Am I Hooked?
May 05, 2009
Never explain: your friends don't require it, and your enemies won't believe you anyway. ...
What a great quote. The only thing I've ever seen an excuse do is make eyes roll. So rather than make your eyes roll with excuses about yesterdays post, I'm declaring that heretofore Monday will be Mellow Monday Post Day. Blog posts will be easy (perhaps even non-existent), at least, during the wonderful, warm, welcome days of spring and summer. Through May and June (PS East), they may be Mellow Yellow (thanks for that Cindy!).
In large part, the weather wasn't warm or wonderful this weekend, but the rain, often a deluge of rain, can be a knitters friend. There was much knitting, even more spinning, and enough hooking to finish the Hot Pad Project.
Over the last few weeks I've hooked a little here, hooked a little there. Overall, it's been fun, even if I do feel a little like am jilting the knitting. I'd rather be knitting, but this little bit of looping yarn with a hook has been fun. It certainly hasn't taken much time. One circle (half a hot pad) takes only 15-20 minutes, plus it's slightly addicting, which makes it easy to do the second half. In an hours time, there it is, one darling, rustic, durable, (slightly primitive), and very useful, hot pad!
This is a hot pad you can USE, albeit, not as beautiful as some I've seen from the swap group, but it will keep your hand safe. The question remains as to whether this experience has hooked me on (once again) on hooking? It has been easy, fun and quick and I may just keep the hooks at hand.
This rubber band ball has taken about 10 years to build. It's rubber bands all the way through, weights 2.5 lbs and is about 5" high. It bounces fairly well, too. What do you think I should do with it? I'm so over collecting bands and I'm tired of it hanging around the house. Rubber bands just don't hold up the way they used to and some of the newer bands are already starting to rot. I'd just give it a toss in the trash, but I know someone has an better idea.
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