Wednesday, June 22, 2011

some pictures

I managed to hunt down my pictures of my most recent yarns. First up yarn given to me by Toni, she bought it when she went to a graduation in Bakersfield and I am going to make her a scarf with it.
2 of these and if it wasn't a millions degrees right now I could play with it! I just might later tonight anyway. I will probably just make her an Airy Scarf like the Malabrigo one I just whipped up, she really liked it and it works nicely for the summer mornings being as she lives in Santa Rosa and it tends to be cooler there then here.
I bought these at Cast Away on Sunday before leaving town and drug my Son Steven and Toni (his girlfriend) with me
Oh the Malabrigo goodness here! I have the Lime-Blue roll up into a center pull ball now and should get to work on that scarf. So many choices now and soooo many WIP's to complete!

Ok photo update done, the last 2 shots are iPhone bad shots, but trust me the yarn is yummy! I am leaving work early today and I should get something done before that, so I will finish this post for today!

Listening to:
Falling in Hate by Five Finger Death Punch (up to the "f's" now)

Monday, June 20, 2011

dishcloths and stuffs

Oh I really have nothing exciting to check in with...really I haven't gotten much crocheting done lately, I did manage to finish a small dishcloth. 20 chains to start and 20 rows and finished up with a sc all the way around. I decided I am tired of sponges and the nasty smell they seem to acquire so fast! No matter what I sponges, old sponges run through the washer and dryer...nothing helps so I am trying dishcloths that I make myself. I am feeling very green in doing so too! I like the way it works, just takes getting used to. My Sister asked for one as well and I am going to do some facecloths as well. I am trying to get Katlyn to make some. She worries that they are going to be crooked since every time she tries to crochet, the item ends up a bit wonky and she gives up. I told her she needs to COUNT her stitches, but she has no need for that! ^.^ I told her that they will be used for washing dishes and wiping counters and I don't care if they are wonky. I think she just might do it this time and maybe the simpleness of it and a fast finished product will motivate her learn more and make her own things! We will see!

I am working on getting the potholders completed by the end of the month so I can ship them off to Tony which works well for me, since it's his birthday as well!

Ok I thought I had yarn pictures on my work computer, but I don't so no pictures right now. That just make for a boring as hell post....sorry! I will get some pictures and post, but I am at work right now and should be doing something!!

Listening to:
Country Club by Travis Tritt
(I am listening to my Ipod in alphabetical order right now...up to "c", started on Friday!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Had a weekend out of town...

I have new yarn and new photos, but unfortunately have to work 13 hours today and have no time to post much of anything.
I will say that I was in Santa Rosa for my Granddaughter's 3rd birthday and I went to Cast Away and got some more Malabrigo hanks! So I will be back soon with the pics!

Listened to:
Heading For A Heartbreak by Winger

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Scarf finished

Finished my sweet Malabrigo yarn scarf. I like it, it is a bit shorter then I usually wear, but it works fine. I decided to add a couple of flowers to it while working on it and the fringe and since I wasn't sure how much yarn I would have leftover for the flowers and fringe I finished up the scarf and then made the flowers and fringe. Next time I will whip out the flowers and cut the fringe first and then just crochet until the yarn is gone. I don't have too much left of the yarn, but I definitely could have added a few more rows. Hindsight... it is all done.
I like the flowers done in the same yarn, they are there just subtle and gives it a bit of character.
I am going to work on getting my other Malabrigo yarn wound into a ball instead of the hank and start a Queen's Anne Lace scarf found here. Looks like a fun scarf and something different for me.
I also need to work up a swatch for someone who wants to buy a ripple blanket for me. So that's what's next on my list, besides all of the other WIP's I have going as well.
I bought the 3rd season of True Blood on DVD and have 1 disc left to watch, so I can swatch while watching that. Need to mail off the swatch tomorrow so she can approve the colors and the pattern and I can get started on it.
Now I am off to complete my to do list for the day so I can actually watch my DVD. I have a mightly to do list...
Laundry......nearly done at this time.
Plants re potted.....done
Balcony....mostly done, swept clean of leaves and deck scrubbed, unfortunately the people next door let their dogs piss on their balcony and the smell is horrific out there right now. Sending a letter to the board, oh hell I'm VP of the board!
Trash out....done
carpets (cat puke)...little steam cleaner comes in very handy
pictures hung....still have to add details to the green one, but will measure and hang the others
boxes packed....this just pisses me off. people wants all this stuff but I have to pack it up and move it for them. I won't even go into the boxes stacked in my dining room waiting for them to get moved, oh wait that will be my job to get to deliver them. vented there, sorry

Off now~

Listening to:
B.B.K. by Korn