Monday, September 17, 2012
Giving in to Addiction
This morning around 5 AM a white faced kitten squeaked at the window until I got up and fed her. She also insists on being scratched. Now she has a new trick of jumping and putting her forearms around my upper arm! Trying to knock me over because she wants to play. This is a big cat weighing about 35 pounds. So after all that silliness I felt to unsettled to sleep. I looked over to the night stand and saw three balls of cotton thread and a book of patterns. I was weak and started looking at the patterns. One pattern was for a silly pineapple crochet peacock. It was from the Leisure Arts book "50 Fabulous Pineapple Crochet Motifs". Why I bought this book I'm don't know except I love pineapple patterns. So I grabbed a hook and started following the written instructions. It lost me a couple times but this evening I finished it. Now I want to make more motifs and there is a bunch of size 30 thread I bought to make a tablecloth. The motif was just enough to start me crocheting again, but I have to be stronger.
Now what to do with the peacock. I thought of hiding it so Lee didn't see it and pretend I never made it. But instead I am going to use it to decorate a needle book that I need desperately. But first I am going to use markers on it and make it colorful. I learned this trick when my nieces that were 3 and 1 and colored a 30 inch pineapple doily. That was over 20 years ago and you can still see some color. I tried everything before to clean it so this should work. This could actually be fun! But I may hide my hooks just in case I get weak again.