Monday, November 09, 2009
I decided that since she doesn't have any interest in crocheting like I do, and being around ALL THAT YARN that she should have something made from the yarn there. So this will be made into a scarf. She picked out the color.
This will be my first project using alpaca. It is very soft and I hope she likes it.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Matches my kitchen, yay!
And, silly me, I didn't take pictures of what I sent her, but for the August exchange, I will have pictures of what I make and send.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I altered the pattern slightly, but since it wasn't my idea and looks exactly like hers, I cannot take credit for it. But here are my directions:
Sc into first ch in row. Sc in next 9.
Ch 70. Sc into first ch in row. Sc in next 9.
Ch 70. Sc into first ch in row. Fasten off and weave in ends.
You can choose to add a row or two more if you want.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Before the workers began working on the roof, the cardinals were gone. Unfortunately, one didn't get away. I am guessing it fell out of the nest and the dogs just happened to be outside at that time, so Raiden got one. Such is the way it goes.
Since we only saw one baby bird near the bush on the ground, we are assuming that the other two got away and are living happily somewhere else. Even the mom and dad are gone.
Good Luck and glad to have helped you start your cardinal family!
Shortly after that we chopped down that ugly bush. This is all that remains:
Sunday, June 14, 2009
My Recycled Bag
I used an M Hook for this project.
Then ch (I think) 13 st, ch 1 more, turn. Sc rows until this side is the same as the first.
To put the bag together, you will only have two sides (and sides on the bottom) to hook together.
Add your desired handles.
Go shopping and enjoy.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
But, this morning, I noticed that the female is making a nest. In the tree right outside our back door of the garage. Right where the dogs go in and out. Right where we go in and out when working on the yard. In our ugly bush:
The female was carrying twigs and paper she found into the bush. Hopefully they will stay.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
And, a couple of weeks ago, I got an email from Keybank. Next step complete.
A couple days after that, got a call to set up an interview. Next step complete.
Had the interview (I thought I did well) and had to W-A-I-T over the weekend to hear what to do next.
The following week, I spoke to them again. They extended an offer to me! I received a couple emails with information on what to do next (got to give a sample and get fingerprinted) and my start date is at the end of MAY!
I am so happy! I can't wait to start! I finally found a job! YAY!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I like the Knit One Crochet Too Recycled Cotton yarn for this project. It is not too heavy for a "dishtowel".
I also like the summer colors.
This color is Valencia.
The pattern for this dishtowel is here.
I used an F hook.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
My furbabies sniffed it for quite awhile, but eventually approved.
Even though this is a dishcloth exchange, it matches my bathroom better than my kitchen, which is fine. I can always use a nice facecloth too!!
Thank you so much Robin!
Thursday, April 09, 2009
The pattern is here and the instructions for folding the bag is here.
Remember the instant gratification thing? Yeah. It was a quick project. After I figured out the folding part I was excited to put it together.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
I decided today with my husbands help: "well you aren't DOING anything during the day, so you should go then".
And I was promising myself all the way there I was just going to LOOK and FEEL things.
Once I got through all the construction, seeing the sign for the store and having to travel down the road and turn around and go through the construction traffic again, I decided that I was probably going to purchase something.
And I did.I got two skeins of 2nd Time Cotton in the colorway Valencia:
The tag says: "2nd Time Cotton is created from new textile waste originating in the apparel and textile industry. Our 8-ply yarn is spun from this recycled cotton contributing to the conservation and global re-utilization of products."
I really like the spring/summer color and that it is recycled from other products and that it is made in the USA.
I met the official greeter: Bordi (sp?) A very friendly black kitty. (I think he was jealous that I was petting the yarns and not him!)
And before I left she also wound both skeins into balls for me. Very Cool! I will definitely be visiting again!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
She likes burgandy and I have never seen cotton yarn for dishcloths in burgandy. Since funds are limited due to me not working right now I had to find something to match burgandy.
I also added some tea. I love tea. I wanted to share it with someone!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
These are another couple pictures ... she knew this item was for her.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
And do you remember how I said I wanted to finish the Voodoo Rug that is in progress? It is on hold too.
One reason is that I wrote up and posted the Soap Pocket pattern. But that is done. So what is the other excuse?
Well, I like to do small projects. Things that don't take forever to complete. I need instant gratification. And cutting up all those bags and rolling them up just doesn't sound appealing right now.
So, even though this next project is not really "small" ~more like "medium"~ I want to do it.
This is the pattern: Crochet Kitty Cozy.
I have a bed for my kitty now. But she doesn't sleep in it. But she always wants to curl up in my crocheting stuff. So I figured, if I make her something she will probably lay in it. She always likes to climb into EVERYTHING. I will probably make the sides a little higher since she likes that.
Here are a couple of pictures of my pretty prissy princess.