So recently I decided I needed a footstool. I'd been scouring the local Goodwills (there are quite a few in Portland) with no luck. Eventually, I decided to stop in a consignment shop on MLK called Reviva, where, outside, I found a simple, though 70's-revival-ugly footstool.
Since I have been crocheting my little heart out on my blanket, I decided to attempt a cover for my stool. Considering I made up how to make this round, I think its coming out quite well ---look out for a picture of a finished project soon!
Beer and movies keep me craftin'
Sadly, another project of mine has seen little attention in nearly a year. My visual diary, which I hoped to completely fill before I leave this city, has been quite ignored. Hopefully I will return to it soon.
Winter continues, but I am coping better. I'm drinking more tea than ever, working on that crochet blanket every night (while watching Downton Abbey), and reading again. I woke up to a bright window this morning --- not from sun, but from snow. It has since melted, but the snow always makes winter seem more bearable.
One dissapointment: although I love my sewing machine very much, I am sad that it is unwilling to sew through elastic and two layers of fabric without jamming up. I am trying to repair a dress with a waist that is just an inch or two too small, and my little green machine has foiled my plans. I may take the oh-so-tedious hand-sewing route...
Last night Brad, our roommate Spencer, and I went to Sky High Sports (we didn't end up going for Valentine's) and did some leaping for leap day. Though the $10 is a little steep, I'd suggest anyone go.