Saturday, August 24, 2013

When it USED to be Fun

I guess I have been feeling my age lately. I have somehow stopped doing my nails, even my toe nails. Too much trouble Too much fuss. I quit wearing underwire bras last year! I am no long sporting the short, sassy messy hair that I loved. I'm letting it go. Just pinning it up. And I'm knitting. Knitting scarves! I am far too lazy to make the effort to do a throw but someday I may... I might change some day but really I don't care anymore That might have been some kind of middle aged thing. Fashion used to be fun but now...I just don't feel like I have time or inclination. I'm getting old. I am resigned to it. Oh well!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Basket Weave

I started a wide scarf in the basket weave pattern and it's one of those things that's just soothing and comfortable. No over-thinking, no real challenge, but not boring! I learned to crochet- badly- but I have a real problem with uniformity and it's kind of sad to be bad at something at my age so I just keep trying. Somehow I am decreasing! I don't know. It's a mess. I am inspired by the girls at work, so I will keep at it. I do have a strong philosophy that needlework is a lost art that needs rejuvenation. I guess it's not lost. Lots of people are knitting, crocheting and doing embroidery. As women and men have for thousands of years. We should keep it up.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Yesterday I went to Wal Mart and got a pound of yarn on sale. I also picked up another skein of that stuff to make a frilly scarf with. My third. This one is purple with sequins, to go with the purple and pink one I've already got. Just waiting for some cooler weather to use them. Could be awhile. I am SO PROUD of the girls I work with who are learning to knit and crochet. They are going by leaps and bounds. It's amazing how fast they have learned. Looking back it took me forever. I am an idiot though. I did learn to crochet but frankly it's not that great, I can make rectangular objects so far. I really need a bigger hook. I might go get one today. Using the little ones is hard on my old eyes. I have no idea what the weather is doing today. Don't really care! Wont stop me from lazing around and doing little to nothing.