Horrible week

This has been a horrible week for my cross-stitching. The picture below was the progress I made on Sunday. I didn't have time for anything else.

I spent most of Monday working on a dress rather than stitching. I'll have a separate post on that later. I have to snip a few threads and check the fit, but it looked good on my dress form while I was checking placement of the straps. I used my emerald fabric I picked up in September. Wednesday was horrible. Work decided not to turn the heat on or something because it was cold enough that I had gloves on all day. The snow storm here screwed up my plans for the day. I was hoping to get back to dancing as after Sandy the studio didn't have any power. They were teaching at another location but given the gas situation, I didn't want to drive if I didn't have to. Needless to say, I had to cancel my lessons as I was just going to head home due to the snow. I stopped for gas, at a station I try not to go to as they're busy and slow. For whatever reason, my car decided not to start. Someone helped push my car out of the way of the pumps and said he'd come back to help me after he got his gas but he just took off. A NJ state trooper stopped by and said he'd call a tow truck to help jump my car. My parents being the worry warts they are were going to come get me anyway. They hit a lot of traffic. It was an hour, I had no luck getting through to AAA and I was starting to shiver. I got out of my car and thankfully someone who had just filled up helped jump my car. I sat waiting for my parents who took another half hour to get there and they refused to let me drive my car home. I usually get home around 6:15, I got home at 9:30. I also had something to do on Friday evening so that also scrapped my crafting time.

I've taken to always having a ball of yarn with me for a scarf so that's the only things I managed to do all week.

The yarn color on the left is called Tango, the one on the right is metallic fun fur.
I really like how this one came out. The yarn keeps the same pattern but changes colors. I don't know what's going to be used next. It's a soft bucle.

This is a new yarn I picked up called Pom Pom. It's really soft and fuzzy.

I'm in the process of setting up an etsy shop to sell these. I'm also going to sell them at my mom's work one day. They allow people to set up a table in their lobby.

Time for a NaNoWriMo update. I'm currently at 20,423. I need about 500 left for the day which I will finish after completing this blog. The yellow on Monday was the only day I finished beneath my word count. It's not red because I was still ahead of the minimum daily word count. I am a full day ahead.


  1. Yikes.. sorry you've had a bad week. I love that boucle scarf and great idea to keep yarn with you. I tend to do that when I know I won't be able to stitch. I've made a few pompom items, it is an interesting yarn. I love the blue colour, well done. Hope this week goes better, and glad the writing is going well.

  2. Sorry you had such a bad week try and keep warm


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