Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm a HG Junkie

I'm a total Hunger Games junkie....

It's so Sci-Fy, it's awesome.

So, bored out of mind on a 100+ degree day, I serched "The Hunger Games" on Raverly,

(BTW, I now have an account there!)

And I found this awesome lady who took the cover pictures and turned them into tapestry patterns.

I was even more amazed when she double up her pattern and made a


Catching Fire blanket! I just had to snag the picture and show you:

I have the pattern for it tagged, but I'm gonna have to wait until I can get enough yarn!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Rome in my Room

Here's that LBY Homespun blanket:

It's definatly bigger than last time... XD

I also dug out some Fisherman's Wool and started a cape/caplet thing. I just wanted to do some cables, and I think it's working up nicely:

It's not really this shade of orange, just the effects from the flash. If it's totally white, you can't see anything except for a white blob.

We went to Asheboro today, and Books-A-Million was having a $3-$2-$1 sale! They always put classics out, so I snatched up a couple. I got a bunch by one of my favorite authors, Charles Dickens.

And I got some new posters! I took down alot of my Taylor Swift stuff. I'm so lazy, I only put up one:

I took a crappy shot, sideways, and my computer is being a bit weird on me. But, anyway, here it is:

It looks like a dirtdober nest when it's on it's side...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tinker & Sugar

I watched Nat Geo's Documentery, 'The Photographers' today.

The movie is about, well, photographers for the Nat Geo magazine. It was made back when film was dominate, but it's still amazing. They talk about what it takes to get 'that perfect shot' for the magazine, and all the trials that they go through on a regular basis to get those amazing shots.

One guys said that it wasn't fun, it was work.

But, a more senior photographer said that it's his passion, and he couldn't think of anything else. And that the kind of photography that he does really makes you feel more human, more real, more aware of the world around you.

Can you guess whose opinion I like the most?

If the whole writing thing doesn't work out, I'd defiantly go for Nat Geo photography.

So, with the spirit that the movie gave me, I took some more pictures. Of Tinker and Sugar. Out of the near ninety, here are the over-all best:

(Click to enlarge)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Humid But Sunny Days

My Point:

Yes, the fog on the lens is actually the HUMIDITY!!!!!

But, then my lens warmed up and I got these great shots:

All these sunflowers were from a bag of birdseed. Much, much, much cheaper than buying those tiny packs that never root. And the side of the house that I planted them at gets sunlight ALL DAY, so they grew like (very pretty) weeds!!! I am very proud of my flowers. =)

The pictures don't stop there;

I also took one of our hibiscus flowers and some great ones of Tink, looking at him from the ground up, instead of the sky down. Yes, I am memorized by the 'different point of view' angle. It's always fresh, no matter what angle.

There's more Tink, but I'll show you later.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Movie, Pizza & Blanket... Best Combo

This isn't  avery good picture, but it's a rich, dark green & red.

And this is the movie::::

We've been watching the Harry Potter series since I finished reading the books, and we're now on Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Part 2 comes out on the 15th.

Well, I better go.

Talk to you later.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Zac Brown Band Hat Pattern

BTW, this picture is just to show how it look when you're wearing it!

Zac Brown Band Hat

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver
A= Cafe

Hook Size: 5.00 mm

Start: With A, ch 4, slst to make a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, slst in 3rd ch
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in joining ch, dc in next stitch, * 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch * slst into 3rd ch
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in joining ch, dc in next stitch, * 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches * slst into 3rd ch
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in joining ch, dc in next stitch, * 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 3 stitches * slst into 3rd ch
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in joining ch, dc in next stitch, * 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 4 stitches * slst into 3rd ch
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in joining ch, dc in next stitch, * 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 5 stitches * slst into 3rd ch
Rnd 7-13: Ch 3, dc in each dc, slst into 3rd ch
Rnd 14: Same as 7. fasten off.
Rnd 15: With B, dc in each dc.
Rnd 16-17: Ch 3, fpdc next stitch, * dc next stitch, fpdc next stitch * slst into 3rd ch
Rnd 18: Same as 16. Fasten off.

There's your Zac Brown Band Hat!

PS: You could also do it all in black for the hat that he wore in one performance.

Silly Kitty

Also, while we were at the beach, I made some hats!....

I tampered with my Zac Brown Band hat pattern. I'll post the fix later!

And now, here's some Tinker.

I think that this one is the most interesting picture Of Tink that I've ever taken...

Now you see him, now you don't.....

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Pier

And finally, I end this weird saga of our vacation with more pictures.

Pictures of a pier.

A fishing pier.

Here it


And, a serne one. The lights on in the middle of darkness.

Goldfish & Happily Intruding Intruders

There were these tiny little birds that romped around our site for a while. That is, until we all told Nathan to grab them and put them on the other side of the campground. But I did get some good pictures!

Okay, so they're not-so-good pictures. But, in my defense, I had on zoom and had to get down really close to get these pictures, so naturally they'd be a bit blurry.


So, we had a deck of cards accually used at the Hard Rock Hotel (courtesy of Nanster & Papa). Nathan and I played Go Fish on them, and Daddy taught us how to play Blackjack. Daddy eventually admitted that he didn't remember how to play Go Fish, so I played a round with him.

But, we(Nathan, Daddy & I) wanted to play Go Fish together... so we created......


Here's how to play:

Deal each player seven cards. Dealer chooses which player goes first, or, if you can't decide, player to the left of dealer goes first.
First player asks for a card.
Let's say, four.
Any players with a four have to give the first player their card. Only one player has to hand in a card To save the first player from drawing.
If none of the players have the card, the first player has to draw cards numbering the same as the number of players.
When one player wins first place, game continues until all the players have places (second, third, etc.).
Remember: The more players, the more fun!

Here's some snapshots of our game, played with(In random games):
My Aunt
My Uncle

Tryin' it out for the first time: Three players

 Nathan laughing at Daddy's attempt to enforce Tournament Rules.

 Nathan, MY Uncle, and Momma laughing at my comment: "Can we get off the politics of this game?!?!"



First successful four-player Goldfish game. Nathan is hiding his cards. MY Aunt's at the very right

We came up with the name, because, I inherited Nanster's way of messing up every single word I say if I try hard enough.

So, when I said Go Fish, it sounded like I was saying, Goldfish.

So, either out of pity, or just to claim that we invented a game, we called the game Goldfish.

Another post later about our fabulous vacation.

"How Many Bugs Did They Test?"

The whole conversation between Daddy & my cousin, Nathan:

Daddy: Hey Nathan, you won't believe this, but sciencist have figured out what the last things is that goes throughs a bug's mind when he hits a windshield!

Nathan: NO way! What is it?!

Daddy: His butt.

Nathan: Really? How many bugs did they test?

That made us laugh, so, so, so hard.

Yeah, we had a lot of fun. Here's some pictures of the beach!

There was a surfing dude when I was taking the first round of pictures, so I just had to snap some shots of him surfing!

I'll do another post about our vacation in a bit.