Friday, March 10, 2023

National Crochet Month

 Just when we thought we were done with the rain, more is on it's way.  Today was sunny and almost 70.  It finally a nice day to sit outside and have my coffee.  I'm glad I got it in while I could.  Rain tonight, tomorrow and Saturday.  A couple of days off and  rain again.  The prediction isn't for anything too drenching here, but the warmer storm is trouble for the mountains that are still trying to get dug out.  Rain on top of all that snow can  make roofs collapse and a danger of avalanches.

I am busy on the next Molly book which turns out to be due earlier than I realized.  What's making it harder is I got some kind of super cold.  I don't get sick that often and usually it's over in a few days.  But this has been going on for almost two weeks. I took two Covid tests and both were negative.  I finally went to Urgent Care yesterday which was exhausting.  It took over two hours to finally see a nurse practioner who frankly seemed to be having a bad day.  She spent about five minutes with me, declared my lungs clear which was good news, and then dismissed me by saying that everybody is sick and its taking longer for them to get well.  So, it's just wait it out.  Unfortunately, there has been sort of brain fog that came with it.  I can't wait for that to go.

It's National Crochet Month.  I'd like to celebrate by finishing some projects that have been sitting next to my couch for too long.  The Crochet Guild is sponsoring a crochet-a-long to make a fairy doll.  I'd love to take part. We'll see.


Patty said...

Good morning -- Sorry to hear you are not feeling well -- hope you're better soon. It is true that a lot of people are sick -- my daughter, a 4th grade teacher, says so many teachers are out. They all seem to be getting the same advice as you -- lots of rest and just wait it out. Too bad the nurse practitioner wasn't more pleasant.

I didn't realize it's National Crochet Month -- hurray!! I'm certainly doing my part to celebrate -- crocheting several hours each day. I consider it my job now -- I'm retired, my little condo doesn't take much time to keep spic and span, and I've never been one to be out and about a lot so crocheting is good use of my time. The Project Linus coordinator has requested more afghans in boy-friendly colors and larger sizes -- I finished one yesterday is shades of gray, ranging from very pale to almost black. Did the cross stitch pattern. It's the second I've done with that yarn -- very nice.

Good luck with the Molly book -- when will it be out?

I'm having lunch today with my son and grandson -- always a fun time.

Take care --

Sally Morrison said...

Gray weather and a cold isn't a good combination. Hoping sunshine and clear sinuses come your way soon.

Though I'm not experiencing winter doldrums I am kind of bored with my crochet project. Time for a trip to JoAnn's for some new ideas.

Hope your week is great!

Linda O. Johnston said...

Sorry to hear about your cold, Betty. But enjoy National Crochet Month as much as you can!

Betty Hechtman said...

Patty, what a nice way ti celebrate National Crochet Month. I bet the boys that get your blankets will be thrilled. It's raining and deeply gloomy here which doesn't help my spirits. I think crocheting would be a good thing to do.

The Molly books will be out in August. Finally, today, the words started falling off my fingers which definitely made me feel better.

Nice that you're having lunch with your son and grandson. Always nice.

Betty Hechtman said...

Sally, I hope the sun shows up soon. Good idea to go to JoAnns. It's always exciting to see what's new in yarn.

Betty Hechtman said...

Linda you're dealing with the gloom, too. I hope you don't have any problem with the rain. I'm hoping crocheting will cheer me up.