I ended up totally being a liar about finishing that Sampler Blanket. I just could never face all those ends! I sewed in a few inches of them, and then I abandoned it. I had nothing else to work on except that scrap blanket for the Captain, so I started this shawl last night. I found the pattern and purchased it on Ravelry last night. The way I started out, I thought I would never be able to memorize the pattern and it would be a pain in the arse, but a couple of rows before the point pictured, I had it down. Not as hard as I thought. This is such a pretty pattern. There is another totally different section crocheted after this one gets to be about 30 rows, and then a pretty border. I'm using some Deborah Norville Serenity Garden Sock in Roses, which I had 4 skeins of in my stash. I have all weekend to do pretty much what I want since the Captain is working until late Sunday afternoon. Barring an emergency of some kind, this is what I plan on doing.
I have no idea why I'm showing you this, but I thought Nicole Richie's dress was so pretty this morning when I saw her on Kelly & Michael. That yellow was gorgeous on her with her olive complexion, and it was so flowie and pretty. I like her boho style most of the time. But her hair looked like crap today. I think she just got up and brushed it and that was it. Ew. You need a pretty do with that dress, girl!
Eli and Fletch staring at the Captain while he ate...
Eli: "Fletch, you are not looking cute enough! It's not working! Look cuter and let's see if Momma will give us a bite."
They know a softie when they see one.
My boy, Fletch. I love him.
Okay, I'll stop boring you with my dog pictures.
Now I'll bore you with something else.
I've spent the last five days cleaning out my master closet. OMG, I am so messy! It really has taken me this long to finally get through everything and condense it down to several bags of donations and several bags of crap for the garbage. What was left was boxed up or hung up or basketed up and arranged neatly. I moved a dresser in there for some folded clothes and such, and bought a couple of shoe racks for the shoes I wear most often. The rest of my shoes are in plastic shoe boxes tagged with the contents and placed on a shelf.
On top of all that, I also found a place for every scrap of my yarn stash. It's either under beds in plastic boxes, or in a dresser in the spare bedroom (yes, the whole dresser is full of yarn now), or it's in some bin shelving in the master bedroom. Good Lord. So everything is put up nice and neat. The problem is there's no room for one more single thing, None! If we buy something, something we already have has to go. Thems the rules! (I give it three weeks before things start making their way out to the dining room table or a corner of the room. LOL.)
So I've been away from the blog, but I've been productive. It must be nearing spring. We had an 87-degree day earlier in the week. Time to clean the back porch!