Isn’t this just the way of things. I’m finally free of study and essays and pracs and placements and what do I do? Tackle all the unfinished projects? Get stuck into something lovely and new and marvellous? Heck no! I’ve been dithering.
Dithering with yarn. Dithering with thrifted wool and embroidery thread. Dithering with dolls. Dithering with Abby. Actually that’s not true. Abby never dithers. She throws herself into new projects and gets them done whizz bang. And reading. I’ve been doing lots of flopping on the sofa and whiling away the hours with novel after novel.
:: sigh :: Maybe I needed this little wind down period. Maybe next week, I’ll be all revved up to write a to do list and do, do, do.
Until then, dithering it is.
:: luscious alpaca stitches that are dreaming of being a shawl when they grow up ::
:: ha! this wasn’t a dither – started and finished the boy’s toque in one day! ::
However, I win the award for the most innovative use of a tampon …
The girlie had left the stuffing opening in a silly spot … lower outside leg. Let me tell you how hard it was to stuff the lower arms from this angle. I gave up on knitting needles very quickly. Then the brain wave hit. Short. Right diameter. Nice and fim. Rounded tip. Perfect for pushing stuffing into wee dolly arms. Until I managed to wodge it in there and realised … why am I wasting my time pushing stuffing in here when I could just push the jolly tampon in and be done with it!
Abby flatly – melodramatically and all teenagey and all – refused to let me leave it in there. It went something like this … “WHAT THE FLIBBERGIT HAVE YOU JUST STUFFED INTO THE DOLL’S ARM!!!!!!!! THAT’S NOT A TAMPON IS IT!!!!!!!!! MY DOLL CANNOT GO AROUND WITH TAMPONS STUFFED INTO HER ARMS!!!!!! GET IT OUT NOW!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE SO EMBARRASSING!!!!!!!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU DID THAT!!!!!! DAD!!!! MUM’S COMPLETELY CRAZY!!!!!!!”
I thought it was genius. So we had to extricate the tampon. But it still made a good arm stuffer ;-) And the next time I make a dolly with wee arms, guess what’s going to be in the bottom of them!