WIP Tuesday is Cancelled for the Day

I’m sorry to say that there isn’t much to discuss in my world of crochet so WIP Tuesday is cancelled for today.  After staying up way past my bedtime last night trying to get a Minecraft server together for my Mom and me, we skipped knitting because she had a doctor’s appointment.  Bad us. 😉

Now after being out all day, my lack of sleep is catching up with me.  I’m yawning and my eyes are bleary.    The forecasted rain doesn’t seem to be helping  Even Yuki seems to be feeling the change in barometric pressure as she just did a DBF (aka:  Dead Bunny Flop) at my feet.

One Lonely Crochet Project in the Works

My first dye project
My first dye project: an interesting dark rainbow gradient

I did manage to cake up my first dye project in preparation of putting it on my hook.  This is such an interesting gradient that I wanted to see how it really changes from one color to the next.  It looks even better as a cake and I can hardly wait to start turning it into something nice.  I had hoped for a corner to corner scarf, but with only 166 yards it will have to be something less grand.  Perhaps a thin cowl if I work it in the round.

New Toy

Contrary to what Yuki might be thinking, this new toy is not a birthday present.  Though it might be made of wood and tempting to chew if you are a rabbit, this is far from being for a bunny.  It’s a new blending board so I can play with even more fiber.  My fun isn’t going to end anytime soon.

My new blending board with its foot
My new blending board with its foot

It was a “factory second” and thanks to my Dad it now has a working foot.  Even if the rolags look less than stellar, my upper chest will be getting a workout.  LOL

There is a pile of fluff sitting in a bag that I desperately need to turn into spinnable fiber.  It’s all an experiment at this point so if it turns into mush, oh well.

How was your Tuesday?  Did you do what you needed to do or did you play hooky too?  Let me know in the comments below so we can swap stories of how bad we are.

Have an excellent day!

Nose Bumps
Nose bumps from the Bun Sisters

Rambling on a Monday Morning

Fractal Spin as of Monday Morning
This is today’s project so far. Check back later for the end result.

It’s Monday morning and the bun sisters are enjoying fresh hay while I sit at my computer trying to figure out what to write.  It will probably be another rambling post, since I don’t have a set topic for Mondays.

The weather is overcast and somewhat chilly with light blue heading this way.  I don’t think it will amount to more than a dusting if I even see one of those white “things” falling from the sky.  Rumor has it that the temperatures are going to warm up later this week.  Could that imaginary season of spring actually be heading this way?  Nah.  It’s all myth and legends, I tell ya’.

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April Fool’s, a Day Late and a Dollar Short

Things that can make you cry
Things that can make you cry: Snow on your deck on April 2nd!

Yeah, so I woke up this morning to find that Mother Nature has the worst sense of humor of anyone else I know.  She also has a lousy sense of timing too.  Just look at the picture!  Really?  Yesterday was April Fool’s Day, but you wouldn’t know it from the mess on my deck today.  And it’s still coming down!

Yesterday I had the laundry drying on the deck and all the windows open as the sun shined.  The weather forecast seemed to be an April Fool’s joke so I ignored it.  Good thing I don’t have any plans to leave the house today.  The joke is on me (and everyone else in the area).

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Writing a Personal Resume

Writing a Personal Resume
Is this you thinking about your job search?  Write a Personal Resume.

A Personal Resume differs from a normal resume in that you showcase your interests and hobbies.  These are the activities that you are passionate about and what brings you joy.  It doesn’t matter if you get a bit high on the smell of a well-baked tray of cookies or that you feel satisfaction when a painting is complete.  This is what defines you as a person, separate from the drudgery of those chores that lead to a paycheck.

Do you feel dissatisfied with yourself when you hand your prospective employer the same old resume, knowing you are so much more than what is printed in those bold, black letters on a drab, white sheet of paper?

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My Life is Like a Lost Spoon

Lost spoon
Lost: One spoon extremely similar to the one pictured (they are siblings).

Recently, I lost one of my spoons.  To anyone else it’s just a lost spoon.  I was walking from the kitchen to the living room and it fell off the plate I was carrying.  I heard it make a soft “thud” as it fell onto the carpet.  Of course, I cursed as I continued to my computer desk.  It’s hard to eat runny coleslaw with your fingers.  At that particular moment I assumed that I could retrieve the errant spoon on my way back to the kitchen to get its replacement.  No such luck…

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The Non-Holidays of the Season

Wandering through the non-existent snow on a two bunny pile of hay…  It’s the time for my annual Non-Holidays Holiday.   I do not like this time of the year.  Not only is there less daylight, but the temperatures are normally dropping.  The stores are crowded.  People are more miserable than usual.  The only good thing about this time of the years is the food, especially the cookies.

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