This is charley. Unfortunatly he does not belong at our house. He is well trained on the leash and potties outside and all but he is jealous! My kid can't even come nearme or he growls and snaps at her. He doesn't really bite but it still scares her too much for him to stay. He doesn't like men around either. He does love to be just you and him sitting on the couch and cuddling. He loves car rides and walks. We really thought we were going to keep him but my kid comes first and he has to go.
We redid m our 9 yr old room for her 10 b-day. She wanted hills and clouds and blue skys. We even let her pick the colors. You can't tell here but she chose a darker blue green and pinkish clouds for a evening look. It used to be all old wall paper (yellowish-beige)
These are some of the things I found when I switched my room up and re did it.
Been making some dish rags in seed stitch.
Working on a pair of leg warmers for my Mothers day Present. Each year I make another piece for her set. She loves this color. Shes part indian (Cherokee I think) and it looks really good on her too.
It lives in the rim of your toilet. It likes damp dark places. It has killed several people. It is from India and came over on a few planes and luggage i'm guessing. You done feel the effects for a few days after being bitten. This spider could be anywhere by now because they did find it on at least 4 airplanes that had stopped in India. The first death was in Florida at a restaurant. That just shows how quickly it can move from the plane to where-ever. Pay attention while your in the public restrooms or if you've been traveling!
If you read this. please tell those you love. I posted this on the wall at my local library for all to see.
I only found out because my uncle is an exterminator and they got a post to watch out for these.
Last year I had to stop blogging because my internet has been a brat. This year I decided to blog less often but still that's better than nothing I think. I'm am right now blogging from the Library and short on time. Also you can't upload pics from here so I'll have to stop by my granny's and ask if I can do it from there.
So Christmas Last year-- I bought this Scooby for my kid (10). She's a huge Scooby Doo fan. It was origionally a sleeping bag but I couldn't resist buying it even though it was obviously too small for her. I turned it into a nice big pillow. She loves it so much that I no longer feel quilty for buying something I knew was too small.
I knit one shawl and crocheted another last month. The knit one is almost done. I just need to finish the border/edging. It took me a long time to decide on an edging for this one and in the end I had to modify one from a book to get the effect I wanted but I think it's turning out lovely. The crocheted one I turned into a bit of pretty for my favorite chair. It was round so I just threaded an extra bit of yarn through the loops around the edges, popped the cushion in, tightened it up and tied it. I can't even feel the thing when I sit down either and that yarn was kind of thick!
I am joining a CAL for some Pineapple Towel Toppers and decided to get new towels so if you have an opinion about which yarn looks best let me know about that as well. I lean more towards the green but thats just because pineapples are tan with green spikey leaves. It's the literalist in me I think. The brown yarn alse looks really good with 2 rooms of my wallpapered house. Maybe I'll do 3 each of green and brown though I have less green yarn. I also have a Autumn colors varigated yarn that might look decent.
Got a cowl on the needles too. I've wanted one all this winter because I hae to have my scarf dragging in the mud, muck and wet while I'm going about tending the animals. I plan to make a pair of wristies too to go with. I've been hunting something to make from this yarn for almost a year! Tried a hat and the color was just awful for the pattern. Ripped it out and had to go on another hunt.
I started the Reniassance Tunic 3 weeks ago though it isn't getting the attantion it deserves because of the sheer # of things I've got going right now. It will not be for me but I'm turning it into a dress for my little girl. This means a bit of resizing on the sleeves but surprisingly not much else because I'm using the smallest size as a jump point. I've got a bit of the sleeve done too now.
Last year I also made these two stuffies. I found a booklet for just 99 cent amd made these 2 right away. I couldn't resist the monkey because it was Christmas . Someone got him in their Stocking (^_^). the second was the Zoo Keeper but he looked so much like my Father we started calling him Little Eddie.
My brithday is coming up next week and this year I got to go shopping! Yay! I bought these sweet boots on end of season sale. My birthday was alway horribly timed for any kind of outdoor party as a kid but sooo perfect for end of season sales. You can find so many needful things for next year and even some Spring/Summer stuff too. I got some of last seasons capris for 70% off and they look just like the new capris they just got in for this season. Lucky!
Speaking of difficult yarn I've got this stuff. I've already made a scarf from it but I hate the feel of it and 1 skien made just 2 feet of scarf. It was intended as the edging for a little girls blanket but she outgrew blue remarkably fast and is now all for pink. If you have any Ideas please let me know.
This year I plan to give my Aunt's a set each of handmade Christmas Ornaments. Mini stockings, tiny Snowmen, sparkly Angels and more. About 3-4 of each kind I think. Plus I want a set for myself ;).
For all of you who made it this far, Thank You for your time and attention. I don't plan to make all my posts this
long I just had some catching up to do.
This pattern is for a chapstick cozy keychain. I made one for my kid and then I liked hers so much I cast on one for myself too :)
Size 1 DPNs
15 or less yards of Fingering yarn
CO 20 sts.
Join in the round
K1, P1 for 6 rounds
R7) M1, K around
R8) K around
R9) *K3, yo, K2T, K2* 3x
R10) K around
R11) *K2, yo, K2T, yo, K2T, K1* 3x
R12) K around
R13) *K3, yo, K2T, K2* 3x
R14) K around
R15) K around to last stitch. Slip the last stitch to the next needle.
R16) K1, Yo, K2T, K to last st on 1st needle, Slip this last stitch to next needle. K1, Yo, K2T, K to last st on 2nd needle, slip this last st to last needle, K1, Yo, K2T, K to end.
R17) K around
R18) *Yo, K2T, yo, K2T, K3* 3x
R19) K around
R20) *K1, yo, K2T, K4* 3x
R21) K around
R22) K around, Knit 1 extra stitch from the 1st needle
R23) *K3, yo, K2T, K2* 3x
R24) K around
R25) *K2, yo, K2T, yo, K2T, K1* 3x
R26) K around
R27) *K3, yo, K2T, K2* 3x
R28-30) K around
R31) K2T around you will have 1 extra st = 11st
R32) K2T around + the extra =6 st
R33) K2T around = 3sts, cut yarn leaving 6-8 inches for sewing in. thread the tail through the last 3 sts and tie off, weave in etc...
Let me know if there's something wrong with this pattern please or perhaps if i've left anything out?
I loved doing the Year of Projects with you all but I didn't really factor in the whole Spring planting season. I've been runnin' around like crazy getting the garden ready and etc...
Also my home computer is dead :( It will let me check my e-mail but that's about it. Sometimes in the middle of that I get kicked off the Net. I probably would have made it through the yop but that is something I just can't get around without using the computers at the local Library. Since I can check the e-mail I will still recieve any comments you leave for me so thank you all for those and have a lovely year.
Don't know when I'll be able to get back on track with my computer because even the guy I had look at it had no Idea what to do. Whenever I can I'll be checking on things from the Library but not very often I think (^_^) Bye!
No crafting this week :) Too busy celebrating my Birthday with the family.
Winner of the book giveaway is Sandy (^_^) Yay! Send me an e-mail at Trenody85@wmconnect.com with your address and such and I'll try to get it out real soon. BTW "Minnie" had great fun picking out of the glass. She almost had to stick her whole little arm in there :)
I finally finished my first I Love This Wrap. I also went ahead and started the second one so I wouldn't change my mind about making 2 of them. Once I got to the Long rows (each taking a half hour) I got a little weary of it. It doesn't look as good as the example on the pattern page but they do have theirs on an actual maniquin (? sorry spelling.) you know with arms and shoulders and such : )
This one is for my Mothers' Mother
Next week I'll show you a pic of the other one I started. It's a nice antique white/pale cream. and that one will be for mt Grandmother who was in that old pic a few posts ago.
I said I would do a giveaway a while ago and then I had to wait till we got enough extra cash to pay for the shipping. Here's the books I've collect for the giveaway. Shipping for books is pretty high these days, especially if you don't want them messed up. I thought about doing that flat rate- if it fits in the box- shipping thing (FED-EX right?). I tried to cover both knitting and crochet so whoever won would have whichever craft they prefer. It's you ladies (and Gentlemen?) that are participating in the YoP that I would like to make this giveaway open to.
Just comment below with a link to your YoP site. Not only will this keep it in the Family, as-it-were, but also help me make sure I've got everyone on my Bloglovin' list (^_^). I'll announce next Sunday the name "Minnie" draws from the "hat" (cause I don't know nothin about rafflecopter and stuff) plus she really wants to help.
Very exciting week for us but not much crafting in the long run. I finished the second Circle of Friends hat. I didn't get a picture because my father took it to work with him the next mornning. When he brings it back I'll get a picture of it with the other one just so I can see how much bigger I ended up making it.
We had the baby shower last night and it lasted way longer than the scheduled 2 hours. It was supposed to run from 5-7pm but we didn't get home till around 8:30 so I decided not to make dinner at all and just sent "Minnie" to bed. My sister loved her Cowboy set! It was so exciting. She cried about 5 times during that party. Hormones I guess except that everything was in fact perfect :)
I don't know how many of you ladies garden but right now there's a giveaway for some garden seeds over at The Redeemed Gardener and it's for seeds that have a pretty good reputation for growing very well. I sure hope to win. Sometimes the buying the seeds part is the most expensive especially if you want alot of variety and excellent quality.
The whole family devoured these. I started from almost absolute scratch. My mother is alergic to onion, which is in every BBQ sauce I could find so I even made the sauce. Only the Chicken wings came packaged. "Minnie" looked up at me with her face covered in sticky sauce and said "this is even better than KFC mommy"
Parmesan Fries fresh from the oven. We love these with every finger food meal. Hotdogs, Hamburgers and it turns out Chicken wings too :)
I made a pizza too but it was smelling so good I didn't get a chance to get a pic until it was too late. Nothin' really special about it (just pepperoni) except that it was rolled into a loaf and spread with some delicious butter and herbs to jazz it up but when those smells started coming from the oven the crew over for the game went a little wild. Oh well, maybe next time.
All these recipes have been unanimously voted Family Favorites. Which means they go into the keep file and get one of those page covers and everything.
I'm a bit late with my Sunday Post but Super Bowl Sunday is sort of a tradition around here :). I cooked for hours! Homemade KFC Honey BBQ Wings and Pizza with a side of Seasoned Fries also homemade. My team won! Yay! Now now don't get too upset. I don't actually know much about football. I just let Eddie pick a team and then root against him. I won last year too :)
About 7 Months Along
This is my sister. We've also been planning her Baby Shower this week. We got really lucky. I watch the Freecycle network and someone posted baby boy stuff and we got to go and pick the stuff up. Let me tell you everything was in beautiful condition. We (meaning She) had almost none of the things she needed. Now she has a stroller, carseat, swing, bouncer, and baby tub. Plus they wrote me a second time and said they had found a Playpen too. Now instead of asking people for a couple more expensive things she can ask for lots of the little things like a diaper bag, bottles, diapers, shampoo, powders and all the other small things people usually don't think of. We we're very blessed.
This is what I've made for the shower. A cowboy set. I already gave her a baby blanket. We sent the people we got the baby stuff from a picture of my sister with all of it and they were very happy to see that it went to someone who didn't sell it but really needed it. Now since they gave us the Pen too I thought I would make them a Cowgirl set and send it to them. They have a 10 month old baby girl (which is why they didn't need the baby boy stuff anymore) and they said they would send me another e-mail when their oldest sons son out grows it. He was born last April which if my sisters babe is born on time will make him almost exactly a year older.
As you can see I've been really busy so the Cowboy Set is really the only thing I worked on. I didn't want to stress my arm too much but I really needed to get it done Now because the Shower is coming up soon.
Only a couple of things for show and tell today. I finally made the other Fingerless Mitt for my mother. She was thrilled. I don't know why it took me so long except I think I was a bit scared of messing it up. I changed the pattern the when I made the first one and of course I didn't write it down. I just sat down and began and it sort of came back to me. The second glovelet looks a different color in the pic but I swear it's just the lighting. Weird how different it can be less than 18" apart.
I also worked on my Fathers hat. Here's a pic. Not going as fast as the other but I have a good reason. I had to add a few "people" to the pattern and a about 10 extra plain knitting rows (my bane!).
Plus I'm having a strange pain in my right arm. It's like I can feel it moving down from my forearm into my hand bones and pointer/middle fingers. I've decided to slow down for a couple weeks and see if it gets any better. I'm having trouble writing, crafting and even typing is sending little twinges. I won't be giving up crafting though! Even if I should, I would be much too bored.