Saturday, March 28, 2009

First MEME for 2009

I have been too occupied with my projects, and hardly anything getting finished, so I decided
to put this meme here, just to entertain.
I saw the questions in the facebook and stole them from one of my facebook friends.

1, What color is your toothbrush?
Green and White

2, Name one person who made you smile today:

3, What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Turning my computer on at work.

4, What were you doing 45 minutes ago?

5, What is your favorite candy bar?

6, Have you ever been to a strip club?

7. What is the last thing you said aloud?
Good Night to my hubby

8. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

9, What was the last thing you had to drink?

10, Do you like your wallet?
No, there is no money in it

11, What was the last thing you ate?
Homemade hamburger, oh, and after that, blueberry cheesecake

12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week?

13, The last sporting event you watched?
a soccer game

14, What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?

15, Who is the last person you sent a text message too?
don't text message

16, Ever go camping?
not any more, we used to go for fishing trips, in the summer, nearly everyweekend, but
then came the computer in the house, and fishing rods are now collecting dust.

17, Do you take vitamins daily?
Yes, B6, B12, and D

18, Do you go out on Sundays?
perhaps shopping or visiting friends or family

19, Do you have a tan?
not right now

20, Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
sometimes, I do like lemon or orange glazed chicken

21, Do you drink your soda with a straw?
Depends, if at home, no, if outside, perhaps,, but I don't drink soda very often anyway

22, What did your last text message say?

23, What are you doing tomorrow?
Laundry and then a birthday party (it's not tomorrow yet)

25, Look to your left, what do you see?

26, What color is your watch?

27, What do you think of when you hear Australia?
I would love to visit

29, Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
Sure, why not, inside is better, but MacD breakfast sandwich is a drive thru

30. What is your favorite number?
3 or 7 or 15 or ......

31, Who's the last person you talked to on the phone?

32, Any plans today?
See number 23, it's now tomorrow, haha

33, How many states have you lived in?
none (if talking about USA)

34, Biggest annoyance right now?
Too many projects on the go

35, Last song listened to?
don't remember, honest

36,Can you say the alphabet backwards?
of course

37, Do you have a maid service clean your house?
No, if not counting me.

38, Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?

39, Are you jealous of anyone?
No, I have enough to deal with myself

40, Is anyone jealous of you?
I don't think so

41, Do you love anyone?
Of course

42, Do any of your friends have children?
Most of them have children, some don't

43, What do you usually do during the day?

44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now?
I don't hate anyone, I might dislike some, but hate, no

45, Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
I use "hi, how are you"

46, What color is your car?
light sage

47, Do you like cats?
not really

48. Are you thinking about someone right now?
yeah, dream fairy, I should be sleeping now

49, Have you ever been to Six Flags?
no, and don't know what it is

50, How did you get your worst scar?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Potholder Loom

The tool/toy arrived the other day. Last night I decided to try create something. The PL came with ready loops to make a potholder. I wanted to make a red one. Not enough red, added pink,
not so many pink loops. I ended up with pink, red, some orange and purple. So much for a red

Also, I made the thing too tight, so now it's more like a hotpad. I started another one, but got distracted, and decided that this thing just doesn't like me. Or I don't like IT. I took that second start out, and decided to try with cotton yarn. Whelll, the stupid yarn kept sliding off where I had
"securely" attached the end, securely - my behind. I got one yarn weaved in, and then the whole
thing fell apart, due to my secure yarn attachment manipulation.

I am back to freeform crocheting now, at least that makes me feel appreciated by my hooks and yarns and threads.

And here is a picture of a bag I made this week:

Isn't it pretty?
The original pattern is knitted, and is here. I saw someone's bag that was crocheted,
and I decided that if I wanted to make it quickly, I better crochet it.

I used Red Heart yarn, and there is one panel with Bernat's yarn. The bag is not very deep, but perfect for a fun show-off, or shopping for light stuff.

Monday, March 16, 2009

More weaving

I made two more pieces on the weekend. That's about all I was able to accomplish, except about 5 rows on two socks.
Oh, and lots of sitting and staring in the air, attending to sick hubby (cold and fever), and generally just doing nothing.

The bigger piece has homespun yarn (solid grayish/purplish shade) by Sherri,
and the smaller piece has also homespun yarn, by Sherri, tambien.
That is the yarn on top of the smaller piece, looks like purple, and below and at the bottom the same grayish/purplish homespun as the bigger piece.

Don't you just love the words I use for colors.

I am eagerly waiting for my new weaving looms, one is spear's and the other is potholder loom,
both of them on the way. It's going to be a mail waiting week, as I have some books coming in, also.

The books that have been shipped are:

1. Margaret Hubert: Knit or Crochet--Have it Your Way: 15 Fun Projects with Complete Hook and Needle Instructions for Each

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina

3. Crochet Embellishments (Leisure Arts #4419) Jean Leinhauser

However, they are coming from the USA, so it will take some time before I am able to enjoy any of my recent purchases.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My latest obsession

It was Cricket weaving loom in a Lion Brand newsletter that tricked my interest in weaving.
Oh, I was in love, it looked so neat. I asked my friend Noreen for her opinion. Of course she liked the loom. I got very excited and started using my math brain cells, and this time they worked, and I came to a decision, this Cricket was way over my budget in price. First, there is the over the border hump, the dollar amount has to be brought over it, and then the carrying charges, plus the customs officer's salary has to be paid somehow, so Canada Customs probably would take someone's hourly pay from me.

I was not ready to fork out that kind of money, so I settled on a potholder loom, which is going to cost me an arm and a leg to get it over here, from the good old USA. I also won one weaving loom at the e-Bay, and that shipping isn't free either.

Plus the books I now need to learn to put yarn thru those wasps, ooops, warps....let me check it that is the right word. Sounds weird, but I think that is the word. Anyway, I have now spent the amount of money on other things, including some knitting and crocheting books, that I would have spent on that Cricket. I am not sure if I have done a right choice. I will, I know, buy that Cricket one day, too. Unless I absolutely hate weaving.

My friend Sherri would know exactly what I mean by upgrading the tools section in crafts. She spins, and has some nice equipment to do that. Just like that Lucille 2 in the picture, with Hugo sitting on top of it.

While I am waiting for my nice looms, I am knitting socks, crocheting freeform scrumbles and dream about having enough time to finish all my WIPs before May. Why May? because I have to have my job stuff done
before I go on vacation. That's why.