I have 2 trolleys. One is for yarn organizing and the other is in my closet to hold shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc. One is red and one is.. mint green. I had the red one for the yarn but felt the turquoise/green one would go with the Meadow blanket I'll be working on for months.. lol. So, I switched everything out, wiped them down and here is my finished product. I put my 2 "Lucy Bags" that I made using her design which are holding other yarn at this time.
I printed up the color sequence that Lucy created and taped it on the front of the trolley so I can keep track of the next color and then I organized all the yarn in order, too.
I started at the bottom. I will do two rows of each and then repeat them. :-)
Lucy suggested using stitch markers to keep track of the starting chain, that was very helpful. I find the counting of chains to be rather brain numbing. I had to do 198 chains for a blanket that will be 4 feet wide.
The first two rows completed. I must say the pattern is very unusual as you double crochet one and then you double crochet in the space behind it, making an X. The first row of this was rather difficult, but happily the next row you just follow the row below and it's easier.
4 rows, 2 colors done, next up is a rose pink. :-)
I might have gotten more crochet done but we were looking for a recipe and so I decided to go through and organize my box of 50 years of hand-written recipes. Interestingly I have more cookie recipes than any other, next up is main dishes.
I ran across my Mom's pancake/hotcake recipe. I thought I'd share it with you. If you make it can you let me know how it turned out? Maybe show a photo on your blog if you are a blogger?
The recipe we were looking for is for peanut butter cookies. I found a recipe I got from some children I babysat for, for a few weeks, when I was a young married woman, age 20. They turned out delicious!
We have our big meal of the day at around 3 or 4 pm, it's our lunch/dinner. Then we have a snack in the evening. This was our snack. Peanut butter is good for you, right? :-)
I ordered Dayle this new chair/stool for when he's working in the kitchen. Isn't it cute?
One of the Jadeite Junkies was selling some cute little lamps so we bought them as our house seems so dark in our long winters.
We had a similar sized lamp on our piano and I'd made a lampshade years ago to fit it.. so we put it on this lamp which I put on the table next to my easy chair. I had found an old shade, cut off the fabric, made a pattern for the paper using the wire shade base, drew a design, used a razor knife to cut the design, curled the paper to open the design, glued it to the frame, then lined it with parchment paper to soften the light, glued a narrow ribbon and then a lace edging.
The painting to the left is my grandparents small farmhouse in Oklahoma after they'd moved to town and the little house was deteriorating. I used ink from an octopus to paint it my friend sent me from Alaska, her husband had caught it in his salmon fishing net, they ate the octopus and sent me the ink. I did a whole series of octopus ink paintings. I also made the square lidded basket from cedar bark strips.
Well.. that is my story for the day. Did you have a good weekend? Do you have plans for the week? Stay well!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)