Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another day

Last night I started a baby sweater for a new great niece.  It is kimono style which is easy to get on an off and in pink shades.  Very pretty but hard on the hands to work, so I'm resting them.  Just started a poolish so there may be bread tomorrow.  I miss fresh bread, it has been a long time since I tried to make some.

Today had less pollen in the air and I finally got out of the house and sat outside for awhile. Sat and read while the cat dosed next to the chair.  Just finished a book called "Uncatalogued", it was a mystery about books and libraries.

Finally got some pictures of the doily I'm working on, with luck I will finish it over the summer.  It is beautiful!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Back into the fray

After a long rest I am starting to craft again, designing jewelry and making pretty things.  The last few months I had been working on a gray doily in size 10 thread.  It is a more modern design with rings of flowers and leaves.  Most of it is in simple chains making it an easy pattern.  So far unblocked it is 40 inches with 16 rows to go.  The project started 10 years ago when we first moved to Santa Maria.  I had purchased the thread in Tucson for a quarter a skein.  After working about a month on the project I gave up on it after our cat pumpernickle ran down the hall with it undoing stitches and knotting the threads.  He was so proud and happy.  I just put the project away!  I found the doily around the beginning of the year and after a search found the pattern.  It is nice to be close to finishing a project started so long ago.
Now that my mind is coming out of a long tunnel I'm looking forward to trying to coax some designs out of my addled brain cells.  I guess we will see!