Did I mention busy?
That’s what we’ve been the last couple of months. We survived the move to the Great State of Texas (they are incredibly proud of it around here) relatively unscathed. The first day of 100+ degree temps- the day we crossed the border, actually- I missed Colorado for about three seconds. That all changed when a woman stopped me in the middle of the grocery store and we talked for five minutes about mayonnaise. That probably seems odd to you, but for a born and raised Southerner, it’s a sign that you’re home. Considering it also snowed in Denver today, the first week of October, I don’t think we’ll be missing Colorado for quite a while.
I’ll be the first to admit that there are parts of Austin that are NOTHING like any part of the South you may have ever been to in your life. However, if you know where to look, you can easily get away from the hipster super liberals that they tell you scary stories about in other parts of Tey-hass. We kind of like them, so we don’t tend to run from them often.
The highlight of moving here, besides the barbeque, has been the day an older gentleman in full on cowboy boots and ten gallon cowboy hat tipped said hat in my direction and said “Howdy, ma’am” in the middle of Hobby Lobby. I felt like we’d officially arrived.
So, like I said, the temperature was well over 100 for about three weeks in a row, and still hasn’t gotten below 92 most days. Add to that having both my and Smee’s parents visiting for a couple of weeks at a time, and I haven’t had a lot of time to play with the yarn. The last week or so I’ve gotten back in the swing of things, mostly because we’re taking a vacation to Disney World in a couple of weeks and will be attending the MIckey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party dressed as Snow White (Moose) and the Seven Dwarves (Me, Smee, Granna, Poppa, Uncle Boppy, Pete and Repeat, whom you’ll see a picture of soon), and I’ve been charged with making seven dwarf hats and beards. For the hats, I’ve been using an adaption of this slouch hat pattern from Crazy Sock Crochet, which is FREE, and the best basic slouch I’ve found. The beards are a lot of trial and error. I’ll be sure to post pics of the finished product when we get back!
A few of the other projects I’ve been working on:
I got on a coffee cozy kick for about a week. I listed this one in my Etsy shop. No bites, so far. Actually, it’s the only thing in my Etsy shop right now. I’m not sure I’m going to stick with that. I’ve been making some sales, but have had far more luck with Facebook than Etsy. Also, by not using Etsy, I’m saving on fees.
Another crazy idea I had- let’s make cowls when it’s hot enough to fry eggs on the sidewalk! I doubt I’ll ever need this here, but I got quite a few inquiries about them from the folks in Denver today. Oh, and yeah, that’s me, sweating profusely. You probably don’t want to buy that one.
Speaking of cowls, I did the unthinkable. I made one for the newly one year old Moose. It screams pretentious, but darn it, I think she’s awfully cute in it. The next few photos are totally indulgent parent, so you may want to skip them. You’ve been warned.
If nothing else, I have cute talent that works for graham crackers to model my stuff.
If you’re not into baby couture, perhaps doggy couture is more your style. Charles the Dog thinks it’s excellent.
Of course, there have also been a few hats.
And finally, a few baby shower gifts for Baby Beaver Bever (not his real name):
You know, now that I think about it, I may have been a little busier than I initially thought. What have you been working on lately?