I've been doing some part-time companion care for an elderly lady since mid-summer (basically, I'm a fill-in for her regular care-giver). Well, this week the regular gal took ill and I ended up working every day (or evening) except Tuesday. I'm not complaining - I've really grown to love the woman I "keep company with" and the pay feels generous to me. BUT... When I have a week like this I realize how hard it is to get anything else done! It's all very good, but it's not my normal. And oh, my house shows it. Not that I'm a model housekeeper (I am not), but sparing you the details... it looks a bit rough here. I desperately want to declutter and vacuum and dust!
All that said... I did make something this weekend! Yes, I did.
I was inspired by Sandra at http://farmgirlsam.blogspot.com/ to get out my beads and wires and all the paraphernalia needed to make some stitch markers. And on Saturday I set up a little stitch marker factory on my dining room table.
I made some fun and funky ones:
And then I decided it would be really clever of me to make some autumny-looking ones:
I know these look like two pictures of the same markers, but they're actually two different sets.
And since Christmas is right around the corner, I decided I might as well make me some holiday-inspired stitch markers:
And lastly, I decided to make some knitting stitch markers because well... I haven't given up completely on the idea of knitting something substantial enough that some knitting stitch markers will be a necessity.
Granted, they are not the most sophisticated-looking, but I can't get over how easy these were to make:
And that's pretty much it, folks. I crocheted just a bit in the evenings on my Leaping Stripes and Blocks blanket, but it looks essentially the same as it did last Sunday, so I don't see a point in taking a picture.
This week I hope to catch up some on my Last Dance squares, and maybe even finish a WIP. Big talk, I know. Check back here next week to see what I actually manage to accomplish.
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