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Sorry I missed yesterday. But really, how exciting am I lately? I’ve gotten a lot of crocheting done this last week, considering. Now all I need are models to shoot them on. I could do w/o but it just looks so much better on humans. Humans, however, are fickle and moody and have their own personal schedules. (I’m thinking of my cafe models. One just acquired a boyfriend and he’s deliriously unavailable and smug about it. The other just broke up with his girlfriend and is rather moody. The women just whine about their hands and nails against the wrist warmers. Sigh.)

It is raining though. ūüôā Now if the wind would pick up and throw a little lightening our way, I’d be peachy pleased.

Sorry. . .  I got waylaid. I went to get a Kleenex and curled up with Zephyr for a mini nap. Warm fur is just too inviting. Now, shower and coffee.

bye, d.

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I curled up in front of the tv this morning and found a marathon “Mythbusters” on Discovery. I’ve never seen it before, but I love it. Debunking myths and a lot of scientific nerd play. Stuff blew up–lots of stuff. It kept me amused. Did you know that you really can fail a drug test by eating as little as two poppyseed bagels. Yikes! Luckly I hate poppyseeds. They get stuck in my teeth.

The flu lingers. . . a repeat of yesterday: hot chai, sitting in the park, crocheting. I’ve got almost 4 more sets of wrist warmers, although one might be two big. They’re mens’ warmers, but they just seem huge. Will see.

Two mens’ scarves as well in chocolate and charcoal tweed, seperately. I’m not a big fan of stripes, plus it doesn’t always look clean in crochet.

I sold this scarflette today. Sale #3 and she left me a good feedback. very happy about that.Ivory scarflette w/charcoal tie

 

Okay, I need soup and more tea and the couch. Goodnight, d.

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We are experiencing very fickle weather. Yesterday, beautiful sunshine. Today we are back in the deep freeze zone. I’m not complaining. I like winter. I just need to prepare for my Valentine’s Showcase on the 9th. I have photos to shoot! This requires sunshine. The cute men are picked (however, cute men can be fickle too. Their social lives trump so much else. . . so we will see.) I’ve found good back drops and¬†my new camera is ready to go.

Meanwhile, there are 4 fuchsia gardenias huddled in the backyard, plus an array of mini-daises and something else in pink. They need to go to the cafe. This may require me sucking it up and gardening in the cold. Either way, I have work to do.

More later, d.

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I don’t mean to be but my Monday got off to a grumpy start. I was requested for coffee w/my father so I rushed about trying to get ready and when I was 15 mins late he left! Too much to do, in a hurry, laundry, post, rush, rush, rush. Ugh. . . . . I REALLY hate it when people impose their flurry on me. Don’t have time, don’t call me for coffee. Grump, grump, grump.

(taking¬†some Zen breaths. . . ) On the good side, the sun is pushing through the haze, so I can shoot photos. The felting is not being what I want it to be. Sigh. But I have several more scarflettes and a lovely scarf in a Snowbaby design (by Joan Kokaska) that I love. I found it in The Great Afghan Book, which I’ve had for years. I don’t afghan, but¬†I’ve found¬†great patterns here. I embellish, twist, turn, trim and such to make my own designs, rather like cooking. (recipes, patterns, in my mind, are simply suggestions. Improvise whenever possible.)

Dahlila’s banner This is my banner that also needs re-shooting today. Too blurry. And if dear W will add his wiz Photoshop magic it will look great.

 Back later with knew photos.  d.

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The fog lifted, but has left a hard chill. I’ve abandoned felting–just for today–to crochet several scarflettes. I like how smart they look.

 Pumpkin Scarflette with Avacado Tie

You can actually wear them with urban wear and not feel overly bulky, as w/a scarf. And as I mentioned on Etsy, I hate it when my scarf falls from my shoulder onto the ground or into my coffee.  Dangerously long scarves can haphazardly fall into unwanted places in delicate situations. (Ask any woman who has ever tried to maneuver her body, coat, purse, packages, umbrella or child into a bathroom stall. The answer is in the scarflette. Now back to my crocheting.

Stay warm, d.

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As a writer I am a pesky editor. I am constantly going back and rewording items that most won’t even read. Plus, now that I’ve admitted I’m a writer, YOU are now searching for errors, aren’t you? Please don’t. You will surely find some. Contrary to popular belief, I’m not perfect–even when I really, really want to be. ūüėČ

I have just been scrambling to fluff my Etsy shop, make it more alluring. It’s hard to do. EVERYTHING is¬†on the photos. I’ve reshot some¬†and am now waiting for the fog to lift so I can shoot more.

I’ve been terribly productive making scarves and experimenting w/scarflettes, chokers, beads and buttons. Today a batch of felting is going for a hot bath and I am very excited to see the results. Felting is¬†such fun.

I also went thrifting yesterday and found some wonderful sweaters. One to wear; one to revamp. A beautiful dark blue with light blue and white Swedish edging¬†will make a great pillow cover. The arms will be wrist warmers–for Etsy or myself. I can’t decide. Sometimes selling is hard, since I design everything to be loved by ME.

Fog or not, I’m off to cafe for coffee and soup. Friday is clam chowder day w/baguette. R has been happy–his girlfriend? Yes or no? Who knows. Am tempting him to purchase fuchsia scarf for his darling daughter.

Postal arrival! Real mail from my dearest friend, T. It has squirrel stickers and a bumble bee. T sends lovely letters and cards.  Very happy. Coffee AND letter.

d.

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It is drizzling today, the near cousin of fog. I don’t know how people survive in England or Seattle. (No offense. I like those places. I love Seattle, would move there in a heartbeat, except for the drizzle.) I was born for sunny weather, I’m afraid . . . but then not too sunny. Not Los Angeles sunny. I like seasons. And being winter and not snow country, drizzle is what we are having today, so be it.

¬†And if it weren’t for winter, in any form, I wouldn’t need for scarves and I love them, so hush to me. I made a very Springy little-girl scarf last night. The color says simply Kaleidescope–a swirl of lemon yellow and pastel green. It’s a narrow 3-ply acrylic, nothing fancy, as children are apt to drag scarves along the ground, through the dirt. Mom doesn’t have time for hand wash. Just toss it in the washing with socks and such. Then I made little crochet flowers that hang along the ends instead of fringe. I’d show you, but I’m w/o camera at the moment.

Every time I move to buy a camera, something else swoops in on the funds. This time–as often–it was my jeep, something with the clutch. The mechanic detailed it out for me, but all I heard was the price. Sigh.

And yet, I will not be deterred from tramping out and buying yarn today. I can’t not have yarn. (yes, a double negative. I am w/o coffee too. One really¬†shouldn’t write¬†w/o coffee…)

 All right, shower, coffee, yarn, library. Back later, d.

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