Last year in the middle of lockdown I decided to take up a new hobby, crocheting edges on fleece blankets.
I collected fleece, acrylic yarn, and one of those circular blades that cuts tiny holes in the edges of fleece, watched some instructional videos, chose my crochet edge pattern, and made the blanket pictured.
Then in August I hurt my wrist, then in October, my other wrist, and literally haven’t touched a yarn project since.
I think I may be on the mend, and hope to start playing with yarn again soon.
Most people, faced with the need to add some backsplash tile to their kitchen, would either hire a professional, or if they were an ambitions DYIer, would choose one (1) type of tile and apply and grout it and be done.
But no. We have two types of tile that are completely different shapes and made of different materials. Rather than put a straight line between them, my husband purchased a wet tile saw and made intricate cuts in order to develop this pattern.
Not content to simply grout the tiles, my man applied glow in the dark powder to some, to make it look like lightening.
Still not impressed? There’s more. Two walls contain secret messages relayed by the backsplash tile grout glow. One system uses Morse code, and the other, I have no idea. The secret messages when decoded may in fact lead you to a hidden prize.
I wanted this to play backwards, so you could watch the Mandala undraw itself into darkness, but the app didn’t support that. In the process I learned how to change the orientation of the video, so there’s that bonus.￼