29th April 2012
Hello again my friends. I’m a bad blogger. Some of my friends blog every day. I can’t do it. I could do it once a week, but for some reason life has gotten in the way. Why do i even say that? I sound like I didn’t have any life before. But I thought I did? eh.
Thanks again for staying with me, friends.
Work has been keeping me pretty busy. Busy to the point where I’m thinking I need a real vacation soon. I’m supposed to take a trip up north w/ the parents and sibling again next month. But that isn’t a “vacation”. it’s where I have to take time off work to be tortured by my family. I love my family. But I don’t consider going out of town w/ them vacation anymore when my modern conveniences are taken away from me (Internet, cable, cell phone) and I am just there to serve as a chauffeur. I’d rather be at home doing nothing. hahaha. It’s free, i have tv, internet and cell phone. and my cat. and the boy. and i can do whatever I want and not have to answer to where I am going when I just want to run up to the store to get a coke! Sigh. anyway. Work has kept me busy. Boy has kept me busy. The Chewy has kept me busy. My house has kept me busy. hahaha.
I’ve been knitting but not knitting. Sometimes when I’m home i just dont feel like knitting, esp w/ a crazy cat running around me constantly attacking yarn. Speaking of…I woke up one morning and found my evil devil cat had savagely attacked a skein (or two) of STR! right in front of the bathroom. I had no idea what it was when I got up to pee (I can’t see w/o any glasses or contacts on). And when I finally put my glasses on..i started screaming. He just sat there…looking up at me so proud. I should have taken a picture, but I was too mad to do that. Sigh. He might have done it to get me back for what I did to him at Easter
Project: Pet Costume Bunny Rabbit Hat
Yarn: I Love This Cotton Spark
Amount Used: bits of a skein
Color: White and pink sparkle
Hook Size: G(4.0mm)
Date Started: April 8, 2012
Date Finished: April 8, 2012
So my friend that I made the Yoda hat for? hehe. She is addicted to Pinterest too and we’ve been going nuts looking at stuff online. She showed me a post where someone made some crochet red eggs for her baby. So she was kind of hinting around (I think) saying she wished she could crochet and had the time to make a bunch of eggs for her son’s red egg party. For those of you who aren’t Chinese and don’t know what a red egg party is…here is a GREAT weblink: http://www.littlebuddhababy.com/TraditionRedEggAndGingerParty.html. This will tell you all about it. hahaha. They are a BIG deal w/ Chinese ppl. It’s a great party to celebrate your new child…and you get alot of money. muahaha. So I took the bait. I said “How many do you need?” in my defense..i thought she was going to say “oh like 10? 20?” She told me she was having like 120-150 ppl at the party. I said no. I can’t make that many. So sorry. :) Then she said “how about one per family?” I said “OK”. she needed 60! eek! hahahah.
it took me a while…but i got them all done. all in the nick of time. I had planned on doing alot of crocheting on a quick business trip that I took to my main office in FL, but i slept the whole flight coming and going. there went 6+ hours of crochet time. UGH. then I got a bit slack the week before. I like to stress myself out
Do you wanna see what 61 (one for mommy and baby) crocheted red eggs looks like?
I made a couple of trivets too for fun:
These were cute and fast to crochet.
Project: Aunt Aggie’s Trivets
Yarn: Sinfonia (mine) and Grace (Auntie Pet’s)
Amount Used: less than a skein each
Color: purple & creamsicle
Hook Size: D (3.25mm)
Date Started: April 5, 2012
Date Finished: April 5, 2012
Since I have to go to canada next month, I gotta step it up w/ my cousins’ babies’ gifts.
I’ve decided to simply and just make hats and booties for the 2 most recent additions.
Project: my own improvised hat pattern.
Yarn: Ella Rae Classic Superwash
Amount Used: 1/2 skein of the blue, 1 skein of the grey
Color: grey and blue
Needle Size: US 6 (4.0 mm)
Date Started: Apr 17, 2012
Date Finished: Apr 26, 2012
Super fast, super simple. Believe it or not, the previous version I made of this hat back in 2008 is one of my most favorited items on Ravelry. Isn’t that weird? It’s just a simple baby hat w/ an initial duplicate stitched on the front.
I have to make one more of these w/ a D on the front and I’ll be done w/ the hats. 3 more weeks. hahaha.
Thanks for keeping up w/ me, my friends. I really do appreciate every single one of you.