Yeah... Fall, Blood Moon, stupid freaking politics, and making!
Since it's getting cooler, there are bits of making that go with that... Like knitting and crochet!
I finally located a vintage pattern of a crocheted pineapple motif and I tested it last night and this morning. It's been a couple of years since I crocheted much and this pattern has given me the chance to do it. It's not pretty, fresh from the hook but it does let me know I can still do it. I'll post that shortly in all it's curled up glory or at least try to get that straightened out some so it's flattened enough to show the pattern.
With that cooler weather, I've gone back to my loom knitting and gotten two more scarves done for Etsy. All acrylic yarns save maybe one or two in wool or a wool blend. I promised myself to work on getting ten more done to add to the many already completed. I might knit some long hand and arm warmers to match some of those scarves. Possibly some hats and head warmers.
Paper piecing has come onto my radar of things to do. While I don't profess to be an expert save on crochet hooks, it's just something else I can do while the weather goes nasty wet. I hate wet weather. Too much time in Seattle has seen to that and caused me to spread what I do to the sort of things I do now.
So politics... Yes, that time of year where you just can't have a moment without politicians calling, or showing up on the boob tube and making more promises they will never keep. Not keen on going to eat and having more politics in my face. Whatever happened to having a conversation with the other people at your table? Hubby and I had a great discussion on how work was going, the progress of his particular projects, and *gasp* that he was smexors. Yeah, past cool word to say "hey sexy baby..." Just don't expect me to do it all Gangman style. Since politics gets my blood boiling, I avoid it as much as possible. Since the pope has stuck his nose into it, I'm really avoiding it and anything close to it.
As to the blood moon, I'll wait and see what happens there. Most doomsayers were pushing the 23rd as the end of the world, but one could say that everyday is the end of the world as we know it. It gives the promise of a whole new day when tomorrow comes. If an asteroid or comet or space junk has to rain down on us, at least I have something new to carve, mold, model, or incorporate into the next hooks I make.
Since I didn't say much about it before, I will end with pallets. Those wonderful collections of wood that beg to be taken and upcycled and are generally tossed into landfills or burned or ground into mulch... I'm really learning to love pallets. I want more that I can make with. Some "little" work space out of the weather where I can pot my plants, get seeds started and make a mess that I can sweep up with a shopvac not worrying about dust and wood curls getting into the furniture or getting spread through the house.
So the word is pallets. Get to know them. Get to working with them. Get excited about them.