Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Knifty Knitter Loom Set

Michaels had these on sale for $9.97 this weekend, plus I had a coupon for an additional 20% off. I just couldn't pass it up!!!

KK Hats

A warning: Loom Knitting is addictive! In just a few hours, voilá, 2 hats! One is a gift for my uncle, the other for my little 4 year old cousin (Britti is making a scarf to go with the hat).

I have discovered, however, that I can make only so many hats. No one in my family really wears this kind of hat. Surely there are patterns out there for other stuff, like doggie sweaters!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Choices, A Thought Provoking Article

It's always so wonderful when you find out you're not crazy! Or that you're not the only one with strange, little idiosyncrises. I read this thought provoking piece at Crochetty Lady's blog. I won't copy it here, you can just go over to her place to read it. But here is my response to her article:

"I wonder if this is a trait of all creative people, or just perfectionistic creative people? I really thought that I was the only one with this "problem". Last year, I spent a lot of time and money to purchase the One Stroke painting kits and accessories. I tried it one time, and didn't like the results. My daughter said, "do you think Donna Dewberry was perfect when she started"? Somehow, I guess I did. She then remarked, "was your first photograph perfect"? As a professional photographer, I knew that it wasn't. She sure is a wise 17 year old. Unfortunately, I haven't picked up the brush again (yet). I, too, spend an inordinate amount of time on the computer, searching for patterns, books and such. I just started this wonderful craft of crochet about 11 months ago, and already have dozens of books, and literally hundreds of patterns saved. I'm almost afraid that searching is more of the hobby than crochet! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and perspective with the rest of us hobbiests (is that a word? Now I'll obsess until I look it up)."

Please drop me a line to share your your thoughts (and just to remind me that I'm not alone).

Be blessed, y'all!

Friday, November 04, 2005

This One's For Sally

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Cuz she Meme'd me ( whatever that means ) over a month ago, and I forgot.

10 Years Ago: I was 36; just lost my beloved grandmother; still enjoying my kids; just had an ovarian tumor removed (which wasn't malignant after all, praise God!)

5 Years Ago: Went to Cancun for our 20th Anniversary.

1 Year Ago: We celebrated our 25th Anniversary, took our kids on a cruise. What fun!!!

5 Snacks:
1. Chocolate
2. Chocolate cookies
3. Chocolate icecream
4. Chocolate cheesecake
5. Chocolate covered cashews
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5 Songs I Know All The Words To:
1. Happy Birthday
2. Dust In The Wind
3. National Anthem
4. Color My World
5. Silent Night

5 Things I would Do With 100 Million Dollars:
1. Pay tithes
2. Get out of debt
3. Pay for my kids college education
4. Help my extended family
5. Travel

5 Places To Run Away To:
1. Greece
2. Hawaii
3. Key West
4. Alaski
5. Mexico

5 Things I Would Never Wear:
1. Thongs
2. String Bikini
3. Nose Ring ( no offense, I just have too much snot in my head for that one)
4. French Maid outfit
5. One of those sheer head scarves (that my aunt still wears)

5 Favorite TV Shows:
1. CSI Miami
2. Criminal Minds
3. Navy NCIS
4. Monk
5. Still Standing

5 Biggest Joys:
1. Relationship with God
2. My family
3. My dogs
4. Having dinner at my aunts house
5. Being able to bless someone else

5 Favorite Toys:
1. Computer
2. Digital Camera
3. Anything Crochet
4. Car
5. Knifty Knitter Looms

This took forever! So I'm going to be sweet, and not tag anyone else!

Be blessed, y'all!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

My First Baby Blanket

My cousin is expecting her new son any day now! This took about a month of evenings to complete. Am I slow or what? The yarn is Bernat Baby Coordinates, and the pattern is from Herrschners Blue Ribbon Afghans.

Britti knitted a hat to match ( her first hat ). Perhaps she'll let me post a pic.