Good afternoon! Just a few pictures to sum up activities from the past few days.
A chemo-cap mid-blocking. I made it with handspun silk and modified a pattern that I found on Ravelry by adding a second lace edge.
A nifty little oak chair I picked up for $5.00 at an estate sale. It needed a little glue in the joints to tighten it up, but otherwise it’s in great condition.
A very large, hand crocheted table-cloth I picked up at the same estate sale where I bought the chair.
A detail picture of the table-cloth. I can’t imagine someone spending so much time, not to mention money for materials, to make something this lovely, only to have it end up being sold for a few measly dollars at a sale.
A3 dressed as the Cheshire Cat and posing for tea-party pictures. She is wearing the fingerless mitts that I knitted for A2’s Christmas present.
A2 as the Mad Hatter at the same mock tea party. It was a rainy day and they were bored.
A linen scarf I made using a drop stitch lace pattern.
Any guesses as to what is pictured above? One week ago I would have been stumped for an answer.
The lime-green device is to help people locate Geocaches. Geocaching is kind of like a GPS-assisted treasure hunt. The red-covered pill bottle holds the geocache record sheet. The containers holding the sheet can be as small as a watch battery, or bigger than a bread box. Sometimes small items to be used as swaps are included. My friend, Karen, does this as a hobby with her children. I’d never heard of it before she took me on this adventure with her. I don’t think I will take this up as a pastime. Not having a GPS device or a smart phone would make it a bit more challenging than I’m willing to put up with. And if truth be told, I expect fanfare and chocolate for my efforts. I think we found 4 or 5 while she was down. I can’t remember the exact number. When we get together again I might tag along for more searches.
That is about all I’ve got. All of the major life-changing events we have planned are on hold. It’s quite frustrating, but everything is completely out of our control. Cheers!