Oh, the trials of spinning! It’s always in the back of my mind. However, things have been happening lately that have prevented me from spending an afternoon (or even five minutes) doing what I love. Loki, my spinning wheel, has been neglected of late. Some of this has been his own fault and some has been mine. Relationships are a two-way street, even with a spinning wheel.
Bunny Molt 3.5 has begun in earnest and I’m struggling to keep up with the flying fur. It rained yesterday and into last night so everything is pretty wet this morning. While this saves me from watering the plants in the yard, trying to keep the bunny fuzz under control is another matter. After brushing off the shelf the bun sisters like to sit on, the black cotton plant has white bits on it from somebunny’s cotton bottom.
I’m feeling an uncontrollable urge to pluck some bunnies. Yuki looks like she’s wearing a saddle with a clear line between old and new fur. “And your face! What happened to your face? It looks like your mask is coming off. ” I’m sure she’ll try to run off the moment I grab the bunny fur paper bag. (“Do I look like a chicken?”)
Minecraft crochet patterns? Yes, please! Whether it’s an iconic Creeper or an adorable cow, the thought of a finished Minecraft crochet project sitting on my bed makes me smile.
Minecraft’s pixilated graphics translate incredibly well into crochet stitches so it’s relatively easy to create one of your favorite characters. You can even create one of the many blocks that make up the world around you. Diamonds, anyone? How about some grass blocks? Dirt blocks? The possibilities are as endless as the world seeds.
Can a crocheter ever have too many WIP’s? Is it even possible? I guess it is, especially if there are more WIP hours than hours in a person’s life. But all the pretty patterns and yarns! It’s a struggle to choose one over another.
Take for instance the Hygge CAL I am finally working on. I had to have it when the kit first became available. And though you couldn’t technically call it a WIP until I started making the 60 chains a few weeks ago, it sat on my bed for over a year. For over said year I moved it from the bed to the stool every morning and the reverse every evening.
Good grief! Are there enough F’s in that title for you? 🙂 It truly was a fun fiber-filled weekend. The anxiety I felt most of last week has subsided now that I am taking Monday to recover. The blog should be back to normal with daily posts during the week. I had to take a few days off for my own mental health.
The weather (I must be British) was doomy and gloomy, going from hot to cold with almost constant rain followed by humid days that made me melt like chocolate on the sidewalk. It was a bad week if you wanted to remain cheerful.
Just after we discussed spinning wheel maintenance this past weekend, my opinionated wheel decided he has a few hundred things to say. A squeaky spinning wheel is not the most pleasant sound in the world. It ranks up there with nails on a chalkboard.
I had plans for a nice Thursday spent spinning…
There are two organza bags full of lovely yarn that have been sitting on my shelf for about a year. I made sure to get a nice rainbow selection when I placed the order. Then I added several more skeins of a creamy white so I would have a neutral to place between each color.
Did I have a pattern in mind when I hit the “Place Order” button on the website? Are you kidding? I like to live dangerously. Who cares about dye lots? So what if I need 300 more skeins of the yellow? Pah! That’s for noobs!
What a crazy weather weekend we had! Saturday was rainy and cold then Sunday was hot and muggy. I was so grateful that my crochet student gave me a cup of coffee when I came in for our lesson Saturday. She even turned on the heater since we were both chilled to the bone with the dampness.
Sunday’s fiber swap was a bit nicer when the sun came out for a little bit. It was so muggy though and the rain was not ready to give up as two showers passed as we spun.
Today’s weather is just about perfect with a few fluffy clouds and a nice breeze that is airing out the damp. Hopefully, we have a few more days like today before summer hits with a bucket of humidity.
Normally, washing day happens on Sundays in my house. It’s the best day since I can usually relax as I wait for the sun to dry my clothes. This gives me an excuse to play some video games as I “guard” the laundry.
This week I did the clothing laundry as usual, but with a quick tumble in the dryer since the rain just would not let up. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and waste the electric just so you don’t smell like a mushroom.
I try to keep my mind occupied while I crochet or spin. Unless the crochet pattern is especially difficult, I need some form of entertainment or educational experience. My mind has to be working or it wanders off somewhere and I loose my stitch count.
I’ve always liked mental activities, not physical ones. When I was in school, I hated gym class, but loved English and History. My ideal gym class would have been sitting in the bleachers reading a good book. Instead I had to move around and waste a precious forty-five minutes of my day doing activities I wasn’t very good at.