“Baby, it’s cold outside.” And I realized with “crafty” as the beginning of the blog name, I should show I do craft, lol.
Yup. Winter has decided it likes it here. We had 12 inches on snow Oct. 29 and just a couple flurries since, wierd. And for the most part the temperature has been above normal. I think “Normal is just a setting on your dryer,” [Patsy Clairmont] is very true. Above normal rainfall, below normal temperatures, really, unless it’s different where you live, what percent of the time do the meteorologists say we’re having a normal month?
Anyway, whether it’s normal or not, it’s cold as far as I’m concerned. And I’m one of those with asthma for whom cold triggers the airways to constrict. It’s like trying to get a square peg through a round hole except the difference isn’t shape, it’s temperature and diameter of the “hole” (trachea). So I have to prepare, as many asthmatics do. An optometrist I worked for once found an air-warming mask at EMS for her winter sports kinda guy son. She asked if I’d like her to pick one up and reimburse her so I said sure. My son obligingly models.
Well, I was sooooo self-conscious, I couldn’t let that go so I knit some things to cover it. Again he obligingly models:
Such a good kid. But he got too warm to model the cowl I knit also. It’s a Lion Brand Yarn pattern designed for 3 strands of wool at a time. Wool makes me itch so I asked for a substitute and was directed to their bulkiest synthetic. Now Martha Stewart has added her lines to the family and has something much bulkier, but this isn’t one of hers. I knit it in 2 stands, one red (I love red!) and one brown (color of my toasty,down coat). It didn’t match how it was supposed to look. You may notice, it curls at each end. It’s OK, I like it.
And, last but not least, not in warmth or size, I started out to crochet (I believe my first crochet attempt) a little cozy wrap, also from a Lion Brand Yarn pattern. Combination of things went “wrong” here and made it just right for me! First I crocheted the gazillion single crochets the pattern said to in each row, (before they edited it to a smaller size) but I did 2 strands, 1 recommended, of worsted (bought in lots on EBay cheap because I didn’t know if I’d stick with yarn work). Kept me busy many hours of waiting for acupuncture appointments, etc. It is light blue and tan, neutral colors, and SO big and warm. When I say I’m cold, notice my hands on the keyboard in this picture. These are gloves for arthritis, but I’m wearing them today because I can type with them on to warm my hands! Again, evening, yellow pics 😦
Sure glad I said the colors, can’t tell by the picture! Well, if you’ve seen every blog you have now seen everyone under my roof. Lucky you, LOL.
One request aside from the usual “please comment”, please pray for R starting a new full-time job tomorrow; pray especially for overcoming health issues to make success possible. Thanks. Love you, best readers ever!