Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Computer is Hosed

I am probably going to have to get a new laptop so it may be a bit before I can start posting again, it works but I am not saving anything to it right now and seriously who wants to read this without pics!

Rules by the Meanest Mommy in the Whole Wide World

Rules by the Meanest Mommy in the Whole Wide World

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Computer needs restored! Will post when it gets fixed - sorry to my two followers!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Recent Projects

Washcloth for Ewetopia beginner crochet class - simple sc in blo washcloth for half of it, then dc in blo on other half. Just enough to give a sample of what each looks like. Yarn is Cascade Luna (bought at Ewetopia) which is pretty nice!

Tawashi Scrubbie for Ewetopia beginner crochet class - this pattern was pretty easy but I didn't see that it was supposed to be worked in the back loops only and I didn't understand how to put it together in the end. I have since found a video that shows how this is done so my next one won't be jimmy-rigged! This yarn was Peaches & Cream but my next one that is just the diagonal washcloth shape is Cascade Sierra which I also like (and bought at Ewetopia). I will put it together during the class to show how to do it. I am also sure I will have other samples made up by then too (Aug 8)

This little guy is just one of the cubes made from the Square Chicks pattern from Roman sock. I simply did the square part then added some wings (made from a heart). This was put together for my sister's friend who wanted a cubey of her own!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Day 2 of the Diet

Already I am having cravings! Just a little bit won't kill me will it?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I'm officially on a Yarn Diet!!!

So the story begins with an empty shelf. The hubs and I were discussing my yarn access problem and he voluntarily gave up his dvd shelf for me (he wants another) and so off he went to empty it and I cleaned out the corner (from hell) to make room. The original idea was that I would put in pieces of wood to divide the shelves by creating an X effect but I couldn't wait for that so I started filling it up with the yarn I had in my bedroom:

So I put all my yarn in order, neutral colors first, then your rainbow (mixing in pink with the reds) and then my stripes. If you look closely you will see that there is still room in all the cubes. I was so proud of all my beautiful yarn, it was all on display now and it was soft and pretty and colorful and .... ok getting sidetracked. It was like a mini yarn shop of my very own. I could choose any color to use and there it was to go grab! But wait, if memory serves me right, I think I have a few more skeins down in the basement... let me go get them and pop them onto the shelf.

And so down stairs I went to get the few skeins I had left to add... and 5 duffel bags later.... Now my yarn shelf is so full that I am glad yarn is soft and squishy! I sure had to squish in a lot of yarn!! I found tubs I didn't know I had. The original plan was to use one cube for books and notions... guess that didn't work out!

What colors do you think are my favorite?

Want to know another secret?? I didn't add in my novelty yarns or some of my less loved acrylics...... ack!!

Anyone else want to donate a dvd shelf?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Busy Summer

I'm sorry, I have been a bad blogger, life has been so busy lately and I don't foresee it calming down anytime soon!!
My sis did my new banner, let me know what you think!

Some of the thing I've completed recently:

The flying pig for my friend Jacqui. I used my Pig pattern with wings from Roxycraft's pig. She loved it so much now she wants a bigger one to hang in her hair salon!! That is on the backburner for now because I have so much on my plate for now.

I call this the Lippy frog, pattern is from Roman Sock but I had a different weight yarn for the white (on the bottom) so I thought well I will just make it an extra row... and it worked til I went to sew the pieces together!! LoL, well that was pretty funny because it totally warped his bottom lip. So I decided he must be allergic to flies and needs to be on a strict froggy vegetarian diet so he doesn't go into anaphylactic shock! The swelling has gone down some now and he is much healthier without all that fatty fly meat!

Here is the garden as of a 5 days ago, it is getting crazy big!! I have now gotten about 20 green beans out of it and a yellow squash!! I did lose some squash and zucchini because my soil settled and needed refilled. Since then they have been much happier!!
This is another little (!) edition to the yarn, yes it is a grass killer but dd11 and dd13 have had a blast on it since we brought it home! Its great exercise and gets them outside!
I will try to post more. Right now I am currently working on crocheting a scrubbie tawashi for a beginner crochet class I am doing at Ewetopia in early August, I also need to make another jellyfish for an Amigurumi class I am doing end of July also at Ewetopia .