Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

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This is the first New Year's Eve I've had in years that has not been utterly depressing. I'm glad to see 2007 exiting the building and I'm hopeful that 2008 will bring in positive change. Just the numbers feel lucky. 2008. Nice and even, calm and smooth. We'll see. Here's to the hope in a brand new start. I wish you all peace, health, and happiness in the coming year. Take care of yourselves and each other and I'll see you all on the flip side.

Friday, December 28, 2007


Christmas has come and gone once again. Things are beginning to settle back into the normal routine and I feel a bit lost. This was this first morning where I didn't have some sort of crochet project to begin work on as soon as I was awake enough to function. The stone path hat was finished last week along with the Prairie Star afghan for my Mom and Morgan's alien boobie pillow was completed yesterday afternoon....and I forgot to take a pic, d'oh! Everything was a hit, and I'm tickled. So now what? After all the weeks of constant stitching I'm not quite sure what to do with myself! Geof said he was glad I finished everything, apparently 4 year olds don't like it when their mothers say, "Not now, I have to get this finished." or "Sorry Babe, maybe later." I'm thinking I'll revisit the Seafoam Vest in a week or two. In the meantime I've got to clean my long-neglected house before I go nuts. I hope everyone had at least a semi-relaxing holiday and that Santa was as good to you as he was to me! Now, I'm off to clean, later gators!

ETA- Here's a simple representation of what the alien boobs looked like. Behold the powers of Paint!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I ran a marathon!

Well, I crocheted one! After a marathon 18 hour crochet session yesterday and about 3 hours today I have finally completed the Prairie Star Afghan! I started it in November and got sidetracked with other things and a cold bug. I hadn't worked on it in a couple weeks and since crunch time is upon us I lit a fire under my own ass and got it done! The best part is that I still love it and the pattern! That is definitely a first. After my first afghan I lost the will to crochet for awhile. I still have time to finish the Stone Path Hat today and tomorrow I'm all boobies! ...and by that I mean I'll be working on an alien boobie pillow. That's all for the updates, I've got more stitching to do!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Just checking in..

I'm still around, I promise. With that damn ticker up there counting down the days until Christmas my blood pressure is through the roof, but I am still here. I curse that thing every year, but it is a good motivator. I'm still working on the Prairie Star afghan and that's coming along great, should has to be done this week. Here's a picture of the progress so far. I took it yesterday late afternoon so the lighting is a bit wonky, but you get the idea. I'm so glad the pattern is piece-as-you-go. I'd really be panicking if I still had to sew all those diamonds together. I had planned on making an afghan for my good friend Morgan for Christmas but that has been put on the back burner. I've decided instead to make a boobie pillow for her in lime green with purpleish pink (or yellow or blue, I haven't decided) nipples. The same yarns I used for my "cozy". She's just as weird, if not weirder, than me so I know she'll like it. She really got a kick out of the pillow I made for Nathaniel.

In other works-in-progress news, Nathaniel came to me weekend before last and asked if I could make something for the wife of a man he works with. She has Fibromyalgia and was recently diagnosed with cancer. I thought about a lapghan, but I wasn't sure I could finish it and the Prairie Star in time, so I decided on a hat. I picked out the Stone Path Hat pattern from the latest Interweave Crochet. I worked on it as much as I could in between taking the car to the shop, and shopping for Christmas gifts, and etc. I had the car last week so I had a lot of errands to run, usually Nathaniel takes it to work in Charlotte all week. Anyhoo, needless to say I underestimated the difficulty of the pattern and didn't get it finished by this past Sunday when Nathaniel had hoped to take it with him to work. The pattern isn't extremely difficult, but it does require some concentration which I've been lacking lately. I only lack a few more rows and than the brim and it will be finished. I do hope to have that completed this week as well as the afghan and perhaps by some miraculous even the boobie pillow too. I'm not holding my breath on the pillow at this point, but you never know. So you see, that's what I've been doing practically non stop taking breaks to eat, piss, and tend to my child. Speaking of my child here he is modeling the hat for me. I made the largest size, I forgot to mention to Nathaniel to inquire about her head size so I'm playing it safe.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Ravelry, I can't quit you!

I've come to the conclusion that Ravelry is both a blessing and a curse. I've been in a creative dry spell for a long time but since finding Ravelry, I've got ideas coming out the wazoo! The only problem is that there are only 24 hours in a single day. Also progress on Prairie Star and other wips has been at a crawl some days because I can't tear myself away from my computer screen. I tell ya it's like porn for fiber fiends! I've found interesting people, patterns, yarns, ideas...I love it! I can't sing the praises of Ravelry loud enough!

My latest addition to the I-must-make list is the lovely sweater you see to the left, which I discovered via Ravelry. It's called Klaralund and it is knitted. You can do an image search for "Klaralund" and see tons of better pictures. I plan to take the schematics and make a crochet version. It basically looks like a tube for the body and tubes for arms. Sounds simple and looks easy enough to reproduce. We shall see, but first I must finish a long list of other things.

If you haven't signed up yet please do yourself a favor and do so now! From what I hear the waiting period isn't as long as it has been in the past and it's soooo worth it. Just click the button...come on, you know you wanna!
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Progress pic of Prairie Star coming soon, I have another round I'd like to finish before doing another photo shoot. It's coming right along, still no complaints!

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