Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Saturday, September 03, 2005
Feeling like a kid again...
Summer vacation is now winding down and I have to admit that I'm a little sad. We've had such a good time I'm feeling a little of the back-to-school blues I can remember so vividly from my youth. Well, no matter - we've had lots of fun. It's time to reunite myself with this blog and my dear readers! I hope you all are well. I haven't been to Crochetville for almost 3 weeks - I don't know how I'll ever catch up!
My projects have been limited this summer due to heat and vacations, but I did manage to eek out a hat/poncho/bootie set for my friend Margaret's daughter, Jin Ah, who was born in Korea and arrived home this summer. I made this back in July, but dead batteries prevented me from posting this with the lovely model. The yarn is Baby Boucle by Bernat and is so soft!
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
One Prize Left...
So I still have one prize remaining from the flower contest - any Stitch Diva pattern. I've received lots of recommendations and most have suggested the Baroque Ladies' Jacket. I, however, have been waiting to see the new patterns coming out.
Well, here it is: a hairpin lace cardi-wrap. Half cardigan, half shawl. Hmm...I'm not sure about this. Thoughts? Would you wear one?
Oh, and I almost forgot: a fitted shrug, which looks more like a cropped cardigan to me, but regardless, I'm not going to get the pattern.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
I'm back from our camping trip. In fact, I've BEEN back since Sunday, but in addition to the 4 tons of gear I also seemed to have brought back some sort of virus that has been attacking me and giving me fever for 3 straight days.
I finally went to see my doctor yesterday. Those of you who know me will know how sick I must have been for that to happen! Turns out I'm not going to die (now). Anyway, I'm feeling better today but am woefully behind at work and my home is a disaster area. Eeek!
While I try to catch up, you can check out our fanTAStic camping trip here.
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
I'm off on vay-kay at Baker Lake.
See you when I get back!
Thursday, July 28, 2005
I Guess I Have a FEW FOs...
Tis finally summer in Seattle. Summer here, for those of you who don't know, is a 4-6 week period beginning the second week of July. And I'm telling you, we are weenies!
As my mother likes to say, we don't tan, we mildew. When it gets to be in the upper 70s (or 80s!), we complain and flock to the nearest beach/movie theater/mall for the chance to cool down in air conditioned bliss.
I must admit that I, too, have succumbed to the Weather Weenie phenomenon. I'm not proud.
I can remember moving here from South Dakota and laughing heartily when the Seattle Police Department held a news conference because the weather forecast suggested it could get to (gasp) NINETY degrees and therefore Seattle residents should remain indoors, stay hydrated and check on their elderly neighbors.
Like I said, weenies!
Anyway, I digress. My point is it's hot. Not Phoenix hot, or Chicago hot, but Seattle hot. Not crocheting weather, really, which is why you haven't seen a lot of FOs (finished objects) lately.
I have done a few things, though, so I guess I'll share:
These are the bookmarks I sent in to the Crochetville Bookmark Swap. I should be receiving 5 in return very soon. I can't wait to see what I get!
Speaking of bookmarks, I made a few Gryffindoor scarf bookmarks prior to the release of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" using embroidery floss. Here's one of them.
Also, I made a pair of furry flip flops for little Haley. Jessica, if you're reading this, avert your eyes!