Can I crochet a new washing machine?

Well can I crochet a new washing machine?

Um that would be a no but it made for a good title and  I could not figure out how to title this so there you go.

Plus it made me laugh so it was a twofer.

We moved into our new home almost 8 months ago.

We can never do things the easy way which would have been to move from our old house into the new house.

Makes sense.

No not us because there is this crazy thing called “sell while the market is good”. Which is what we did.

We sold our old home to the 4th person who looked at it.  Packed it all up like a couple of crazy people and moved into a rental home we lovingly called “Chez Warehouse” .  We lived surrounded by boxes and then did it all again a year later.

Also we stay married.


Eight months later and we are still unpacking from a little thing called a storage unit or two.  We are still scratching our heads when we see what we packed and we are box weary.

Which brings me to crocheting and washing machines.

The most common question I get is ” How do you like the new house”  I usually say “We love it” which we do but secretly I am thinking I will love it more when we unpack all these ^%$%*boxes.

What is your favorite thing about the new house or what do you love the most is the next question.

So many things I could say but honestly between you and me….I love my new washing machine.

Please laugh…  I do.  Crazy right?  There was nothing wrong with our old washer and dryer but Paul thought they should be replaced.  And ladies..when our guys says that we do not argue..nope, not ever.

We picked out so many things for the house from the foundation brick that I don’t even notice to the light fixtures, to flooring and faucets and door knobs. Oh and toilets.  I had no idea there were so many.

The washer and dryer were just one more thing.  It was one of the easier decisions.  My brain was on overload so I just said..those look good.

I liked the color.

What I didn’t know was washing machines have improved and why it took so long for this one feature is beyond me but it is like magic.

Are you ready for it?  It automatically dispenses the laundry detergent.

I know..sit down.  Too much excitement for you.

No serioulsy we fill up the detergent tank and that is it until it tell us we only have 5 more loads left and we will need to add more soap. Read that again “IT TELLS US TO ADD MORE SOAP” Wowser! I put the laundry in, choose the cycle turn it on and I am done.  Unless of course I want to watch the clothes go round and round…ok that just happened once.  Shhh.  I’m telling you the excitement never ends.

Sadly the dryer just drys the clothes.  It does not fold them.  That would have blown my mind.  Still this one simple thing makes me smile.

So you ask ..what about crochet?

Well my second favorite thing has nothing to with the house but the community.

It is my Monday night Knitting and Crochet group.

Get is held in a crack den.

Ok not really.  It is the used book store inside the library which for me is like a crack den. Not a dustly old store with books piled everywhere. Nope it is well lit, beautiful and organized.

I rarely leave without a purchase.

Oh and the best part is the women.  Walk in a little late and you feel like Norm on Cheers.

I immediately felt welcome.

Inexpensive books, crocheting, laughter, and really nice women.  I leave there with many heart deposits, a few books, a little progress on my latest project, lots of laughs and usually a homemade treat for Paul.

Maybe I should crochet a little washing machine just to make me smile.

As always keep triing,


P.S. You too can get this right into to you inbox almost every Tuesday (a day earlier than everyone else …  :)!  Just fill out the very annoying pop up in this post!

All grammatical and spelling errors are my gift to you and may you have a magical day or several 🙂

I was recently published in the book ” So God Made a Mother” ( you can order it here) and I am working on a yet to be named novel.  My six grandchildren keep me young and my very organized hubby Paul tolerates my very unorganized yiddle ( middle and youngest) self.  Opposites do attract 🙂



Related Articles: