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Busy Hands

February 13th, 2014

As you know, we’ve been watching the Olympics.  I’m not one to sit around and do nothing, even if I’m watching TV.  I like to keep my hands busy doing something. Usually it’s writing and working on my computer that keep my hands busy, but all the cozy hats people are wearing at the events made me want to crochet.  Luckily I scored some lovely yarn at one of my favorite yarn stores on Tuesday.  I set to work last night working on a hat for a friend.
crocheted hat
It turned out just how I had hoped, a beautiful mix of colors and textures.  Araucania Liwen yarn was used in two different colors crocheted together since the pattern used a chunky yarn (here’s the pattern in case anyone is interested).  I need to make  a pompom for the top and then send it off.  It’s too bad I didn’t finish it sooner, my friend would have been able to put this hat to good use during the cold weather in the midwest.   At least she’ll have it for many years to come.

What’s your favorite busy work to do when you don’t want to waste time? 

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.