Temperature changes are NOT my friend apparently. Weather here in Juneau has been hanging around 43-ish or a little warmer for quite some time and yesterday it dropped into the 30's. My wrists are suffering, as are my forearms which slowed down my stitching.
I was using the largest hoop I have in my super cool hoop set from Michael's (I would share the link to that page but for the life of me cannot find it again) and found that it was too awkward. When I changed to a smaller hoop to do the tops of the trees section, it was better.
Today at work, still painful, but MUCH better than yesterday. I'm not confident at this point that I will finish Spooky Welcome by Halloween and I'm alright with that. I have it for next year and will still hang it up to show off until the Christmas things explode all over the house.
A second skein has not been used completely at this point. The top section of the graph has been completed and now I can turn it over and do the bottom half which is twice what the top part is!
I love the whole Gothic look to it and, pain be damned, am eager to continue ever onward!
Once this is finished, I will have quite a bit of this fabric left over and I'm already considering what I could do with it...bookmarks for my book club? Biscornu? Puzzle Ball? Some tiny Halloween thingy? Too many choices!
My GF Leah informed me yesterday that our local Joann's had been remodeled. News to me, I had just been in there not three weeks ago and it looked like a bomb had gone off in there (it ALWAYS looks like that mind you) but today at lunch I zoomed over there and was surprised. It isn't remodeled per se, just rearranged to be more open. Leah told me her shopping experience there was wonderful and people were nice but I didn't catch that vibe when I asked where they had moved the fat quarters.
The old hag told me through clenched teeth, "they are over there on the left of the tu-tus." I'm wondering if this hag is related to the even older hag at Wal Mart who likes to inform anyone within ear shot "This isn't my department" as she's cutting my fabric? Similar dispositions. Who knows.
Dang, I wandered, sorry. I did find my fat quarters (Peter Pumpkin's binding is still stupid) and some really pretty dark avocado Sulky thread to sew up my fruit bell pull with, so the trip was worth it. Those hags can be as grouchy as they like for I shall continue to stalk them within the store to ask questions or directions whether they like it or not...I'm only assuming that is their job, you know, to help people? Customer Service?
And now.....pained or not...I WILL continue with Spooky Welcome!!
Until next time.....