Sunday, March 30, 2008

a little hint...

Just a little teaser.... there's so much more, but I'm afraid to show any more.... even this gives it away!
So come back April 1 for the big picture!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Are you serious?

I cannot believe (wait - didn't my last post start with those exact same words? let me try something a little less dramatic...).... On April 1, I will have been blogging for ONE WHOLE YEAR! wow... I have had so much fun on this thing! I've met some great people, and I've learned so much about knitting and other stuff, too!

I've been cooking up a little give-away to celebrate. And I'm so excited about this.... No details until April 1 - and don't worry - I promise there will be no April Fool's jokes involved in the give-away! I'm still working on a couple details, but here's a hint: the give-away has to do with one of my "newest" things. hee hee! All you'll need to do to enter the drawing for the give-away is to leave a comment on my April 1st post, and you're in! See you then (and hopefully before, but I'm making no promises!)!!!

oh, y'all....

I cannot BELIEVE I gave away my best knitted gift to date withOUT taking a picture. I am such a bad knitting blogger. So bad. I've put in a call to see if I can snap some pics of the gift in action. I'll post those as soon as I can.

On to better thoughts....

Here's a scarf I crocheted out of SnB's Happy H**ker. I finished it a while ago, and have been wearing it non-stop. I love it - and it was a quick, fun, and easy project! Bonus!

I used Lion Brand Organic Cotton. Super soft, and I love the natural color.

March is National Crochet Month (or NaCoMo... hahaha!). I was hoping to crochet each day this month in honor of it... can you imagine how much I would get done if I crocheted everyday? Man! But this thing called life keeps interrupting. Laundry, dishes, cooking.... OK OK, I cannot forget the playing and cuddling and reading great stories.... this new fun thing of mine makes all the chores worthwhile...

I vacuum everyday now. As my "little" brother says, if you don't know, ask someone.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Oh my goodness....

I have some catching up to do! I'm doing a lot of crafting, and a lot of things are on deck... but no time to take pictures or to blog! It's hard when you've got these crazy guys in your life.

Here are a couple pics I was able to take... I thought this was going to be given as a gift, and then I decided I could do better.

See how his ears are kind of "fly-aways?" mmmm.... they just kind of bother me. I tacked them down to the poor little bunny's head, but they're not floppy enough for me... if you're going to give a little girl a bunny, the ears need to be properly floppy!

I love the color combination, though! This is Lion Brand Cotton Ease, in Terracotta and Maize. But the yarn's a bit stiff when crocheted up this tight - hence the no-flop-ears. I'll use some of the Vanna's Choice I have to crochet up the next one.

Along with that, I have a cable-knit purse on the needles for one of my SIL's birthday this weekend, and I will actually finish that in time! I recently finished a really cool scarf from S'n'B's The Happy H**ker... I'll take pics of that and the finished purse soon. I need to whip out my sewing machine to line the purse, make up some pillows, reupholster a chair, and if I have some fabric in my stash I like, I need to make new curtains for our bedroom. I've never liked the first set I made up when we first moved in, and when we moved the furniture around last week, we discovered that the morning light hits us in the face with the new bed placement and the old curtains. That will never do!

So.... I have no idea when I'll get all of this done. But I'll keep you updated!