Sometimes that's the way things go

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Tonight's project (if I get done sanding on DH's car in time) will be:


This is a wedding gift for my coworker who is getting married at the end of May. Easy granny squares joined as you go. I also weave in the ends each time I work on it because it would drive me batty to have that many at the end.


In other news... the variegated and black afghan just isn't working out. Here's a picture of the back:


I'm not happy at all with the way the "trough" stitches in the variegated look. I might play around with this to see what can be done to make it look more like the front. I really don't want someone to be able to tell which is the back and which is the front.



Song of the day:


Assemblage 23

Box Covering and What to do with those random varigateds?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Today brought two new projects. I know, I need to start something new like I need a hole in my head; but life's short and I have PADD (project ADD) so there you go. The first one is crafty in nature and involves an idea to cover the ugly boxes I use to store my WIP's in. I work in an office type environment (yes, I have a cubicle!) and we go through a lot of paper. The boxes that the reams of paper come in are perfect for large projects:


And you can see on my post yesterday how I use the lids. Well as useful and sturdy as these boxes are... they're downright ugly. So I got the idea to wallpaper them with some scrapbook paper. Here's what I've done so far:


Not beautiful, but surely a bit less ugly. I'm still working out the best way to cover these.


The second thing I've done today is to figure out what I'm going to do with all those leftover and clearance skeins of varigated yarn I have.


I found this pattern in my book 154 Wave Patterns. Ah-ha! Have the variegated bits show through the black! I think this will look awesome!


Happy hooking,

Song of the day:
Motherless Child
Martin L. Gore

Tumbleweeds and Mountain Streams

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hello folks,

The project for last night and probably tonight is:

Tumbleweed Baby Afghan

Pattern is No. 28 Tumbleweed from Liesure Arts' book 154 Crochet Wave Patterns. Done in Caron Simply Soft in Colors: Limelight, Ocean, Persimmon, Sunshine and Blue Mint using H hook.

This will go up on my Etsy site for sale when it's done so keep checking because this one is a beauty!

I'm really, really, really, looking forward for our trip to the mountains next month. (I'm just a bit excited) Here's a picture of the stream that runs behind the cabin that we rent.


This was in July and it was soooo green compared to home. I just can't wait!

Song of the Day:
And I

Hexagons, and Memories

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hello! Today's project is the hexagon blankey. Pattern comes from Lucy at Attic 24. You can find the link to her blog in my blogroll. The colors on this one are "different" lol. I wanted boy without blue and I think this does it. The colors in the picture are off a bit. The blue really isn't blue, it's a dark teal. So it has dark teal, burnt orange, olive green, and dark purple. I really need to get a new camera!



When my aunt and uncle were here last weekend they brought a rocking chair that belonged to my grandmother. She passed away recently and I aquired several things from her estate. I've set up a sort of memorial for her in the living room. I specifically asked for the library table and the funky Japanese lamp. The rocking chair has been added along with a cross stitch I did for her and a small picture. It hurt to lose her. She was my Nana and she will be remembered and missed.


Everyone have a great night, I'm off to watch The First 48 and make some hexagons!

Song of the day:
Depeche Mode

Boy Time

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tonight's project is the Super Boy granny square afghan. Very easy pattern, just granny squares, two rounds per color then one round of gray for the joining so that it actually ends up with two (one from each square).


In other news: I had a great visit from my aunt and uncle this past weekend. They were only here for one night, but we did a lot of catching up. Sunday was actually their 46th wedding annaversery. Congrats!

Also, things are looking good for our trip to the mountains next month. I can't wait. We've had Fall and Summer in the Smokies but this will be our first trip in the Spring. The owner of the cabin we rent says that everything will be a riot of bloom. I can't wait.

I found this growing in my semi-abandoned garden today. I planted these several years ago and this is the first year I've had a bloom. So lovely!


Here's tonight's dinner:


This is squash, zuccini, broccoli, green peppers, and beef sausage sauteed together. Then I made the sauce from scratch: dijon mustard, vinegar, and mayo. I eat low carb so for me it was just this in a bowl, for the other members of the household I made some pasta for them to have it over. I'm trying to cut down the amount of cheese I'm eating so I made the sauce instead of putting cheese on it. Turned out yummy!

Song of the day:
Extraordinary Machine
Fiona Apple