Friday, July 22, 2016

Fungus Among Us and Some Mimi and Some Crochet

A mushroom walks into a bar. The bartender looks at him and says 'Hey, we don't serve mushrooms in here!". The mushroom replies "Why not? I'm a real fungi".

I don't quite get why mushrooms are growing in our yard when it's hot hot hot outside, but they are really creepy.
They start out in the traditional mushroom shape and then all of a sudden explode into this big icky nasty thing. I have to put my garden gloves on when I pull them out of the yard because I just can't touch them with my bare hands.

I have been to Hobby Lobby quite a few times lately, spending way way way too much money. They have a wonderful lightweight cotton yarn that is so soft and makes beautiful coasters. I've also seen blanket squares made from this type of cotton so will probably try a blanket one of these days. The last time I was over there, again spending way too much money because I got a skein of the cotton in almost every color they carry, which they have a huge amount to choose from, and saw these big plastic totes that were on sale for 80% off. They were only $7.98 to begin with so after the discount I got two totes for something like $3.40. I was thinking they would be great for putting my ball or skein of yarn in as I crochet so it's not rolling around the floor gathering cat and dog hairs on it. They do work very well for that purpose so far and also just for toting around the yarn, but Mimi thought they looked like a good thing to sit in. They are tall so when she first tried to get in one she got her body stuck inside the handle. I helped her get unstuck and put her down inside the tote where she sat for a while until she got bored.

These are the coasters I've been working on and have put into my Etsy shop. I got a new pattern yesterday for a round daisy coaster so those will be going into the shop soon too. I've also been working on some dishcloths and face scrubbies, getting a little obsessed with them because they work up so fast and easy.

 These are a bit oversized, not your traditional just barely fit a cup on type coasters.

And here is a picture of Millie looking kind of sad and sitting on Keith's pants as he was getting ready to go to work the other day. She gets downright depressed when he leaves for work but is the happiest dog you've ever seen when he comes back home.