Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The other one ~ Crocheted Rug
I opened the tote and found yarn that had a half-way crocheted dishcloth attached to it. That was the "other one" I found a few days ago.
Slumping my shoulders, and lowering my head, I felt like those pesky projects where my worst nightmare this winter. I straightened back up, smiled, and did what anyone else would do. I ripped that booger out, and wound that yarn back on.
Then I grabbed a few more colors of yarn, and got to work.
The photo doesn't really show the mix of colors, but the next day we see sunshine, I'll update this post with a better photo.
How I made it ~ I crocheted two strands of 100% cotton yarn together, using single crochet. I simply measured the width of my old rug, to make this one. I used one solid color and one variegated color each time I rotated colors I had. Each time, I varied the number of rows to create the look of the rug.
Until then, it remains cloudy here. The old rug will get washed when it warms up, and re-used in the camper, garage, or anywhere it can be. In fact, it would be perfect for the camper, to put outside, when the ground is a bit muddy or wet.
It appears that 300-some employees are either applying for loans, or sending out their resume for new jobs. So far, not one person has crossed the picket line.
Our oldest daughter is making history at her old civilian job. She took her pile of military paperwork in, and they told her they have never gone through the process of putting a soldier back on payroll after a leave. It could be a few weeks before she's back to cashing those checks. Hopefully, they'll figure out the paperwork a bit more quickly.
Hubby beat me out of bed this morning. His main goal was to fix the computer, which he did. He, however (chuckle), got the fun job of walking the wood stove ash pan out to dump (he he!).
He went out in jammies, robe and of all the things to wear out, his slippers. He stepped into the snow and fell through, not realizing the warmer temperatures melted the top layer of ice. When he fell through (snort!), he fell in the snow, tossing the ash pan (oh, this is so funny). And to top it off, lost his slipper in the snow (ha ha ha ha ha!).
At least he's laughing about it. And so are we.