Who Says I Can’t Finish a UFO?

It was well over a year ago when I started Rock Me on the Bias, which was chronicled in the post Motivation Lost and Found, but I finally finished it a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t get a chance to give it a proper photo shoot, though, because of Thanksgiving week and life happening.

Well, it is finally a finished project…no longer a UFO (which means “UnFinished Object” in yarn arts slang).

Here is the finished version of Rock Me on the Bias!

Project: Rock Me on the Bias

Pattern: None used; this was knit corner to corner, casting on 3 stitches and increasing by two stitches on every right side row (working each color until it ran out or I was satisfied with the width of the stripe, then I’d work six rows in white in pattern) until the edge was my desired length. Then I worked six center rows in white with no increasing or decreasing. Then I attached the next color and started decreasing by two stitches on every right side row (adding white stripes when another skein of color would run out) until three stitches remained. I then bound off those stitches and wove in the ends.

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in various colors and Soft White

Needles: U.S. #10 1/2 circular needles, 29 inch cable.

What was not seen in those outdoor shots:

  1. We’d just had a cold front come through and the outside temperature was around 60 degrees Fahrenheit (kinda chilly for Florida standards), and it ended up dipping into the upper 30s. It was kinda windy, too.
  2. Our neighbor was having their septic tank pumped. It was pretty noisy.
  3. It smelled like exactly what you’d expect a septic tank being pumped to smell like.

I also finally got to meet my youngest niece, The Bambina, three weeks ago (she is 9 months old as of yesterday). My brother and sister-in-law were supposed to take a short trip to Colorado (without the girls) early last month, but then everybody got sick just days before the trip, so they stayed home. My sister-in-law, A., decided she needed some alone time to herself, so she sent my brother and the girls out of the house and they ended up visiting us. I immediately gave the Bambina Baby Blanket to my brother as soon as they arrived, and they spent about two and a half hours with us catching up and R. eating what was left of our Halloween chocolate. Both R. and The Bambina are very happy girls, with The Bambina being especially cheerful for the most part. In the three years since he became a dad for the first time, my brother has become a great one so far. Being a dad suits him and he’s a natural at it. I wish I could say the same about my own maternal instincts. R. and Bambina seem to get along very well and R. loves being in the Big Sister role. Makes me think back to my childhood, when I was also the Big Sister. J. and I didn’t get along very well as kids, and we argued all the way into our teens. These days we get along very well, and I think that’s due to both maturity and the fact we don’t live under the same roof anymore.

The latest in Books for me: a few weeks ago I got The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys, a historical fiction novel set in 1950s Madrid, during the regime of dictator Francisco Franco. It will be read after I finish The Testaments in my queue. I also redeemed another gift card and got the latest sequel novel from The Tribe, The Tribe: (R)Evolution; a collection of John Steinbeck’s short novels; and The Days of the French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert (which is a narrative history of the French Revolution) for my ebook collection. I finished The Color Purple and am now reading The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe, my first nonfiction read in over a year.

Finally, we’ve decided it is time to bid farewell to our Ninja Coffee Bar after a year and a half. It wasn’t that it made bad coffee, it’s all due to faulty electronics that have frankly made brewing a pot of coffee more difficult than it should be. This particular model has a bad clean sensor that comes on after just a couple of brews following a cleaning cycle; we can delay cleaning it by a week or so but inevitably the brewing cycle will turn off mid-brew, and it will even sometimes stop a clean cycle while trying to clean it. I know Florida water is hard to begin with, but we were cleaning this thing pretty regularly and the gadgetry still decided to turn on us. Yesterday morning my dad ordered a new brewer that has a self-filling reservoir, meaning that it hooks up to the same water line that one hooks up to their refrigerator in order to fill and run their ice maker and water dispenser. One problem: we haven’t had a water line in our refrigerator for a few years because our old water line wore out and started leaking and had to be removed. We’ve had the parts to replace it for a while, but for one reason or another my dad hasn’t gotten around to it. Since the new brewer will require him to fix the water line anyway, he’s essentially gonna be tackling two jobs at once. I’ll keep you updated on how the new coffee maker turns out.

40 Odd Things About Me

I don’t do these tags a lot on my WordPress blog, but I figured I’d have a little fun today. This was borrowed from Missy of Missy’s Crafty Mess.

40 odd things about me . . . join in with a comment or a post on your blog.

1. Do you like mustard? Yellow mustard is a strong no. Any other kind of mustard is fine, though.
2. Choice of carbonated beverage? I like cherry cola or root beer the best, but I’ll drink just about anything that isn’t diet soda or grape-flavored.
3. Ever traveled to another country? No, but I’d love to visit Italy (most of Europe, actually), Australia, and New Zealand.
4. Whiskey, Tequila, Vodka? Not heavily into any of them, but out of those three…whiskey.
5. Hot dogs or Cheeseburgers? Cheeseburgers.
6. Favorite Type Of food: Just about any type of cheese or sausages.
7. Do you believe in ghosts? Not really.
8. What do you drink in the mornings? Coffee, coffee, and more coffee.
9. Can you do a 100 pushups? I can’t even do one pushup!
10. Summer, Winter, Spring, Or Fall? Winter, because it’s the only season in Florida guaranteed not to be hot as balls at some point!
11. Favorite hobby? Knitting, crocheting, cooking, reading, playing video games…
12. Tattoos? Zero.
13. Do you wear glasses? I’m supposed to, but my current glasses are over 15 years old (which I can still see out of) and the frames are all worn out with the plastic chipped away. I’m definitely due for an exam and possibly new glasses. (I have a weird condition where my left eye is practically perfect and my right eye is the one that can’t see sharply.)
14. Phobia? Heights, spiders, most insects (maybe with the exception of ants), and reptiles.
15. Nickname? Some call me Crys, some call me C-Chan, and my dad calls me Sister.
16. Three drinks you drink? Coffee, Water, Milk.
17. Biggest Downfall? I’m too critical of myself.
18. Rain or Snow? Snow
19. Piercings? Just the ones in each ear I got when I was 7 (the girls in my family typically have their ears pierced in childhood; it’s sort of a rite of passage).
20. Age? 32
21. Taken or Single? Single as a sour cream and onion Pringle.
22. How long taken or single? I’ve never been in an actual relationship; it’s been almost 15 years since I’ve been on a date, and frankly it’s starting to get on my nerves! (Paraphrasing a Sophia Petrillo quote from The Golden Girls.)
23. Kids? 0
24. Favorite color? I’d currently go with a sapphire blue.
25. Employed? No, but I am a caregiver for my mom full-time, so I can’t really work a traditional job right now.
26. Can you whistle? Not since I got braces.
27. Where were you born? Orlando, Florida
28. Brothers or Sisters? 1 brother
29. Ninjas or Pirates? Pirates!
30. Surgeries? None
31. Religious? Not in the slightest.
32. Shower or Bath? Doesn’t matter.
33. Like gambling? Only while playing bingo, but it’s been a while since the last time I went.
34. Are You Loyal? Yes, otherwise Pottermore wouldn’t have told me I was a Hufflepuff!
35. Broken bones? No
36. How many tv’s in your house? 2
37. Worst pain ever? I’ve been pretty lucky there; worst pain was probably an ankle sprain.
38. Do you like to dance? By myself…in the kitchen. Usually with Pandora playing.
39. Are your parents still alive? Yes.
40. Do you like camping? I’ve only been camping a couple of times and felt so glad to be back home afterwards! I’m so not an outside person.

Easing My Way In

Well, it’s been a little while since my last post…again. I promise you, I have not dropped off the face of the earth, and I have been busy.

Neapolitan is coming along fine, I’m already onto the next round of brown rectangles. I also started a crocheted shawl, a pattern called the Shell Wave Shawl by a Dutch designer named Wilma Westenberg who has quite the following on Instagram. Her patterns (including the one I’ve linked to) are free through her website, but ad-free PDF versions are also available for purchase through her Ravelry store if you’d like to support her. (I would if I was in the position to be able to, but since I can’t personally, I figured I’d spread the word to others who can if they’d like.) This particular project uses Lion Brand Mandala Baby (a very light worsted/DK self-striping acrylic, almost sport weight) and a US size J hook (but you could use a heavier yarn with a hook a couple of sizes larger than recommended to produce a nice drape). I don’t know what it is about crocheting shawls in particular, but it does just enough to satisfy my crocheting urge, even though I prefer to knit everything else. It’s coming along well (with maybe just a repeat or two left), and I hope to be able to share pictures of the finished shawl soon!

The biggest change lately is that I’ve finally joined the world of smartphones. (For those not in the know, I’ve been writing my blog through tablets, first with an ancient third-hand Toshiba with a ridiculously outdated Android operating system, and then when the battery on that one finally crapped out, my dad ended up getting me an iPad to replace it, which I still have and use. I love it and have had almost no problems with it, other than the occasional app crash. I draft and publish my posts using the WordPress app.) The phone itself is a hand-me-down, an iPhone 5 that used to be my dad’s (he decided to upgrade to the newest model available, an iPhone 11 Max Pro…and it is huuuuuuuuuugggggggggggeeeeeeeeee). Technically, my iPhone is obsolete when it comes to what kind of operating system it will run (it will not be able to upgrade past iOS 12, with the exception of security patches and stuff like that), but it is functional and will make and receive calls, send and receive texts, and run apps compatible with anything higher than iOS 10.

Speaking of apps, the reason why he decided to let me have the phone in the first place: a little app called Uber. My mom’s condition makes it very tricky for her to want to get into the Jeep, and sometimes she gets overstimulated from getting dressed or things like that, and it takes time for us to all get into the Jeep, time that we may not necessarily have. I also don’t get much of any opportunities to go out and just get away from the situation at home for a little while other than getting groceries. So, my dad decided to set me up with an Uber account (in my name but billed to my dad) so that I can get opportunities to leave the house without having to worry about my mom’s mood or state of mind getting in the way of me being able to go (as long as my dad is there with her). I’ve so far only used it to go grocery shopping, but I’m thinking of getting groceries again a little later this week (on one of my dad’s days off) and then the next day going to the local library to get a new card and check out their book sale (which this particular one holds every three months or so). My county’s library system allows patrons to check out books electronically (hence why I’m looking to get a new card), and I’m hoping to be able to try that out with some nonfiction books that I’ve been interested in reading. I can always take a break from whatever ebooks I own that I’m reading so I can read an ebook I’ve checked out from the library.

I was a little nervous about taking an Uber for the first time, as I hadn’t ridden in anything resembling a taxi since I was a child and my grandmother (who didn’t drive, surprise surprise) and I needed to get home from a grocery store. So, she called a cab and we rode home in that. She died 15 years ago, but she probably would have loved Uber if she were around to see it. The drivers there and back were both very nice, and the driver back was very accommodating about me getting my groceries into the trunk (there’s a field in the app where you can provide any extra information that you need to let the driver know about the trip if needed), which my dad and I were able to unload when I got home. The cars rode smoothly, and I was able to tip the drivers pretty easily. I’m easing my way in for now, but I’m happy that there are opportunities opening up for me. Maybe not necessarily shopping, but knowing I could go to a park or somewhere I could just walk around for a while to clear my mind and return home feeling a bit more refreshed gives me a good feeling. (I also have a friend who lives in the general area who also takes Ubers when he can afford it. He’s already invited me to join him for lunch when the opportunity arises. Before you jump to any conclusions, this guy is squarely in the Friend Zone.) I know I should be more independent at my age, but given the circumstances I’m glad things are opening up a bit.

With the phone also came the opportunity to finally join Twitter. I am now on Twitter as @snwlssknttr (that’s “snowlessknitter” disemvoweled) and I have a handful of tweets on there already. I’ll be updating the page on here where my other public social media handles are listed. Feel free to give me a follow on there if you like. I have already tweeted about the weather, football, Charlie Brown, and Keanu Reeves, and I have no clue what the Twitter world holds in store for me. I have a lot of interest in sharing my opinions, but no desire to start or join in flame wars. I like to think of myself as a preferably drama-free poster/commenter.

Finally, on the books front, I am still currently reading Children of Blood and Bone as my physical read (over 100 pages in, although some days I haven’t had the energy to read) and The Color Purple as my ebook read. Great thing about having a smartphone (especially an iPhone): since both of my devices are on the same ID, I can switch back and forth between devices when I’m reading in the Apple Books app. This is especially useful if I have to…um…use the 🚽. (Come on…just about everybody reads on the toilet! It’s not exclusive to men only!) The phone is not quite as big as a tablet and I can just set it off to the side when needed. The tablet needed extra steps. I also got a copy of The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (which is the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale) when I went to the grocery store, and I plan on reading both of those back to back once I finish Children of Blood and Bone. (The sequel to that one, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, is supposed to come out in December, if I remember correctly.) Children of Blood and Bone has been a fun read, though, when I’ve had the energy to do it.

So, that’s what I’ve been up to lately. We’ll see if my venture into Uber takes me anywhere interesting.

WIP: Neapolitan

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any knitting updates on here, but I’ve been keeping busy in spite of the radio silence I’ve been dealing with for the last couple of months.

So, as you may remember, I started a blanket that I’m calling “Neapolitan”, after its color scheme resembling Neapolitan ice cream. This weekend I finished the corner squares for the second round of this blanket. The design is based off of a blanket I made previously out of different shades of blue yarn. There were eight rounds with the corners filled in with small squares until the last two rounds, whose corners were filled in with large squares.

So, with that in mind, here is Neapolitan after two rounds. I’ll be starting the next round of white rectangles soon.

The color is slightly off: those dark rectangles are actually a dark chocolate brown, not black. I haven’t decided whether or not I’d like to work a border around it as well.

Hopefully I’ll be able to post some more updates on this project as they happen.

Dorian: The Aftermath

For all the uncertainty that was going on in the lead up to Dorian actually coming by Florida, the “Before” was definitely much more stressful than the “During” and “After”.

For several days before approaching Florida, Dorian stalled out over The Bahamas. Places like the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island were getting slammed by Category 5 winds sometimes reaching 185 miles per hour sustained and 200 mph gusts. Rain just kept falling and falling. Many people there ended up losing their homes, and as of this writing, the death toll there stands at around 30. Turns out The Bahamas got hit by the strongest landfalling named storm on record, in terms of sustained wind speed, but when central pressure is taken into account, it ties for the fifth strongest on record. (The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 had a central pressure of 892 millibars at landfall, while Dorian made landfall with a central pressure of 910 millibars.) Visually, the damage I’ve seen on the news and online reminds of similar scenes seen after hurricanes like Andrew, Katrina, Sandy, Irma, and so many others. It will take a long time for The Bahamas to rebuild, for sure.

As for Florida, we were luckily spared the worst of Dorian’s wrath. The Atlantic coast experienced rain, wind, and beach erosion. However, I was inland and the worst we got was several squall lines’ worth of rain and wind. Our power did flicker a couple of times from the wind, but thankfully we did not lose power this time. Some did lose their electricity over on the coast, but it was not the catastrophic power outage like we saw with Irma just two years ago. It took about a day for Dorian to finally move away from Florida, but I was so glad when it finally did. I posted this picture over on my Instagram, but I’m gonna post it here as well…this was a picture of the sunset as seen from my front door as Dorian finally left the Florida coast on Wednesday evening and took the last of its feeder bands with it.

As I write this post, Dorian is currently passing the outer banks of North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane and seems to be heading next for a date with Nova Scotia, Canada on Saturday. It is not expected to finally die out until early next week, when it crosses into the cooler waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.

The “Before”, when there are so many unknowns, always seems to be the most stressful part of waiting for storms like this. Some storms end up worse than others, but thankfully this was not one of them. Now that I’m in the “After”, I feel relaxed. At least for now. We’re in the most active part of the hurricane season right now, so until the end of November we’re gonna be on somewhat high alert in case another one of these storms pops up. But for right now we’re in the clear.

Until next time, readers!

A Picture of Dorian? Nay.

So, you all may have heard that Hurricane Dorian seemingly has its sights set on my home state of Florida. Thinking back to all of your comments and concerns that you all posted here on my blog a couple of years ago when Irma went up through Florida like a buzzsaw, I’ve decided to write a bit ahead of Dorian’s anticipated arrival in a few days.

Its exact path as it concerns Florida is still a bit uncertain, and it will be until probably a day or two before it actually arrives. As it stands now, the forecast cone has moved a bit southward relative to my hometown (which is inland and north of Orlando), but the amount of uncertainty is still too great to put us in the clear when it comes to winds. We know it will make landfall somewhere on Florida’s Atlantic coast, and that hurricane force winds will be present in Central Florida through Labor Day and into the following morning. It is forecasted as making landfall as a Category 4 (although on the weaker end of the Category 4), but will drastically weaken to a Category 1 the following day as it interacts with land and loses its warm ocean water fuel source. Unlike Irma, it is forecast to make landfall from the southeast before turning northward (Irma was in the process of turning northward when it made its Florida landfall), so the “buzzsaw” effect may not last as long, but it’s still gonna be a bit dicey. This forecast could very well change over the next few days, but this is what we know at the moment.

Since Irma struck a couple of years ago, we have taken some steps at our house that should help to ease some of the risks and inconveniences that we came across last time.

    Although we live within a couple of miles of a river, flooding is not a major concern for us because our house sits on top of a hill and our neighborhood itself is rather hilly to begin with.
    We have plans in place to move any potential projectiles that cannot be taken inside (like trash cans, lawn mowers) to the southern end of the house, away from the winds which will likely come out of the north and east when the storm actually passes through.
    After dealing with the effects of losing our power for five days as a result of Irma, my dad decided to invest in something called a transfer switch. A transfer switch is a device that transfers an electrical current going into a building from the utility source (power lines) to a backup source (usually a generator). In the aftermath of the 2004 hurricanes (of which we had three strike within the span of a month), we got a portable generator, although we didn’t really have to use it until our power was knocked out by Hurricane Matthew a few years ago. We then had to use it again after Irma. But after Irma we were having to run extension cords and power strips all throughout the house to power various appliances, lights, and devices. We also had to leave our back door cracked open very slightly so that we could run an extension cord into the kitchen to power our refrigerator and microwave. That was a bit of a security issue. So my dad ended up ordering and installing a transfer switch that connects to the house’s load center so that in the event of an extended power outage, all my dad has to do is hook up our generator to the transfer switch, and he can bring power into the house in a safe manner: safe for us because we aren’t having to run all sorts of cords into the house (and he can also control which appliances and rooms run off of the generator power so that it doesn’t overload the generator’s capacity), but also safe for the utility workers as the switch takes the house off of the utility line and prevents what’s called “back feeding”, which can be dangerous and cause electrocution to workers working on a power line. Note: Never ever directly connect a generator to a house’s load center. This is what causes back feeding. That’s why you use a transfer switch. There are transfer switches that work automatically by being connected to a standby generator, and there are switches that work manually so one can connect a portable generator.
    The power thing, of course, is more or less for comfort. And given my mom’s condition, her comfort is a top priority for us.
    Last fall, we had some trees that were in our front yard (and could have posed as storm hazards) cut down and cleared out, and we had the branches of an oak tree next to our house trimmed. We sold the Chrysler last year, and my dad’s trailer (which can hold things like motorcycles) now occupies its spot in the driveway, while my dad’s Jeep is just a little further down. So, if anything from that oak tree comes in that direction, that trailer can take a hit or two…or a branch or two.

About the only thing we may be without for an extended period of time in the event of power outages will likely be internet. Which means I may be disconnected for a few days after Dorian has its way with us. But I do have my books and my knitting here to keep my mind busy in the event of an internet outage. Heck, it may let me read more of Ghost in the event I can’t access my ebook of Jane Eyre (although I believe it’s already downloaded to my Books app on my iPad, so I shouldn’t have issues as long as my iPad has a charge). Both books are going well for me. The first discussion for the buddy read of Jane Eyre I’m doing on Instagram is supposed to be on Wednesday, but we’ll see if we have internet at that point.

If we make it through all this in one piece, I will post here again once things are relatively back to normal. I’m not a religious or spiritual person, so I’m not gonna be praying, but any good mojo would be appreciated. This storm’s coming, whether we like it or not, so the best we can do is be prepared, right? I always get stressed out when things like this happen…I’m gonna try and do my best to manage it, but I probably won’t feel better until this is all over and done with. Knowing that there are people out there thinking of me does help me feel better.

Hope to see you all on the other side of this hurricane!

Shawls to the Wall

My apologies for the recent radio silence. Nothing major has gone on around here, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been keeping busy! I’ve been crafting and reading up a storm, and I’m gonna share some of my recent efforts here.

So, I’ve been on a bit of a shawl making phase as of late. Of course, you saw LoveWave in all of its glory a couple of months ago, but I now have two more to showcase for you!

The weather wasn’t cooperating the last few days as summer is prime thunderstorm season here in Florida, but we actually managed a dry day today, and got some good shots of these shawls with the setting sun in a partly cloudy sky. The lighting was real nice, but it was hot as balls out there when taking these pictures, upper 80s Fahrenheit and humid. I was sweating up a storm after just five minutes out there. 😓

The first is an asymmetrical triangular shawl knit with the second of my two cakes of WoolEase Cakes in Aphrodite. You’ll remember that the first was used to knit my LoveWave shawl.

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Cakes in “Aphrodite” / Needles: US # 7 (4.25 mm) / Pattern: Be Simple Shawl by Carolyn Glauz-Todrank (this is a free pattern from Ravelry, and will work in just about any weight of yarn…just be sure to use the recommended size needles for your yarn if you want nice stitch definition, although garter stitch in slightly larger needles will probably produce a nice, cushy fabric as well).

This was a pretty fun, mindless knit, especially after the lace-filled adventure that was LoveWave. It was just a simple, short set of rows to work and shape the shawl (increases on every row to shape the asymmetrical edge and decreases on every other row to make the straight edge along the top), and then a picot bind-off to finish it off. I actually finished the knitting portion of this while watching WWE’s Super ShowDown event back in June, even winning a game of Yarn Chicken on the bind-off, but I didn’t get the ends woven in until this week.

The second shawl I finished was something I like to call the Hades Shawl: 1. Named after the colorway I used to make it, and 2. It is a crocheted skull covered in skulls. If you have figured out what the title of my post is referring to, the skulls part is quite pertinent as to why I chose “Shawls to the Wall” as my post title. (And if you don’t get the reference, don’t worry, I’ll explain at the end of my post.)

I had fun with this one, too!

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Cakes in “Hades” / Hook: US size G (4.25 mm) / Pattern: Lost Souls Skull Shawl by Maryetta Roy (this is also a free pattern on Ravelry; it was originally written for worsted weight yarn and a size H hook, but I decided to go down a hook size for this yarn since its weight was closer to a DK…the size G hook is about the same diameter as my usual size US #7 knitting needles)

The only thing I’d do differently next time is crochet this one in a solid color, since the stripes get thinner the further along you go (as more yarn gets eaten up with each repeat), but other than that, I’d totally work this pattern again!

(I also have an idea to do a shawl in the Hufflepuff colors, since that’s my Hogwarts house on Pottermore, using the same pattern I used to make my Unicorn Shawl last year. It’s still in the early planning stages, though.)

My Neapolitan blanket is coming along nicely, I am now adding my first round of brown rectangles that will represent the “chocolate” in the color scheme. I have been chronicling this one a bit on my Instagram, as I tend to do with my works in progress (boy do I love the Stories function for this).

As for reading, I’ve managed to finish two books since my last post (War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut). I’m about 70-80% done with The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, started The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, and I also got a copy of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. (I’ve been posting about all of these over on my Instagram, which has also been great in connecting me to other readers as well as knitters and crocheters.)

Okay…now, the explanation of my post title. “Shawls to the Wall” is a pun on a song title by a heavy metal band from Germany 🇩🇪 called Accept, whose best known song is “Balls to the Wall”. Those who know me well know I’ve been a classic rock fan since my teenage years, and that has also grown over time to include hard rock and heavy metal. (And I’m not the only person in my family who likes listening to heavy metal: my dad has been known to listen to both heavy metal and old school country in equal doses.) I’m also of the belief that “Yarning is metal.” 🤘 Both knitting and crocheting. (In fact, one of the crocheters I follow on Instagram is a huge death metal fan and he enjoys crocheting to very loud, screaming music. Me, I prefer crafting to history videos and documentaries…we all have our preferences.) So, for all you crafters out there who thinking that your craft is metal, this song is for you.

You get your Shawls to the Wall, man…Shawls to the Wall!