A campy, crafty, unconnected week.
|October 20, 2013||Posted by Emily under crochet, Embroidery, Emily's 2013 Projects, Socks, Vacation, Yarn|
Whatever week of the year October 15th falls on, I take that week off from work. I don’t like working on my birthday, so I don’t. That may change one day, but so far, for the last nine years + I have been successful.
So this not working thing? It doesn’t always go that way for me. People have problems, people delete files, people don’t understand “I’m not working this week.” I am also partly to blame. I am a sucker for someone having a problem and will log in to fix it. Example: I didn’t leave until Tuesday afternoon and I walked someone through how to set up a proofing account on Monday afternoon.
So. See Figure 1:
In Figure 1 we see a car trunk loaded with all kinds of crafting supplies. On the left you can see (well you can’t, but I will explain) embroidery, knitting, and crochet supplies, in the middle in the purple Ikea bag you can kind of see the entire DMC collection, and on the right you can see wooden things from thrift stores ready to be upcycled into new and pretty things. The groceries and clothes fit in the front seat and the dog fit neatly into the back seat.
You know the Verizon Wireless commercials with the cute, nerdy guy who goes around calling people and saying, “Can you hear me now?”. Well I know a place he couldn’t do that. And don’t tell him, because I like (maybe love) the lack of cell towers in that place. In Southern Ohio there’s a private campground with a big lake, lots of trees, and you’re disconnected from the world. If you have a good enough antenna you can get a couple radio stations, but I don’t.
I spent Tuesday through Saturday at my family’s spot on the lake in our 1951 Spartan Royal Mansion. It’s all original down to the birch paneling, stove and refrigerator. (So some things are new like the bed, dinette cushions, and couch…but who wants to keep those things around for 60 odd years?)
I had a quite productive week. I finished knitting on the Gryffindor Mitts I mentioned a few posts back, progressed on a sock I’ve been working on for too long and am ready to do the final ribbing, got all of my wooden things sanded (but it ended up being too damp to paint), finished a knit pumpkin, finished two embroidered ornaments for a craft show I’m doing in November, finished the main part of an embroidery I will be posting about later this week, made four pairs of earrings, made two scissor fobs for embroidery scissors, read a book (Small Gods by Terry Pratchett), and did a lot of cooking. All in all it was a pretty perfect week for me.