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Rudy in the new bowl

(Cat) Bowl

I say it’s a good place to put your cats, but you can use it without cats too!

This crocheted, double-walled bowl is perfect for…well, cats (and maybe small dogs) and pretty much anything you want to store or keep handy. I used one for my roaming-around-the-house-yarn-stash.

The bowls are available in my Etsy shop. 

Lois can’t wait for the bowl to be finished.


Efficiency + a marble

If I’m going to do something more than once, I usually like to find THE-MOST-EFFICIENT way of doing it any subsequent times.  I do not mind working a bit harder NOW to enable a speedier process later. No matter what means I employ or how many brain cells I utilize I’ll put the effort in…no problem!

I used to take things apart when I was a kid. Just to see if I could put them back together again. I like to know what makes things tick. I always want to know why. WHY?!

I sometimes wonder if I should have been an engineer.

Anyway, as I mentioned in a previous post about the compass, I had to make another one with odd increments. The first one was even measurements. So, yah, I got the drill out and did it all myself. Self-proud.  But I was still having a slight issue with the pencil movement. The end of the stick that swivels and spins around can dip up or down and makes the pencil go wonky. I thought I should find a mini-caster wheel. Not going to happen. Hmmmmm. A-ha! I super glued a marble to the wonky end and now, no slipping!

Marble on the paint stick evens out stick and glides along fabric.Marble on the paint stick evens out stick and glides along fabric.

So I accomplished that today and I made a pattern for the poufs I make and placed holes where I can mark out the seam allowance. Instead of measuring and cutting and measuring the same things all the time. Oh, the time this will save!!