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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.