Another Flood

Crochet, Personal

Hi folks,

Ugh. I have been trying to write this post for the better part of a week now, and I just have not been able to get it done. Our basement and garage flooded yet again on August 21 (Eclipse Day!) and things have just been a mess around here, both in the house and in our brains.

We had two and a half feet of water in the garage and basement. If you are keeping track at home, that is half an Annie! It is also higher than the water has ever been before, and higher than any of the stands or tables we had all of our things on to keep them from getting wet.

So, we’ve been spending the last couple of weeks cleaning up and figuring out what to do next. This is our third flood in eight years, and second within a year. We are exhausted from them, and from the worry we go through every time it rains. I’ve spent time just wandering around the house, not knowing what to do next.

Crochet has saved my sanity a few times since the 21st. I started a wrap with a giant hank of yarn I picked up at Fiber U. It was a special colorway for the show called “Ozark Sunrise” by Interlacements. I had 1,200 yards of Ozark Sunrise to work with—when I wound it into a ball it was the size of a baby’s head! Maybe even a toddler’s head. I’ve been working it into the wrap using a diagonal stitch pattern. Here’s a not so great work-in-progress photo:

The Ozark Sunrise Wrap WIP |Webster Fiber Arts

My cell phone flash photo doesn’t do the yarn justice. It is a beauty of a cotton yarn with shinier bits of rayon and nylon throughout.

I am getting close to finishing this one. I need to figure out what I am going to do for an edging on it, but that is a little bit too much for me to think about tonight.

Until next time,
Annie

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