Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Finally Some Finished Items...

I've had this post on hold for a couple of days now. I've been busy. With Christmas coming and all and me being a BIG procrastinator... I should be busy!
All of these things I've made are not Christmas gifts! silly me. Ok first off I've test crocheted some Ugg Baby Booties by Susan or Crochetroo. It's a wonderful pattern. I think she'll be selling it in her etsy shop.
I used some left over Wool-ease for these booties and they turned out so cute. I let my mom give them to a friend who's having a baby boy. I'd love to see what they look like in more girly girl yarns, sadly my littlest one isn't small enough anymore.... SNIFF! SNIFF!
Anyways when she finishes up with the pattern I'd say buy it. It's well written and also really quick to make. I have to apologize to Susan, though b/c during the testing I hurt my back and was OUT OF IT. for a week or two and I'm afraid I may have slowed down her testing process. But I've finished and sent her some pix and other things you do when you test a pattern. I hope she's able to finish in time for the holidays!
Ok over thanksgiving we went to my parents house. Part of the reason was to go to my HS reunion. Why? you ask I don't know really. we went and it was really well dumb. I'm not one of those people who think my life was over the day I graduated. (I really think that's when it started) So I'm not sure what I was thinking about going to the reunion. Esp since I haven't really been good at keeping in touch with my friends from HS. So I had no idea if they would be there. Which they weren't I saw about 2 or so people I knew. Others I vaguely remembered. so my and my DH left early and went to Cold Stone... Yeah Ice cream will make up for anything! Anyways back to my topic.. finished items. Before leaving for my trip I decided to try my hand at crocheting with wire. And I made a necklace. I think it turned out really nice. I wanted it to be snug on my neck but not choking or bothering me. I used different shades of pink beads and some black ones. I took a close up... my parent's front room is excellent for picture taking in the day! (it's the big windows)
I had so much fun visiting. (not so much fun coming home) My DH and I bought some of those 5 hour energy drinks for the trip home. (it's 11 Hours) So when my DH was getting tired he drank one and was WIDE awake and full of energy to drive. When I started getting tired I drank one and almost immediately fell asleep. I'm sooo not kidding! I was OUT like a light! So much for that crap, it was gross. I'll stick with coffee aka java aka heaven's nectar!
Also before the trip I started making some finger puppets for friends of ours girl. But I didn't finish in time for her b-day party so since the beady was wanting some of her own... I decided to give them to her. I used the fairy tales at your fingertips from crochetme. and a dog finger puppet from barnyard finger puppets over at crochet pattern central. I wanted to make the duck but i don't have ANY orange yarn and I can't see buying a whole skein for just an itty bitty beak. Yeah I'm not a huge orange fan. I wonder if has anything to do with the color of my hair... Hmm that's something to ponder.
I also made one of Dot's little diddy bags for the bead to hold her puppets in. Really it's so she doesn't loose them... yes I know my children. I changed it a little by holding 2 strands of yarn together and doing HDC through the middle, I wanted it to finish faster... yeah I'm that lazy! LOL
All of this is updated in ravelry of course! If you'd like to go look for all the yarn details and added pix. Plus I didn't want my new obsession with ravelry to kill off my blog! So leave me some love and let me know you appreciate my rambling on and on.
Have a great day, I must go knit or crochet and get some presents done.

oh PS tomorrow or the next day I'm going to blog about meeting a blogger friend and what she gave me.. how sweet is that?

I got Paid!

A while ago I signed up for this new thing called Pay Per Post. I did a few post and got paid then I have to say I kinda forgot to post anymore! Then just recently I "remembered" Pay Per Post (or really I saw a friend of mine who was doing it) so I've started Pay Per Posting again. It's really simple! Here click the link payperpost. Basically what you do is sign up and pick what you want to post about and then write up a post and post your post. Then you wait (about a month)and finally you get paid. I just got paid today, which is why I'm so excited. It's always nice to have a few extra bucks to spend. I just have to start remembering to post about things. No one forces me to post about anything. I get to choose what I want to talk about. I can do it as often (or not so often) as I'd like and I still will get paid. If you're going to blog and you'd like to try and make some money blogging, I would recommend Pay Per Post! If you head on over there so sign up please tell them I sent you. (ullena at yahoo dot com is my email) I'll tell you what it's enough to buy a few patterns and even some yarn.... go ahead, you know you want to!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Crocheting a beanie, but wait ROBOTS ATTACK!!!

This is really funny! If you're on dial up it's about 5 mins long! if only I could find robots like that.

Friday, November 23, 2007

What I did for my thanksgiving was.......

This thanksgiving we drove 11 hours to WI to spend the holiday with my family.
I got to meet my adorable niece Chloe. she's sooo cute and just as sweet as her pix on my Sister's blog. At dinner I snapped a photo of her eating her mashed taters. and since I can't just take one photo, I took pix of the whole
You'll rec
ognize the bub and next to her is my nephew, Gabe. I got to sit next to this chick magnet! He's acts shy when I talk with him but really he's not.
Of course you need to see my brothers. whom look exactly alike just 10 years apart. and Trev (in black) has longer hair.Jared just got back from China, where he was working but is thinking about going back to finish learning the language! (amazing really) You may not be able to see the similarities but it was really bad when Trevor was about 10, and we would come home b/c I mostly remember Jared being 10 and they looked exactly alike so I kept calling Trevor, Jared. (actually i still do) LOL I'm a dork.
Here's my BIL Joe and niece Leah. She's on her 2nd helping I think. I actually think i skipped a pix of my Sister... but that's ok she's told me she really didn't like the pix I took of her.
Next, is a photo of my brother making a face and my mom.
Yes I timed all my photos so i took a pix of everyone while they were either taking a bite or chewing or some other form of bad photo pose.. but hey it's the fam.

Finally i have a photo of my DH and The beady... LOL he actually was posing in this photo. He likes to fool around.
All in all it was a wonderful dinner. too bad my stomach is all choppy this weekend. I only ate a little bit. (the scale enjoyed it this morning at Weight Watchers)
After dinner we watched The Santa Clause 3. It was a cute movie and of course after every turkey day dinner we have the sleepers. That's my dad who was cut in half in those pix above. So I hope you enjoyed my photo presentation of what I did for my thanksgiving....
Not pictured in any of these photos is my older sister, Dawn who had to leave Wednesday morning to go back to CO where she lives. (we missed her too!)
so how was your thanksgiving?

Monday, November 19, 2007

A recipe for a crochet hat

I know we knitters have knittinghelp to watch videos for learning to knit. But us crocheters don't have anything like that. That is until now....
over at YouTube if you type in crochet you can find some great tutes! Like this kid for one... though his terms are a little off. when he says wool he means yarn. He has 3 videos on how to make these hats. they're a little dark in lighting but fun to watch.

Note: when he says double he means 2 single crochet stitches in the same stitch. When he says single he means one single crochet in the next stitch.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Busy Day!

Last Sunday was Michaels, "Big Yarn Event" there was supposed to be yarn demo's from 1-6 at all Micheals stores. Well at my Michaels that was me. So I got to sit around for 5 hours crocheting things, getting paid for it! Michaels had projects we were to make. But since I'm the Crochet instructor I switched a few to promote my classes and a few I didn't like the patterns a I didn't follow any of the patterns to the T......nd did my own thing. OkLOL
The first hour I made this scarf. I only did 4 rows b/c I don't like thick scarves.
The second hour was supposed to be a nifty knitter made bag. I d
on't want to go off on what I think of the nifty I'll move on.
The third hour was a one skein scarf. It went back and forth, back and forth which I don't like. so I changed it. to a Simple Skinny Scarf. (I also typed up the pattern for my classes).
I skipped the 4th hour project, and went right to the baby hat. I changed that one too. LOL then I was done and had 4 projects finished in 5 hours. I had super fun talking with people! I came home sooo happy that I get to get paid to do what I enjoy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hello Kitty KAL

Look what I just joined! i'm soooo pumped! It's only for ravelry people in the HK group. don't you wish you'd joined ravelry already? ok i'm done rubbing it in. I love Hello Kitty so this was something I just had to join. I'm off to add the button to my sidebar...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Kisses always make our boo boo's better.
Today when I was trying (and moaning and wincing in pain) to get up my 3 year old said "Momma, can I kiss your back?"
How sweet is that? Too bad it doesn't work that way huh?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I Do Love Him!

My husband is a sweetheart. Since I've been working a lot more lately he's picked up the slack a bit and learned to cook chicken and rice. (the kind made with cream of chicken soup I'm sooo proud!) Today he decided to make that for lunch......
When I got home from work it was almost done. He pulled it out and said... um Hun, was the lid supposed to go in the oven?
me: Yeah it can go in.
Dh: The plastic one?
me: What plastic lid?! (trying not to sound shrill)
Dh: The one for the stone.
me: the stone has a stone lid. (dreading what would come next)
Dh: OH....

So my dear husband has melted my lid.. but hey that's ok I wasn't crazy about it b/c it didn't seem to fit right.

Yesterday I hurt my back.. today I'm shuffling around the house trying not to puke from the pain.. sigh.. I'm going to go lay down to try and get some sleep, hopefully tomorrow I can get in to see the Dr.

fingers crossed!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Apologizing all around

I must apologize for the quality of these photos. Or at least wait for natural light to take a photo.
anyways Here is a baby gift I whipped up for my neighbor
who just had a baby girl. I started it when she went in to the hospital (2 Fridays ago) before I knew what she was having. so I picked a yarn that could go both ways. I used my sister's Baby Pixy Hat pattern. It's in the Knitting Pattern a day 2008 Calendarr. I paired the hat with a pair of Saartje's Booties.
I have to also say sorry for not posting much anymore. I can't seem to find much time. I seem to work come home spend time with the girls, make dinner, get them ready for bed, hopefully work out/exercise, then sit down relax and knit or crochet or veg out. I know, not a really good explanation but it is what it is none-the-less.
Finally I need to tell my Sister I'm sooo sooo soooo sorry for not getting my niece's baby gift done. I'm not sure I'm ever going to get it done. I may just bring it along on our trip up there for thanksgiving. Which I'm totally excited about! Aren't you?