March 30, 2014
It's 5:10 a.m. and it is still quite black outside. It rained lightly all day yesterday, then poured all night long. It is still pouring rain. Good thing I brought my umbrella in with me last night because I'm going to need it when I leave here this morning.
This rain is supposed to last all day and night again, leaving us with a few inches of water. I am so hoping that it lightens up again today because I really don't want another flood in my basement at home.
p.s. I'm watching the Weather Channel and the forecaster just said we are having light rain. I think he should stop putting funny juice in his coffee, because if this is light rain then I hope never to experience heavy rain. My house would be floating down the main road through town.
Friday afternoon, I picked up some new yarn at Walmart for my next crochet project, and a new pattern book. I should have read the book before I bought the yarn because this morning I have to go back and pick up a couple more skeins of each color.
This new project will be an afghan, and is quite heavy. The colors are Rose Parfait and Pink Camo. I started it yesterday afternoon, and last night after the Mrs went to bed I was able to get through the first nine rows. Rows 9-11 are very tricky and require constant counting, ripping out and re-doing. It took me almost two hours to do row 9. (Camo Rose) That's mostly because the pattern is a bit tricky to understand. Here's a photo of how much is done so far, and a close up to show the pattern.
The Pink Camo yarn is really quite pretty, and I'd like to make another project with it at a later date. Hmmm, I'll have to think about what to make with it. As for my other two project, the multi colored crochet project is now about the size of a twin afghan and just needs an edging put on all around it to finish it off. The pink thing knitting project is about three quarters done. It is very tedious to work on so I'll work on it in between my other projects.
A nearby local craft store, Michaels, has just started carrying yarn, and they are having a big sale this week, so guess where I'm going this week? They have a couple of nice coupons in the paper this weekend and I think I'll use them to pick up yarn for a couple more projects. At least, that's what I'm hoping. It all depends on what yarns they are carrying.
Now I'm going to Google Walmart to see how early they open this morning. Then it will be time to check on the Mrs again before packing up my things to get ready to go home. So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay dry and have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.