My crazy, busy period at work has passed and my life is gradually returning to normal. Since my time ends up being 150% focused on the work projects, my work life balance suffers so the next couple of weeks are always spent restoring order which means giving the house a good cleaning and using the next couple of weeks to declutter and regroup!
Also, I may not have mentioned it but I’m the friend in your circle who is always late, not for appointments per se (though that has been known to happen as well) but for celebrations. I’m the one who connects with you two weeks after your birthday. Hey, if it’s within 30 days then it’s in the same month (see what I did there) so OF COURSE you’re still celebrating it! :-)
I had great plans for the last week but didn’t have the bandwidth to preload those great ideas into scheduled posts that would have been published last week while I was occupied. Alas, next time. I’m extending extra grace to myself because we all should in these times.
My Favorite Crochet Tool
Among the things that I missed was not only that March is National Crafting Month but also that National Worship of Tools Day was March 11. There was a tool that I’ve been dying to share. I don’t know if it would be considered a crochet tool but I think it’s cool and it’s my favorite gadget for crochet. The funny thing is that it wasn’t designed specifically for crochet.
A necklight! If you live with other people or like to conserve energy (and who doesn’t like that? Besides, less energy means a lower gas/electric bill means money saved means more yarn!) you’ll love this neck light!
I use this when I’m:
- Watching tv in the evenings and prefer to have the light off
- Crocheting a dark color and need additional, targeted lighting so that I can see stitches – the neck light comes in handy because the light allows me to see the stitches even during the day
- Crocheting in bed and don’t want to have to get out of bed to turn the light off. This is the perfect tool if you have a bedmate sleeping and you need the room lights to be off
The thing that I like about this particular one is that the lights are adjustable (3 settings) so that you can use one setting for daytime crocheting with dark color yarns and use another setting for crocheting at nighttime. This model comes with a tie that keeps the two arms in place but honestly they’re not necessary as the neck light stays in place. It’s also comfortable, I’ve not had any issues with mine.
While there are newer models available, I can’t speak about their quality so be sure to read the reviews if you decide to go down this route.
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Furls – National Crafting Month Discounts!!!
In celebration of National Crafting Month, Furl’s is offering a giveaway each week in March. The photo below shows the giveaway for this week:
Click on the photo to sign up for this week’s giveaway:
- 1 Autumn Wander Palette Pack
- 1 Teak Knitting Needles in size 5.00mm
- 1 Ebony Knitting Needles in size 6.00mm
Additionally, they’re offering a 15% discount for the ENTIRE month, no code needed:
US: March 1st – March 31st
- 15% off all orders
- 20% off orders over $150
- 25% off order over $250
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