“Um, hello? Is anybody still here?” she said while clawing her way out from under a mossy, slippery rock.
Yes, I’m crawling out from the foggy, groggy, painful, dark underworld I’ve been in the last four days, The Land of the Horrendous Neck Crick. Good Lord, that was rough. It’s finally better, but I still can’t drive because I can’t turn my head enough to the left to see. Anyway, I’m alive and here to prove it.
Ready for lots of links? I did a little crocheting…
I started this scrappy bars afghan, but I realized it was looking almost exactly like my ripple afghan (same colors) so I frogged it. You can find the free pattern HERE and see a really pretty one that Dawn made HERE. The pattern isn’t as hard as the pattern appears, and you don’t have to do any math either unless you just like doing math. I don’t know why she just didn’t write out the pattern normally. She made it harder than it needs to be (at least it seemed that way to me.) But it’s her pattern and she can do whatever she wants! Shut up, Pammy Sue! I liked doing the pattern, but the colors I chose were just too similar to something I’d already made. I’ll definitely start another one some day soon. But for now, I started this:
It’s another one of THESE. You’ll see the free pattern link there. This one is going to be various colors of blue. I thought that might look pretty done that way. So does Fletch. I’ve also changed the colored (blue) rows to two rows of DC instead of three rows of sc. Everything else is the same as the pattern. This one is BIG. It fits across my queen-size bed with about 5-6 inches of overhang on each side. I didn’t count my beginning chain. I just crocheted until it was as long as I wanted it. I may give it to one of my sons if The Captain doesn’t steal it. Every time I start a new afghan he says, “Is that for me?”
Here it is with a few more rows added. So far so good. I’m also still working on the other afghan I started using the granny ripple pattern. It’s looking really good. I just need more than one thing to work on at a time because I get bored and sore from not varying the stitches. If I change my hand motion for different stitches, it seems to help.
I made Bev’s recipe for Yeasted Cornbread in the bread machine this morning, and man was it good! We had it for lunch with a bowl of jalapeno black-eyed peas. Keeper alert!
We had planned to go to the State Fair of Texas tomorrow, but with my neck this way, we’re going to wait until next week. I’m not riding any rides, but I still don’t want to get out there and not feel well enough to enjoy myself. The main reasons I like to go are:
1) The Food, glorious food!
2) The quilt and crochet exhibits
4) Um, the FOOD! Corny dogs, here we come!