Nice, quiet (but fairly busy) weekend....with absolutely NOTHING to show for it.
:: a friend told me about some antique 'cubby holes' she saw last week. I've been looking for something like this for years....these were metal, and while I had had a nice painted wooden one (with lovely patina!) in my dreams, I thought metal could work. The shop was 45 minutes away, so I called, got dimensions, price, and spent a couple hours 're-arranging' furniture to make this work. (where there is a will there is a way!!!) Yes, I even sort of dreamed about it. Got up early, picked up Miss V who is such a good sport and was ready for a road trip...and off we went. All it took was one look....no go. Not even close. I'll have to keep looking. Before coming home, we ducked into the yarn shop there....I. bought. nothing.
:: still sort of in a rearranging mood, I fluffed a little here, cleaned up a little there and ended up with an empty tote that I thought would look great filled with buckeyes (conkers/ horsechestnuts)....so off I went in search.
found some other cool stuff...(found more knitted acorns!), but no buckeyes. (I have a couple more leads...maybe today!)
:: reminder to self....stay away from Ravelry when I don't want to watch hours slip by
:: this only looks like a new project. It really isn't. It was an experiment. I don't crochet. Well, I sort of crochet, but don't read directions well (you know, when they say...connect the round---connect to WHAT? and trc but leave a loop on the needle and do something or other????? huh?) Anyway, I love (LOVE) this afghan pattern and have even more dk wt leftovers than fingering wt, so I was just trying this out. I think those things might block into squares---or be forced into something square-like if I sewed them together. I might have to make a few more. This is not a new project. (This is NOT a new project.)
:: and then, there was the 'yarn closet'. Being in a cleaning/rearranging mood doesn't happen just all the time, so I thought I would tackle the worst place in the whole house. (Even worse than the scary basement!)
solved THAT problem!