Crocheted some during Hurricane Florence

Well, I survived the hurricane though I wouldn’t recommend riding out a slow moving (2 mph) level two storm to the faint of heart. It kept sounding like our siding was peeling off, or our roof was getting ready to fly off, or that our windows were about to be blown in. Or that any second one of the trees in our yard might crush our apartment or our car. And we had water pouring down out of our living room light fixture, fortunately I moved the zomkins before they got soaked and stuck an empty ice chest under the leak to catch the water. We were without power for a week and it was miserable hot and humid. So, it was too humid to papier-mache’, too humid to paint rocks, nothing would dry because of the humidity. So, I’ve been working on a crocheted scarf while it was daylight so I could see what I was doing.20180922_201305 (2)The variegated yarn is: 302 Kaleidoscope from Red Heart. It is a worsted-weight acrylic so the humidity didn’t affect it. The other yarn is: 0002 Black, Luster Sheen also from Red Heart and is a sport-weight acrylic and both yarns worked together (held together) as one yarn. I used a Boye size N/15-10.00 MM aluminum crochet and I’m working this in single crochet in the back-loop so the fabric made won’t be ultra stiff. It is twenty-three stitches across with one turning chain to start each new row. This was basically something to focus on so I wouldn’t totally freak out over all the alarming sounds our apartment was making during the storm and something to do while waiting for the electricity to come back on. At the very least I will have an interesting looking scarf when I finish it, that I can wear this winter and hopefully I’ll have enough yarn to make a matching hat.

And before the storm actually got here I gave Baby Boo some teeth, worked on the other zomkin’s eyes and started a spider.20180922_201430 (2)So, I haven’t been totally sitting on my hands before, during or after the storm. When the apartment dries out a little more from the humidity I will get seriously back to work on the zomkins, the spider and the squirrel. I hope everyone who chose to ride out the storm is okay and that their houses are okay or fixable. And to the ones who evacuated I hope you get home soon and that your belongings are okay and/or fixable. And I hope everyone gets their power back on soon. Crafting in one form or another is very good for steadying your nerves while going through rough times, I can’t recommend it enough, it is very soothing and takes your mind off what you are going through. So I hope you all are doing well and have a great rest of your weekend. Happy crafting!

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