Saturday, January 28, 2017

hot glue, duct tape, string...

In other words, what do you use on something that you break.  I said I was going to write a blog a week, and I do think I forgot to put one up last week.  No reason, except I spaced.

So, I will work on getting the blog up today.

What's been happening.  I have been selected for county jury duty.  Husband and Mom both commented that it starts "Greetings", that I should count my lucky stars it's not for the draft.  However, as 'old', and broken down as I am, I think it wouldn't be much of a problem... Sigh.

I am working diligently on getting boxes, and yarn, and needles, and paper, and and and and put away in my craft room.  I am pleased with how it's progressing, but have had to change a few things, as I receive items from Grandma's estate.  (I am now the 'proud' owner of probably 70 or more crochet hooks... Sorting, much figuring on what I want to keep, and who I can help with craft enabling is ensuing...) I have donated nearly a small pickup load of items to charity, and working on my second.  I will be going through clothing, and then...

The dreaded closet of doom.  Also known as the craft closet.  It's probably as bad, or more likely worse, than the craft room itself.  I want the craft room WELL cleaned before I start on that bad boy...

I also found out a design element I did to make my yarn easier to access...

Didn't.

It's a nasty crawlspace effect that I'd not realized when planning it.  I am hoping to transfer some items I don't use often under there, and move the yarn out into the light of day, so to speak.  Or at least within reach.

Oh, and I managed to snag a CD of the music from Hamilton.  I promised Husband I would not play it with him around... He detests rap.  I find a lot of it rather fun, though, and this is no exception.  So, I listen, when he's not in the house, he doesn't have to hear it...

And we're both happy!


https://www.tombakerofficial.com/fourth-doctor/

Oh, and I am knitting a project, just for me.  I have, since high school, wanted a Doctor Who scarf (4th Doctor), to wit:  I have had the pattern well before I ever learned to knit.  I finally looked at my stash.  Hmm. Have that color, yep, that too.  That's pretty close...

The only color I didn't have was a sort of yellow mustard color.  I started looking, and found one.  I am now about a foot or so up the left side, as seen in this picture. Just starting the red part, as a matter of a fact.  I made it narrower, the original is 60 stitches wide, I am knitting about 30.  I want a scarf, not a blanket.  Otherwise, I am trying to follow it as written.  I know that mine will look a bit different, but not outrageously so, and I really just want it for me, so who cares?  I hope to wear it at faire sometime, there are enough Who Geeks there, I should get a response.

More info as things congeal...


10 comments:

  1. Looking forward to more info. Hope you're having a terrific weekend. Take care.

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  2. The craft room seems to be the first place we put odd things and the last place we clean. I envy you not.
    Happy knitting on that 'Who' scarf!

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    1. I believe, with no doubt, that the craft room is the junk drawer of the house. And no, not a lot to envy... And thank you, it's kind of hypnotizing, but it's looking pretty good, so far!

      Cat

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  3. So you have a Fibber McGee closet, too! Good luck with that, and i'm sure the scarf will be just right for you, and i hope your jury duty proves to be easy.

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    1. Oh, my word, yes! In fact, except the noise is more papery sounding than metallic, even the sound that the avalanche makes is similar! ;)

      I think the scarf is going to be great, if for no other reason than it's something I've thought about for so long, and that it's something I did not because I had to, but for pure amusement. I don't think jury duty should be too bad, if they let me take a book, my phone, or my knitting... :D

      Cat

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  4. I was mistaken for Dr Who a few times when I was younger, but without the scarf...

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    1. That could either be quite fun, or annoying, depending on the attitude of the person that was mistaken...

      Cat

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  5. While I am not into Dr. Who (I am so sorry but just never got into it) I do love the scarf.

    I also have been working my way through all the closets around here and generally freshening up the house in general. I don't knit much anymore but I sew continually. I have made new drapes for 3 rooms in the last month and things are looking quite refreshed. I need to quit sewing so much and get back to blogging. There just aren't enough hours in the day.

    I haven't gotten called to jury duty lately but for the most part I find it pretty interesting.

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    1. I am a total sci-fi geek, so I guess it just follows... But we can't all love everything, right?

      I just acquired my Grandma's sewing machine, so I am hoping to maybe learn some basic sewing things, the last sewing machine had more bells and whistles than I knew what to do with!!!

      I found the last one I was put up for fine, except for one jerk lawyer. Anyway. Wasn't selected, I think the fact I knew 90% of the law enforcement involved in the arrest and such might have had something to do with it...

      Cat

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