I’m going to make an afghan for my niece’s baby, so I ordered the yarn, which happened to be on sale. Well, to get free shipping, you need to order $50 - yeah, I ordered more. But I had a 25% off coupon which meant I needed to order at least $67 worth to get free shipping. Bottom line, I’m getting 24 skeins in assorted colors. Because yarn.
Since everyone in the family already got multiple afghans over the years, I’ll be making more for a local nursing home. Once upon a time, I thought about making them to sell, but even if I figured my time at $3/hr, adding that to the cost of materials brings a good-sized afghan into the $200 neighborhood, and nobody around here wants to pay that much. So I donate and don’t feel unappreciated. Because I’m nice, dammit!
Now, I need to figure out the pattern for the future grand-nephew. She wanted an Oriole theme. I printed a couple of simple drawings of orioles on graph paper. I’ll have to simplify a bit further, but I think I can make it work. Wish I was a competent artist so I could draw my own…
It didn’t get nearly as hot as promised today, but I still closed up the house because someone who lives here is a big baby when it’s warmer than about 75°. Maybe the temps will drop next week.
I think it’s time to log off and have some chillage. Maybe I’ll be up early enough to start us off tomorrow, unless someone else is inspired. I’m not inspired - I just don’t like waiting to see if anyone else will do it first. So, here’s your chance to save yourselves from whatever inanity I see fit to use in the morning. Jump in there and get us started before 6 of the AM, Eastern Time.
For now, TA!!!