Right before Hurricane Isaac hit our area, I kept busy by making things for the inevitable power outage.
I baked 4 dozen muffins, made 3 and a half pounds of basil butter and 2 dozen basil/olive oil cubes to use in sauces and stews.
I had just started my August make it monthly gift and didn't want to stop so crocheted well into the dark by candle light.
I came up with a tutorial for you crafty folk so next time you have a power outage you can follow my lead.
1 full bottle of wine
1 skein yarn or WIP
1 lit candle
A.) crochet by holding work in front of candle and use back light to see stitches. Crochet this way until you get a severe head ache from all the squinting.
B.) say the he$$ with crocheting and drink wine to counteract headache you got by crocheting in the dark in front of a candle. This also softens those new squint wrinkles you created by crocheting in step A for way too long.
That being said, my new motto is:
Today the sun is shining and our yard is reasonably put back together. We still have trees that we've tied up and a problem with our roof that can't be handled until this week....but overall, we were VERY blessed to have come through the storm relatively unscathed.
7 hours ago