Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Brown Sugar

Yikes, time has slipped by quickly!  Haven't posted in quite awhile I see!  When I'm not doing a ton of projects I don't take as many pictures so I have nothing to post really, I mean who wants to "read" my stories instead of seeing pictures!

Bananas are good
Yep took a picture of breakfast...no reason, just because! 
Saturday was a lovely sunny day and I had the windows open and the sun shining in my room while decluttering.  Kid enjoyed the sunshine!
Sun shining and sleepy look
Friday night Katlyn and I went to Walgreen's looking for candles that they only sell at Valentine's...they are not selling them this year though!  They of course have loads of chocolate!

Best reason for Valentine's!
We had a bit of rain last week, I mean it is Southern California so nothing major, though some of the drivers on the road seem to think that it's cause for driving 20 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone....ugh!

I do love the rain!
Reading in the cool evenings, snuggled under a blanket with the dogs hanging out with me is a great way to spend my nights!
Rereading a familiar story
Working on another Doctor scarf in the car, while waiting for Katlyn's class to end.
Working on Doctor scarf, #2
Oh yes and visited Santa Rosa to see my kids :)  Christopher put a new stereo and speakers in my car and now there is no crackling and I can listen to my loud songs loud!
My new stereo!

So many ends!
Lunch out with the kids in Santa Rosa!  Christopher was saying that the people he follows on Intsagram take a lot of food pictures, so I figured I would share my lunch with him even though he was sitting across the table from me!
Can't resist a jalapeno burger!
My most favorite little girl to hang out with while in Santa Rosa...well technically Windsor, but close enough! Brooke and I had a very nice time together and I got lots of snuggling in with her!

Love those eyes
And there you have it, a silly bit of an update with a touch of crocheting thrown in the mix!

Listening to: So Good To See You by Cheap Trick

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Light my fire

Yay, scarf is done and I love it!  Finished it up last night and proudly wore it to the super market this morning!  It's 12 feet long with the fringe and it is brilliant if I do say so myself!  Honestly I haven't had a scarf make me this happy before.  Now on with the pictures:
Day 7
Day 8
Now taking pictures of a completed 12 foot long scarf is quite the challenge!  I can't take one of me wearing it by myself and I really had no desire to doll up for a photo shoot today...it is Sunday afterall and my hair is in it's usual weekend style...piled on top of my head in a bun, messy and bangs clipped straight back, so that and no make up means no way I'm taking a picture, I'll pop to the market like that, but no pictures!  So I now present my finished scarf in all it's glory!
Happy, happy!  Yesterday I did some cleaning and decided it was going to be a day of relaxing a bit and so the dogs and I lounged on my bed with the sun streaming in through the window while they slept and I worked on getting my scarf done!  I read as well and the dogs happily snoozed in the sun, well Kid mostly, Max moved to the other side of the bed into the shady part!
Sun bathing
So that's my update, I am off to do laundry and get some small projects wrapped up!

Listening to: Seed by Korn

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Our love

Just busy working on my Skinny Doctor scarf these days so not much of anything else to update but pictures of the progress!

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6
I am trying to keep up on the ends so when I get it completed I don't have all of the weaving in that goes with lots of color changes!  I am really happy with it and am always excited to get to work on it.  Just waiting for dinner to be finished so I can work on it again!

Listening to:  Mind Games by John Lennon

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

got the life

Working steadily on my Doctor Who skinny scarf.  It is progressing quite nicely and I am very much enjoying it.  I sit in the evenings watching Supernatural and working rows back and forth!
Day 2
Got some of the ends woven in so it won't be such a horrible task at the end.  I have the rows broken into color and inches and the need for a hook change.  (the olive and the rust are Wool-Ease and it's just a bit thinner then Vanna's Choice)

Day 3
Day 4 has been photographed and will make an appearance in the next post!  Just wanted to get these up to show that I am doing stuff with yarn!  And drinking tea....
Afternoon Tea
Enjoy Tuesday!

Listening to:  When I'm With You by Sheriff 

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Nothing is real

Today is Sunday.  I have posted nothing is over a week, that is a shame.  I have been doing things, not tons of crochet but a bit.  I keep coming up with new projects instead of finishing up the ones already in progress.  I really must get better about that!
Last week I decided I needed a lime green cowl after having seen an outfit on pinterest that featured a lovely lime green cowl paired with a long sleeved gray shirt and jeans.  I of course have lime green yarn because well I was working on a lime green and purple blanket for one of my Sons and he has changed his mind about the colors....let's put that soft lime green yarn to use!
Can't tell the color well here.
I made it up as I went, did enough chains for it to wrap twice around my neck and did alternating rows of sc & hdc.  I like it but I could do with a bit more rows next time.  This is done is Simply Soft yarn, so it's soft and floppy, just needs a tiny bit more bulk, but it's quite nice and I wore it all day at work without it being cumbersome.
Ok next up, my Sister and I have this running joke and I ran across this pretty little tea cup and saucer set that had the word whore written on it, well since it was Tuesday night and I couldn't very well get it before work the next day I did the next best thing I came up with as a lovely gift for my Sister to come into work to on Wednesday.  I made her a bracelet!  (Photographed on the lime green cowl, showing a much better representation of the color)
Just a little something for my Sis!
Know on with other things keeping me busy!  Since I didn't get any of the DVD's off of my Amazon wish list for Christmas I ordered a couple myself!  First up, Doctor Who the complete first series with my favorite Doctor!
Happy me!
I second one is Lennon Naked which of course stars Christopher Eccleston as John Lennon.  Never been Beatles fan really, a couple songs here and there but I do find John Lennon most interesting after having seen a movie a few years ago that I can't remember that name of but was about how the band came together....anyway John Lennon...Christopher Eccleston AND Andrew Scott... figured it couldn't hurt to get it and check it out.  I did try to get it through Netflix or anywhere really but I'm guessing being as it's a BBC show hard to come by over here in the US.  Anyway I wasn't disappointed and very much enjoyed it.
More happy me!
So DVD's to watch and my new Roku that I did get for Christmas means hanging out lounging on my bed!

little purple Roku
Pink and tan hat all done except for the gold flower, again slacking on getting it out!  I do hope it stays cold in England long enough for her to wear it when I finally get it in the mail!
Got to weave ends and add the flower
Now I decided yesterday that I wanted my own Doctor Who scarf....yes the one that is ridiculously long worn by the 4th Doctor.  I did some research on the colors and went out and got some yarn last night.  Now according to doctorwhoscarf.com I'm sure that my colors are a bit off, but it's not meant to be an exact replica anyway, because well I don't want a scarf that is 11 inches wide and I am not knitting it!  So I am following the measurements of each stripe and color and going along from there.  Mine is only 4 inches wide but will be ridiculously long and I can't wait!

Yarn colors.
Of course the colors don't look all that correct in the picture but they are pretty good in person I think, though watching a bit of the 4th Doctor last night, the chocolate brown is quite a bit browner then he is wearing!  Oh well, I don't care in the least and so far it's making me very happy to work on!
and we begin a new adventure
So there we are a full a complete update of things around here.  At least for the moment...the scarf will have more pictures as this day goes on!

Listening to:  Here Comes The Sun by George Harrison