Monday, February 02, 2015

Mondays Aren't 4 Everyone


NOTE: I'm writing the 2nd book of this series and all of my books incorporate some of my experiences, like learning how to crochet, etc. Here's what happened today...

It's a true Monday. We should exchange that word for Murphy's Law Day...

1. My coffeemaker died at 4a this morning. I dug out this old stovetop dude, but I don't like to use it. I try to use automatic stuff, like slow cookers, because I get into writing and the first thing... Well, you know--stuff boils over and there is a mess. I do not like this stovetop thing because you have to know how long to perk it or you get yuck.
2. My HP Laserjet wants to die, too. They're companions, I guess, mated for life. It's the old box type, and this time, I may not be able to unclog it. IMHO, laserjets are the way to go, so far as B&W pure print.

To me, all this is illogical when we're approaching Valentine's Day. We should be cruising into smoothness, not the Love Boat or anything, but things should just Work! However, that is where writers get those Twists, so I guess it's okay.

BTW, I crocheted the mat beneath the perker. I'm just learning basics. It was an experiment to see how far two balls of dishcloth Sugar and Cream balls would go.  (More yuck coffee.) I actually use a lot of whatever I'm doing in my books, and I have that experience. BTW, have you ever seen a movie where the actress does not know how to knead dough?? Shudder.

The cap was on my list for the coming fall/winter, but somehow I decided to try it. (I'm a list-maker, goal-setter.) My friend, Caro, tells me "Stories" about how to do certain stitches, etc. I'm up to 2 stitches now. :) Caro is a real crochet guru. She thinks I can put ears on this, or change the yarn to make a border, or put a bow on it, or...

This is a man's size cap, but I tried it on and I have a lot of hair to fill it, so it fits me. Or I just have a big man's head. Edit that to read: man's big head. See how critical editing is? :)

Note to Self: Oh, please get a good coffeepot today. It's winter and you have plenty of TP and coffee, writer's essentials, and food, of course. When it snows, you should be holding a good tasting cup of coffee while you're looking out the window.

Back to the Cap, of which I am most proud. Caro gave me many Good Job pats. :) I used a YouTube video which also has the same cap, done in children's and women's sizes.

What I do not like about crocheting is that you have to count. This was my first counting experience. I am learning to read crochet lingo like SC=single chain etc. If you've ever tried to read a pattern, you'll know why I resorted to YouTube and an iPad that pauses for me to catch up. (Caro uses patterns. I must drive her nuts, but she is very patient.)

NOTE: DO NOT EVER, ever try that Magic Circle crochet deal if you are a novice like me. Ever. No Way.

So expect to see crocheting pop up in one of my books, like the one I'm writing now :)


Kathy G. said...

I suggest a Bunn coffee maker, they last a long time and make it in two minutes! Gotta have that coffee!

Cait London said...

Thanks, Kathy.I'll check them out.