Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ringing in the New Year: 2012

Happy New Year!
This year has been great, better than last year.

 I'll be ringing in 2012 as always.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Yes! We finally finished decking the house for Christmas! You can click them if you want to see them better.

I also had this idea for a project, so I threw down that Granny Stripe and started work on this:

Okay, there's a lot of white sc's... but trust me, I think I know what I'm doing! I hope that this is more of a hint:

No? Oh, okay then.

It was a very wet day today, and I hope it gets colder with it! It's not December until it's 50 degrees or lower! Here I go again, blabbing about the weather.

I hope you enjoy this video. Have a great week!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy December!

It's December! Wow! I can't believe it.

Well, I kinda can.

We've been putting up Christmas decorations around the house. I'm living in Christmas! I wish I could leave the stuff up all year 'round. LOVE IT!!!!

Now, there's something that happened a couple weeks ago that I keep forgetting to tell you guys.

It was a rainy Wednesday, and I had to go to my orthodontist for my braces. Well, Daddy came with me & Momma. After going for braces, we always go to the Aldi's that's on our way. I was crossing back into the parking lot after returning the cart, when something like a traffic jam happened. I half expected my parents to come pick me up at the front of the store, and they were, but a car raced in behind them, only to make a complete mess out of an ordinary situation. I realized that They'd have to go to clear it up, so I started running to the car. I was skidding in the puddles by the time I reached the car, I swung open the sliding door and was in my seat in what seemed seconds. To complete it, Daddy sped up as we headed out of the parking lot. Then he narrated: "And the red Dodge van made its getaway after she was escaping from the mad Dr. Grief." Such an Alex Rider moment. Now, when I think of Adli's, I think of Alex Rider.

Okay, I just HAD to tell you that story.

Not much crocheting going on, just a little bit more worked on that Granny Stripe and then I put it in a project bag. I pulled out some Christmas colors, and I'm now working on a bag that I had thought up.

I've been too busy with Christmas to take any pictures! Ha!

So, this post was to remind you that I'm still here, still crocheting. Next time, I PROMISE, I'll have pictures. See you then!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday, Oh Lovely Tuesday

I usually don't sing the praises of days of the middle of the week, but today's an exception. It's been pretty good, except for the humidity. Here I go, barely three sentences in and boring you to death about the weather.

I snapped some pictures of Little Bit today. Here are some of the highlights:

I also started a new blanket... I really like crocheting them. XD

It's really big, and this picture doesn't do its size justice.
Here are the colors, in case you're interested.

I decided to use the leftover RH Super Saver Cafe from Momma's Christmas present and that RH Stripes I got on sale a couple weeks ago. I like how it's coming, and I've had to improvise some yarn since I ran out on some of them.. It looks patch-y and all. The pattern's easy, too, and I can work it mindlessly while watching The Big Bang Theory or Top Gear.

So far, so good!
How's everything going for y'all??

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Blankets, Books, and Music: How Familiar It All Is!

Yes, yes, I am alive! Daddy had Momma & me helping him remodel the inside of his truck. It looks amazing, and we got done yesterday! I also got to work on some long-forgotten projects. Blankets!

Yes, this lost-long lap blanket got the spotlight as I worked on it. I also found my 5.5mm hook tucked in its many folds... ah. I worked the most on it watching a hilarious-Daddy-commentary-worthy movie called Trollhunter.

And this one si finally done, thank heavens above! I now officially hate the pattern, but the colors are GORGEOUS!!!

As for Music, Allstar Weekend released their new album, All The Way. The color's really bright.

For Books, I'm reading The 39 Clues. While I'm waiting for Book 3, 4, & 5 to come to the library-I requested them a week ago-, I'm reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy.

As it goes, I'm pretty satisfied with the blankets.
They look good in my opinion. Off on another blanket!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Let It Snow!

It's snowing!

Not here, at any rate.

It's freezing, though!

I've been crocheting, yes.

Just some potholders.




This is what I've been doing since my last post. I've seriously lost interest in that blanket. I don't know why.

This is another picture of Little Bit... She's so sweet and so funny. She jumped onto my chair, then Momma's, then the side table, all to just try and jump onto the fishtank. She hit the glass head-on, fell into the bush, and walked away like nothing happened!

Kinda like Daffy in this Looney Tune.

ETA: Okay, not so much like Daffy.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Why Do I Have Nothing To Post About?

'Cause I've been reading!

I've been reading the entire Alex Rider series. I'm on the eighth book, Crocodile Tears.

'Cause I've watching TV!

We have been watching two different shows almost constantly for the past two weeks. Top Gear, on the BBC America channel, and The Big Bang Theory re-runs on TBS.

'Cause I've been messing around with quick-fixes!

Christmas gifts, that is. And, also, Working on a new blanket. It's the Stained Glass Window Blanket found here. My Guage is off, since I couldn't find my 5.5mm hook, so I spent all last night trying to find a way to extend the pattern. It succeeded, and when I'm done with my FIRST panel, I'll snap a picture and show y'all.

'Cause I've been messing with this little thing:

Aww, I just love Little Bit!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Looney Toons

Cartoon Network has been showing an hour of the orginal Looney Toons everyday, so I've gotten hooked on 'em again.

I do have a favorite.

"STOP STEAMIN' UP MY TAIL! Whaddya tryin' to do, wrinkle it?"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Finished Ripple

I finally finished my ripple blanket!!

I really, really love how it turned out.

I also have some more pictures of our new kitty, Little Bit. Here she is!

Ah, have a nice day.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Under The Sea

As in, my new ripple. It's like my hats; a sanity project. I wanted to get away from the over-thinking-ness of a sweater and of a complicated blanket I want to do.

I've worked a WHOLE LOT more on it, but this was the last picture taken of it.

Maybe it'll be finished next time I post.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rain Rain, Please Stay

It's raining here.

And the people on TV are freaking out!!!

Ha ha ha ha!!

We haven't had rain almost all summer, and we're expecting some thunderstorms and possibly some no-land tornadoes.


Perfect weather to go around town in, huh?

It's Tuesday, and we went to Music today. And the library.

But now, I'm sitting in my puffy chair, wrapped in my latest blanket, typing on my laptop.

I just finished my book report on The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

And it's also a good day to curl up with a H.G. Wells seven-novel-set from the library. =)

And, maybe after that, some more crocheting on Daddy's Sweater.

Yeah, it's a good day.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Blankets During Summer

I've finished my hexagon blanket. I'm too lazy to put a edging on it, but, it's done.

I also finally started on Daddy's Sweater, but I took a break from it to make this bag:

But really, I've been doing more thinking than crocheting lately.

Ah, maybe there'll be a picture of Daddy's Sweater on my next post.

Hope you like this graphic. I do.=)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


What I learned in school about earthquakes:

Curl up next to the wall and cover you head.
Pray that nothing falls on you.
Wait until your teacher tells to get up.
Go about your business.

Nothing prepared me for the earthquake today. I was sitting on the floor in my room, prepping my poster for the wall, when all of the sudden, the ground started to shake and Momma's china started clinking.

We freaked out.

She called Daddy, and after a few minutes, hung up, then turned on the TV.

(We watch CBS, BTW)

Scott Pelly came on and said that there's been an earthquake... it was classified as 5.9.


I honestly, never thought that there would be an earthquake here in NC. WOW.

So, after struggling to find CNN (It's NOT 205 or 202 on ours, it's 200. Figures.), I got on Facebook to see my friends' reactions.

I had three notifacations. Two on a "Happy Birthday" message I left a good friend, and a friend request. Jennifer Lawrence friended me!!!!!!

(Cue cricket noises)

She's an actress, mostly Indie movies. She's now currently filming the film adaption of my all-time favorite books, The Hunger Games, in Concord, NC, just less than an hour away from where I live! EEEEKKKK!!!!!


Fan shrieking aside, I organized my yarn stash yesterday. I sorted through lots of acrylic, and threw together what I couldn't/didn't want. I also wound up some yarn with my winder, and I have a blanket planned for after I finish my current blanket. =)

I have one picture of that hexagon blanket, and it's not very good, but here it is anyways:

I've been curling up with it, watching the BBC America channel, watching Top Gear, a new fave show.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Miss Kitty is Home!

We saw her today coming home from town. She's old and skinny.

She never liked the car, so I walked to the house, calling her so she would follow me, and I eventually picked her up and brought her in. She was still scared, so we put her on the porch, gave her some food (And Rascal and Squirt).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pictures? Yeah, Right.

We started school back(since we can't go outside AT ALL), and now we're doing this laid-back style that's been paid for by a heavy price- a lot of arguing and facepalms. We've got it figured out, and hopefully Momma (and me) can understand all this.

Like I told Daddy last night,

"They just teach me the same stuff over and over, only beefing it up each go-round."

And, to help me keep my sanity, I decided to find ways to help me focus. I crochet hats while I read. I listen to Orchestra music while doing Math, English, etc.

I finally got Daddy's sweater planned! I ordered some(just two) cable/Aran/Celetic knitting books off of Amazon so I could study the cable and try to convert them to crochet.

I have the yarn, the idea I want of shaping, yadda yadda yadda.

I just need to know how big Daddy would like it. Hmm... Looks like I'll either be measuring Daddy himself or one of his sweatshirts.

I hope to have some pictures of my hats later on.

Talk to you soon.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Heat Wave

It's been hot like heck here, so I don't go outside during noon/afternoon/any-time-past-10-AM.

Well, out apple trees have been dropping apples, so guess who got to rake/clean them up?

I did.

It was HOT, and I just came in just a few minutes after 10.

With crocheting, I put up some of the big stuff and resorted to quick projects. It's hot, they're lighter, and I was instant results.

So what? The heat's made me inpaient.

Here are my projects from Monday to today:

Ah, I'm gonna go cook lunch. See ya later.