Monday, February 1, 2016

Crochet Project and Novella Updates

I finally finished one of my pot holders (yes, I designed it)! What do you think?

It looks black, but it's actually navy.

And in case you missed my post, I’m making these to give away at RAGT and maybe RomCon. At the rate I’m going, I’ll be lucky to have two completed by June.

Or maybe not. I’m pretty much done setting up QuickBooks for my treasurer duties (it’s going pretty smoothly—and easily), so that will leave my weekends free to crochet. Next Sunday Hubby and I will be at B-dubs (that’s Buffalo Wild Wings for those of you who don’t have one of those restaurants in your area) for the Super Bowl party (we snagged tickets), which means I’ll have lots of time to crochet (we figure we’ll have to get there early to get a comfortable seat). In the past I’ve taken my laptop, but this year I’ll just take my crochet projects. I bet I get lots done, too.

At least, I HOPE so! But just in case, I’m also crocheting a scarf. If it goes faster, I’ll do more of those. But I do love those potholders. They’re so thick, you don’t burn your fingers with those suckers! And I’ve tested them.

No, not that one. I’m not giving away a used potholder.

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So… Tomorrow is Ground Hog’s Day. Wow! Already! With the way the temperature was yesterday (in the 50s!!!—I swear it felt like spring out there), I’m thinking that little guy is gonna see his shadow. How does that make you feel? Happy? Sad? Indifferent? It’s certainly been a strange winter, though. At least it has HERE. You see, the snow missed us. Whew!

Have a great Monday!



Maria Zannini said...

A friend once taught me to crochet, but it's been so long I've probably forgotten.

Love the pot holder. I'll bet it'll be a big hit.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - I bet a refresher would remind you how to crochet. I crocheted as a child. Years later I wanted to make an afghan, but couldn't remember how to start it for the life of me! But I asked the clerk at the yarn store and she showed me. It all came back!!! :)

Jennette Marie Powell said...

That potholder is so cute!

My grandma used to crochet all the time. Made some gorgeous afghans, doilies, hats, sweaters, you name it. I tried but just don't have the patience. Yet somehow I can write a whole book...

Have fun at the Superbowl party!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - It's not the patience I need so much as nimble fingers. I can't do too much crocheting at one time anymore. I used to crochet doilies. No more. Ouch! My eyesight can't handle it, either. :)

JeffO said...

I'd be shocked if they didn't call for an early spring. Meteorologists have been calling for it since last fall!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Yeah, but we're talking a GROUNDHOG here! :)