Do you know that quote?
The best laid plans of mice and men
oft go awry…
Yes, that’s me. The little mouse who had the greatest of plans to blog every.single.day this week.
And, well, we know how that went, don’t we?
Please be patient with me.
Apparently, I’m going to have to ease back into this blogging schedule. But I’m here. I have big plans. I just have to get myself settled down to write again. Life is busy and when it is busy my brain finds it hard to focus to write. But I’m feeling the tug to write, so it’s coming. And my list of things to share with you is growing… I have a page full of topics already!
Here’s a little something I was working on in December. Well, actually, the week we spent at Mom’s house. Have I mentioned before that sometimes I can get “stuck” on one thing to the exclusion of others? Well, if I haven’t, I’m confessing now.
This little obsession is actually my friend Kim’s fault. We went to a craft show together in November and they had these beautiful ruffled scarves. And all we could both say was “I can make that! Why would I pay $20+ for it?!”
And so, Kim promptly went out and bought some of the yarn and started to make them. And they were beautiful. And she made one for me for Christmas. And I thought “Hmmm, I would love to have more of these!”
And thus it began.
I got SuperMan to take me to JoAnn’s to pick up some Homespun yarn to make a scarf to match the hat I got last year at Christmas. And there they were, gazing at me from the bins – those beautiful, ruffley, sparkly yarns. And they said to me, “Take us home, please! And make something with us!”
And so I did.
And then I went back two days later and brought some more of their friends home with me.
And while the kids played and my family visited, I crocheted. Quite happily.
The best part of these is that they work up quickly. Once I got the hang of it, I could make one in about two hours. Fast results. I LIKE that!
The girls wanted their own scarves, too. Big Girl got the one with the pinks and greys. Little Bit got the one that is pink and white. The others are mine. All mine. But I’ll share if I have to…
After all, I can always make another one…
If you are interested in making one, they have super-easy instructions posted online. That’s how I figured it out.