Yesterday was the Democratic primary for 3 positions in Virginia and I spent the day working at the polling station. I did this the first time for the last presidential election and I really enjoy doing it. Unfortunately the turnout was abysmal (as expected for a single party primary) so we were all quite bored. We had 82 voters in a precinct with over 1400 registered voters. There were 5 of us working and we all got lots of reading in and I finished off this hat that will be donated as a chemo hat. It's a 15 hour day so I was almost straight to bed by the time I got home.
Back to the hat. The yarn is Flecks from Michaels. I had been hearing a lot about and I caught it on sale and picked up this skein. I like buying single skeins and trying them out with hats. Then I can figure out if it's something I want more of. This yarn is really soft so it would be great for shawls, hats and scarves. I've seen it made up into a pretty swing-style tank top too. I think it made a pretty chemo hat and I have enough for at least 2 more. It's pretty splitty so I don't know if I'd buy more of it but I'm glad I bought some to try out.
I think this brings my total number of hats to 6 for the year and I finally feel like I'm starting to understand hat making, so that's good. I'm also glad that I have a place to donate them.
My hand is starting to get better so I'm doing a little bit of crochet every day. I'll have to avoid doing hours of crochet every day again. I did love sitting down after dinner and doing crochet until bed time. Now I'm working puzzles and piecing. I'm going to try a turmeric-based anti-inflammatory to see if that helps. The problem is all inflammation but I can't take ibuprophen or other drugs. I hear good things about tumeric/cumin but I'll need to try it for myself. I have discovered that, as with most things, the good brands are not inexpensive.
I would hate sitting around for a boring day like that - I can never understand people complaining about their candidates but not taking the time to vote - although a lot are not declared one party or another so I'm not sure what the option is.
6/9/2021 12:35:57 pm
Cute hat. I think it is great you search for answers to your inflammation...my outlook is to not give up with health issues but sometimes it does get discouraging.
6/10/2021 07:33:30 am
The hat is pretty, but a yarn the splits easily makes crochet a lot slower and more fussy.
6/10/2021 08:28:44 am
The hat turned out very nice.
6/11/2021 10:17:21 am
Pretty shade of blue. Not a yarn I've tried as there isn't a Michaels anywhere near me. As for the election turnout - I've long thought that voting should be mandatory for all. Not a popular opinion I'm sure, but it would certainly cut out the fear some people have to go to the polling stations in some of the more radical areas.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.