Crafty Rantings

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Hello Again!

Today is my mom's birthday! She is 74 today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

She doesn't have a computer so she won't see this but I will call her. If she had a computer we would be emailing and doing IM all the time. And then she'd see all the posts here about what I am making for her so sometimes I'm glad she doesn't have one. hehe

The 40% coupon for Joann's yelled at me from its spot near my purse so on my way today between WalMart and Costco, I will go looking at Joann's. I may see if they have some wool I could felt with in a color or two I've been looking for but their selection is slim. Getting bigger all the time, granted, but still slim. But at 40% off, I can at least look at their selection.

I am halfway done on #7 of the commissioned washcloths and hope to finish that today and start #8. I just need to put aside something I was working on. I haven't worked on Mom's shawl and I want to do that, too. I do know, however, that it's great airport knitting so I will be taking that with me Thursday when I fly to Ally's and I will get quite a bit done on that so I'm not worried. But they do take a while to knit.

I have made quite a bit of progress on Amy's hat although I haven't worked on it in the last couple of days. I wasn't feeling well. That may be tomorrow's project while I stay home in my jammies like I usually do. I get a lot of knitting done on the weekend. I have more energy. After working all day I am usually too beat and uninterested in doing much more than crawling into bed.

I laid out yarn for projects on the futon in my second bedroom about 2 weeks ago. I put them in order that I wanted to make them inbetween what I have already going (commissioned washcloths, mom's shawl and one other thing). I fear I will never get back to the washcloths with the complicated patterns that I am making for myself. Those just aren't a priority because they're for me. But at some point they will have to if I want those size 7 needles back. Of course I only use those for washcloths. Right now I have one empty pair. I don't want to buy another. I think I have 5 pair already and only 1 is empty. Oh yes, time to finish up the washcloths!

I'm getting another cup of coffee, going to do a couple things and then maybe I will have time to knit a bit before I go out for errands. And maybe not. I will have all afternoon to do that anyway. Sometimes I get tired of working on things and just put everything aside and watch tv for an hour. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, until later, have a great Saturday and craft away if you craft. If you don't, do something you love! I will! You, too!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sing With Me... "I'm A Believer..."

You didn't believe me, did you. Go ahead. It's OK. Tell me you're still skeptical. How many times have I posted up, "I need to start Amy's hat" and how often have you said, in return, "Yeah, right." Well so there. C'mon... if you're breathing on your own you know the song by The Monkees (some day I will have something to say about them on my Ramblings of a Mutant Penguin blog but not here...). Start singing... "I'm a believer..." Why? Well, looky here my skeptical friends, crafty or not:

There it is... might be hard to see. It's on circular needles sitting on top of the two skeins of yarn I am using to make the hat. I took a different picture but it was even harder to figure out. Hopefully you can click on the picture to enlarge it and see it better.
But see! I did it! I cast it on yesterday morning and got working on it after Amy and I went to see "Juno" and have breakfast together. Last night I was too tired to do much. But at least it is started.
So start singing. Now.