Friday, July 31, 2009

Patterns and the weekend

So, the blanket pattern is finally making sense. In fact, I managed to finish the first skein, so I'm 1/6 of the way there (hopefully, we'll see if I need to get more yarn once I get closer to being done).

It's Friday! The countdown to the weekend is on. Not that I'm going to have a very relaxing weekend, but whatever. I have to go to clinic tomorrow (for school, to practice) and then spend the rest of the weekend working on the blanket. Fun. Oh well, it's much better than work. :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009


I started the afghan that was ordered. The pattern sucks. Well, to me anyway. It's not making any sense in my opinion. Luckily, my mom crochets as well and made this particular afghan, so the pattern makes sense to her. So she's showing me row by row (it's only 6 rows and then it repeats). This has happened before when a pattern won't make sense to one of us but it will to the other. It's a pretty afghan, but I think the pattern is poorly written. But whatever, what's done looks right, and that's what matters.

This is my big project for the weekend. I'll get some pics up as soon as it's finished (or well on the way to being finished anyway).

Tomorrow's Friday. Finally!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Yarn

So I'm making a special order blanket, and I just bought the yarn (literally, I just got back from the store). And now I want to start on it. It's on a really tight deadline, so this weekend is going to be school on Saturday, and making the blanket the rest of the time. But hopefully, it goes by fast, I mean, it's on a decent sized crochet hook (k), so I should be able to manage. And, it's new yarn to play with, which is always fun.

I have to finish (and start) my project for class that's due tomorrow. Yeah, I know, I'm a procrastinator. Oh well. Everything will get done. It always does.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Long day

It was a long day today. I woke up this morning and my mom immediately came into my room and said she needed to go to the hospital. This from the woman who NEVER wants to go to the hospital. So, off to the hospital we went. She was having chest pains, but they thing it's muscular instead of cardiac, which is good. Nevertheless, they're keeping her overnight, so in the AM it's back to the hospital I go (hopefully only for a short time). But, I managed to read about half of my book and get some knitting done, so that's good. She actually got some crocheting and reading done as well once she started to feel better (about 2 hours after we got there), so we were both pretty much bored out of our minds for most of the day.

But, I had my first Etsy sale today. I got home and saw that, so that was nice. It was a pair of beaded bobby pins, so I wrapped that pair up and made another pair to relist in my store. Have to go to the post office before the hospital.

And on that note, I'm going to bed. It was a long day and I'm tired.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The purse is done!

The purse is done! I had to add extra rows like I said, but it's finally finished. I even added it to my Etsy shop already (

Now I have to go to Michael's and get some beads for those napkin holders. I'm just glad I already have another project in mind.

And to make things even better, I finished Nothing to Lose by Lee Child. Now I can finally start City of Souls. All that's left is to put together my facial steamer and magnifying lamp. But so far, it's been a pretty productive day.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Whoo! The week is over and now I have time to do what I want (after work is over, of course).

I worked on the purse again last night and decided that I need to add at least 24 rows to the pattern. This is the never ending project that I didn't think would take that long.

I was going to start making beaded bobby pins and got out all my beads... and then realized that I must have lost the colored wire that I had at some point. I have some on the way for the napkin rings that I want to make, so I'll just have to wait for that to get here before I can make bobby pins too. Hopefully it gets here today or tomorrow so that I can work on it this weekend. Otherwise I see a trip to Michael's in my future.

And, just because so many people thought it was a kid's hat, here's a picture of the Bella hat on a person.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bella Swan's hat

I made Bella Swan's hat from the La Push scenes in Twilight last night. I was up til 1 finishing it, but it's done. And it's cute.

The purse is 2/3 done, according to the directions, but I think I'm going to have to do more rows. It's too small. Right now it's a good length for one side of the purse, but it's supposed to be folded in half, so that means adding a lot more rows to it. Oh well. Hopefully I'll have it done this weekend.

Ang the best news of the day... it's almost Friday! Yay! The weekend can't get here soon enough!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The purse and books

So, the purse is now 2 rows shy of being half done. Hopefully I get some time to work on it tonight. Ideally I'll get it 2/3 done and can finish it tomorrow or Friday.

I ordered a book from Amazon that has awesome knit wire and bead napkin holders. I can't wait to get the book and give those a try. I'm sensing a trip to Michael's in my future for some beading wire and 4mm beads for it.

I really need to start making jewelry again. It's so much faster then knitting or crocheting. I just need some inspiration. I think the problem is that when I made jewelry a lot, it wasn't just me making it. My roommates did it too, so it would be all of us working on stuff, which is just way more fun than one person doing it by themselves. Oh well, maybe I'll buckle down and do it this weekend.

And finally, all of this crafting is seriously cutting into my reading time. I've been reading the same book for over a week (which is really unheard of for me!). I really need to finish it, I have so many books on my bookshelf that I want to read, but I just don't have enough hours in the day!

That's all for now. Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Blog

I started this blog with Live Journal (, but have decided to move over here to chronicle my crafting successes and mishaps.

I had my first sale yesterday. I sold a cute pair of crocheted slippers (picture above). I also finished two baby blankets in the last couple of weeks. My newest project is a cute purse. It's blue with bamboo handles, and I'll be putting a picture up (as well as listing it on Etsy) as soon as it's finished.

That said, I really need to get back to making jewelry. I have so many beads, and I really haven't done much with them in forever. The last thing that I made was a pair of earrings that I love, but I just can't seem to find the time to sit down and bead. Part of the problem is that my favorite necklace broke, and I don't have the heart to fix it (it's all oxidized stirling silver and swarovski crystals), because it'll pretty much be redoing the whole thing, and I have no idea where the chemical to oxidize the silver is at the moment.

Oh well. Class later. Then home to work on the purse.

And just for fun, here are my websites: