Thursday, December 13, 2007

Still Alive and Kicking!

I'm still around...I just made a move back to Southern California though, so I haven't updated yet! Bear with me...I'll have pictures up soon!

Listening to: Mixed Bizness by Beck

Sunday, December 02, 2007

A week later...

Here we are yet another week has passed by...I added more to the ripple and to the Baby Star, got a new tattoo and got a picture of my first grandchild! Dang! I don't have a picture of the ripple but everything else is a go!

First here is round 14 of the Baby Star that I am making for my first grandchild! Now as it develops it looks very blue and that was not my was supposed to be neutral. If the baby is a boy then it's fine but a girl I will have add a pink border!

Next up is the picture of my first grandchild whose father is my first born... I will be a Grandma in June of 2008!

Ok and last but certainly not least is my new tattoo...I have wanted a new tattoo for a couple of years now and finally went and got it done on Monday.
This picture is right after he finished and cleaned it. I am quite happy with it!
Ok enough news for today...I'm sure there will be more soon!

Listening to: Famous Monsters by Saliva

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Star update

I am up to round 12 on my Baby Star! It's nice to work on in the evenings, not that it keeps me warm but it's very easy to work on while watching tv.

I did 9 rounds in the multi and then 3 rounds in white. I am going back to multi again for I don't know how many rounds yet, it's random at this moment. Just what ever looks good I guess.

Now on to my ripple! Row 88 is done and it is huge now. I believe that leaves 16 more rows to go!
That is Katlyn's hamster in the middle of Daughter said she needed her picture taken! I will add the next color's cold and it's a football day so it works out nicely!
Ok my mind is a blank right now, so this is all I got to write, sorry, I have issues!

Listening to: Every Rose Has It's Thorn by Poison

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday crocheting

I have gotten my baby star to resemble a star!
It's coming along nicely and fairly simple to do while watching TV so that is nice. I don't know how many more rounds I'll put on in the Multi before changing to White...I'm kind of playing it by ear with the whole color scheme. Just doing what tickles my fancy!
I am going to work on my ripple tonight and then take new pictures of that becasue I haven't had any updates on that in a long time!
Tomorrows my day off and I will be running errands and getting the house ready for Thanksgiving. I'm not going anywhere this year so I invited everyone over! I don't have to make the turkey, just everything else...I can't wait! I usually go to my Sister's house and just help out there (though I will miss that like crazy!!!) This is the first Thanksgiving in about 7 years that I've done. It should be fun...I have plenty of beer if things go wrong though!
Ok that's it for now, I'm off to work on my ripple!

Listening to: Silver, Blue and Gold by Bad Company

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I see stars...

Ok I've started my next blanket. I've gotten a few rounds done anyway, which at the beginning of this blanket doesn't take too much! Anyway I'm using Red Heart Soft Baby in Powder Blue Twinkle.

Just different angles of the same thing. It really does look like a star now! That was taken last night. I've gotten a couple more rounds done that I will photographer tomorrow. I'm sleepy now and don't feel like pulling out the camera and then taking the right picture and then uploading it and well you get the idea!

Haven't pulled out the ripple yet but it's coming out tomorrow to get some much needed fresh air!

I'll leave you with a picture that I took on my way home from work today! AAAHHH! Great day to be alive!

Listening to: The Sha La La Song by Toby Keith

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Finally done with Katlyn's blanket. Yay~ I can now finish my ripple! Plus I am a starting a baby blanket using Beth's Little Star pattern with Red Hearts Soft Baby in a print multi and white. I think that I will finish up my Baby Snow Dragon that I am currently stalled on and get the multi colored one done and give them to my Niece and Nephew for Christmas be cause with it being November 12th already (I started typing last night), there is no way I will ever get their blankets done by Christmas! I have had a bad crocheting year! I had SOOOO many more projects done this time last year. I also had many projects lined up for this year! I just don't seem to have a desire to get anything done! I was very excited for my ripple and now that is sitting in it's bag a little over half done and neglected! Ok well that I blame on myself for not getting Katlyn's done in a timely manner in the first place so I did banish it to it's bag until Katlyn's was finished but there really is no good reason that Katlyn's took so long in the first place! Well now that I have rambled a lovely rant over my lack of enthusiasm for crocheting right now, I will give you some pictures!
I added a slight shell border just to girly it up a bit more then the boys ones that I had done previously. And honestly to say it is done 100% is a bit of a stretch because I ran out of yarn will 4 inches to go on the border! FOUR INCHES!!! I have to go and buy a skein of Grey Heather Simply Soft for 4 inches! I searched all of my yarn stashes last night thinking that I had put aside the bits leftover for each square but NOOOO. Ok that's the whole truth now! When I am done with this post I am off to the shower and then off to Joann's to get the blasted yarn and finish this off! Anywooo... This is the pile of yarns that was left after the weaving and snipping! That is a lot of weaving and snipping I tell you!
That's the end of my tale for the time being! I wll get pictures of the starting of the Star (which I don't really need until June, but am VERY excited about) and hopefully make some progress on the ripple as it is very cold here lately and having the ripple on my lap will keep me toasty!


Listening to: You Make Me Smile by Blue October

Monday, November 05, 2007

need a different life

I have pictures to prove that I have been working on Katlyn's blanket. All of the squares are put together and now I am weaving the never ending ends before putting the border around it! Yay! I have gotten one panel of ends done but I still have a long way to go!!! I will be working on it this evening while watching tv.
Here it is! Look at all those ends. It is nice and warm so working on it is not a problem but the last week or 2 has been crazy busy with birthdays and Halloween and such! I really need to get my act together and get some stuff done!
Here are some cute Halloween pictures of our trick or treating adventures. Work! We know how to have fun!

See, these are the reasons I haven't been blogging!

Listening to: There's Only One Way To Rock by Sammy Hagar

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Back in Action

I've made progress!!! I finally got Katlyn's 20th square done for her 20 Square Blanket, now to put it together! Oh and weave all the ends in, but at least it's good to go.
Here is the last square done and my empty yarn container!! Yay!!
Here's the start of the blanket. Here we have the making of an actual blanket! I am so excited to get this done! I can get back to finishing my ripple and knock out some Christmas gifts! I haven't been doing anything else except this blanket so there's really nothing else to update. I haven't even been playing on Ravelry or checking my email, that's going to be bad because the 2 groups I belong to generate a lot of email and it tends to take awhile to get through them all.
Ok well enough of that. I best get to stitchin' & bitchin' at this blanket! My Daughter's birthday is Saturday and I have to get it done. Plus get the cake and the party stuff, good thing tomorrows Friday! Be back soon!

Listening to: Hold You, Kiss You, Love You by Toby Keith

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

bad blogging girl...

Dang it's been a few days, ok 6 days, but here I am. I am on #18 of Katlyn's blanket! So close. It will be the only thing I work on until it is finally done. I really want to get my ripple done but that will have to wait. Here's #18 in progress I am at work on my break in the picture. It's on round 5 of the grey right now.
I am finished reading my last book until after Christmas. I can not read and crochet at the same time. That's square #17 on the mail and my book hanging out last night.
Here are the fingerless gloves in the works. I am using my Baby Alpaca yarn and it is super soft. I love the colors of this as well. I can't wait to wear them.
Ok that is my official update for now. I will hopefully have a better update next time.
Listening to: Bleed It Out by Linkin Park

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I'm back....

Ok, I've been back but haven't posted. I have been catching up on reading emails and blogs and unpacking and laundry. I haven't crocheted anything since Monday on the train ride back and even that was short lived as my Sister gave me a book to read and once I start reading, well that's it, I'm hooked until I'm done with the book. I just finished it tonight while making dinner. Now on with crocheting again. Oh wait, she gave me the second book too...oh well at least the books are fast reads! Anyway the book (s) are so called "chick-lit". I personally don't care for that term BUT...I just finished "Something Borrowed" by Emily Giffin. I enjoyed it, I love a quick light read that I can lose myself in. Next up is "Something Blue" by the same author. Hopefully I can get so crocheting done in between all of that! I will get Katlyn's blanket done BEFORE her birthday on the 27th! Oh no!!! I just remembered that I have 3 squares to send out and I'm late with them! CRUD!!!!!
Here I am snapped by my Daughter, working on wrist warmers/fingerless gloves made with my lovely Baby Alpaca yarn that I bought for my birthday. See I did a little crochet. Of course this was on the way down before I got the books! oopsie!
That's about it. I will be taking yarn pictures tomorrow hopefully if the sun comes out! I really need to get some more stuff going on as the boredom around here is getting bad!!!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

blogging on vacation

Well I've been gone from home for a couple of days. I brought yarn with me for the train ride and yet didn't really get all that much done. I am still at my Sisters house, we are heading back to Nor-Cal in the morning. Back on the train at 6am. The trip down was nice. We had a table on the train and that was nice for the kids and great for spreading out. We put our snacks and drinks out and had plenty of space. I hope the trip back up is equally as pleasant.
My Aunt flew in from Tennessee and surprised everyone, so that was an added bonus! My Neice and Nephew were very surprised to see us and very happy that we were able to come done. I am hoping that I can get at least one more of Katlyn's squares done on the trip back. I finished up the one I was working on so I am down to 3 left! YAY!!

Got to go and finish packing. I have lots of pictures to upload when I get home!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wednesdays crazy!!

Ok I have some pictures to post. First one will be the hat I just made for a friend at work. His favorite hockey team is the San Jose Sharks, so I made his hat black & turquoise.
and here is my Daughter modeling it.

I gathered yarn for the trip and will be making a scarf for my cousin using these
I will also be bringing the last 4 squares for Katlyn's blanket to finish up and some yarn for a hat or 2 as requested by my coworkers and my alpaca for some wrist warmers and a matching hat for myself. Sounds like a lot BUT it is and 10 hours trip and I would rather have too many projects then not enough! Whew, now off to pack all of this stuff into my rolling yarn tote, hopefully it will all squish down in there and still have room for the puzzle books and pencils that my daughter is taking for us as well!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Tuesday's gone

It's the end of the day and I got nothing done today. Ok I got stuff done just not any crocheting. I went to work, went to the bank, went and bought headphones for my ipod and made a list. I am taking a train trip down to Southern California on Friday with 1 of my sons and my daughter. We leave at 6 am and I will need a bit (or a lot) of crocheting to take and my ipod and my camera and batteries and some entertainment for the kids. Not to mention the clothes and baggage that also needs to go. Anyway that was my update for today. I'll try to be better tomorrow with some better information!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Going Pink

I've gone Pink for the month. I went on over to Shade Tree Crochet today and Tracie has gone pink! I love the idea and checked out Pink for October and signed up.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New toy

I have another picture of my camera front back
I am having fun with it. I was going to buy a case for it, but hey I'm handy with a hook & yarn...I will make one.
Now an update of my ripple. I am on row 86 right now! It is snuggly and warm and I can't wait for it to be finished to use it!
I'll leave off with a random picture taken with my new camera

That's it for now!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Later Sunday...

I went out and bought a new camera while waiting for the Bears game... Yay me! I have been wanting one for awhile now and while I still want the Nikon D40, I can not afford the $600 to get it just yet. This one is great and it's pink. I will be playing with it tomorrow in the daylight hours and can't wait to see how the pictures come out. This picture is a bit blurry, but that's my fault, not my new cameras!
Here's how I was spending this afternoon/evening Blanket on my laps and football on the TV! Never mind that the Bears lost. grrrrr.....
Here's my ripple up close and personal. I don;t like flash shots, but it was evening time and that's all I could get. More pictures tomorrow!

Sunday Football

Finally a game I really want to watch on TV! The Bears are playing the Cowboys this afternoon! I am going to get my things gathered early so I can just settle in on the sofa for an afternoon of football. I stated on the green section of my ripple and will try to get an updated picture up sometime today. I also have to get a beanie done for a friend at work and scarves out for my Cousin Sara. I might just work on those smaller projects while watching football today. I set a goal that when I get back to the Camo yarn on the ripple that I would start my Nephews ripple of Camo & black and the ripple is next after the green that I am on right now so....that is going to mean a whole new blanket started! I really have to plan this out better, I did the same thing last year for Christmas. I just don't plan enough time to get everything done. Pk I best get off of the computer and get some going around here. I'll grab the camera first.

Listening to: Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen

Friday, September 21, 2007


What a day! Super busy at work and now I'm home facing a sink full of dishes, dinner preparation and 2 squealing girls for the next 2 days! UGH!
I hopefully can get some things done during all of this though as my Mother's birthday is next week and my Daughters 20 square blanket is still in need of 6 squares and my ripple is over half way complete. The ripple is a joy to do right now being that it is getting down right cold at night lately, so having it on my lap is quite cozy! I haven't taken any pictures yet, but it's coming along good. Just a quick post for now as the dishes are calling and the kids are wanting food!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Stuff!

I got 2 new books this week and received some new exchange squares! Yay! Here are the books I got: Amigurumi by Elisabeth Doherty. I've loved her stuff for a while now and am very excited to make her patterns! This is her website if you want to check out her other stuff. I also got this one: at Joann with my 40% off coupon. Nothing too fabulous, but oh well. That's what I get for an impulse buy!
Here are the squares I've received over the last couple of weeks from my exchange partners.
I am now up to 14 completed squares for Katlyn's blanket! Only 6 more to go!
I have gotten to lavender again on my ripple bringing me up to row 77.

Ok I think I've gotten all of the updates done for now. We'll see what happens over the next few days.

Listening to: Rocket by Def Leppard

Monday, September 10, 2007


Here I am again. I've been sick and working and just haven't had any time to update.
I got more yarn dyed this is called Funny Valentine. I used Tropical Punch and Pink Lemonade kool-aid for this colorway. My Daughter loves it. It will be added to her Babette Blanket.
I have worked on her 20 square blanket and only have 7 more squares to go until all of the squares are done. She will be quite happy.
I have some more rows done on my ripple. My daughter is holding it up for me, row 71 is underway. Now this shot shows all of the ends that I have to weave in ugh...I've tried to get some done, I think I have about 6 rows done. It is going to be quite an undertaking! I am starting to worry about the yarns that I will run out of and unable to replace, what am I going to do? Wing it I guess!
That's about it for now, I have to make some scarves for my Cousin and still get the Christmas stuff started, good thing it's Football season again!!! That means more TV time so I can get a lot of crocheting done!
Got to go a crochet!
Listening to: Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders

Sunday, September 02, 2007


I have stuff done! Just a bit, but still at least something. I seem to be working on the same stuff all of the time and seriously, who wants to read a blog that says the same thing over and over.
I did not get all my yarn dyed that I wanted to as they called me into work on Monday and that meant no days off until today. I did get one skein done though. I used grape and lemon-lime. I love the green of the lime, the purple is a bit darker then I was shooting for, but I'll use it anyway. Maybe darker isn't the adjective I am looking for, maybe more flat, the purple doesn't pop as much as I would have liked it too with the green. I think I'll call it "Limeplosion" I'm off again for 2 days so I'm hoping to get the other 3 skeins done. Actually I will set up one as soon as I'm done posting this.

I have been working on my ripple and am up to Row 67. Got to stand back pretty far to get it all in the same shot! Here's the last few rows I've done. From the last update (row 60) I added the Brown and then started the repeat, well actually the reverse repeat. I ran out of the pink Dazzelaire that I had so I found a rose in Wool Ease, not perfect but since this is a "scrap" afghan anyway it will have to do! I will be improvising on a couple of other colors as well. That was really the idea behind this, using up what I had on hand and I think I've done a fair job of that. Haven't really made much of a dent but haven't purchased any more yarn since the Choco Cherry either. I am on a strict yarn diet until I get some stuff finished up. So unless it's Christmas gift related, no yarn buying!!!

Ok one more thing that I did was a gift for a friend at work. It was her Birthday on Friday and I wanted to make her something and this is what I came up with I made her a cupcake with sprinkles! I made the pattern up my self as you can probably tell because it is a bit wonky but I couldn't find a pattern that wasn't complicated. Sounds silly, how complicated can a cupcake be, but with all the kids running around and trying to get dinner, dishes and laundry done I just simply didn't have time to sit a read the patterns that I could find, so I just made it up as I went. I ripped it out a couple of times, but whatever! She liked it and that's what I was going for anyway. I used the white shell edge to cover the seam only because I ran out of the Dazzelaire (pink) that I had left from my ripple and figured white would be more frosting like anyway and then I sewed the seed beads to the top for the sprinkles.
All right then I think that about covers everything now! Got to get to dying some yarn!
Listening to: Talk Dirty To Me by Poison

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I love days off!

I can get things done! I finished an exchange square and cleaned the fish tanks and colored my hair and made breakfast for my Daughter and her friends that slept over and were up until the wee hours giggling and being silly!

Ok on with the pictures!
I did this using the Choco-Cherry that I had left from my ripple and a scrap of pink and a lovely dark Brown (Caron 1 pounder) I like the colors in this and my daughter really wants me to do and whole blanket in these colors. I guess that will be added to my long list of projects!
Here's a side view for the 3D effect.
I bought some Kool-Aid to dye some more yarn, so hopefully I will be able to do that tomorrow since the kids are in school and it's my day off again! Yay me!! I have some colorway ideas and then I can use the yarn for my Daughters Babette Blanket since that will be done in natural fibers. Can't wait, I love dying yarn, and posted the process before in here. It's always fun!
I'm making dinner right now so I've run out of time. I will update ripple progress with pictures tomorrow and hopefully my new colorways!

Monday, August 20, 2007

It's sooo easy....

To let the time slip on by without even realizing where it goes! A week has gone by and I have not an entry done during that time! Ok I have been working on my ripple. I did the Choco-Cherry rows and then added a dark brown (Carons pounder). I finished those 2 rows last night and then realized that I had no more variegated that would go next. My Daughter then suggested that I just reverse the whole process and well now that is exactly what I am doing! I have started the Choco-Cherry rows again which brings me up to 63 rows! So I think with the exception of 2 of the colors I will have enough stash left to do just that! Stash busting has been fun with this. I will have to do another stash buster after all Christmas gifts are done! I have Samantha's daisy planned out and will have plenty of time to get that done, Riley's ripple will be close and Brandon's graph-ghan is going to be my biggest challenge!!!

I don't have any yarn pictures because I have switched to working days instead of swings and the kids have all started back to school and i haven't got a routine settled in yet and by the time I get home and start dinner the sun has faded and I haven't taken a photo!

Here's a picture of my Niece her 16th birthday party this past weekend!
And here's my Son Brandon...what can I say, he's the life of any party!
I'll try and get my yarn pictures up!

Listening to: Sponge-Bob on the TV