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.