Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New project idea

Good morning all of my dear friends in yarn.  I just got back from taking DD to school.  It's pea soup fog out there.  Slow going to be sure - except for the people that didn't notice that you couldn't see!  Or maybe they did and did not care.  I don't know.

I doubt that many of you know that I am also into herbs.  I make teas and infusions and medicines.  I think it's a wonderful way to support your health.  I'll make 2 or 3 quarts and maybe a pint or 2 of all different things all at the same time.  I have to say that a towel wrapped around the jars looks pretty awful on the counter.

So - I think my newest project will be canning jar covers.  Acrylic is a must for holding in the heat.  I played with the idea of cotton for a moment or 2 but cotton won't hold the heat like a nice afghan yarn will.

It's so wonderful to have an idea bouncing around inside my head again!  whoohooo

I mentioned in my last post that recovering from surgery is slow going.  Just going to a doctor's visit is enough to put me out for 2 days.  It's being upright that gets me - whether it's sitting or standing.  Walking is a little better but not by much.

So - I have my yarns collected and waiting at the foot of my recliner.  I have the basic pattern in my head already.  Now to think about the best ways to dress it up.

I do have to say - it's wonderful to me that my thoughts are returning to yarn today!


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