A new obsession started here
The Temperature Afghan gave me a renewed interest in crochet.
I was ripe for the pickin' when Christine posted a picture of this shawl. I searched for a pattern but only found the shawl for sale on some site I had never heard of before, kind of similar to Etsy but for manufactured products. I love this Boho look. TOTALLY love it. So I checked my yarn stash. Nope...need to buy a few more colors. Ok, yes I know I am supposed to be destashing but I plan to use my stash making scarves for the homeless so buying more yarn is all good. I'm sure you will see more of this project in the future.
If you use yarn that comes in a twisted skein, you may be interested in this post at Fiber Flux.
It's a great tutorial on how to wind yarn into a center pull ball. Even if you buy skeins that are not twisted, I think it is a useful to wind the skein into a ball when it nears the end before it begins to tangle.
Most anyone who reads here knows I dislike Facebook. One of my blog friends turned Facebook friend as well shared a FB post that explains how "liking" certain posts will lead to crap in your news feed which was one of my beefs with FB. I have been cleaning up my news feed and refrain from "liking" and leave a short comment if I want the poster to know I read it. I have clicked the "don't see" on shared posts of political pages I don't want also. It has helped a lot because there are friends that I want to see what they are sharing and I HAVE found a couple of groups that I enjoy seeing posts made such as Crazy Quilt groups.
I want to thank every single one of my friends that continue to blog and try to make a comment to let you know how much I appreciate this community. I don't mind comment verifications. How about the ones that show you a picture and want you to click on the ones that are similar. Sometimes I wonder "is that a river or a lake". Sometimes I don't click them all just to see if my choices will pass...they don't. This is a far better system than Captia.
We have had a doctor or some other appointment each day this week. Our March calendar is full and it sure disturbs my day for getting much stitching done. I think it's part of the reason I got the crochet but again.
I am a little disappointed in the CQJP this year as the main blog does not have a link list of participants that have a blog. I haven't complained or asked about it because having helped to set up the blogs for the Bead Journal Project for a couple of years I know how much work it is. Still the project has lost the feel of being a community and challenge to complete a block a month. I'll continue to stitch blocks, but I'm not sure I'll send them to be posted on the block.
I am in shock at how many conversations I over hear while waiting in the doctor's offices between people that do not follow who is running for president and do not plan to vote. I don't talk about it here but I am a very political person who has worked on many campaigns. The lack of interest in utilizing the right to vote is appalling to me. Even if you don't vote for president, I can't see why everyone would not take an interest in local elections.
Does anyone else think that the new Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau is a breath of fresh air?
I remember his father and hope his son is loved there as well.
I am totally hooked on the TV show "Better Call Saul" and "How to Get Away With Murder" and "The Vikings". There are a couple of shows I want to watch on stations that are not cable but I always forget about them. We have Netfix and On Demand so that helps to "binge".
Are you working on any projects right now? Are you totally sick of the TV coverage of the elections already? Are you watching anything worthy of your time on TV? Do you use a streaming service...I'm interested to know about that.
So, I leave you with a thought for the day.
Our Emotions Go Where Our Thoughts Have Been. I don't know who said it, but it is something that I strongly believe in.
And, of course it's hard not to share a pooch pic. Here they are...BFFs.