Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
"However, there is a possibility that the needles can be perceived as a possible weapon by one of our Security Officers. Our Security Officers have the authority to determine if an item could be used as a weapon and may not allow said item to pass through security."I'm not going to risk it. I'll just hook on the plane.
So today he was playing with his doll house, albiet a little differently than before...
Photo 1: Note the ambulance and fire truck parked outside the house. Note the "girl" lying in the bushes.
Photo 2: Note the fire truck inside the house.
I think my husband needs to stop watching AFV with the boy.
"Z" Bears: different crochet patterns
...no faces to protect their identities...
keeping it easy so garter stitch
let's say it will be a scarf...
KK piece...long loom
maybe a bathmat or mat for Lucy...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I had quite a few Beavis and Butthead moments giggling as I read through some crochet forums. If you get your mind in the gutter, anything can be funny! For example, did you know some women are tight hookers?! Got you giggling too, huh? You Beavis!!
So to my non-hooking friends, I may educate you as I learn a few things. (Even hookers from L.A. can learn something new!) For future references: UFO's are unfinished objects (I think). FO's, therefore, are finished objects. Also, if you see KK it refers to Knifty Knitting. Here are a few of my FO's!
the 2 on the left are crocheted and the other 3 on the right are KK
another KK doggy sweater for Lucy
My yarn stash is growing at an alarming rate as my interest blossoms in this area. They are like Tribbles! (Who's a Trekkie?)
I am currently learning to knit. I think I figured out I do better with smaller needles, and I am working my first garter stitch scarf. It gained a stitch somewhere, but I'm not frogging! (I think frogging is the correct term. Tanya? A little help?) I'm just going to press on...unless you look carefully, you can't tell. And that is what I am banking on or I will never finish!!
I'm trying to keep my UFO's to a minimum. I've got two small stuffed crocheted animals that need faces, and a crocheted beach bag to finish. Then I get to start something else. Yaaay!!
I'm still deciding what to bring with me on my trip to Hawaii. Knitting needles go in the checked baggage. I'm not risking having to mail them back in case they don't allow me to carry it on. Yes, that means I'll be hooking on the plane.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The words he knows never fails to amaze me.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Z constantly amazes me with his answers.
There is a picture of a house with a chimeny.
The question: What comes out of a chimney?
His answer: Santa Claus
I asked: What starts with the letter "H"?
His answer: I don't know.
I say: Think. "H".
His answer: *he sounds it out* "H" huh. huh. Hummus!
DH thinks: huh?!
I think: That's my boy!
And the other night, Z stops playing with his trains and tells us, "My neck is a little tight." So he got a massage and some attention with it! The things they learn from us!!
**Due to the confusion of my adult readers please note: The answer to the first question is not related to the second. The answer to the first is "smoke."
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I recently found Good Search. It's a search engine...like Yahoo and Google...but it also donates money for searches you do on it. You can designated where to send the monies to. There are the popular nonprofit sites and schools such as World Wildlife Fund - WWF, Red Cross, and Salvation Army. There are also smaller nonprofits. If you search, you may find one close to you...I'm donating to Harbor Interfaith Services. So far I've raised $1.11 for them. Wanna see what good you can do for free?
Also, on my side bar to the left, you'll see some sites to visit and click for free donations to help with issues like breast cancer, literacy. Hey, with one click you could help plant a tree. And did I mention it's free?!
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
After you sign in, you are directed to your “dashboard”. You would have already selected a template for your blog (the way it looks aka color and overall framework). From the dashboard, click onto “layout”. Then click on “page elements”. From here you can add links, pictures, slideshow, labels etc… depending on which you choose.
That should point you in the right direction. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can help with more.
Monday, January 07, 2008
I walk till she is tired or I see a store I want to go in. I pop her in and we are in business.
Note: Not recommended for dogs named Baxter or Roscoe (or those over 10 pounds)!
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
For those who are curious as to how I made mine, I used regular acrylic yarn, 4-ply, 2 colors, blue loom. I started out making the neck part. This was done as you would for a hat, making the brim. Then I continued on. The leg holes were done using the technique I found here. At Off the Loom Linda discusses how she made her's. I haven't tried the stretchy bind off but if you are better at this than I am, it probably makes dressing your baby easier.