Thursday, December 29, 2011

Beginning of the year already!

I really should do an end of year round up of pictures, but lord knows where they are all at.  I will add the pictures of Katlyn's Creeper that I got done just in time for Christmas!  I got a scarf done for my Niece too, but  didn't take pictures of that.  When I see her again I will try to get some.  New puppy came home with us on New Years got a few things ready for him.  Went to JoAnn's and get some fleece remanents and made him a bed and a bed for Max because I don't want him to feel left out.  I saw a link for it on and will have to hunt it out again to post up the link.  Super easy and quick and both dogs loves them!

After thinking about it I did get loads of things done this past year.  Finished up my big ripple, hats done up like crazy, Lucy bag, a Creeper, star garland, fingerless gloves....hmmm, not as bad as I had thought!
Blanket started for Brooke

Ok I really must find all my pictures, I think they are on this computer here at work and on my laptop!  Let me run off and see, maybe I can get a year end mosaic together to make it simpler!

Listening to:  Ten Ton Brick by Hurt 

Monday, December 12, 2011

A couple of things...I have been getting Christmas stuff done!  Yay!  I got this cute garland done for a swap I am in on Ravelry.  the one on the left is made with some cream colored cotton yarn I have had for many moons, I believe the Bernat makes it and the green one is made for cotton yarn that I recycled from a sweater I bought at the Goodwill back in 2007.  The things I have laying around my stash!  I actually have used this green yarn twice this season, it's also a couple of balls on my Christmas wreath :) I haven't taken any pictures of the garland done yet, but grabbed couple extra stars on my way out the door this morning so I had something to post.  The green has different color variations in it, though I chose all the same colors grouping for the garland, the lighter green.  
This hat is for my Nephew who is very muchly loving rasta colors and slouchy hats, so I whipped him up a quick Christmas gift!
Next up will be a Bender hat that I am trying to design for my Son and trying to get my Niece's blanket done as well!  Oh yes and a hat for one of the girls at my night job and a Creeper for my daughter's stocking...crap!!  Hmmm, there's 12 days left until Christmas, losing tonight though because I work all day and night!  Sigh...........I will just hook on and hope for the best!

Better get some work done so I still have a day job!

Listening to:  Knock Yourself Out by Toby Keith (my Ipod has a major crush on Toby Keith!)

Monday, December 05, 2011

Holidays are here....yikes

I have big plans, really I do!  I just have to get them done :)  I did manage one thing so far, pretty good for the 4th day of the month (posting this on the 5th but I did it last night)
While it is a terrible picture, it is up and hanging on the front door for all to see and by all I mean my neighbors across from me because no one else comes up our stairs except for us & them!  It's all good though because I love it and my Daughter though she did rolls her eyes this morning upon seeing it for the first time (she was away house sitting this weekend) like it.  I LOVE the Christmas season, I love the lights, the sparkle, the cold weather (my skin hates that part), the decorating!  I do miss Christmas mornings when my kids were younger and the tree was filled with presents for them to tear into.  Now that they are grown they don't want the legos and cars and barbies....sigh I am old!  I will just go along and enjoy the hell out of the season!!

Ok the wreath was so easy to do, picking the colors was the hardest part of the whole project.  Once the color scheme was decided I went to my stash and grabbed a few greens that worked together and and pretty deep red and threw in the cream and tan to give it some rusticness.  No gluing so all yarn is still usable and I can see this being a year round door decor, changing out different colors for the seasons.  Idea came from here
I am doing a rasta colored hat for my Nephew, trying to design a Bender hat for Steven and have my Niece's blanket to finish up all in the next 2 1/2 weeks....oh yes I have a swap partner on Ravelry that I have not shopped for, but at least got the homemade thing out of the way!  I am really not very good at these swaps and don't think I will be doing many more.  I know what I like, but I ALWAYS worry about what other people like and question everything I pick out.  Ok enough of this!  I really need to get some work done, being as it's Monday and I have not done much yet!  Ugh, it's Monday and I have my 2nd job tonight!!!  Great, now I am bummed again!

Listening to:  Burn by Three Days Grace