Crafty Rantings

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Let's Try This

This is on my Ramblings of a Mutant Penguin blog but I am posting it here for a couple of reasons. First, of course, is because Matt is cute. This was in May when I visited my mom for Mother's Day. Ally, Sean and Matt now live in Connecticut. All this was before my universe fell apart and now needs to be put back together.

The second reason is it's the jersey for my favorite Boston Celtics player - Paul Pierce. I need to get a pattern with letters and numbers so I can make my own washcloth. Or, if I was truly ambitious, I suppose I could crochet an afghan. But I'd prefer a washcloth. Perhaps one day when I am working again and not focused on other things I can do that.

I have made Katia Triana scarves which are beautiful but expensive. I bought the yarn on sale and even so it was expensive. I made one in purple/navy blue for Susan for her birthday and a pink one for me. Here's a picture of the pink one. I draped it over the back of the chair so hopefully you could get a better idea of what these look like. Truly, if I could afford it (and when I can I will!) I would buy a bunch of this yarn and make them for everyone!

Still Here?

I don't know if this blog is still here or not. Twice today it's said it isn't. I wanted to update it. If this is working, hopefully I will have a picture or two to add.

I haven't been posting because I was laid off from my job of over 11 years as of June 30th. They eliminated my position because the attorney I was doing the most work for is retiring at the end of the year. So they laid me off 6 months earlier than his secretary. Oh well. Unemployment is at 14.1% in this county but I am looking. Not doing too much crafting because of that and the horrifically hot weather but I am trying.

Still crafting, still ranting!