Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
It's the pillow that I started for the Boyfriend for a Christmas gift. Obviously, I didn't finish in time. It's basically a bunch of little granny squares sewn into an "E", and I made enough to put E's on both sides, but I only got one side even close to done. I have about 6 or 7 spots to sew up on side 1, and the squares in the pic will become side 2. After the sewing of the squares is done, I'll crochet a border around each side, sew the two sides together, and pop a pillow form in. I'm pretty sure that I won't be able to finish by January 31. I'm starting a little late, but it gives me a goal to shoot for.
Friday, January 19, 2007
- I am STILL sick, as are both of the Munchkins. This stuffy head/chest cold stuff really sucks!
- I think my new digital camera is broke, or maybe just possessed. It keeps eating my pictures!
- The computer was also being a little crazy for a couple of days, so I am completely behind on blogs, and especially this blog.
- Sometimes I'm just a little lazy. Hey, it happens.
I've been working on lots of little projects in the absence of the computer. I've made several more preemie hats and a couple of can coozies. I'm finishing up a purse for a friend, too, and last night I started mile-a-minute afghan, which I may continue or I may rip back on. I have a couple of gift projects planned that need to be finished by the end of the month, but they are small so it should be no problem.
There is plenty going on under the surface here at Chez Busy, but I don't know if I'll be able to show pics for a while or not. I'll do my best to whip that possessed camera into submission, so we'll just see how it goes.
Friday, January 12, 2007
There's not much going on around here except a lot of coughing, whining, and being tired while waiting on the car to get fixed. Exciting, huh?
(Maybe tomorrow I'll have something good to post about.)
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Lolly posted today about Someday Projects, which got me to thinking all over again about how I want to be able to knit socks for Socktoberfest 2007. (Let's not talk about 2006's unfinished crochet socks. I still need more yarn, people!) I've practiced knitting a little on the DPN's, but it's been a while and I really should pick them up again.
Right now I'm obsessed with making the little preemie hats. I can't seem to put them down. I think I've made at least one a day for the past week now, and I've almost filled a gallon-size zipper baggie. Yay, me! But I need some variation, something to mix it up a little before I get bored. So, I want to knit some preemie hats. This will serve double-duty: I'll be practicing on the DPN's, and making more hats. Perfect. Now I just need to find a pattern. Anyone have any suggestions?
Monday, January 08, 2007
Today and tomorrow I'm just hanging out with the Munchkins, cleaning the house a little, and trying to squeeze in some crocheting. So far, I think I'm doing pretty well on my list. I hope that's an indicator that the rest of the year will be just as good!
Saturday, January 06, 2007
These are some of the hats I made over the last several months of the year, with the intent of sending them to a preemie unit at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. I'm not sure if that is where the hats will actually end up, but they most definitely won't fit anyone but preemie babies. Some of the hats are so small! Unfortunately, I'm sure there are babies out there who are the perfect size for those tiny little hats.
The pattern comes from somewhere on the God's Tiny Angels site via a link from Sue at Good Yarns. They are so quick and easy, and can be varied in several different ways to make them each unique. A perfect little to project to work on in between other projects for a break. I've already made a few more since the start of the New Year, in different yarn.
I also plan to donate items to a few larger movements, such as the Red Scarf Project or the Dulaan Project. I'm just not sure which ones or when, but it will definitely happen this year. It makes me feel so good to create for others, so why not spread that love all over the country, or even the world?
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
He sent them to work, but I got off early yesterday, so one of my friends brought them by when she got off work. They are soooo pretty, and they make me smile every time I walk by them. :)
My creativity has come back full force in the last couple of days. (I always lose enthusiam directly after Christmas. I need a break after all of the gift-knitting.) I've made a couple of coozies (is that how you spell that?) and I have an idea floating around in my head that I plan to translate to yarn very, very soon. I have several projects lined up, some with gift-y deadlines, so I better get my butt in gear.
I also have a long, warm bubble bath planned for, well, right now. I'm off to soak in some bubbly goodness!
Monday, January 01, 2007
*Edited* I really want to start the year off with my blog looking pretty and fresh. I can't get buttons to show in my link list, just the name. How do I switch from the name to the button? I just think the buttons look so much nicer over there, they dress up the whole blog somehow.