I've been getting ready to whip the edge of my little Amish mat. I was sure I had a little ball of brown yarn left from another rug but have looked everywhere and couldn't find it. No great surprise in my messy house!
So Kami had a skein of brownish variegated yarn that she donated to the cause.
I was saving this project to take along to the Blue and Gray hook-in on Monday.
On Sunday I noticed Reggie in the bathroom playing with SOMETHING, running and jumping and thrashing around with something BROWN. Would you believe it was the long-lost little ball of yarn???
It had been months since I had last seen this ball of yarn, but suddenly it was out in the open and being played with.
Which brings me to The Stash.
Cats, like so many of us, have their stashes. They are hidden away where we don't often look, behind cupboards, in the back of the closet, under furniture where only they can go. We give them toys and think they've lost them when we no longer see them, but they KNOW where they are! My first cat, Woody used to have food stashes. His favorite was a partial pack of saltines that he kept under the kitchen cabinet and when I wouldn't give him something he wanted, he'd go eat from his stash. There are stashes of toy mousies under Zip's desk and an oak cupboard in the living room.
But darn it! I wish they wouldn't appropriate things from MY stash!
Here they are helping me finish the edge. Weighting it down counts, right??? Adding a little extra fiber is a good thing???
Double kitty weights!
Izzy daydreaming of the next project.
Stealing the yarn, again!
The innocent Penny.
The mat is finished.
I took pictures with different color settings on my camera. The differences are amazing and NONE of them are accurate as my eyes see the color. What to do???
The pictures I took at the Blue and Gray hook-in seem to have more realistic color.
Our featured rug artist this month was Lina W. Here is a sampling of her work.
I didn't get to the hook-in until late. Things at home conspired against my best efforts. But it was a good time with a nice crowd of ladies attending.
I'm happy to report that the thyroid medication seems to be working. I have more energy! Things are getting done without so many 'tired' days where I'm totally nonfunctional. With the days getting longer and the cold weather easing up a bit, I feel like there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
Onward to Spring!