With the loggers working 7 days a week at the cut just down the winter driveway, parts of the road were turning into a deep, mushy, slushy, muddy mess, and I was beginning to feel apprehensive about my ability to get through with the car. But, yesterday, spring road restrictions were posted, and there's to be no more hauling as of midnight tomorrow. I know that means that they'll be pushing it into overdrive these last 48 hours . . . and it will also mean I'll have no help keeping the road open should we get any more big snows . . . but, overall, I'm glad restrictions will go into effect.
Due to the wet, slippery weather (not ideal for chain sawing), I spent nearly all day inside yesterday. I got the two new locks put on the aviary door, so, until Bonzi and Dosie learn how to flip them open (!), I feel pretty safe and have removed all obstacles previously preventing them from getting to that side of the unit. In addition to that, I worked on cleaning.
The New Me knows that, as soon as I get one room completely clean, I should be able to keep that portion of the house in good shape during my work weeks by just picking up after myself (vacuuming, etc. will wait 'til my days off). I've done fairly well with the sunroom and living room although the latter was a disaster following my partial dismantling of the aquarium a couple of weeks ago. So, I got that
I'll leave you with some pictures of some of my latest hats that I now have for sale at the Chicken Mama Designs gallery.
Remember that one hat that I'd sold and then the customer admitted that it was too large? And so I made a new one custom-made to fit? Here's the new one:
Here (below) are the two of them for comparison.
The new one is the top one, the original on the bottom.
Looking at them like this, I'm concerned that the new one had too much of the multi-colored yarn in it and not enough purple. Truth be told, I ran out of the purple and was trying to stretch it . . . but, even so, ended up finding a new purple that matched well enough that you can't even see the difference here. (Good!) But, I think I'll check back with the customer and make sure that she's happy with the new one. There's nothing worse than ordering a custom-made item and then not being happy with it! And, I have concern that she might not tell me so simply BECAUSE it was a custom order. Yep, will definitely have to follow up on this.
I call the following baby hat my Kari Toyota hat. I crocheted 85% of it one day while I was in Superior, Wisconsin at the dealership, waiting for some work to be done on the Yaris. :)
And, here's another new(er) one. I picture it on a fellow, but it's definitely unisex. It was a fun, chunky wool to work with.
Anyway, that's me for today. Over 'n' out.