I scrapped the knitting, decided to crochet a vest - not gotten far on that. Actually haven't done much in the way of crafting or sewing.
Had planned on bringing an empty cardboard roll from work to make a staff with, but forgot to pick it up yesterday. So today I asked the Angels for assistance in finding the perfect staff at our local reserve. When I got there I got a message to "go over the bridge", there's a creek in the reserve so I drove to the crossing and found it flooded. Then realised they didn't say cross at the weir, there's a walking bridge. I then got told to go right, I turned left and was told to go my "other right". Then I headed too far to the right and was told that too. Basically got told which direction it was in and was heading to a grove of trees which was in the direction I was told, then was directed to skirt around to the back of the grove. There it was just laying in reach, right where they said it would be. I had asked for a particular thickness and wanted a handhold. It's perfect. I was so happy and full of Gratitude. We just had to shorten it.
The above sounds crazy right? It's all true, I promise.
I used my Ozito tool (similar to Dremel) to make a concave to hold a "crystal ball". Which is made from two glass paperweights that I glued together for a costume two years ago. Husband drilled holes to run twine through, I hot glued the ball in place - not successfully but finally held enough for me to tie the twine. Then using hot glue I wrapped the garland around the staff.
I have plans to make another one, just waiting for the perfect branch. This will have a genuine crystal ball in it, Amethyst or maybe a blue crystal ball. Hoping that both come my way before Christmas as I am thinking of gifting it to my friend and mentor.