Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Toy

I just got this Friday and I am having so much fun with it. It has good sound and fast internet. I like the fact that I can have faves. That helps. The set up is pretty easy. I did have to figure out the voicemail setup, but it was okay. The screen is small so I more than likely will use my Nokia N800 to watch movies and videos. I can even interface the G1 with my N800, how cool. So, basically this is my early Christmas present to myself.

Friday, November 7, 2008

If I Was the Color Green Which Would I Be?

You Are Emerald Green
Deep and mysterious, it often seems like no one truly gets you.
Inside, you are very emotional and moody - though you don't let it show.
People usually have a strong reaction to you... profound love or deep hate.
But you can even get those who hate you to come around. There's something naturally harmonious about you.
What Color Green Are You?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

FO's and Projects Underway

Here is my very first granny square ever. Its for the "Blushing Grannies" afghan. I'm doing it in fall colors and calling it "Autumn Grannies" These things are super easy. I have 5 done now and am enjoying making them. I really wanted something that reminded me of all the colors of fall seeing that its my fav season and I'm a fall baby. I can't wait to finish this,
Here is the MC hat from "Get Your Crochet On: Hip Hats and Cool Caps". I made this for my mom because she wanted a new b-ball hat for the winter and the "Soldier" is like for spring/summer because of the openness of the top. This was real easy to make and only took me a day. Inserting the round elastic cord was a different technique for me. It really made the hat have that extra stretch. I hope she likes it.
This is the back of the Uncle Argyle Scarf from "Son of Stitch and Bitch" I'm making this for my sister. This thing is so slow. Double Knitting and following a chart makes for slow knitting. I'm hoping to have this done for her x-mas present.
This is the front.
Here is my muff that I put on hold since 2005. I'm glad I finished it. Now I'm ready for winter at Greenfield Village. Yeah!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Time for Change!!!!

Say hello to our new 1st family. The Obama's. I say congrats to the U.S.A for choosing change over 4 more years of stupidity. Now I will pray that this man and his family will safely serve his 4 years in Washington. I do commend McCain for conceding his bid for presidency and being the bigger man than Bush would have been if this was him. I hope McCain lives up to his promise to help our new President in the coming 4 years. I am overjoyed at this moment and will stay so for a long time.

Monday, November 3, 2008

New Projects and Voting

Here is a sweater I just had to make. Its from Lion Brand and is called "Garter Swing Sweater" I casted on about 2 wks ago using Plymouth Encore Worsted Weight. I had like 13 skeins of this in my spare room and was using it for another sweater that I just fell out of love with. So I decided to use it for this. Its working out pretty well and if I just work on it more it may be done for Christmas. The reason why I love this sweater is because its so simple and I can work on it while watching tv. The only thing I dread is the sleeves. I hate doing sleeves.

I saw this on "Knit and Crochet Today" on pbs and thought it would look good in some fall colors. I really don't like grannies, but these I can live with. I've made 4 so far and it calls for 35. Grannies are way too simple. I plan on making 7 then join them weave in the ends then work on another 7 and so on until I have 5 rows (joining the rows as I go) then I can work on the border. I plan on making one in purple hues for my mom and after that one in winter colors for myself. I am using the suggested yarn, Red Heart. I am still amazed when a corner pops up. That is so cool.
I also made another Simple Seamed hat, but in the round for a co-worker. I made this out of Lamb's Pride. I am also working on a garter stitch scarf for a classmate for purchase. I hope to have this thing finished soon. Maybe I will take it with me to stand in line to vote tomorrow. They say the lines will be long. I usually get out early to vote, like right when the place opens up. Its going to be interesting to see if the line at my voting place is LONG at 6 or 7 am.