Well here we are the last day of the year only a few hours to go before the new year. I wish I could say that my year had gone better that the year before but it was not any better and yes before anybody gets started I know that my life is better than so many people trust me I do its just that by this age I though I would be better than I am doing at this present time. Started reading my book today so far so good only read a few pages. I have no big plans to bring in the new year just watch TV and drink a little champagne at midnight. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Well its Saturday and I am still wishing I was at the beach. I am at home trying not to get depressed about the fact that I have to go to work on Tuesday. Well all good things must come to an end. Well I am sad to say that I have not crocheted since before Christmas I should get back to it soon. The library called today and my inter library loan was in and I went by to pick it up it is the second in a knitting series by Maggie Sefton Needled to Death. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Well my time at the beach is over and I am at home and I really miss the sound of the waves and looking out over the ocean. It was a good ride back to NC and I am already thinking about going back for my birthday in February. I really wish I could sale my house and move to Myrtle beach. I did look on the Horry County Department of Social Services Web Site but they did not have any food assistance positions(new name for the food stamp program). I don't think the job prospects in Myrtle Beach is any better than they are in NC. If I could sale my house as is and get any money out of it I would and find a job in myrtle beach I would throw caution to the wind and not fear the future and move try and find an ocean front condo or something only a few minute away from the beach I would go everyday to the beach. I have not crocheted since last Thursday just did not have time spent my nights walking the beach, blogging and playing Scrabble with my daughter also UNO I have never understood UNO even as a Young adult when I think we first discovered the game in my neighborhood. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Well it rained most of the day today so I did not get to spend a lot of time on the beach. I got to stand on the balcony and look out at the ocean at high tide wow. Seagulls where out not to many people out in the rain. We tried to go see a movie in the downpour but when we got there the movie we wanted to see was not playing. So we came back to the room to eat we have a full kitchen so we cooked today. Tomorrow night crab legs can't with I love crab legs! I did not get to take any pictures today.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Okay its Christmas Eve and I have had a great day. I spent some time on the beach this morning. I fed the seagulls and walked along the water side. The sun has been shinning and its not very cold high in the 60's. Love feeding the seagulls I had to go out today and buy some more bread so I can go out in the morning and feed them again. I am getting so slack no no crochet today. After the walk on the beach and a late breakfast we went shopping and the went out to eat at Fridays the crab place we love to go to when we come was closed today will reopen on Tuesday our last night. Well we are off for a night time stroll on the beach and this time we remembered the flash lights forgot them last night. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Friday, December 22, 2006
Wow today has been a great day at the beach the sun came out and we got to walk on the beach and feed the seagulls. I love to feed the seagulls they come out from everywhere when you start feeding them bread. Tonight we are getting out the flash lights and walking. Well it is almost time to go out to eat so maybe I will post more tonight.
I am sitting on the couch on the second floor lobby looking at the Christmas trees and listening to it rain. Yes rain and I mean a lot of rain, I hope it clears up and does not rain the whole time we are at the beach. It will be just my luck my only vacation this year and its raining. I love the beach I could wake up every morning looking at the Ocean. If I every win big and I mean real big with the lottery I am buying a Oceanfront Condo. I plan to take a picture of the ocean tomorrow from the beach if it stops raining. If not from the balcony. The ride down was nice an went smoothly did not get lost. I am sure anyone from NC would not believe a person from the Carolina's could get lost going to the beach but we do every time. I have not crocheted today just did not while riding and none so far while here, maybe later tonight.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Well 1 year ago I started a blog to talk about crochet and other things. I went a few months out of the year without making an entry. I will try to do better next year. I have finally finished my dish clothes I gave up on the potholders. Two more days to work and on Friday I will be headed to the beach!!!!!! I have to buy bread to feed the Seagulls. I have a project ready to take to the beach a nice ripple afghan and a scarf. I think I want to learn to knit. I have been reading a knitting mystery by Maggie Sefton Knit One, Kill Two in the book a lot of women met each other in a yarn shop slash coffee shop and knit. One of the main characters is trying to solve her Aunt and her aunts cousins murder. I love to read mysteries but I am not good at solving them because I am almost finished with the book and I still don't have a guess on who could be murderer. When I finish this one which is the first in the series I plan to move on to the second I will need to do an inter library loan. Well I hope the Resort we are staying at has Internet access.
Monday, December 11, 2006
It's has been a few days since my last post. I have been working in dishcloths but I still have several to go before I am finished. I have given up on potholders I just can't get then finished in time. I am buying a digital camera this weekend. I have a little extra and I will buy one for myself and my daughter. I brought yarn today Bernat Super Stripes to start a Bernat Super Stripes Zig-Zag Blanket To Crochet I am 1 balls short I did not have the pattern with me an I thought it was 6 balls but turns out I need 7 balls so i will be in search of my last ball. I cleared out all the black & red one of my local Walmarts had so tomorrow I will pay the walmart about 7 miles away has to find my last ball. I think I will make this my project to take to the beach. That's next weekend I can't believe it is finally here a trip to the beach at Christmas! Today was the day I finally got my book in the mail the book I ordered from half.com weeks ago. The first time I ordered the book it did not come and I think the person I brought it from gave me a credit , not so sure well I ordered it again from someone else and it arrived today. The books is Getting Started Crochet, by Judith L Swartz it is a great book. I started reading a great book last week Knit One Kill Two, by Maggie Sefton. It is a knitting mystery. So far it is a great book. Well happy crocheting and knitting.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Well things are alittle better I made 3 dishcloths 2 are complete and 1 needs just the edging. Tonight duing Desparater Housewives I will work on another, I think it is time to stop trying to figure out different patterns to use for diffrent people and work up which ever pattern I can get done faster. I have to patterns that work up pretty easy and I plan to use that pattern for the rest of the dishcloths. My daughter has come home tonight to do her laundry classes have ended and exam are this week. It is amazing how fast the first part of the year has past. I hope she it enjoying herself because it seems to me her time in College is passing by quickly. The real world looms. This is just a quick post to let everyone know I have crocheted this weekend. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Well things are not going great no crochet this week and I really need to crochet. I have all those dishcloths to finish. I also tried to start a scarf this week but could not figure out the pattern. It is a ripple scarf and I don't think I will be able to get the pattern I took the book to a woman a work and she is trying to figure out the pattern. While she is working on this I think I will try another pattern from another book. This weekend I will force myself to to work on dishcloths. It has been a long week and I am glad tomorrow is Friday. I had to get the car inspected today and I brought tires for the car today. After Christmas I have to big projects planned the first is the graphic granny afghan and the second Bernat Super Stripes Zig-Zag Blanket, I really like the patten and I love the red & black also like the blue & black so we shall see which color I use first. I think the red & black my daughter's school colors. I have to make a blanket for my daughter but she wants blue and green and I have to find just the right blue and green. I found out today that I am not getting the book Getting Started Crochet that I ordered I have been given a refund by the person on half.com that I ordered the book from. I reordered the book today from someone else because the person I ordered from did not have another book. So my dreams of getting a new crochet book are postponed for at least another two weeks. Oh well nothing to to do but wait. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Well it's the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I have to go back to work tomorrow. Oh well that's just the way it is when you live the life of a poor woman work, work, and more work. I did not get to shop on black Friday no funds I did however spend 1 hour walking the mall at the 1 am opening. I did find on Saturday the 2007 crochet pattern a day calendar made a trip to Costco and A C Moore. A C Moore had Patons Classic Wool Merino on sale for $3.87 regular price $5.67 I brought some of it to make a scarf for my sister and the rest just because I wanted to build my stash. They also have some beautiful 100% wool on discount for $6.67 that is around $11.00 something per skein regular price maybe they will still have some in a couple of weeks very pretty yarn but not a lot on the skeins and you would need several skeins to make a good scarf. I have not crochet since last Wednesday and I really need to get back to work on the dishcloths and potholders I plan to make for Christmas gifts. I need to move on to the scarf for my sister and I need a nice skull cap for a man for my brother in law and my nephew. I brought yarn to make my nieces scarfs also I plan to make the one skein scarf from Stitch N' bitch the happy hooker it is a quick scarf. I spent most of Friday,Saturday and today raking leaves and this was only the front and the sides of the house I still have the backyard left. Well at least it was a nice warm weekend and I did not have to rake in the cold, I can't say the same for next weekend when I start the back unless it's raining. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Finally it is Friday. I thought I would scream and bang my head againist the wall of my office before the day came to an end today. I am thankful to have a job but thank you Lord I don't have to go to work tomorrow. We have to much work and to little time. I know I could work overtime but I don't get paid for it I get comp time which means if I want to take a day off I can and I will get paid, but if you take a day off you just get further behind and yes all of us need a day off every now and then but I have vacation time to take care of that and I hardly ever take time off from work. I need money and I wish we got paid for the overtime I could use the money and it would make the extra time at work worth it. December means overtime I am taking extra days for Christmas and I will have to work at least 2 Saturday's so that's what I will do I just hope we are able to get everything done. We need more workers. I really hate the fact that I don't know so many of my client's, when I first started to work at DSS I knew most of my clients and if they called me I did not need to look them up on the computer because I knew something about them now every client I talk too I have to look them up so I can help them it is sad. Thanksgiving is coming next week so this means just 3 days of work next week. No crochet today I did however make it to Hobby Lobby so this means only 2 skeins of yarn left to buy. I need to call Hobby Lobby in Greensboro to find out if they have the Butter color yarn I am looking for my local does not have that color. I have maybe 5 more rows and 1 of the crochet lace shells afghans I am making will be finished, and then I will need to finish the red crochet lace shells afghan I plan to make it a large afghan. My book did not arrive today maybe tomorrow. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Today was payday so after work I continued to work on my plan. I went to Hobby Lobby with my coupon and brought a skein of yarn #2615 Light Celery, so only 4 skeins to go I can get 3 skeins this week the 4th I will have to search for that one they don't have it at my local Hobby Lobby. It sounds like a road trip to Greensboro they have a Hobby Lobby and I can pay a visit to A C Moore received an email 50% off coupon!! and a craft fair going on Saturday. Still no book today oh well the did say it could take at least 10 days. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
It is Tuesday night I am tired House is on and I don't know why I am here on this earth. No crochet today not yet anyway and I am not sure I will tonight. I had a long hard day at work and tomorrow I plan to buy a lottery ticket. My plans are to pay a visit to crochetville and then watch TV. I should crochet it is always soothing. I checked the mail when I got home today and still no book I guess it is going to take awhile I really want it to come soon. I already have a project picked out. I might do something that I should not and order the yarn that the designer used online for the pattern I am sure it will be my 2 months allowance for yarn money to get the yarn for the project. We shall see what happens. I might order the yarn for my sisters scarf at the end of November I think I am changing my mind about my scarf I am going to make I am thinking about the Surprise Me Striped Scarf from Hooked Scarves 20 Easy Crochet Projects, by Margaret Hubert the scarf is made from Kureyon by Noro 100% wool 3 skeins it is a self striping yarn and from the picture it makes a very pretty scarf. I am sure it is warm and my sister is very cold natured. We shall see what happens I can't remember the price of the yarn I will have to visit the site again to check the price. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Monday, November 13, 2006
I had a very long day and then came home and checked the mail no book so I will have to keep waiting. So far not a lot of crochet did just a little at my morning break but could not make myself do any crochet at lunch or my afternoon break. I need a miracle when it comes to my job I am thankful to have my job but I am tired of all the stress. I have to many clients and not enough time. So tonight when I am watching TV I hope to crochet most of the time I find it makes me feel better to crochet. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
I started another crochet lace shells afghan last night while I was watching TV instead of being good and finish up the 4 dishcloths that I have going at the moment. I am using the TLC Baby yarn that I brought on clearance at Hobby Lobby it is a sport weight 3 ply 64% Acrylic 36% Nylon I have 4 skeins and it might take all 4 to make a nice size afghan. It is a just because afghan and I am trying to build up items to try and sale at a craft fair if I can find one near me next fall may the fall festival in my daughters homecoming does not fall on the same weekend next year. I need to make sure it is okay to sale it was a free pattern so I guess it's okay, I don't want to do something that is illegal. There was a big talk on this about 2 months back at Crochetville they always keep up with all the important this on copyright laws. So I will go to Crochetville and check it out. I checked my email today and guess what another 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby this week, I really think they are trying to keep up with AC Moore because you did not get a 40% coupon from Hobby Lobby but once a month. AC Moore has one weekly. If wish I did not live so far away from AC Moore 30 miles and so I can't visit the store daily and get good use out of the coupon. I will visit this weekend coming up to get a skein of Patons Classic Merino Wool for the one skein scarf in the Happy Hooker crochet book. Planning a scarf for my sister for Christmas. Also planning to make scarf for my nieces and nephew. I think I am waiting to late for all the grand plans especially since I cant seem to get finished with the dishcloths and potholder for the family. Another long work week ahead and I know already it will be just as bad as the last one because the cases that need to be processed is very heavy next week, and it would be nice to come home on Monday to my new book I ordered last Getting Started Crochet by Judith L Swartz it is a great book looked through it at the library and decided to buy got a good deal on half.com already received a confirmation that the book was in the mail on Tuesday. So maybe tomorrow. Happy Crocheting and Knitting.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
I really wish I could win the lottery. Of course you have to buy tickets to win and I don't buy them that often, no money not even a dollar. I only got the chance to buy 4 skeins of the TLC I am trying to get ran out of funds so I will have to wait until the next 40% off coupon and hope I have the money for the rest of my yarn. It is sad but true I can't afford to have a hobby. I feel like such a loser. Well enough of the pity party. I spent some time last night crocheting not much time but I did get a few rows done. Really can't seem to get in the mood to crochet or do anything these days. Well I have not spent anytime working on the dishcloths either I am such a bad person. I am running out of time to get the dishcloths and potholders done. Well happy crocheting and knitting.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon this week it is a 40% off one regular price item. I started my plan on Monday to buy the yarn for the graphic granny afghan from the first issue of Crochet today! so far I have 2254 Persimmon, 2820 Robbin Egg, and 2919 Barn Red on hold and waiting for me to buy tomorrow is 2533 Dark Plum it was the last skein and the saleswoman found it behind another color she told me they did not plan to carry that color anymore so that was good luck. Hobby Lobby is on my way home from work so I am not wasting gas to go by everyday the regular price of the yarn is $2.97 and I paid with tax $1.90. So I know what my first project will be after Christmas it will take that long to complete my plan and have time to work on the afghan. Maybe while I am at the beach I plan to take my crochet. When I work on this project it will be the first time I have made an afghan that you have to stitch together, I have made a practice hexagon and it is easy and I think the hexagon's will work up quickly the stitching together is a different story we shall see what happens. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Okay it is Friday and I am so happy. 2 whole day that I don't have to answer the phone, smile or return any phone call thank you Lord!!!!! I hope to get in a lot of crochet time I need to get my dishcloths done. I have to spend so time on my Crochet Lace Afghan I just have too do this because I love the pattern it is easy and looks great. This dishcloth and potholder project might be to much for me to many dishcloths and potholders and not enough time for the projects I want to do, since my mother paid for the yarn and wanted me to do this I will have to make the dishcloths and potholders. I have to tell my mother that I will not do this again, I like making things but I just don't like feeling like I have to do something. Learning to crochet was suppose to be something I did because I wanted too. Oh well what can I do now I should have just said no. I guess when she noticed that I was in a group that did exchanges that I would not mine the work but I really do. I am posting a picture of a dishcloth that I am almost finished working on. Happy Crocheting and Knitting.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Well I started another dishcloth last night and I did not drink that extra glass of wine so all went well with the start of this dishcloth so I have 5 dishcloths complete and # 7 started and #6 almost complete #6 needs the edging done. I might not put the edging on the dishcloth I think it looks pretty good without the edging but when you look at the picture of the dishcloth the edging really does set off the look of the dishcloth. The dishcloth I am working on now is from The Big Book of Dishcloths # 33 I will need to read the pattern very carefully while working this pattern. I will post a picture of the dishcloth when it's finished. I am posting tonight a picture of #6 so you can see what it looks like without the edging. I am glad I have at least a month to finish this Christmas project because things are moving slow but I will continue to press on and get all of my projects done on time. Happy crocheting and knitting
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Speaking from recent experience I can tell you that wine an crochet don't mix. I was working on a dishcloth last night and found that I could not keep up with my stitches, I had to rip out several rows so not much progress on the dishcloth. So today at my lunch break I fixed my mess from last night and now the dishcloth is looking good. So take it from me try to keep your wine drinking down while you are crocheting. Dishcloth#15 is a ripple and I am using a very pretty blue variegated cotton yarn. Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon this week and so today I brought The Big Book of Dishcloths regular price $7.99 so I used the coupon on the book it has 99 dishcloths I think I have enough patterns if the don't come out with some new designs to last for a long time. If and this is a big if I might make a dishcloth for the ladies in my department. This book has enough choices that I can do a diffrent one for each person.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Monday night and I need to work on dishcloths. I worked a FP,BP dc and now I need to do the edging. I read the pattern and asked a woman at work an still not sure I understand what they want me to do but tomorrow I plan to make a trip to Hobby Lobby and buy some white cotton yarn to do the edging I think that will set the dishcloth off and make it look really good. I will wait until this weekend to finish the dishcloth so that I can spend a little more time with the dishcloth pattern an figure out what the are taking about. I might have to ask some one at Crochetville or atmyhouse to see if they can help me. This free loop thing I really don't understand. I will start tonight on dishcloth #7 from the book not the number of dishcloths I have done. So I really need to start crocheting. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
I made one dishcloth today that I think looks more like a towel than a dishcloth. It is large and I don't think I will give it to anyone. I am starting another dishcloth tonight a FPdc and BPdc I hope it looks better than the one I made this afternoon. We shall see what happens. Well my idea to buy my next projects yarn with the 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby has been postponed, because the yarn I need for the project is on sale this week and you can't use the coupon of sale items only regular priced items. The sales price is not as cheap as the coupon price. Its okay I don't have time to do the project until after Christmas anyway. I am trying not to think about the fact that tomorrow is Monday and another long hard work week is coming. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Paid a visit to A.C. Moore today and brought more cotton yarn and a Leisure Arts crochet book dishcloths. I have 16 dishcloths to go and I don't want to use the same 2 patterns over and over so I now have 16 designs to choose from to finish my dishcloth project. I will start on another set tonight. We went to Costco today too and I really love the place but I can tell that prices are going up even in Costco, the last time I brought a 5 liter bottle of Olive Oil it was about $19.95 or so and now its $25.00 it is still a good price when you consider the fact that less than a liter can cost $6.95 and up in the grocery store. Still we brought some very nice Salmon fillets and Catfish. The next time I go I am going to get a leg of lamb, I really like lamb. I have kept to my promise and I have not worked on my Crochet Lace Shells Afghan or Crazy Stitch Afghan. The Crazy stitch is 95% finished and Crochet Lace Shells 50% but since they are not gifts I can finish them anytime. I hope Hobby Lobby has a 40% off any one item so that I can start buying the yarn for my next afghan project. The project I want to start calls for TLC Essentials 9 skeins by Coats & Clark this yarn at Hobby Lobby is $2.99 per skein so it would take 9 trips to the store, you can only use the coupon one time a day. This means that it will take 2 month's I think to get the yarn because I don't think Hobby Lobby runs the coupon but once a month. I wish it was 40% off you purchase price. I think they would sale a lot more if people could get 40% off the entire purchase. Well off to make another dishcloth. Happy Crocheting and Knitting.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Thursday night and I went to my final crochet class, I really enjoyed the classes. I can't wait until next year to see how things go with the crochet group. I took a picture of the class and will post it later. I have finally found the two magazine's I was looking for and both of them of course have great projects that I wish I could start right now. I have one more dishcloth done so only 17 to go. I am so happy that tomorrow is Friday I really need the weekend. I finished a granny square tonight in class that I started months ago and I did not understand the 8th row, so I asked my instructor tonight and when she explained it to me it made sense and I was able to finish the square its just a practice square but it is a pretty square and I think it would make a nice afghan, by using it as the center and crocheting around it or making several square's an putting stitching them together. Happy Crocheting and Knitting.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
2 dishcloths done and 18 more to go and do you know what? I have spent the night on the computer checking my email and visiting www.crochetville.org one of my favorite places to visit I love to read the post and see all the beautiful work that all the ladies produce. I brought a new crochet book tonight at Books-A-Million Hooked Scarves 20 Easy Crochet Projects by Margaret Hubert while I should be asleep I will be looking through this book. I really need to be spending my time working on the 18 dishcloths I still have to crochet. I will do much better tomorrow I promise. I tried to figure out how to add buttons and links to my page but oh no I could not figure it out I am not the worlds best when it comes to blogs I wish it could be made easier. I would like to put a button for crochetville, and my page on 360, and likes to other blogs, and crochet pattern sites. I wish blogger would make it as easy as posting a picture I don't know how to get the right codes, and I don't know how to add counter, calendars, or clocks so I can't add any interest to my blog. Well happy Crocheting and Knitting everybody.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
You know some day's I don't know why I try to do anything, I am going to have to start saving my post before I try and post a picture, I just lost my entire post and it was a long one and I really don't feel like typing all of that over again. So I will try an hit the highlights, I had my day's confused and last Thursday was not my last crochet class, I have one more class this Thursday and I plan to take a picture of the class on Thursday with the $7.95 35mm camera I brought at CVS I hope the pictures will be clearer I can have the developed and scan them onto my computer. It's the best I can do for now maybe one day I can buy a digital camera. A few month's ago I brought a leaflet on Ebay Broomstick Lace for the Little Folks by Boye a vintage leaflet that's how I lost my previous post trying to add a picture to show. I need someone to show my how to do the stitch can't figure it out from the instruction and the pictures in a crochet book I have just don't seem to help. I will try again to post the picture. I plan to make myself work on the dishcloths and potholder that my mother and I are giving for Christmas, I really wish I had not let her talk me into this, I like to crochet but I hate to feel like I have to do something but since she paid for the yarn I will have to do the gifts. This is the first and the last time. If I make anything again it will just be a random thing or maybe just maybe afghans. If I can start them at the first of the year and work on them all year long. I am making great progress on the Crochet Lace Shells Afghan I talked about in my previous post but no work on it today unless I have made at least 3 dishcloths.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Well I put in a lot of good crochet time last night. I worked on the Crochet Lace Shells pattern that my instructor gave me in my beginner crochet and gave my beginner's and intermediate classes on the first night of class. I really like the stitch and I wish I had tried it before now. Once you get started it is very easy and flows well. I am using red took a picture of my first few rows but you can't really tell how pretty it is because the web came does not show off the color of the yarn. Maybe one day I will get a good camera. I am ready for the weekend tomorrow I will really have to work hard because Friday I am taking a vacation day and I will need to get Thursday and Friday's cases processed by 4:30 tomorrow. So I don't think I will take a morning and maybe no afternoon break. Only one more class and my intermediate crochet instruction will be over I am not ready for the class to end I wish you got 6 classes instead of 4 but all good things must come to an end. If she offers another intermediate class at the first of the year I will sign up for the intermediate class again. I hope everything comes together for the for the crochet group at the beginning of the year it will be nice to meet new people and get help with new projects and be inspired to try new project by seeing other work from different people.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I have 4 skeins of TLC Baby 7959 Giggle a very pretty variegated yarn, in very nice pastel pink, blue, green, and lavender they are 5 oz skeins. So I now have to find a nice afghan pattern for this yarn. I spent a little time last night looking through my pattern books and I will search on all the free pattern sites this weekend. Almost finished with the afghan I have been working on using the crazy stitch maybe 4 more rows and it should be large enough. The edging is what I need to come up with on end of the afghan will be shallop already because of the stitch, I hope my instructor will be able to help. I think I will be able to finish the afghan off by using row 1 of the stitch on the remaining 3 sides. I think I will have to ask my friends at either Crochetville or at my house or maybe both to see what everyone thinks. Also planning to get in some more reading tonight still trying to finish Tavis Smiley My Story of Growing Up in America As told to David Ritz What I know For Sure, as I have said before it is a very good read. I tells of his life as a child and his young adulthood. If you get the chance read this book.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
I really can't think of a title for my post today. I really don't have much to post about I have very quickly this time hit another down spell and I have spent no time crocheting this weekend. I will force my self to do a little later on today, I must get back into the swing of things. I know that it really might not seem like it but I really love to crochet. Due to financial reason just can't buy enough yarn to make any real big project. So I daydream about the project I wish I could do. I belong to a forum at www.Crochetville.org and the ladies on this forum really do some very fine work and have a sorts of crochet-along's that I would love to join but I keep thinking you don't have enough yarn for that so why bother. I would like to join the giant granny square along but I want to use really bright colors and I don't have any yarn at the present time in really bright colors. I keep hoping someone in my family will give me a gift card to Hobby Lobby or A.C. Moore I like both store but would love the gift card to be from A.C. Moore they have Caron one pound yarn and some very bright colors.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Well it has been almost a week since I have posted still have not finished my work on my page. I am beginning to think I should have kept the old blogger and not switched to beta. I can't figure out how to post pictures tried on my last post and I can't see the picture here at home but I can at work I don't know what that's all about maybe I did something wrong. I have been reading the book about Tavis Smiley's life it is a very good read, normally I am really can't get into nonfiction but I am really enjoying this book it show what a person can over come and do great things, of course it helps if you are born with a good brain that you can learn while you are in school. It makes all the difference I never was good in school no matter how hard I tried it was like the teacher stood in front of me speaking a foreign language so that is why I am in the place I am in now better off than a lot of people I am sure of that always someone in worst shape than you. Well the chili was a success my sister and her family came over to eat, my daughter's chili is packed and ready to go. I made a visit to A.C. Moore today to buy yarn I had a 40% and 50% off coupon so that made things easy and cheap. I brought 2 skein's of Caron Jumbo Prints Baby Rainbow Ombre 556 to finish an afghan I started a few weeks ago. I found a great buy at Hobby Lobby on Thursday right before my crochet class. 4 skein's on TLC Baby @ $1.79 and 6 skein's of Caron Cuddle Soft $ $.79 all on clearance.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Well I have not posted in awhile and I thought I would tell the happening of the past week. Nothing much happened the first part of the week just work. I did however start reading a book the first in about 2 or 3 months which it not like me not to read. Then on Thursday I finally got the chance to start my intermediate crochet class at my local Hobby Lobby and it was fun. I learned stitches that I should already know I am sure but I had not tried them before even though it has been almost a year since I learned to crochet. I practiced the front & back post, front & back loop, and increase & decrease so this means I will be able to progress to different patterns. I was not brave enough to do some of the patterns because I could not get the 2 dctog just did not make sense. The instructor also told me that a lady from a previous intermediate class wants to start a group to meet once a month to socialize and work on our projects, this sounds great to me. I have tried to find a group but the only group in my town met during the day and I work during the day. Then I brought Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N bitch crochet the Happy Hooker and I found out that every since her first books on knitting that have been so hugely popular Stitch 'N Bitch groups have formed the largest I think in New York, well the closet group to me if it is still going is in Durham and that is 1 1/2 hours away to far to socialize and crochet. So this will be great if it gets started and works out only 5 minutes away. Yesterday I went to the homecoming game at my daughter's college and it was great they won the game 12 to 0, the band was awesome. My daughter made the cheer leading white team(aka: jv team) and they cheered the 2nd quarter. I think she did a great job of course and I could kick my self for not getting a camera. still no digital camera and if I had one it would do no good because for sometime now I have not been able to open the cd tray on my computer so I would not be able to down load the camera and get my pictures. As you can see things are looking a little wacky on my page because I was trying to change my background to something more crafty and it is still a work in progress. No crochet yesterday but I plan to work some tonight.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
It's Sunday night and it has been a while since my last post. The reason for not posting that much is I am getting lazy and I do a lot of posting on yahoo 360, it's a nice place to post and it is easier to list friends and change the look of your page. I am at a stand still as far as crocheting this past week. I don't know what's wrong with me lately just no energy to do anything. I can't believe it has been so long since I read a book. I don't think I have read one since maybe April and I don't think I finished that book. I have to get past this blank time in my life. I think next week I am to start an intermediate crochet class at Hobby Lobby. I have to go by the store and check to see if the class will start on Thursday. I hope so I have so many questions to ask and a pattern I would like to start for a scarf if I can figure what to do the pattern instructions make no sense to me. I wish we had a stitch 'n bitch group in the area. As far a I know the closet one to me is Durham and I can't travel that far to crochet. The stress I am feeling on my job keep increasing with each passing day, so many clients and not enough time to get everything done, I guess I am going to have to give up and start working on Saturday's again. This really does no good all I do is collect comp time because we are not paid overtime no money in the budget for overtime and work but then I have to take time off which just does not make sense but I am going to the beach this Christmas first time I have been at the beach at Christmas time and the first time this year I did not get to go this summer maybe next summer. Well happy crocheting and knitting.
Friday, September 22, 2006
I am so happy that it is Friday, and I don't have to get up and go to work tomorrow. I am happy I have a job but I really wish I could win the lottery and never go back to work again. I have had a very busy week, Wednesday I went to see my daughter take part in a pageant for Ms Black and Gold she did not win but I think she is very brave to have participated in the event, last night I went with her to get a new relaxer and hair cut a short hair cut her first. This stemmed from getting a bad relaxer this summer and lose of hair. Hair is very important to teenager's. I did get in some very good crochet time while waiting for both events. I missed Grey's Anatomy I hope the show it again this weekend. This weekend I will have 3 project going. Project 1 an afghan made from the brick or crazy stitch made out of Caron Jumbo Prints Baby Rainbow Ombre 556, and the 2 Nd also made out of Baby Rainbow Ombre 556 Jamie's Baby Blanket and the 3 rd The Progressive Stitch Afghan in Lavender Pound of Love Lion Brand. I am posting a picture of the Brick stitch afghan. Happy crocheting and knitting.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Well it's Monday and it has been a week since my last post. I really did not have much going on last week as far as excitement goes, spent sometime working on the Beth's Little Star Afghan and now I am down to 3 1/2 rows, I hope to finish that up tonight while I watch the new season of Wife Swap, I really love that show it is always nice to see that there are people out in the world crazier than you. I like seeing how other people live. It was a long tough day at work, I did not think I would get all my cases process today, one of the systems we really depend on was not working well and Lot's of phone calls to many to answer and process cases. One day I hope we have enough workers so that we can give your client's all the attention the seem to need. I received the November issue of Crochet magazine today in the mail and I really like this issue I like all the issue's of the magazine. The back cover has a very pretty ripple throw made from Gypsy yarn from the N.Y yarns plan to visit the website to print the free pattern. Well I guess I should get ready to watch TV. Happy crochet and knitting.
Monday, September 11, 2006
This weekend I missed a chance to go to a farm festival and see sheep and yarn products also knitting and crochet hooks. Noticed a picture in the paper after the fact and woman from Va was at the festival with her hand died yarn. The yarn looked amazing in the picture so I am sure in person it was great. I will mark this event on my calendar so may next year I can go. I have been searching the web tonight to see if I can find another festival, I need to start doing things like this maybe it will help my stress level to take a cheap day trip once a month or ever other month. We shall see what happens. North Carolina has to have something going on. This weekend while sitting under the hair dryer hair working on my Beth's Little Star Afghan I thought I was making real progress until I looked down and discovered a mistake at first I planned to ignore the mistake and I sat thinking and thinking but I could not make my self leave in the mistake, no one would have every know but me, I had to stop crocheting and Sat night I ripped out all 4 rows to correct my mistake really feel a lot better about correcting the mistake but no real progress on the afghan. I have 7 more rows to go, 1 blue and 6 green. Posting if I can a picture of my second Beth's Little Star Afghan it looks just like the first because I am using the same colors. This weekend I am starting another Beth's Little Star Afghan in 5 colors, yellow , pink, lavender, green and blue.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
I had a very, very long day at work. I took an extra day off work so today was my first day of work this week. I don't know what's going on in this city or this town but it is not blessed as far as I can see from where I sit, the reason I make this statement is because someone wrote an editorial in the paper last month that suggested the city of Asheboro was blessed this opinion was form because Asheboro is a dry city. A strange point point of view but everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. I think if this city was so blessed I would not have so many cases in my caseload. I did a little crochet last night one row on the Beth's Little Star Afghan. Plan to add at least one row tonight. I wonder what people would think of my daydreams?, no I will not share them they are deep and very personal just wondering what people would think if I really went deep with my thoughts and daydream, they are not all about crochet. Let's say I have a lot better life than the one I am struggling through. What purpose am I serving what have I accomplished in my 42 years? None I fear! I feel that I no longer exist.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I have decided that I am going to become a pretender. I shall keep all my thoughts and opinions about myself to myself I am going to try my very best to never ever again let anyone know what my true feels are regarding anything in my life, I have found even with your family its best to stick to the basics and not go to far beyond talking about the weather. I guess I will start a journal I think I have a program on Microsoft that allows you to start a journal so that's is the place I will place my true feeling . Well today was not a bad day I did not work, yesterday was not half bad either I did not work the office was closed for Labor day, it rained and we had a family cookout. It has been almost a week and no crochet I cant seems to work myself up to crochet and I really love to crochet and find it relaxing but for some reason I have been to down to get up the energy for crochet. So I have spent some time looking a all my crochet magazines and books even though I know I can go to the Internet a find free patterns I love to buy the books and magazines. It is really enjoyable to look through the books and magazines and plan fantasy projects. Maybe tonight I will sit down and crochet.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Well its Tuesday it is the one year anniversary of Katrina a very sad day in American history. Sometimes I wonder what happens in a great Country like this when things don't seem to be getting done for all the people who have suffered and lost so much. How long does it take to get someone home restored and why don't insurance companies what to pay you after you pay them for soon long. I just don't understand. Well on to crochet I have the chain ready for my scarf and tonight I will start the first row. I hope I will get a real digital camera soon and post a picture . I will keep you informed.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Well it has been a while since my last post. I have been tired and slightly down. I have started another Beth's Little Star Afghan in the same colors as the one in previous posts. I don't think I will post a picture of this one since it will look just like the last. I finally made it to A C Moore yesterday I went with a friend. I brought the yarn for a project from Stitch ' N bitch crochet the Happy Hooker Denise Cozzitorto One-Skein Scarf the scarf in the book is green, I chose That's Pink Patons Classic Wool Merino, I love bright colors and if this scarf turns out great I plan to make another in bright blue. I would take a picture of the yarn I plan to use and post it but I made the sad mistake of buying another little cheap digital camera and downloaded it to my computer well it doesn't work as well as the first cheap camera I brought. So I uninstalled the camera and Tried to reinstall the first, that when the problems set in with my computer. I put the disk in and tried to install the camera it wouldn't install and so I had to uninstall and then tried to reinstall the camera but no luck and the disk would not come out of the computer for 3 days!!!! I pressed on the tray and the eject button but nothing happened. So finally on Friday night I pressed the button one more time and out pop the tray, now I am afraid to put the disk back in to try and install the camera.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday 4 more days to go before I have another weekend. Yes I am wishing my life away but I cant wait until Friday. I live for Friday's. So today was yet another long and stressful day. Tonight I will crochet hopefully it will relieve some of my tension. I have a lot of tension. No camera to download pictures and no money or time to buy YARN and I love and want YARN. What is a girl to do when your funds are low and you want to start project. Last night when I went to check out the happenings on crochetville. CrazieJillie84 made a beautiful blanket Babette Blanket it is wonderful she gives your progress reports from this project and a picture of the finished project. After viewing CrazieJillie84's blanket I felt the need to go online and order the magazine that has the pattern Interweavecrochet Spring2006 Issue. I hope it doesn't take to long to arrive. No pictures to post tonight. I have found the camera that I want to buy at walmart it has a zoom lens and its only $129.00 a very good price for a digital camera. I might ask if they still have lay-away. This weekend I plan to start another retangle afghan in red and black, it is a great color combination and my daughter's school colors. I think I will give the afghan to her friend. Daughter already has a red and black afghan I had a very good friend make one for her last year before I learned to crochet.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
I spent a nice afternoon with some of my friends. We went to Olive Garden. Spent time eating and talking, had a great time. I didnot get to go yarn shopping today and I really wanted to so that I could by yarn for a project that I would like to try from stitch 'N bitch crochet, a sweet pea shawl and one skein scarf. Maybe tomorrow I will go to a shop. Next month I need to get started on Christmas gifts. Well nothing much to say tonight, I think I will spend some time reading stitch 'N bitch crochet.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Well its Thursday night and I am so glad tomorrow is Friday. I am tired and I wish I could win the lottery. I have not crocheted today maybe later tonight. I am working another star afghan in the same color as the picture I have already posted. That afghan broke in the middle so that means I have to make another. I don't know if I will post pictures because it will look like the pictures from previous post. One more long, long weekend at work and its the weekend. Well nothing much to say tonight I just felt like posting since it has been a few days since my last post.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Well my daughter is back at school the move is over and I am tired and my feet hurt. I am now sitting in front of the computer and didn't spend a minute today crocheting and I think I am to tired to start any projects tonight. So I think I will wait until this weekend to start any projects. I really hate to go to work tomorrow. Well at least it's only 3 days this week.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Its Monday and it has been a very busy one and I didn't go to work. I have spent the day last minute shopping with my daughter at Costco. The day started off rocky packed the car with cans to take to recycle center to sale and my daughters car wouldn't start. So that meant a call to a auto shop and the car had to be towed. So then it was off in my car to Costco my favorite place to shop. Even though it has been a long time since I have been in Costco I really like shopping at Costco. I have notice that some of the prices have gone up but I guess it is because of gas prices. We did find some very good buys. I hope to go back soon it's time to renew my membership and this year my daughter is old enough to have a card so when I renew I will get a card in her name. My mother says we need to start going at least once month. I have finished my exchange items for the month and they are ready for the mail tomorrow. Tomorrow is move in day for my daughter at school. It is going to be a long day. We have to spend sometime in the financial aid office and the housing office she needs to change her meal plan. I wish I had taken Wednesday off work also but I didn't and it's off to work on Wednesday I am glad it will be a 3 day work week. I dread checking my voice mail. I am posting a picture of the things I am sending in my august exchanges.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Well once again it's Sunday night and no work for me tomorrow I took Monday and Tuesday to get some last minute things done before my daughter goes back to college. Tuesday is move in day and I cant wait, I have enjoyed her but a 19 year old can be exhausting. I have spent the weekend getting my exchange items together I need to get them out in the mail on Tuesday. I have already received my dishcloth and granny square exchange. I received the granny squares from Joyce D and the dishcloths from Carrie C both women are great crocheters.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Well yes I finished the afhgan and I was so happy and proud of my work. I will post a picture but after I finished weaving in all the ends and clipping a long end in the center the afghan pulled apart in the middle. I tried to repair the center and I feel that it will be good enough for home use but not to give to someone. I dont think I can rip it out and start over because it is two colors and not one so that just will not work. My daughter still wants to take it to the woman at her job, I told her she could if she wanted to but not to sale it to her just give it to her and tell her what happened. I wonder if fabric glue will help? I told her to tell the lady to put fabric glue on the middle of the afghan. So I hope this works and she can use the afghan. I plan to make another one as soon as I have finished my exchange items I start another. Maybe I will have better luck .
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Well another Monday is looming. I just don't know what I am going to do but get up in the morning and meet the challenge. When I get this week over I will have a nice long weekend because I have to help my daughter move back to school, I took Monday just because and Tuesday is move in day. Yesterday while out shopping I brought a new magazine about crochet, its Crochet today I really like the magazine and I want to do several of the afghans and a hat. Crochet today is a great magazine for beginners. So its just right for me. Also I brought Stitch' N bitch crochet the Happy Hooker its seems great too, I looked through the book quickly and plan to look through it tonight. I have not crocheted at all today so I guess that means I will have to work very hard tomorrow night I am running out of time. My daughters last day of work is on Friday. As of yesterday in case I didn't bring it up I am now the proud grandparent of to hermit crabs Buttercup and Smiley, they are named for the shells when she brought them they had painted shells, I hope that is not bad for them. Buttercup and Smiley will go to school with her this year. Well I am off to spend time reading Stitch' N bitch crochet.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
I spent most of the day walking behind my daughter and niece's as they searched for clothes. They didn't find very much but they tried. We came home with a couple of shirts and jeans and 3 hermit crabs. I hope the hermit crabs live. The sand is wet in my daughters hermit crab cage and I don't think they like the wet sand but the sponge that came with the kit the crabs keep knocking it out of the shell so now the sand is wet. Crocheted on the way to Concord but not on the way back so I will spend most of the day tomorrow crocheting. Also another shopping trip this one to Greensboro. I will try again tonight to post a picture.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Its Friday thank you, thank you, thank you. The work week is over and its the weekend!!!! I tried to post a picture last night but could not get it to download. I will try again today I am working on the baby afghan only 6 days to finish. I am a little nerves about this because I am selling it to someone and I am new to crochet and I hope that my afghan will hold up and she wont regret buying from me. I am so glad I learned to crochet it is a very good stress reducer. You really feel as if you are accomplishing something with each round that you add to your project. The heat is on its hot, hot, hot. I will work in my projects for this months exchanges. Well I am not sure whats going on but I cant get my pictures to download so I will not be able to post a picture not sure what I am doing wrong.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Well its humped two more days to go and it is the weekend baby!!!!. Well another hard day at work, each and everyday that I go to work I feel that I earn my keep as far a work goes the phone rang off the hook today. The struggle continues each and everyday for so many of the citizens of Randolph County, so many job loses. When I first moved to Randolph 19 years ago you could quit one job if you wanted to and find another the next day! And as some of the supervisor's use to tell us in the factories I use to work in we can find someone to replace you these jobs are a dime a dozen. This was indeed the case, this is true no longer so many factories have closed and jobs that are above minimum wage are to hard to find. I don't know if anyone else in Randolph County has notice but it seems to me the number of people with a good education seems to have dropped. So many of the people I come across have never finished high school and I think this is going to present a problem in the not to distant future. As I said at the being so many people are struggling it is hard to keep up with the demand. Well on to crochet I did a little crochet last night on the star afhan that I am working, I am on round 9, so far so good. When this afghan is finished I plan to start another star in very bright colors. Love, love bright. colors.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
I have only worked the first 6 rounds of the baby afghan I am working. So tonight for just a little while I will work on a few more rows, tonight is color change night, I hope it goes well this is my first star afghan and it is for someone else not me or a member of the family. So I have no pictures to post tonight. After work today I felt like I had already put in 40 hours and its only been 16 hours three day to go before the weekend. I did it once again I joined 3 exchanges through the atmyhouse crochet group. I have no will power I had planned to sit this month out but couldn't pass over a chance to exchange. It's very nice to get something in the mail other than bills, bills and more bills. Off to crochet.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Well once again it is Sunday night. Wow the weekend passes by so quickly. Here I am again dreading Monday all over again. I will repeat again that I am thankful to have a job, I just enjoy my leisure time more than I enjoy my time on the job. I have a stressful job. Last night I posted that I have plans to make a 5 point granny square for a baby afghan well I have changed my mine. I started a different afghan it is Beth's Little Star Afghan it is by Beth Parsons. So far so good I am on rounds 6. Its time to change colors and I need to seek advice from Beth. So I plan to go to her site and ask a few questions I have only two weeks to finish this afghan because that's all the time my daughter has left at her summer job. Time passes by very quickly at least to me but not to my daughter. I think she has been read to go back to school since she came home in May. On Friday tax free weekend will begin and on Saturday we have plans to go to Concord to do lots of shopping, before she leaves we will make the annual trip to Costco. I am posting a picture of the first 6 rows in the baby afghan. I am working for the lady on my daughters job.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Its Saturday night and not a lot to do. I am watching TV and talking to my daughter. I need to be working on the baby afghan I am making for a woman that works with my daughter. She wants a afghan for a friend or relative that's having a baby. My plan is to make a round ripple afghan but I am having trouble with the pattern. The afghan is not laying flat. I have ripped out my work several times. I have changed hook sizes 3 times. I plan to rip out what I have done so far this time only 5 rounds, and try an H hook. Just in case this does not work I plan to make a 5 point granny square this one I know how to do I have made 2 already. I plan to use pastel green and blue its for a boy. I am not giving up on the round ripple but just working on a back up plan since I am getting paid and the woman I am making the afghan for does not care what pattern I use just the colors. Spent another great day in Greensboro with my daughter and mother , I really like Greensboro the shopping and the restaurants. The shopping because you have more to choice from the restaurants for the same reason and because Greensboro has liquor buy the drink, this appeals to me because sometimes I like to have a glass of wine or mixed drink with my meal. I am responsible and have a driver who doesn't drink. I live in Asheboro and I really wish we had beer and wine sales and liquor buy the drink, I feel that I would have the right to choose. Its not like I have a drink every time I go out but once again I have the choice. That is very important a right to choose. I am posting a picture of the afghan.