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An Interesting Day

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Top to bottom: slipper sock, Bryony’s C2C, my C2C

It’s been an interesting day, and an exhausting one. My PIP decided to work on the downstairs bathroom today, which left the girls in my care all day. That’s exhausting, because Bryony was full of questions today. I thought two years of age was the age of constant questions, but the recently-turned-six midget was coming up with as many as she could today, most of them unanswerable by me, and after thirteen hours of that and the two of them fighting, my patience is running a bit thin, in direct proportion to the size of the headache they’ve given me.

I’m sure part of it stems from the fact that two of the bunnies left today for new homes. One went to a friend of mine, the other to a friend of hers who works for a nursing home. That one is going to become the residence pet. I’m glad we handled them as much as we did; the babies are tolerant of being held and cuddled. It broke my heart a little to see them go, but six rabbits in one cage is far too many.

Fiber arts-wise, I’ve been crocheting like mad, and playing with new stitches at the same

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Moss stitch blanket, Celtic weave, lattice blanket, Celtic weave belt

time. I’ve got a number of projects in progress, so when I get bored with one, I can move to another for awhile. Presently, we have the two Night Furies still going, two corner-to-corner blankets (one for me, one for Bryony), a moss stitch blanket for Aneira, the beginning of a Celtic weave blanket whose ownership is still up in the air, a baby blanket for one of my best friends who’s due on February 25, a Celtic weave belt for Bryony, a blanket that looks like lattice for the PIP, and a pair of slipper socks for me. The first C2C afghan is finished, except for washing and blocking, and that one will be going out next month to someone special to us. Which reminds me, I should probably take a picture of it when it’s completely done, because where it’s going, more than likely I will never see it again.

I know, that’s a ton of projects all still in progress, but what the hey, they keep me from boredom!

I’m using a pair of really chunky yarns for Bryony’s blanket, for two reasons. One: it works up really quickly, because this kid has no patience whatsoever. Two: it works up really quickly, because I can only stand to hear “Is it done yet????!” so many times before I finally lose my patience!

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The outgoing C2C afghan

I’m really enjoying Aneira’s blanket, because I’m enjoying the moss stitch, which is new for me. So are the lattice and the Celtic weave, honestly, but the moss stitch is the least complicated with a texture and look I really like. Celtic weave is the most complex of the three stitches I picked up from Pinterest and YouTube, and the lattice is in second place for complexity. Moss stitch is simply alternating half double crochet and slip stitch, and it looks beautiful. Aneira is really enthusiastic about it, and she was kind of “meh” about it when I first started, but as it’s worked up, she is really liking the texture as well.

Of course, it’s going to take me forever to finish any of these projects.

I’m really missing spinning and weaving right now, but I have to find a new chair before I can return to either of them. With a hip replacement, I have restrictions on so many things now, and one of them is that when I’m sitting, my knees have to be level with or below my hips, and the hydraulics of my current chair have broken. When anyone sits in it, it slowly sinks down to its lowest level. I’d like to find a comfortable chair that doesn’t employ hydraulics for the height adjustment. Guess I’ll be researching that for a bit!!!

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