Monday, January 19, 2009
"Fifty-two miles on the #20 Bus Rug" - Mile 18
I'm so smug about this project. For years I've been traveling to work and back on the number 20 bus and although the distance hasn't changed, the time required to reach point "B" from point "A" has ballooned to an hour. That's an hour each way, folks - to travel 7 miles, five days a week. In good weather. Thank you so much subdivision developers! Ten hours a week of deadly boring time.
Turns out that crocheting 2 inch wide strips is more manageable than reading (cell phone conversations have made that impossible), listening to music (I'm going deaf from turning up the volume to drown out cell phone conversations) and it's more engaging and less enraging than counting how many minutes it takes to move half a car length.
Sooo....above is the progress to date. Behind, on the left, a felted roll and in the middle, the beginning of the roll, strips folded in half and stitched together. On the right, the next roll in progress - not yet felted. About 70 feet in all. Turns out the trickiest part is sewing this big fat Sushi together while keeping it flat. a foot or so out, and I'll have to rest it on a table to work.
Now...if only I could figure out a way to bead on an overcrowded bus, I'd be all set.