Monday, April 28, 2014

One A Day, a kick start...

Last week we were on Spring Break and for the first time in a looong time, had nothing major planned other than driver's ed for Kaela!

After doing much weeding and mulching to put the landscaping to bed for the summer, I decided to finish work on Ginger's marker.  I started it the week after she died and was the perfect project because it would take about a week to finish.
But then I looked at it and I decided I hated it.   I hate everything about it.  I hate the size and I told Matt to throw it out.  He won't.  He said to wait.  So did everyone else.  So now, it sits on the floor in the dining room and every time I look at it, I think of how much I hate it.

Soooo, I decided I HAD to do something to jump start my creativity and turned to Pinterest.   I thought if I could just try a new pin each day during break, I'd get moving.   

On Good Friday, I met a co-worker for a little crochet and hot cocoa at Starbucks.  

I didn't actually work on a project, I just practiced going from knit stitch to purl stitch.  For some reason, the transition between those two isn't easy for me.  

While there, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher came walking in.  I noticed them only because I was at the table right by the door.  They blasted through the doors so quickly that many people didn't even notice. (Quite frankly, celebrity sightings are pretty common here because of all the filming done in Louisiana. Because of that, most people don't freak out when they see a celebrity.  Furthermore, both of them had been seen the day before at a Winn-Dixie.)
Anyway, about midway to the back, a barista SCREAMED out "It's MILA!"  And everyone started looking around.  Thankfully, most didn't do anything, just continued drinking and eating like usual.  My friend and I didn't skip a beat (we're cool like that.)

On their way out, Mila did check out my octopus cozy, yep...I'm sooooo cool.  (Seriously, I think if she'd looked at me, I would have flung it at her.  Hahaha.)
Sadly though, some lady was CHASING them by now trying to get a photo.  Cracked me up.  Like if you were preggers and had just barfed your guts up in a Starbucks bathroom, would you want to take a "candid" photo with a lunatic chasing you with her cell phone?  NO.  The answer is NO.

So back to the pin thing.  My first two days I spent making a Solomon's Knot scarf.  I found the pattern on pinterest and really liked it.  I did not make the same scarf, I made mine into an infinity scarf.  But the stitch is there, along with a different scarf.   (The link is below this post.)
It is also called a love knot.  Pretty.  

and here is the finished scarf.  I used 2 skeins of the Noro yarn I talked about in this post.

It is beautiful!  The photo doesn't do it justice but I took the picture late at night because I couldn't wait.   I like it so much, I started another.  Maybe that photo will be better....

Lover's knot 


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I didn't even know those two were a couple or that she is supposedly expecting a baby. Of course, I've never been a celebrity kinda person. I lived in Slidell for years and never saw one. Or maybe I did and just didn't know it. Ha! What's wrong with Ginger's marker? Is it just not turning out as nicely as you would like? Give it time. The right inspiration will come to you. No reason to rush. The scarf is lovely. I've seen that stitch used on glass jars, too, but haven't tried it. Much prefer just to make things up as I go along, like with the rocks I crochet. Have a great week. Tammy

jillytacy said...

The scarf is lovely! Hopefully this is a start to getting your creative mojo back.
Your celebrity sighting story is funny. I haven't seen many celebrities. I don't think I'd be so cool, I'd probably freak out.

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