I was bad. So bad but in such a good way. Ravelry will be the death of me.
I found an X-Wing Starfighter cuddle blanket. I know I’m going to end up making it for L at some point — he needs a good blanket since I’m making a Spock quilt for me and my chair. I’m thinking Bernat Blanket yarn will be the winner for that one; something super soft and snuggly.
I also stumbled upon a Role-Playing MKAL and bought it. There wasn’t even a thought to it, I just thought it was a fantastically awesome idea and knew I’d enjoy the pattern (over and over and over). L saw it and wants one as well, so I know “scarves” will be the next item I get to add to my Whiteboard of Doom/Torture/Agony. I even ordered yarn for it in the colors L wanted (green and gray), as well as a good lilac contrast from some blackberry yarn in my stash that I’ll use for mine. 🙂
Knowing the next item I want to add is really a lot of motivation when it comes to finishing things on my board! I fixed a curtain for our entry room and then finished repairing, making, labeling, and hanging every bit of my insane family tree. I love it!
I felt like I was going insane last week; I lost some gel medium, a huge tub of modgepodge, a doll needle, and somehow TEN POUNDS of polyfill. What the hell?!
Good news is I’ve since found it all…but not until after I had to bite the bullet and buy more of that stupidly expensive gel. It’s 20 bucks for a small little bit of it. Thankfully Michaels had a 50% off sale on it and I had a 20% off coupon that also stacked…still hurt though…especially finding it where the cats had so generously moved it. It was behind a 3-drawer storage tote, under my crafting table, behind a curtain. I would’ve never found it (or been able to get to it) had I not had to pull all of my drawers out last night. Ugh!
Cats wouldn’t be cats if they didn’t knock things off of tables though, right?
The upside of spending a week feeling like you’re going insane is that we had a beautiful ice storm and a good bit of snow during it. I love winter weather!
Our winter has been sadly lacking. Even with a bit of snow still on the ground, my big dog has brought in two ticks in the past three days. I love living here but the ticks are out of control and terrifying since such a high percentage of them carry Lyme — both of my dogs have had it in the past so will always test positive for it. None of the flea and tick medications have worked to keep the nasty things off of them. 😦 The little one still shows occasional symptoms of it but the vet said the treatment is so harsh that unless she has prolonged symptoms (more than three days) it’s easier on her to let her just fight it out; poor thing.
Speaking of the little one, she’s not spoiled. At all. She refused to get out of our human bed the other day until she had her pajamas. She will seriously fight you for them if you try to take them off of her. I personally think it’s hilarious.
….and lastly, our teddy bear cat has been making himself too at home in my crafting room as of late. I normally keep the room closed, but the calico long ago figured out how to get into just about any room of the house (including the basement, even when the doors are locked and latched), so I’m sure she’s ultimately behind his sudden presence and the new layer of cat fur coating everything.
The quilt I’m finishing is not mine but thankfully Mom is a cat lover and found his antics adorable. That quilt, by the way, is GORGEOUS! I can’t wait to finish it so I can share a photo before sending it back to its rightful owner.