While the North American Monsoon Season (NAMS for short) officially runs from June 15 to September 30, August is, on average, the rainiest month in Albuquerque. One of my neighbors, a gifted chalk artist, marked the start of the rainiest of months with this “Monsooner or Later,” chalk drawing:
So it is against the backdrop of the occasional torrential rain (complete with thunder and lightning) that I have been working on my crochet.
I started by continuing my efforts to complete the feet for the crochet skeleton I am working on. It went so well, I got to the point that it was time to insert wire to serve as an armature:
Pleased that I had reached this milestone, I got out the wire I had purchased, but soon found the 14 gauge galvanized wire called for was not very forgiving.
Stymied, but undeterred, I reached out to a friend who just happens to be a sculptor. Fifteen minutes later she sent me three videos on how to make armatures and a link to an Etsy shop where I could purchase a wire that would be easier to work with.
I watched the videos, ordered my wire, then wondered what I should do until the wire arrived.
Lucky for me, I not only purchased Mr. Yarn Bones, I also purchased, Mr. Bone Headz, a smaller skeleton inspired piece with several interchangeable heads, including one of a mummy.
Aimee Borst, the designer behind Manic Yarn, has a particular talent for writing patterns that match the way I think about crochet, and so in what felt like no time, I had the mummy head almost completed:
By the time I reached this point, dark gray clouds had gathered in the east and the north, an as much as I wanted to figure out an alternative or the eyes suggested for the pattern, I knew that I needed to walk my dog before the deluge arrived.
Monsooner or later, no doubt, the wire will arrive, and I will be able to continue my journey of crocheting a skeleton, but until then I will move forward, one crochet monster head at a time.