What do you do when the power goes out? You have no working electronics, no electricity to prepare a meal, and if you are me a phone you had just started to charge when the power stopped. With just candle light reading is difficult. I can’t see well enough to work on any furniture or pick up the latest cross stitch project.
I grabbed an apple to hold me over and a glass of water, can’t heat water here without electricity either. It’s too early to go to bed, so I pick up a crochet hook.
I have a bag of leftover yarn that was calling for some use and a Rapunzel doll (on a Barbie body) that was forgotten when a little one went home.
Poor Rapunzel arrived today looking more like Lady Godiva, wearing nothing but her long locks of hair.
Simple crochet stitches I can do by feel, so I began with a small chain that would fit around her chest. When it was the right length I joined the ends into a circle with a slip stitch.
I worked in the round using a single crochet stitch for the bodice. When it covered Rapunzel’s upper body to her waist I switched to a double crochet stitch to complete her gown.
With nothing but the rainstorm to listen to it was easy to get into a rhythm and feel if I missed a stitch, which happened only a couple of times.
By the time the power was restored here’s what I had completed.
Yes, i know Rapunzel prefers purple, but pink was the best I had on hand. my other choices were green, orange or black. Pink it was. if Rapunzel doesn’t like the color she can share her gown with Barbie, who I’m told loves pink.
With very little left to finish I decided to finish it and not set it aside for the night. I think Rapunzel looks very happy in her new pink gown, but then beggars can’t be choosy.
This was how I spent my evening without power. How do you pass the time during a power outage?