Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween! I brought with me to work 2 other hats that I have made, the autumn colors and the lavender/green/white one. Heather asked that I make one in autumn colors. So now I have one more to figure out for her. I had planned on working on Julieann's today at lunch, but that didn't work out. I will work on it a little bit tonight.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

I washed and dried Rebekah's blanket today. I went ahead and started Julieann's hat. She asked for it to be all white. I have a good chunk of it done already. I also have to get started on Laila's hat. She still owes me for the other hat I made. I will probably start on Brittney's blanket first.

Also, since I currently have 4 different orders, I put together a box to keep track of the orders. I divided it into two sections: current projects due and paid. Hopefully I can keep track of the requests.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

I finished the hat. I was also able to finish Rebekah's blanket this weekend. Now to start on Brittney's blanket. I've gotten 4 hat orders. I took the hat that I made (white with lavender stripes) into work on Friday and Laila, Julieann and Heather all asked that I make hats for them. Heather wants 2, but she wants a different style than the ribbed on I've made.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I worked on the hat a little more today. I sat in the kids' karate class and worked on it. I added one stripe of lavender, then white, then lavender, then white again. I think I will add one more stripe of lavender and finish it with white.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

So when I got home today, Pete's mom was making dinner. He was in the process of playing video games and everyone seemed to be in a good mood. I though for sure that he would be yelling when I got home. The dog tore up one of the couch pillows. Luckily we are able to turn it over. I will try to fix it eventually. I was able to fix the couch before. I just used some hemp and a curved needle. He also keeps chewing on one of the pilliows. That is fixable too. But the thing that really mad Pete mad (and his mom) was the fact that he chewed on Grandma Kelly's coffee table. After the dinner we decided to go to the store and exchange the coat we got for Ashley. She is too tall for the one out of the catalog so we needed to return that one and choose another. We got back home and Ashley liked her coat. Pete played video games a little more and then we watched the news. After that he went upstairs to bed. I stayed up for about another half an hour and worked on the crocheted hat I am making.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I am still working on my hat. I was going to make it all white. I even worked the section that would normally have the stripe in white. Now I am looking at it and have decided that I want to add a little color. I am going to go with a lavender color. Not anything too contrasting to the white. We just got the kids coats we ordered from JC Penney's. Her's is a lavender purple and would probably go nice with the hat.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

I started another hat. I have been wanting to make this one for awhile. It is a ribbed style hat and since I first found that pattern, I could not figure it out. I have since become more than a beginner so I now understand the directions a little better. (Duh!) I am doing this one in white. I'm sure it will be dirty soon, but it is also thicker than a couple others I have so I am sure it will get more use.
I have birthdays to catch up on: Pete and Stephen. I wrote stuff down but didn't enter it.
October 13, 2005, Stephen's Birthday, Thursday. We had Hope & Bryan and Sheila over for a birthday dinner. He wanted to open both presents that we got him today. We are having a party for him on Sunday (Mom & Dad's anniversary).
October 16, 2005, Today is Stephen's birthday party. We invited Mom & Dad, Deanna with the kids, Pat, Dan & Kyle, Paul & Shelley and the boys, Hope & Bryan, Sheila and Grandma and the kids and Stephen invited Josh, Zach, Joey. Kathy dropped Joey off and she and Jim picked him up later. Josh couldn't come but he dropped off a gift for Stephen. He was grounded for missing the bus. His gift was a bookbag with army men and a Darth Vader voice changing mask. I think that it is his stuff.
Friday, October 21, 2005, Pete's Birthday. He has been on vacation all week. Lucky dog. We did not go to the gym today because his mom made him a birthday dinner. Ham and vegetables and stuff. He got his Browns jersey and dumbell set. Hope and Bryan got him a giftcard for Home Depot. I took him out later and got him a couple pairs of jeans and some slippers. He really needed new tennis shoes, but the other stores were closed.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

I am very bad. I haven't picked up Rebekah's blanket in about 2 weeks. I decided I needed to make and complete something small, so I made a hat. I suppose now that I am thinking about it I could have had Rebekah's blanket finished by now if I had just kept working on it, but it's too late now. Anyway, the hat is a skully type. I didn't make it as open as the other ones I've done. This way my ears will really be covered.
On another note, Tara and Scotts Halloween Party was October 22, 2005. Bryan came and got the kids today. He was in our area doing some campaigning so it worked out well. We were not sure if we were going to go to the Halloween party because we didn't have anyone to watch the kids.We had asked his mom, but she had already planned on going to a Red Hat Society meeting. So while we were at his mom's Friday night, we asked Hope & Bryan.We ended up not doing much during the day. We watched Notre Dame beat BYU, 49-23. We didn't get to watch the Texas vs. Texas Tech game. It was blacked out. They did win though, 52-17.We left for the party at 7 pm. We got there at about 7:30. Not too many people were there yet. Jaime and Michelle showed up this time. Sharon and her family were there too. We stayed long enough for the contest and left shortly after. Sat around and talked and Pete sat in the livingroom and watched Halloween. We didn't dress up this year, but I think if we had, we might have had more fun.

Monday, October 10, 2005

I have about half Rebekah's blanket done. I decided that even though I could have it finished in about two days, I ripped it out. The stripes are too wide. So, I took it apart and am making the stripes smaller. It will be more delicate looking.

Monday, October 03, 2005

I started Rebekah's blanket. It is going to be pink and white stripes. I will add a shell edging on two ends. I decided to use Red Heart Baby Clouds. This stuff is sooo soft! I don't plan to make it much bigger than the blanket I made for Laila. Rebekah is such a girl that it will be perfect for her and her little girl.