Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New toy

I have another picture of my camera front back
I am having fun with it. I was going to buy a case for it, but hey I'm handy with a hook & yarn...I will make one.
Now an update of my ripple. I am on row 86 right now! It is snuggly and warm and I can't wait for it to be finished to use it!
I'll leave off with a random picture taken with my new camera

That's it for now!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Later Sunday...

I went out and bought a new camera while waiting for the Bears game... Yay me! I have been wanting one for awhile now and while I still want the Nikon D40, I can not afford the $600 to get it just yet. This one is great and it's pink. I will be playing with it tomorrow in the daylight hours and can't wait to see how the pictures come out. This picture is a bit blurry, but that's my fault, not my new cameras!
Here's how I was spending this afternoon/evening Blanket on my laps and football on the TV! Never mind that the Bears lost. grrrrr.....
Here's my ripple up close and personal. I don;t like flash shots, but it was evening time and that's all I could get. More pictures tomorrow!

Sunday Football

Finally a game I really want to watch on TV! The Bears are playing the Cowboys this afternoon! I am going to get my things gathered early so I can just settle in on the sofa for an afternoon of football. I stated on the green section of my ripple and will try to get an updated picture up sometime today. I also have to get a beanie done for a friend at work and scarves out for my Cousin Sara. I might just work on those smaller projects while watching football today. I set a goal that when I get back to the Camo yarn on the ripple that I would start my Nephews ripple of Camo & black and the ripple is next after the green that I am on right now so....that is going to mean a whole new blanket started! I really have to plan this out better, I did the same thing last year for Christmas. I just don't plan enough time to get everything done. Pk I best get off of the computer and get some going around here. I'll grab the camera first.

Listening to: Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen

Friday, September 21, 2007


What a day! Super busy at work and now I'm home facing a sink full of dishes, dinner preparation and 2 squealing girls for the next 2 days! UGH!
I hopefully can get some things done during all of this though as my Mother's birthday is next week and my Daughters 20 square blanket is still in need of 6 squares and my ripple is over half way complete. The ripple is a joy to do right now being that it is getting down right cold at night lately, so having it on my lap is quite cozy! I haven't taken any pictures yet, but it's coming along good. Just a quick post for now as the dishes are calling and the kids are wanting food!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Stuff!

I got 2 new books this week and received some new exchange squares! Yay! Here are the books I got: Amigurumi by Elisabeth Doherty. I've loved her stuff for a while now and am very excited to make her patterns! This is her website if you want to check out her other stuff. I also got this one: at Joann with my 40% off coupon. Nothing too fabulous, but oh well. That's what I get for an impulse buy!
Here are the squares I've received over the last couple of weeks from my exchange partners.
I am now up to 14 completed squares for Katlyn's blanket! Only 6 more to go!
I have gotten to lavender again on my ripple bringing me up to row 77.

Ok I think I've gotten all of the updates done for now. We'll see what happens over the next few days.

Listening to: Rocket by Def Leppard

Monday, September 10, 2007


Here I am again. I've been sick and working and just haven't had any time to update.
I got more yarn dyed this is called Funny Valentine. I used Tropical Punch and Pink Lemonade kool-aid for this colorway. My Daughter loves it. It will be added to her Babette Blanket.
I have worked on her 20 square blanket and only have 7 more squares to go until all of the squares are done. She will be quite happy.
I have some more rows done on my ripple. My daughter is holding it up for me, row 71 is underway. Now this shot shows all of the ends that I have to weave in ugh...I've tried to get some done, I think I have about 6 rows done. It is going to be quite an undertaking! I am starting to worry about the yarns that I will run out of and unable to replace, what am I going to do? Wing it I guess!
That's about it for now, I have to make some scarves for my Cousin and still get the Christmas stuff started, good thing it's Football season again!!! That means more TV time so I can get a lot of crocheting done!
Got to go a crochet!
Listening to: Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders

Sunday, September 02, 2007


I have stuff done! Just a bit, but still at least something. I seem to be working on the same stuff all of the time and seriously, who wants to read a blog that says the same thing over and over.
I did not get all my yarn dyed that I wanted to as they called me into work on Monday and that meant no days off until today. I did get one skein done though. I used grape and lemon-lime. I love the green of the lime, the purple is a bit darker then I was shooting for, but I'll use it anyway. Maybe darker isn't the adjective I am looking for, maybe more flat, the purple doesn't pop as much as I would have liked it too with the green. I think I'll call it "Limeplosion" I'm off again for 2 days so I'm hoping to get the other 3 skeins done. Actually I will set up one as soon as I'm done posting this.

I have been working on my ripple and am up to Row 67. Got to stand back pretty far to get it all in the same shot! Here's the last few rows I've done. From the last update (row 60) I added the Brown and then started the repeat, well actually the reverse repeat. I ran out of the pink Dazzelaire that I had so I found a rose in Wool Ease, not perfect but since this is a "scrap" afghan anyway it will have to do! I will be improvising on a couple of other colors as well. That was really the idea behind this, using up what I had on hand and I think I've done a fair job of that. Haven't really made much of a dent but haven't purchased any more yarn since the Choco Cherry either. I am on a strict yarn diet until I get some stuff finished up. So unless it's Christmas gift related, no yarn buying!!!

Ok one more thing that I did was a gift for a friend at work. It was her Birthday on Friday and I wanted to make her something and this is what I came up with I made her a cupcake with sprinkles! I made the pattern up my self as you can probably tell because it is a bit wonky but I couldn't find a pattern that wasn't complicated. Sounds silly, how complicated can a cupcake be, but with all the kids running around and trying to get dinner, dishes and laundry done I just simply didn't have time to sit a read the patterns that I could find, so I just made it up as I went. I ripped it out a couple of times, but whatever! She liked it and that's what I was going for anyway. I used the white shell edge to cover the seam only because I ran out of the Dazzelaire (pink) that I had left from my ripple and figured white would be more frosting like anyway and then I sewed the seed beads to the top for the sprinkles.
All right then I think that about covers everything now! Got to get to dying some yarn!
Listening to: Talk Dirty To Me by Poison