Posted by: 1craftyboy | January 8, 2008

Scrap Heap

Okay,I’m not in a really good place mentally right now,so I’ve had to put away the Double Irish Chain afghan until I’m in a better place because it’s just way too much to have to think about. So yesterday I pulled out all my scrap yarns and started an afghan using them. I grabbed my “J” hook and just chained until I was happy with the length. I got 250 chains total. After that,I made one simple rule: I close my eyes,jam my hand into the scrap basket,and pull out a yarn. Whatever I pull out has to be the one used. I single crochet 1 row only of each color as pulled out. I also only work with the right side facing,and am working the piece so that it’s self fringing. Oh,it’s also worked side to side. So far it looks like this…

I am still working on my “sit at the computer” socks. One is completed and the other one is half way through the gusset. The only other thing that I did that’s a bit different is that instead of grafting the toes shut,I used a 3 needle bind off. I think I saw Priscilla Gibson-Roberts do this somewhere.

Other news is that I had a job interview today. It went well and I am supposed to start tomorrow at 9 A.M. The only thing is that it’s telemarketing…which I guess is okay when you really have no other real options…but the bad part is that it’s completely done on commission. So I don’t know if I’ll be going in. I’m going to talk to my Mom about it and see what she says. I’ve got to do something because,like I said,I’m not in a good place. I’m starting to get very depressed,have no pride or self-esteem,can’t deal with the fact that I’m not self-sufficient,and am starting to feel a little…I don’t know.

Anyway,I did do a little bit on the DIC afghan,and this is where it’s at so far…

So that’s it far now. I’ll be back later!

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Responses

  1. I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling so down. I’m inclined to say give the job a try. Better than stewing and worrying. You can look for something better in the meanwhile. But I don’t really have enough information to properly evaluate, so go with what feels right to you. You socks and afghans are all looking great.


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