Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Last day of January 2012

Well this is the last day of January 2012. I have been crocheting as much as I can. I have finished off one skein of yarn on my sweater. I have been working on a baby outfit for the Dr I work for. I have to get some yarn to finish it. I also have another baby outfit to make for another Dr in our office. He is expecting his 4th child.
We recieved an invitation to a wedding for our Pastors son. We won't be able to attend, but I want to make them something. I will probably make them a crochet picture. The wedding is in Ga on a thur. I cna't take time off work to go, plus right now we don't have the money for a trip.
I'm going to get off here. Get my shower and do some searching for a pattern.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Well this was a busy monday. Didn't have much breathing room today, but it went quick. Woke up this morning in a foul mood, then my hubby ask if I am going to quit smoking today. I said yeah right.
I spent most of the weekend crocheting. I have a baby outfit half done. going to work on it some tonight. will post a picture as soon as I have it finished.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Long Thursday

As soon as I got to work this question was posed, "what is your guess of baby sex and weight?" The Dr I work for became a grandpa again today. His son's baby was born at 7:14am. Mom was at the hospital 20 mins before the baby arrived. Well anyway, I guessed girl 8lbs 7oz, I have said this is a girl through most of the pregnancy. I was wrong, they had a big boy, 9lbs 12 oz.  Now it's a sweater and pants, instead of a dress. Was going to start it tonight, but hubby wants to go to the store. Going to check my stash, and make sure I have enough yarn. Also the new baby has an older sister that is 19 months old. going to make her a princess crown.
For the next few days I will be getting the baby stuff done, and put my sweater to the side. Just about time to go to the store. Supper is over, my son made dinner and is cleaning up. The men in my life spoiled me sometimes.
Well off to the store.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

25th anniversary

Today was my wedding anniversary 25 years. I worked all day, when I got home my son and husband had dinner started. We had steak and baked potatoes. I finished fixing dinner. We watched tv together, and went to bed. Another day of work tomorrow.
I worked on my sweater this morning, finished 2 more rows. I have made it back to where I was when I had to rip it out. When I finish the first skein I will figure out how much it's going to take.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

snowy sunday

We woke up this morning to snow, not much enough to cover the ground. It doesn't matter how much or how little we get, my baby boy does not like going out in it. I should really put his boots and sweater on him, but first thing in the morning, he can't wait for all that. This is the reason I wanted to litter train him, but hubby said no.
A snowy day seems the perfect time to cuddle up under a blanket and crochet. I may just do that. I have a few things to do around the house, but that won't take long. I haven't done much on my sweater recently. I worked yesterday. Drove my truck for the first time since august, that felt strange. I wondered if I could remember how to drive a stick shift. It went well, though.
Wed was one of my grandson's birthday, Brennan turned 2. Look out Nick and Tiff, you are going to have your hands full with an infant and the trouble 2's. My daughter in law graduated from nursing school. Not sure if she is going to continue school or start working fulltime. I know she wants to continue on and get the RN, but they just got custody of his oldest, which gives them 4 kids, 2 in diapers. We will have to wait and see.
Well breakfast is almost done. I have to go finish it. God Bless and have a great day.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Friday

It's friday the 13th. Hope everyone has a great day. I'm working tomorrow, so my weekend won't start until noon tomorrow. I can use the overtime. This past week, my grandson had his 2nd birthday, I started over on my sweater, and had a rough weeks at work. Things people go to the dr for still makes me stop and say "what????"
Well anyway, I have ripped out my sweater and started over. I increased the starting chain to 200, and working in a half double crochet. Working in the back loops so that the front loops show on the front. haven't gotten far, but will work more on it as I have time.
I have been asked to make a dog sweater for a neighbor. Will get that done soon. Still looking at patterns. Will post pictures when I have it done.
Almost time to leave for work.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

sunday morning

Up early today. Devotion was Realize: 3 steps to sin. 1)Contemplation, 2) Rationalization,3) Consent. PS Sin always affects others---Ruth Bell Graham.   Gen.3:1-19, and Gen.6:5.
The serpent will tempt you to contemplate doing something you know God said NOT to do. You must rationalize what you are doing, and give consent to do it. The serpent can not make you do anything you don't want to do. He can only make it looking pleasing. Remember sin always looks pleasing, but you have to look beyond to the consequences. The consequences of sin is death. God said when you are born again, you take on a new form, the old is washed away. You are turn away from your old life, stop the things you did, and strive to live like Jesus which was sinfree. Now I know we can not live totally sinfree, and God knows that. We are humans therefore sinful, however we can turn from things we know is sinful. We must remember others are watching us, we must live to show God's love. Just because we are christians and washed in the blood, does not mean we are free to do as we please. We are to bring other to God, not shun them, or make them question what is so different. We need to show the world why we are different, and why they want to be in our family.
I have made one new years resolution, and that is to fast and grow closer to God. I hope that through this people will see God's love through me.

Concerning my projects. I have the bottom complete for the bag, and I ripped out the sweater. Ready to start over on it. Not sure how much crocheting I will get accomplished today. I really need to clean house and take care of some things I have neglected recently. I hope that doesn't take all day, and I can get a little crocheting in.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Have to start over

Well I have completed 6 inches of my sweater, to discover this morning it's not wide enough. I will be ripping it out today to make it wider. That's all part of the trial and error. 162 stitches wide would be perfect for a pre-teen. I am a small sized, 5ft4in 130 lbs, this sized is big enough to wrap around and meet, but I want a little more room. will update on the progress later. Beside, making this wider, I'm also going to change the stitch. Nothing fancy, just going to half double crochet, instead of the single crochet. I was using this stitch in back loops for the bag, and liked the way it was turning out.
I have also ripped out the bag as well. I'm not fond of sewing pieces together,so I have started over making it all one piece. This design will be more sturdy, and less open areas.
I work full time in a Drs office, so don't have a lot of time to spend on this. Weekends are my time for making changes to patterns and deciding what I like. I spend a little bit of time throughout the week working on stuff, but not much time to really examine it. I also enjoy reading and have spent some time doing that. When my hand start to hurt from crocheting I search the web for my next project idea. I usually have several things going at the same time. Right now, I'm working on a scarf for a friends boyfriend, it's 2 sided in cowboys color. I am also working a plastic bag holder in red and green. My kitchen is done in apples, so this should match well.
I love making stuff for babies, and my puppy. My puppy (Dinky) has 3 sweaters now. Both crocheted and knit. His next item is going to be a vest harness. I'm going to attempt it in 3 sizes as I have 3 sizes of dogs. Dinky is a miniture chihauhau, I also have a lab mix with we believe grey hound, and pitbull. My chi is 6 lbs, the lab is 25 lbs, and the pitt is 85 lbs. I don't like collars on them as they cut into the hair on their necks. Be low are pictures of my 4 legged babies.
The chi is the pitts puppy

This is her usual position

Best friends

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 5

I've been working on the sweater for 5 days now. I have also started a bag. Have decided what to use the bag for. It will be multi colored. Originally started the bag to hold and carry my projects, most likely that's what I will use it for.
I took a couple pictures tonight showing my progress. It does not look like much, but as you know large projects take a little time to show much. I'm working on finishing the first skein, so I can figure out how much more yarn I need to buy.
On another subject. I returned home from work to find my truck is up and running. It has been broke down since august 13th. Have tore the engine apart 4 times, before everything was fixed. Still have some minor things to do, but it will now go up and down the road.

Well I'm going to do some crocheting.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sugar Bowl Results

Yeah Michigan won. Things around my town will be quiet for awhile. Everyone will be depressed the VT lost. Oh well, maybe they need to look at their season schedule and add some real teams to it. Get experience playing against real football player. I managed to stay up until 11 last night.
Awoke on time this morning, got ready for work and crocheted on my sweater for about 45 mins, before I had to leave. I really need to get pictures of the progress. I'll work on that tonight.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sugar Bowl Night

Sitting here watching the sugar bowl. Virginia Tech and Michigan. I'm rooting for Michigan, never would have thought I would do that. I'm a diehard Ohio State fan. Tech may have put up points first, but Michigan got the first touchdown. I doubt I'll make it through the whole game, have to work in the morning.
Watching the game is giving me a time to crochet. I have 3 inches of the 40 inches done. I'm anxious to get this done, or at these see progress. 3 inches don't look like much when you are crocheting rows of 162 sts. I will try to get pictures of the progress soon.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 2

Well I have 6 rows done. Not going very quickly, but I have to work. I took time to shower and get ready for work. I also started a bag to carry my supplies in. I just love this no chain foundation. I will use it whenever I can.
My husband ask me last night how long this sweater will take to make. He is already looking to the next one to sell. I told him I wouldn't know untill I have this one finished.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The start of my sweater

I recieved 2 skeins of yarn for christmas. I've been trying to decide what to make. I decided today. I'm going to get more of the same color yarn. It just so happens Jo Anns has it on sale.
I have wanted an ankle length sweater coat since the 80's. One of my cousin's had one, and I was in love with it. I am crocheting myself one, creating the pattern as I go. To start with I made a single crochet chain of 162.
To learn this stitch go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY6Iy7gdVEM. This is easy to do, and no twisting the chain when you have a long chain. Happy Crocheting. I will update often on the progress of the sweater.