November 30, 2006

I have AIDS...

...and the common cold and syphilis and ebola.

I'm hoping for Polio next.

November 26, 2006

Life is what you get when you fill in the blanks.

I've come to realize that my ex....likes to hang out with younger people so they look up to him...and he will never act like a real adult.

I am listening to.....the dishwasher and my chattering teeth (I'm cold!).

I talk....a lot when I've been drinking or when I know someone well...otherwise, I'm actually really shy.

I love.......way too many things to list.

My first real kiss......was in 7th grade, while wearing rollerblades and balancing on the very front wheel.

My first girlfriend/boyfriend....wiggled his nose (a la, Bewitched) a lot.

I hate it when people.....are stupid.

Love is.....knowing that everything (well, most everything) I'm thinking, smiling about, or annoyed with is understood and usually felt by Josh, as well.

Marriage is.....when you stop worrying so much about what the other person thinks of you.

Somewhere, someone is thinking.....that someone else just let a fart...oops!

I'll always......see next question

have a not-so-secret crush on......David Bowie.

The last time I cried was because....I was really stressed and Josh was being jerky.

My cell phone....never leaves my side.

Before I go to sleep at night....I check on my son.

Right now I am thinking much longer this post could be because I REALLY need to go to the bathroom.

Babies are......overrated. But I still want one.

I get on the computer....whenever I can.

Today I....bought and helped set up my son's x-mas tree, cooked dinner, read a book, helped K build a Lego Star Wars ship, cleaned up a little, helped K clean his room, did some dishes, homework...oy!

Tonight I will....hopefully go to the bathroom once this goddamn thing ends.

Tomorrow I will.....go to work and meet with one of my teachers.

This week I.....will call my credit card company to get the rates lowered, slack a lot at work, make cinnamon rolls on Friday, and hopefully get some relaxation on the weekend.

I really be debt-free so I can get into debt again.

November 10, 2006

Yesterday was my b-day, and Josh supported my addiction. He bought The Happy Hooker (can't wait to start some of those patterns!) and a bunch of hooks:

(Oh, and the hook case was from my parents)

In the Beginning

Here's the rest of my current stockpile...and look! I found a cuter model.

This beige scarf is the same pattern and material as the pink scarf below.

Looks like The Dude has been watching too much Top Model...that'll be years of therapy for sure.

Another baby hat...

Yet Another Blog is Born...

(This post was on my original crocheting blog, which I have since moved over to here. All hail simplicity!)

Why am I starting a blog? No idea. I guess partly because I get really (REALLY) bored at work, and partly because I like sharing crochet ideas with others. Oh, and partly because I'm an attention-whore who likes talking about myself without interruption.

So, let's talk crocheting:

My g-ma taught me how to crochet in November of 2005. It took me about three intense days to make this hat:

Bad picture, but you get the idea. For about three months after learning, I struggled to get used to crocheting. I've been known to yell, curse, and throw hooks across the room. Once that trial period ended, however, I fell in love with it. I finally attempted a scarf:

It turned out pretty well (if you don't include the rows that came undone...oops!). Since then, I've worked on mostly hats and scarves, all pretty basic.

This year, I've set a goal: I will crochet all or most Christmas gifts for friends and family, rather than spending an exorbitant amount of money (well, by my cheap standards) on impersonal items purchased at the last minute. I think it's a great idea. Of course, come December 26th I'll probably find my house covered in egg nog and shredded yarn. Live and learn, right?

Anyhow, here are some of the projects I've worked on in preparation of Christmas (prepare yourself, I make a lousy model):

Strangely enough, these two hats came from the same pattern in Crocheted Hats:

The gray hat is closer to the picture in the book, but I chose to not include the enormous (and time-consuming) flower. For the green one, I used a worsted yarn and kept it brimless.

These two hats are also from one pattern in the Crocheted Hats book. These are the hats that I'll probably end up giving to some anonymous coworker...I'm just not feeling them regardless of how enthused I look in the first picture.

And a baby hat:

This scarf is a little on the skimpy side, but we'll pretend that was intentional. :D

::sigh:: What is there to say about this ugly thing? BFF convinced me to make a hat with brown and blue, which sounds hot. But no, this shade of blue has to be the ugliest thing out there. And unfortunately, I bought A LOT of it. Stay tuned for more ugly projects featuring this yarn.

Love these pieces. I'll have a hard time giving them away.

About the pink scarf, that is one of my favorite patterns. I use a size K hook with really thick part-mohair yarn. As a result, there are only about five stitches per row. I'm able to finish a scarf in about an hour or two. Great for last minute gifts. Once I figure this whole blog thing out, I'll put the pattern up.

(The blue and green scarf is made using the same pattern but with thinner yarn and a smaller hook.)