Thursday, September 17, 2015

Crochet is the Way is Drowning

  I often ask people to "stop by Crochet is the Way". I hope you understand that I'm not asking you to come to my house. What I mean is "visit the blog". I would invite you for an actual visit, but the dog doesn't like anybody; plus, who in the world wants to come here, anyways? Though I do like sharing stories from around the office and showing you the beautiful landscaping. During a short break in the rain, I finally got out to inspect the five acres of the Crochet is the Way grounds. So, let's go on a virtual tour!

  The following is a guide for what you would need - supposing you actually came by for a visit. You might think to bring the obvious things to come hang out at my offices: Yarn, hooks, various crochet tools and patterns... But you'll need much more than that!

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Materials needed for the tour:

  • A poncho. Not the awesome crocheted kind; a rain poncho. 

  • Rubber boots. The taller, the better. Maybe some hip waders. Snake boots might be even better. And yes, those are Hello Kitty toe socks.

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  • A stick. That's for snakes.

  • *Optional* A gun. For bigger snakes with teeth.

  • The dog. He'll tell you where the snakes are.

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  • *Optional but recommended* Floaties, life vest, raft, canoe, or other flotation device. 

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  No, Jump Steady, you can't use that for a boat. But nice try, anyways. Maybe we can reinforce it with some of that As-Seen-On-TV junk that makes a screen door in the bottom of a boat "waterproof". I'll crochet a liner for it so you can be comfy as we all float away in the flood.

Directions for entering the Crochet is the Way grounds:

  • Turn left into the driveway. Stop before you hit mud. DO NOT drive through this mud. It's deeper than it looks. Yes, that dry-looking sand seems like the place to aim for, but it's not. That's called Wash-out, which is washed-down leftover concrete. It turns to slush when it rains.

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  • Go left if you are a truck. Trucks can go left only if the driver actually knows that you drive nice and easy through mud, not stomp on the gas and dig yourself a hole.

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  • Go right if you are a car. Do not go fast. Do not stop. Do not stomp the gas if you start to spin. Just go easy and aim for the driest spot. If you stop moving, stop stomping on the gas pedal. You're not going anywhere but deeper from there.

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  • *Alternate option* You could always just walk up, but you may wish to review the "Materials needed" section...

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Instructions for your stay (only for those who choose to drive up):

  • Don't stay to long. I'm not trying to be rude or anti-social. You actually can't stay too long, or your vehicle may start to sink. Here's where my car was parked:

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Tips for as you leave:

  • Live somewhere near a drought? Take a bucket home with you!

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  • Remember the "Directions for entering". It's pretty much the same as you leave.

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  You may find the tour around the Crochet is the Way grounds interesting, but I doubt you'll enjoy it. If you get stuck here, we can always ask the mosquitoes to lift up your vehicle in trade for blood. If we run out of crochet material, maybe we could spin up some of the three-foot tall grass that can't be mowed in all this water. If you need exercise, just walk outside. The muck sucking at your feet is great for toning your calves, and you'll get some cardio in when you go for a run from a water moccasin (if you didn't bring a reliable pistol). And hey... I've heard that mud baths are good for you.

Happy Crocheting!


  1. yikes! Hope you keep the yarn stash high and dry!

    1. I'm already starting to bag it up; I'll start piling some sandbags around it too, lol!

  2. Well, since it isn't great to walk anywhere at least you can sit inside the write/create new crochet ideas. Speaking of ideas, ever crocheted a wingback chair cover. That's my latest and longest project.

    Stay dry!

    1. There is always a bright side :)

      I've never crocheted a cover for a wing back chair, but I did have a recliner pattern in the works. And by "in the works", I mean I started two rows of it and moved on to something else. Thanks for reminding me of my forgotten project. Good luck on yours!

  3. Say, Jenn, you might just broadcast some wild flower seeds and extra dirt and have those muddy tracks all gone....One country woman to another!!!

  4. Say, Jenn, you might just broadcast some wild flower seeds and extra dirt and have those muddy tracks all gone....One country woman to another!!!

    1. That would look lovely in a month or so! Things bloom awesomely in the fall around here.
      An update: We had a few dry days, the water is beginning to recede, and I found minnows swimming under my house :)


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