Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Two Tuesday

Source: hooksandyarns.blogspot.com

Two Things I'm Grateful For:

1. The warmth of a crochet afghan. Our furnace is keeping the house between 64-68 degrees despite its setting. It's nice to curl up under the afghan on the couch or one I'm still working on. It takes the chill off.

2. Tim's willingness to be my chauffeur. This requires some explaining: During our move, I was in a car accident. No serious injury to me and none to the baby, thank God. And no other drivers involved, just me and a guardrail. But my car was totaled, leaving us with one vehicle. Tim's old pickup is temperamental and a stick shift. Even if I knew how to drive it, the gas it would take for me to drive him back and forth to work every day (20 miles one way) would be astronomical. There's no bus service in DeSoto and we're not within walking distance of anything. So, Monday through Thursday I'm homebound until he gets home at 5:30. But no matter how tired he is (his day starts at 4 am), he's always willing to take me wherever I need or want to go. And on his days off, he insists on us going somewhere fun just to get away from the house. He's kept my cabin fever to a minimum :-)

Two Patterns I Think Are Neat:

1. One Skein Pet Bed
This looks like a great stashbuster. Quick and easy to make. I'd need to make 3 for the cats and then figure out how to make a super large one for the dog. This would make a nice donation for the Snuggles Project, too.

2. Crochet Daffodil
This'll add color to the gray winter days. We can't have real flowers right now; how about crocheted ones?

 Don't forget! If you want to be entered in the giveaway for 7 skeins of Canada Knitters Yarn (navy blue), leave a comment on Monday's post. The drawing will be Saturday.

Thanks for reading!
Blessings :-)

Today's Inspiration

Source: http://positivelifequote.blogspot.pt/2014/01/my-to-do-list-for-today.html
Source: http://web.stagram.com/p/395147767145829547_237480260
Or two, or three, or twelve....


  1. I also love my crochet blanket. I am a "linus" sort, it goes from bedroom to couch with me. I had to laugh at second graphic so true.. Stay warm.

  2. Thanks for the link for the pet bed.


    1. You're welcome :-) I know you have a lot of furbabies to possibly make beds for!

  3. Sorry to hear about your car being totaled - and I'm very glad to hear that you were not hurt. Take care. :)

  4. I make crocheted pet beds too...but use 3 skeins and a giant hook to make it go faster. I'll check that pattern out too!

    1. That would make a nice, thick bed. What pattern do you use?