free groceries have to be forcing up the pressure to reopen. Other stuff seems to be happening, too. At any rate, it would be nice if something can happen soon to get past the stalemate. This mess is impacting all of us in one way or another, some to a greater degree of course.
Sounds like a fun day, D.
I'm working on bonnets today and have the first 5 in progress. Not sure if I will have to take time to cut out the pouches first. I try to get the bonnets from scraps to make best use of fabric.
I really must get to freezer organization. I said there would probably be surprises and I happened to find one this morning. I pulled out a loaf of bread that I had stuffed in, still in the grocery bag. I took the bread out if the bag, but when I picked the bag up there was still a weight little in it. ??? I reached in and what was in there? A pair of reading glasses that had gone missing. They must have fallen off the kitchen table into the bag before I got all the groceries put away that day. Yeah. Iíve really got to go through that freezer!
Eleven bonnets done. I hope I can finish tomorrow.
Happy Martin Luther King Day! I hope his words can inspire us all to do better.
I see the website where I got my angel gown patterns is gone now. Good thing I have hard copies of everything. I liked her information because she said she was a NICU nurse for over 10 years and seemed to know what worked for dressing the babies.
I think my autocorrect has gone rogue. It's certainly misbehaving lately. It's started to remind me of a critique partner I once had, who kept changing my words, not because they were incorrect, but because of, she said, "Personal preference." I take criticism well, but that crossed the line. She didn't last long, needless to say.
I digress. Like usual.
My additional quilt clips arrived and don't fit into the metal box I just moved them into. Not unexpected, but I was hopeful. I split up the sizes and found another box, but it's rusty inside. I thought about sanding and painting, but I think I will hot glue a fabric lining into it, doing my usual sloppy job and burning my fingers to a crisp. Maybe if I work with hot glue enough, I will learn how to do it.
UPS actually drove up the hill. The guy said his big brown truck is a 4x4. It would have to be. Glad I don't buy the gas.
It appears there are going to be approximately 9,063,361,905 Dem candidates running in the presidential primary. I will need a spreadsheet or a Kornacki to keep track of them all.
It looks like people survived the winter weather. Yesterday was brutally cold, although no where near as bad as the temps in SD's area. It only got down into the single digits Sunday and Monday nights. The temps on Monday were into the mid-teens. Fortunately, we only had rain in my area and it ended and the roads pretty much dried off before the cold really hit.
Finished off skein #8 on the wool afgan over the weekend. I'm almost finished with skein #9. I think I'll just finish off with the partial skein left over from the first wool afgan. I would've probably had it finished by Monday but I held off to work on it on Monday, when it was really cold.
I picked up some yarn for another afgan I promised one of my Dad's aides/nurses where he lives in Indiana. I went out on Saturday to the local Michaels to see what they had since I really needed to see what yarn worked well together. She likes purple and green and I did find some pastel purple and green that looked good together. Fortunately, it was the soft yarn. A bit more expensive but she's helping to take care of my Dad so it's worth it. I did get it started on Saturday.
spirit deer..don't blame you! sounds like if you had excepted her changing words she would have moved on too controlling something else. I mean besides respecting if someone doesn't like swearing or lords name in vain. or in the case of my 14yr old.. eh is not a proper answer lol
haven't done much crafting..hands bugging me. the usual .. did rearrange table and bench downstairs to sew dd blanket which didn't happen yet. playroom too and catch all storage don't go there much lol stressful. but if I want to claim it back. and no one puts things away properly on extra food storage..found hidden on the floor in toys. expired jar of pb nov 18, 9 cans of cat food still good and a box of my kcups 24 pk ..didn't think I drank them that fast but didn't see them so ordered more. also boxes of kleenex that i thought we were out of so bought more. at least stuff that gets used here. found cover for storage area/front of sewing machine..broken..hopeful machine still works ..ds had gotten into it when he decided to learn to sew without me there. broke needles too so hasn't been touched since. dd got a machine from her nana but nana could never figure it out and probably needs servicing first.
did find a new frozen crochet kit half price at value village sale 2.99 for the gift box. plan to send it up north as a donation.
It's 21 here but we're in for more cold this weekend. It's snowing but not seriously. Should be good conditions to make the driveway nice and greasy, so I hope UPS won't try to drive up with my shiny new KA meat grinder.
I made a velvet lining for the little tin for the new quilt clips, and it actually turned out nice. Maybe I really can learn to do a decent job with hot glue.
I went through the box of Hawaii scraps Maui Magic (still miss her 🙁) sent me a few years ago, sorted them, pressed the extremely wrinkled ones, and got them in order. I cut a couple dozen 2.5 squares from orphan scraps that didn't go with anything and weren't very big. They will be fun random designs in the 9 patch.
I'm unmotivated on the bonnet project today, but at least I'm getting odds and ends done. I found my tiny iron and added it to the iron drawer, and moved the ironing tools to the empty drawer below the irons, in the work table where they're most likely to be used. Now I have an empty pull out in a wardrobe, so I have to see what makes sense to put in there.
Plow truck is here, lucky for UPS. So glad Husby has decided not to resume shoveling that driveway. Plow truck does in 10 minutes what took him hours of misery by hand, and does more area which is nice.
No, if you're writing and critting romance and you did not ask NOT to be paired with someone writing single title romance, you do not get to object to a few swear words. The critter in question did not object much to the swearing, which was mild and limited. One of my characters often referred to another as 'sugar' and all that got changed to 'sweetheart' for no reason. It was just weird. She really griped when my guy referred to his girlfriend as 'lovey'. She also changed stuff like the phrase 'glare ice' to 'glaze ice' which I had never heard before, and lectured me about using the word 'roil' which she said did not exist. It would have been hilarious if it wasn't so annoying. But finding a good crit partner is difficult, sort of like marrying someone you've never seen before and just hoping for compatibility. By that time I had already co-written and co-edited a how-to book for our writers group chapter, which was worldwide, and had also mentored several new writers through our mentoring program via that same chapter. I had also written one or two drafts of my first novel. The critique partner was a novice and we just were not a good match.
It was interesting working with new writers. The worst are those who won't accept facts, using the excuse they don't have to because they're writing fiction. Um, no. If you open
your book with a scene where your heroine has just piled up her vintage 1960s VW Beetle by hitting a telephone pole and is standing in front of the car with the hood up staring at the steaming radiator, you're going to look stupid and get called on what's wrong with that picture by readers. The ones who actually want to learn are THE BEST, so it wasn't all bad. There are lots of talented writers out there and I was privileged to mentor some who showed a lot of promise.
SD, the critter in question does sound a bit off in what she seemed to latch onto as needing to be changed. Seriously... changing "sugar" to "sweetheart" and griping about "lovey" out of personal preference? She should be more concerned about what's right for the character, not what's right for her as a critter/reader. I had a different experience. I was critiquing someone's story and offered some examples on things that I thought needed addressing. Next revision, I would find my examples added into the story, word for word. It really felt like I was rewriting parts of her story for her without doing the actual work.
I agree on not using writing fiction as an excuse for not doing research. Even if a writer is going to tweak something for story purposes, s/he needs to know that thing works before making changes. That's one of the reasons I love documentaries and taking classes on various things, so I can put it in my writing. Even if it doesn't get in the story, ~I~ know what something entails and it makes my writing better, even if I'm writing fiction.
I spent most of the day yesterday at the kitchen house. Sharon and company used up all the baking mixes and frosting and other sweet supplies like marshmallows and chocolate chips. They turned out five cakes, a pan of brownies and two pans of Rice Krispie squares. I sat and watched and crocheted another scarf for the kids.
Neighbor M trimmed the back of my hair putting off a haircut for a few weeks, and she said she would like a scarf, but longer than Iím making for the schools. I started that last night after I got home. She wanted pink so Iím working on two - a solid one with a bumpy pattern and one in dc with narrow gray stripes. I tried the stripe with the nicer bumpy pattern and it looked awful so thatís when I started the one with dc. She had said she would like the gray stripes, so Iíll finish both and let her choose. Or take them both.
This morning I watched a YouTube video making a big basket with three strands of variegated yarn. It looked really nice. It needs an N hook that I donít have, so I ordered one from Amazon. That will use up yarn fast, and if it turns out well, thatís a potential Christmas present too.
I may do a little in the kitchen later, but I want to work on Mís scarves today.
:yikes: Jeez, Ren, that's plagiarism! And just plain lazy.
I wouldn't be happy about that either. Although I liked it as an editor when our contributors on the magazine didn't argue. It just made life easier.
I love research, too. When I was writing a lot I had a good network of experts I could tap, back when the internet was new and people were more trusting. I also bought a lot of books about all kinds of stuff and learned a lot about things like guns, exotic cars, blues, Ojibwe culture, Chicago, country music, late night talk shows, classic Harleys, etc. Loads of fun. I even grilled the crew out here at the time doing dirt work about heavy equipment, installing septic systems, etc. I also had a network of first readers, who gave me feedback. All this stuff is one reason I'm not sure I could get back into writing the kind of stuff I used to, because I no longer have those resources.
What always surprises me when I write are the factoids that come out of my memory that I had no idea I knew. Almost always, I find out later they are correct. That, and when my characters tell me something I didn't know, out of the blue. Freaky, but cool. Especially when it's a real bombshell.
Writers who know nothing can't write very believably, IMO. I picked up a novel by a multimillion selling author and could not get past the first couple pages because she wrote about her protagonist jumping out of his truck wearing a loaded tool belt and waltzing into a hardware store to do some shopping. There was so much wrong with that I knew I could not enjoy the rest of the book. I had to wonder if the author had ever seen a tool belt, much less had one on. Not to mention nobody is going to wear a bunch of tools into a hardware store. Ugh. Stuff like that ruins a lot of reading for me. I can only suspend disbelief so far.
The scarves sound pretty, D. I like pink and gray. I'm sure your neighbor will love either one.
Neighbor picked up my mail and when she dropped it off she chose the scarf with gray. That’s the fast pattern so I can easily finish it tonight. The slower solid pink pattern can be shorter so that’s good too. Win-win. The striped scarf is still almost all pink with just two rows of gray every ten rows of pink. Me being lazy. Fewer ends to weave. I’ve hit the lazies all around and don’t really want to do anything. I’m not sure why. Maybe I’m just a little burned out after after all the stash work. I have to keep reminding myself that this is ok. I don’t have anything to prove.
Speaking of writers who don't do research:. I started a story that took place in Japan written by a non-Japanese author. The author seemed to think the Yen was about the same as a US dollar. It is actually more like a penny. The prices for things were really off. I stopped reading after two pages.
I have done a little more on my mushroom embroidery. I have basted the fabric to a bit of felt. This lets me embroider it without a hoop. I also did it because the fabric was thin and I thought the thread on the back of the fabric would show through.
So far I am just using DMC floss. I have used a combination of solid and verigated. But the verigated effect is not very pronounced. Also with some of the verigated the color change is so long it looks all one color. The red outline is a verigated thread but the piece of thread I used was all one color. The dots show some color verigation but it is pretty subtle.
It may be more noticable on bigger pieces or satin stitch which uses up more yarn.
I am still debating whether I want to go for more verigated thread or just do solid colors.
Yeah, it's definitely annoying to read something that clearly shows the author didn't research or care enough to get things right. It's really bad when it's a contemporary/modern setting. The writer I was talking about was doing a crime/mystery novel (contemporary) and it read like her idea of doing research on police investigation procedures consisted of a Law & Order (show) marathon. That and the main character was supposed to be a secretary/administrative assistant and the writer was basing her 'research' on memory of having been a secretary at one point. Problem was, unless she was trying to set the story in something like the 1980's or 1990's, it was clear she hadn't worked in an office in ~years~. It's really annoying when someone gets your profession wrong or is outdated in what they're writing. That critique group ended years ago so I have no idea if the writer's improved her research skills. Her writing skills had improved during the years the group was active, which was nice to see, though, even if she did tend to plagiarize her critter's remarks.
Finished skein #9 on the wool afgan. Looks like I just need the partial skein left over from the first wool afgan I did. I'll still have one full skein left over when I finish this one. I'll probably use that one to make a lapgan for someone I know will appreciate it. I think I'll have the afgan done either tonight or tomorrow. Then on to the afgan for my Dad's aide. Fortunately, it won't be as cold as this past weekend was. Hopefully I will get this new afgan long enough to cover my legs before the next major cold snap.
dc, it's ok to recoup from major stash busting/rearrangement.
Kathy, the mushroom looks great. Are you going fill in the spaces between what you have so far?
Authors too lazy to do good research ruin good stories. Reading books with too many errors about small details gets to be distracting. Writing authentically about places you're not intimately familiar with is difficult. There are local customs and nuances you can't get from guide books or even short visits. The best help I found was to find people living in the area where my stories were set. I'm sure they saved me from many blunders. That's why good writers have good networks, and why you see long lists of thank you's in so many books, authors giving credit to those who, in essence, helped write the book. It has always amazed me, and made me grateful, how freely people give of their time and expertise to help even an unpublished newbie writer.
Still sitting here procrastinating about bonnets. So dumb. I need to just get on with it and then I can forget them.
Another reason I hesitate to get back into writing single title fiction. I haven't kept up with technology, and I know it would show. When I wrote my first book, there were no cell towers here, and we had just gotten dialup internet after a big grass roots drive to sign up 40 people willing to pre pay and then begging a provider to expand into our area. Updating our computer to go online cost over $400. IOW, the Stone Age. We still do not have broadband here, and there are still a lot of people on dialup in our area because it's that or expensive satellite. We were so thrilled it was pathetic when we found out we could get DSL, only because we are coincidentally right in line with the signal it uses, or so we were told, and within 3 miles.
Still not sewing bonnets...
I agree - getting the details wrong ruins books. I also agree with having a good network of people with different knowledge or skill sets from me. I love connecting people as well. I learned the need for a good network when looking for work, although I never ended up using that network for landing a new job.
One of the reasons why I started really getting into the Great Courses lectures in the past few months is partially for research purposes. I'm getting some ideas for my stories from different lecture topics, even if I don't incorporate them directly into the plot. I've gotten several 'what if' ideas already.
SD, could you please explain the term "single title" fiction? I probably can guess but wouldn't mind knowing what you mean by that.
Kathy, you’re right that the variegated would show better over a larger or more solid area. It looks like you are making good progress.
I finished the neighbor’s scarf last night and worked a little on the other pink one for donation. It will be #30. The N hook I need for the basket will come tomorrow. The M hook is not prime so it will take a little longer to get here. I also have a used book coming. I had enough Amazon CC points to cover the whole order and then some. That’s nice, of course, but it would be better not to have spent enough to earn the points. Oh well. Water under the bridge.
My candidate for the Missing Research Hall of Fame is a movie. A particularly dumb sci fi movie I saw years and years ago and remember nothing about it except the grand finale. People were standing around right next to the edge where a huge chunk of the earth erupts out of the ground and goes spinning off into space as a second moon. The edge of the chasm was nice and neat - sort of like cutting out a biscuit from a sheet of dough - and everyone stood there in amazement totally unharmed. Right. Forget gawking up at the newly created moon. They should have been at least a little worried by the total collapse of geology and physics.
Ren, single title fiction is a genre aimed at the mass market (mainstream), not catagory titles such as serial romance novels.
I recently watched Air Force One, which I've seen many times, and picked up on a big gaffe I hadn't noticed before. Early in the movie, a reference was made about the president being a former fighter pilot. Later, when AF1 is about to crash, the prez takes over the controls while talking to experts on the ground who are directing him through piloting the plane for the dramatic in-air rescue. Part of the dialogue has Prez saying he has flown before, but never piloted a jet. Oops!
I will confess we like cheesy sci fi movies here, some of them anyway. Part of it is the fun of picking out the fallacies in them. I like movies with lots of shooting and stuff exploding and bad guys getting what's coming to them, even if the script writers take some dramatic license. There's a limit though, and too much nonsense kills a movie for me, even if it's a blockbuster.
Got the gowns and bonnets done and fastened together. So much for round one. I ripped up an adult gown with a beaded bodice. Not sure what I will do with that, but it's pretty, so I'm going to figure out something.
I got the gown dismantled and this is the bodice from it. The rest of the gown is plain white. I'm going to remove the top portion of this bodice and use the bottom at the bottom of a gown front. It's more sparkly than it looks in the pic. I hope it turns out nice.
I've concluded I can't do big runs of these gowns. Like with this bodice, many will take a lot of time. The exceptions will be plain gowns or those with minimal decoration. Those I could do in batches. I think it will work out okay if I can work on the handwork to preserve the beads and pearls in the evenings during TV time or at crafts. Then the actual sewing won't take much time. It would be harder to cut a pile of beaded stuff that all has to be dealt with at once before all the beads fall off.
It's a theory.
SD - thanks for the definition. I figured it was something like that but wasn't sure. As for the movie mistake, I"m thinking that while the prez might have been a fighter pilot, he may have flown fighter jets/planes but not the large jets the size of AF1.
Finished skein #9 and started on the last skein on the wool afgan. I'll probably have this afgan done by the weekend. I'll see the person I'm giving the two wool afgans to next month so I don't have to ship them out. Not that it would be a problem but it'll be nice to give them to her directly.
Today is really and truly kitchen day, at least until mid afternoon. I’m starting on it as soon as I post this.
The big crochet hook, an N, is out for delivery. When that comes I’m going to start the basket pattern I found. That will chew through a lot of the variegated. If I like at, and it’s not too hard to work the triple strand, I think I really will make some for Christmas presents. They could be bagged up and put in the attic for now. I am eager to get to the embroidery, but it would be great to work through a ton of yarn. That excessive stash is beginning to really nag at me and using up a bunch is beginning to feel like a higher priority. I’m considering making the rest of January and February a crochet marathon. I might also make a few double strand lapghans. They are really too thick and warm for here, but if I donate them I won’t be around for anyone to tell me so - lol. That would definitely clear out a bunch of yarn. Since I haven’t actually started the embroidery projects, it won’t leave a bunch of WIPs lying around.
Almost all of today so far has been spent on the beaded dress parts. All the design elements that crossed a seam had to be restitched on both sides of the seam. PITA. Some beads were loose so had at be stitched back on. It took forever, but the 3 parts are separated and ready to use now. I have to think about how to use them now. Or maybe I will just pack them away for now. I need to make more boy gowns but the beads are more girlish. I hate stereotyping clothes by gender, but I know I'm in the minority there. So be it, in this case.
I wanted to move a clamp on magnifying light from the LR to the work table, but there was no workable place for the clamp. I went out to the garage where it was approximately 1,400 degrees below zero to find a scrap of 1x2 to make a small mod to the table. Had to move a bunch of stuff and found a piece about a foot long, so cut that in half. 1/10 of a second later, I noticed the size scrap I needed, sitting right there in plain sight on the back corner of the saw. Ugh.
While I was out there freezing my heinie off anyway, and since I had dragged stuff away from the lumber rack already, I rounded up some boards to make the trash can/shelf I want next to my sewing machine. Having a container there has become indispensable for stuff like quilt binding and ribbons for baby stuff. I also found 2 boards to put at the back of my serger and sewing machine cabinets, to stop the foot controls from constantly making a break for it. Dragged the whole works and my freezing hands back in the house and hauled out the drill to assemble the new stand. Of course the battery was dead. As were the other SIX. My achin' head. Luckily the little drill still had some juice and the big drill batts charge fast. I got the backstops put in place for the foot controls, so I will see how those work out. I got the shelf thing put together and I think it will work out. It's better than having to move the container every time I need to use the trash can.
We have blowing snow today. Such fun. I think it's actually snowing too. Our high for today was supposed to be right after midnight last night and temps have been dropping throughout the day. We're at -2 at 2 PM, with a -20 wind chill. It's no wonder our poor little birds are mowing through the suet trying to stay warm.
just crocheted a little bit. was teaching a friend a bit at group and mixed up crochet hooks. I have hers and her mine. let her know because it is my favorite!
Almost done with the wool afgan. I should have it done by tomorrow, if not tonight. Then on to the purple and green afgan for Dad's aide.
I'm still waiting on the yarn for the p/g afgan. I picked up everything my local Michaels had at the time and the local Joanns didn't have the colors in the brand I wanted. Ordered a little bit more online. I should get it by the time I need it. I'm alternating colors but using two skeins of each color for each stripe.
I finished a basket! Itís a quick project and was fun to make. Iíll definitely do more. The bottom is just a spiral so it could be easily adjusted to any size. I started it with several different color combinations and wasnít happy with any. I wanted to use up some of the RH Calliope I bought cheap but donít really like. Itís a sort of sherbet pastel. I finally paired it with Monet that has the same basic color range but darker and more subdued. Instead of a third variegated I used a solid yellow. That worked well and seemed to pull it together. That definitely made it a spring combo. Easter eggs anyone? Lol. I followed the pattern but added a row of reverse sc around the top. Thatís a great stitch to add some stability and sturdiness to an edge. I use it to border most of my lapghans.
I finished the three must do kitchen decluttering areas yesterday, the counter and two tables. I still need to do the fridge and freezer and the floor is a disgrace, but I may not do it until tomorrow. Thatís all behind closed doors so itís not in my face all the time, well, the floor is. Anyway thatís as good a reason for procrastination as any.
I started a yellow scarf while I had the yellow yarn out. Iíll work on that today and probably make another basket.