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A funny thing happened on the way to the blog…

I know this poor little blog ha s been silent…not because I wanted it to be so, I just had some technical difficulties this week which prevented my blogging anything or any of the fun thoughts that can to my consciousness this week! You see it all started on Monday and ended at last fatefully today with a brand new power cord arriving for my lap top.  I have crochet to blame for the mishap that led to the untimely demise of the power cord, which haplessly found itself partially hanging out of my car door and is why half of it disappeared heaven knows where in Stanwood. I was hoping it would be somewhere close to where I was parked, but no it was not. So, I used the very last ounce of battery juice my poor laptop possessed to find a new cord for it…That was Tuesday. Saturday the cord arrived and YAY I can now use the computer again. Oh, how can I blame my crocheting on this? Well, you see I was so focused on a project I was working on, that I was contemplating the design elements that I ignored the kerplunk against the side of my car, shrugging it off to be my seatbelt instead of LOOKING at what made the sound…/bang head desk… So, it’s my love of hooking that yet again gets me into the spot of bother…

But what a project! I just finished a stocking with pockets on the outside (need to sew on buttons and a handle) which will be a gift bag for a special little girl 😀 Making a snowman now too, and since I had no computer to work on, I have actually crocheted even more…finished up a set of doll clothes and accessories, a blanket, and started a fillet blankie for a neice…I’ll be making wrist warmers, the snowman gift bag, and a few felted hats as well…plus one more blanket, I think I can get all of that done in the next week…I hope. Yes, I’m crocheting at top speed…It’s the holidays don’t you know.

I really envy people who can be all inspired in July and get their crafting done, I’m just not cut of that cloth! (Plus I’m so dang busy in the summer I hardly hook much!)…But fall weather beckons me to crack open the stash and hooks and create holiday themed wonders that amaze the grownups and kids alike in my family and it’s well…it’s fun…I don’t feel stressed about it, it’s like being in a race; a race against time that only me, and my trust hooks can win. Corny I know, but seriously I love creating things this time of year, and yes, every year I tell myself I’ll start earlier, and I’ll be more prepared…and every year I fail on an epic level with that little lie…I know I won’t start early, and if I do, I’ll just put the stuff in some tote box that I forget about and find after the holidays anyway…and then I’ll swear to myself that I’ll have it for next year…and forget again. (Those items make great last minute gifts though! I found the box from a few years ago…)

Crochet: Life of the Partay…

My friend always hosts the 4th of July party at her house, and this year we had quite a mix of folks. Several gentlemen who were former coworkers of her husband came to the party, and we milled about eating yummy kabobs and sampling wines. I crocheted a good part of the time, ball of yarn in bag, hook in hand, mystifying the kids running around that I could indeed, walk, talk and crochet.

I was talking to one of my friend’s long time friends I see on holidays, and asking him some questions about computer programming, when one of the gentlemen I hadn’t met, asked, “What do you do? Are you a programmer?”

I laughed, and Mike laughed, and he said, “Hell no, she’s a professional hooker.” (He was then pointing at my crochet)…

The look on the other fellow’s face was…well, damn it was priceless. “A programming hooker… what every man wants!” he exclaimed.

And they say crochet and crocheters are boring…Hah!

Crochet Time…

Well, I’ve obviously not be blogging much, sadly I haven’t crocheted a whole lot either, well that’s not true. I can say I have crocheted but not finished anything of note. I have a broomstick belt that needs another five rows, a half done wash cloth, the back of a sweater, half an afghan, three quarters of a baby blanket, and 1/4 of a hooded cowl on my hooks right now. I’m scattered.

I have to say it’s just the way it is right now in life. I’m scattered, my brain is scattered, my life is scattered, and so my crochet is scattered. I attacked my house with a vengence yesturday and cleaned, trying to create order. I mean I have a retreat to finish up, by the way don’t forget to register!! Articles must be written, samples must be finished, and presents need to be whipped out and ends woven in!

May be I’ll get some of that done to tomorrow! The one thing I do know, is I absolutely love every project I’m working on, so it could be worse 😉