3KCBWDAY5 Best Day Ever

Craft Your Perfect Day
Plan your fantasy day with your craft, It might just take up one hour of your day or be the entire focus of the day, but tell your readers where you’d love to craft, whether you’d craft alone or with friends, knitting or crocheting something simple or spending a day learning new skills.

What’s my perfect craft day?
Any old day…..is my perfect day……

I am lucky and spoiled I live in a beautiful area on a beautiful lake……
…………. where I have a dye garden and fire pit in the yard where I brew my magical colors in a cauldron.
We built the cabin ourselves on weekends  —

 We can fish and hike.
I can garden and experiment with colors.

My yard is set up so I can sit and take a break with my knitting or a book when I need to.*oops that is Meva’s spot….well I can sit here…..
*Meva’s spot again …….. she is such a ham …..she loves to have her picture taken. And she loves to keep me company in the yard ; )
Well, it sounds great and it is — I am the first to admit I am spoiled. My husband is one of those guys who isn’t afraid to tackle anything. Put in a stone floor and wall to surround the woodstove–

 he is on it. Can’t find the right wood floor for the amount of money we have –– a router and a truckload of wide pine planks and some old fashioned elbow grease and it is done. Radiant heated floors with a boiler — well this one was a little scary — the boiler arrived in more pieces than he expected and the instructions were not in English and it was October and getting cold fast.… But he persevered and made it work. And I work along side of him handing him a tool or cutting a board or just listening while I cook dinner after a long day.   So we together have created a beautiful home.
He has taught me a lot…. he has taught me to just … do it(sorry Nike)It is surprising what you can do if you are not afraid to fail. And also what you can learn just by doing. And if it doesn’t quite work out – take it apart and try again.
We are also content which makes life easier. We don’t worry too much about the day to day crap. We are experts at making do.*this bird house leaks so I added an old hat. It makes me smile every time I walk by.
You won’t see pictures of the dust bunnies under the bed and the holes Meva digs in the garden where I just planted bulbs or the bread that failed to rise. Life is too short to worry about that stuff. Cause the crappy stuff  is there — we have problems like any other family. But I have someone I can depend on and lean on. So I can relax and take it day by day because I know that someone has my back and will take care of the occasional snake I find in the woodpile
If my husband knit he would have been my knitting hero ; ) in the post on   day3 3KCBWDAY3 « whatzitknitz.  And now that I think of it – the way he works at projects reminds me of how Elizabeth Zimmermann talked about knitting in her books. Unventing and making it work and just enjoying small things.
*not so small thing caught when we were really hoping for a northern.
Maybe this attitude is good old fashioned midwest mentality -I don’t know.
Well I went off on a lot of tangents and hardly talked about knitting or a perfect craft days……But I guess long story short…..my perfect craft day is just where I am what ever day it is.
Whether it’s rainy and dreary or I am sitting in my garden or in a doctors office waiting. I can pull out my needles and create something. Or I can frog what’s on my needles cause it didn’t work out.
……cause my life isn’t perfect I frog more than I finish.


  1. baamekniits said,

    April 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Lovely post, your place looks really nice! Is that a turtle your hubby is wrangling in the last photo?

    • whatzitknitz said,

      April 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      Yes I was sure he had caught a big fish but this was what he caught a large snapping turtle. We let him go but not before I snapped a few pictures ; )

  2. Curls & Q said,

    August 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    WOW! Color me green!

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