Mar 27, 2009

"It's been a while.....since" the last time I posted

No excuses from me, but I will give you a list of what I've been up to....
We decided to repaint our bedroom, finally, we've been putting it off because of the work that we would have to invest. So, the previous owners put up some kind of border along the top of the walls (all of them) and it's a texture. The stuff was like cement. We sanded for hours...needless to say, we could not get it anywhere near as flat as the wall and there was approximately five coats of paint on top of it. We ( then spackled to try and fill in whatever gaps were in between the "stipples". Then it was time to......any guesses.....yes, that's right.....SAND. So we sanded the spackle nice and smooth. Then we applied primer. Then we painted the ceiling. Today we painted the first wall color, which is the main color that will be on three of the walls. Tomorrow we will paint the accent color. I will include pictures when it's all done.
I started a shawl pattern, that I don't have the specs for at the moment, but when it's done I will add them. I'm still working on my Lacy Shawl (RAV link) and I've been naughty because I haven't finished my March square yet....and March is almost over...yikes fits well here, I suppose. The square is from the 2009 12" CAL on Ravelry.
I recieved the next installment of my Annie's Hook & Needle Kit Club. It's for a teddy bear. This is totally something that I would not normally make if I hadn't gotten the kit from this club. It's super cute.
I decided to frog the Crochet Today sweater that I was making. The yarn and pattern just weren't going to work together. I have to find another use for the yarn....we shall see.
Herrshcners is so great, I ordered more yarn b/c the sale was irresistable. I found an online coupon and that's great too. I've also been commissioned to make another Thumbkin Frog. They are really cute and easy. I sincerely enjoyed making it. I also finished a purse....simple envelope style. I basically crocheted a rectangle and then sewed up the bottom 2/3 of it to create the pouch. I may attach some buttons, or great brave and add some crochet embroidery. I will include pictures when it's officially complete.
I just got my two Interweave crochet issues, the Winter and Spring. I've excitedly looked thorugh them and plans are dancing through my we shall see.
My wedding plans are still toddling along. We are going to fly down to the Keys in May to check out some venues and locations. We also want to make sure that the weather will be nice for that time of year.
I will be back very soon with some updated objects.

Mar 10, 2009

St St Blankie

I finished my stockinette stitch blanket today, just 30 minutes ago. I immediately took photos, AND uploaded them onto my computer. I'm so proud of myself. I'm usually rather lazy.
That's why you haven't seen my thumbkin frog until now as well.
First I will show you blankie, then I will show you froggie. Enjoy!

Mar 8, 2009


I started planning my wedding....we have been dragging our feet slightly because of all the issues surrounding our engagement. I hate to use this as a complaining spot, but just to be clear about my situation. Rob is Jewish and I am not. This is the basis of the problems we are having, and only from his family. I guess their own selfish needs are more important than his future...what can I say?
Anyways, we are trying to work around this little snafu by planning a type of destination wedding with a very very liberal Rabbi.
Right now we are looking at the Florida keys or Harbour Island in the Bahamas. I'm excited by either of these prospects, with the keys being more practical for us and our family members who would want to attend the ceremony.
All ideas, comments, and suggestions are welcome. Right now we are looking for an officiate, a location and trying to see if things will be open on the date we have chose, May 20, 2010.
Thanks for listening....or well, reading anyway!
Crochet/Knit Stuff: I have been working on my St St Blanket. That's about all at the moment and it's being worked on b/c it's suitably mindless. I want to just finish it and I have about a foot left and I think it shouldn't take too much longer. I'm very happy to be almost complete with my first "big" knit project. I've also been working on my scrap hexagon afghan. I think that will take a long long time to finish b/c I plan on only really using scraps. So, as I generate scrap yarn, I will make the hexagons and add them to the blanket. Right now I have about 12 hexagons complete and attached. I'm excited b/c it looks so ridiculous. I really really want to start a new knit project, but I think I will wait until I, at least, finish the st st blanket.