Monday, October 3, 2016

Been busy, but what do I have to show for it?

  I seem to have had one of those months where you feel like you have been really busy, but when you try and think of all the things you got done from it, you draw a blank.  One of the things I know I have done but can't show much proof here is practicing my motorcycle riding skills.
  I have been learning how to and practicing my kumihimo skills.  I liked the fact that the only thing I really had to buy was the disk.  I already have a bunch of different cords and tons of beads.

  The very top one was the first beaded one I have ever tried.  The one below it is a half-round braid with beads.  It and the one below it are future Christmas presents.  The light blue spiral one isn't all the way done yet.  The one coming out of the disk was an idea I had.  Though the cords were not long enough to cover all of it, I think I can make it work.

  I did manage to get one thing done and all the ends woven in.  Here is the cowl you saw me working on back during Rolling Thunder.  I really like the pattern and I might have to make myself one.

  In this picture you can kind of see where the cat had snagged it while trying to play with the bag.  I tried to fix it, but I have yet to become skilled at fixing snags.

If you are wondering what cat I am talking about, take a look at this mug below:
  This is Tank.  He turned 3 in late August and likes to help me untie my shoes and clear off tables.  He is also helping me type right now by resting his head on my hands.  He has a high pitched meow that doesn't hint at all the ways he can find to get himself into trouble.  He also likes to be held while on your lap and being bounced like a small child.
  We got him after a friend had to move back home and his mom is very allergic to cats.  It was really stressing him out having to worry how this fur-ball would do in a shelter, so we took him.  He has definitely taken over the house.