Monday, September 21, 2009

A week of season Premieres...........

and a week of 3 projects I am working on. The hexagon throw for my daughter is near completion, and almost ready for her to use. I have decided to start over my mother's knit throw; the previous throw had too many mistakes and I'm a perfectionist....So I had to start over or it would've driven me crazy. The third project is new however. I'm knitting a pair of socks for my husband to wear around the house on cold, and bleak winter days. I am using Lion Brand, wool ease sock yarn in Rock candy color. It is a self-stripping yarn and I am liking the colors!

I am planning to crochet a granny square throw for a local organization after I am done my daughter's throw. Is it possible to have one or more projects in WIP-ing???? Oh, yes indeed! That's something that my dear Husband doesn't understand. I will complete one while going back and forth the projects; I'm going to prove him wrong when I am finished the throw! :) Love you honey.

I am laying on the bed typing the blog and watching the season premiere of my favorite CSI show. I really hope that Eric Delko(Played by Adam Rodiquez) doesn't die; he was the reason I watch the show. No pictures tonight, maybe on the next post! So until then.....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A beautiful day....

A beautiful day with a gentle breeze blowing through the windows, and the sun is out! Can you ask for more? Well, remember the old school soup can crochet project that I was going to do? Well it is finished and waiting to be used by Samantha! It was a quick project, and could be done in a couple of hours. One thing that I did when making it was use a piece of string to mark where the slip stitch was. It was not mentioned in the directions, but it is a good idea to do, or you will unintentionally put an increase in the following rounds (trust me, I found that in the hard way!). I hope Samantha likes it.

Here it is, just starting out.

Almost done; the flower needs to be added.

All done!

As for the throw, I've done 8 more hexagons and they are awaiting to be worked in the main throw. I think I'm making good progress! Well I need to get off from here and pick Samantha off from the bus!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tomorrow~Back to the ol' grind

Wow, what a whirlwind weekend I had! My cousin, Kevin got married this weekend, and we had out-of-town relatives come visit us as well. My Pop-pop and Grandma June left this morning and my Aunt Bette and her best friend left around 4:30. Anyways, it was a beautiful wedding-the bride maids' dresses were pretty, the flowers were exquisite and the bride herself was breath taking! The outdoor wedding ceremony got postponed by 30 minutes because a small rainstorm passed through. The ceremony was just beautiful and the breeze coming up from the water made the heat bearable. However, the reception was another story. I spare you the details ; it was open bar with top shelf liquor-draw your own conclusions.

I did get some crocheting done this weekend :) I have about 13 hexagons waiting to be joined to the main throw. I can't wait to get it done so Samantha can use it this fall and winter. She can use it while watching Sponge Bob or Hi-5 on Discovery Channel. My next project is a pattern that I got from the fall issue of "Crochet Today". It's a remake of a retro canned food can snuggle. I'm making one for Samantha-that way she can store her pencils and markers for her homework assignments.Well it's off to pack her lunch and enjoy the last hours of my day off. Starting tomorrow, it's back cleaning and straightening. My goal for tomorrow is pick stuff up from the floors, vacuum up and downstairs and clean both bathrooms (yuck) and grocery shopping.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A three day weekend!

Labor Day is upon us, and that means that Summer is officially over. This time of year always makes me sad. This means the days become shorter and the weather becomes colder. But on the plus side my daughter, Samantha is off on Monday and I get to sleep in! And I think my husband, Bill is off too.

I know I am bad of keeping up with this blog; maybe I should find the time to write something every other day or so. So what have I been up to lately? Crocheting a little throw for Samantha.It has taken me about a month to get to this point. It is a hexagon granny pattern that I found on a blog by Sarah London. I wished I could link you to the pattern, but I think she had invited certain people to read her blog. I have read that outsiders were leaving nasty comments, and obscene pictures. It only takes one rotten apple to spoil the rest. Anyhow, I am using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Shocking Pink, Petal Pink, Orchid, and Plum Pudding. I am joining as I go and weaving the ends when I am joining in new colors-that way I don't have a gazillion of threads to sew in. The only threads I have to weave in is after I complete the hexagon granny. I think it's gonna be a nice throw when it is finished. Maybe she will use it when the air becomes cooler!

Well I should get up from the rocker and get her things packed-Samantha was invited to a sleepover at her friends house.