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Man this morning stinks!! I stayed up way too late last nite and now I have to get up and .....shhhh...dirty word here.....clean my house. Oh no!! I really dislike cleaning. Personally I think it's a waste of good crocheting or knitting time. Oh well, I really don't have a choice right now, the house looks like Ivan came thru it and I have company coming tomorrow after church. I'm not gonna get on here,(meaning internet) during my breaks cause I actually want to make some progress on mother's bedjacket if I get to work on anything. Ggrrrrr....Billy is driving me crazy!! He tells me he needs to be up and at work between 9 and 9:30 but he won't wake up!! He better not blame me if he gets in trouble for not being there. I found a cool site last nite that will help in getting my blog to look the way I want it to. It might take me a week or two but at least I can do it by myself!! Hurray!!
"Lord, please help me remember to speak softly and not to bruise my childrens' spirits by yelling and being harsh with them. Let me always treat them as You would." Amen.
to figure out how to add the html code for buttons and the percentage bars this weekend. So please bear with me if I don't blog much in the next couple of days. Hopefully I will have some new bells and whistles by this time next week.
I went shopping with my mom last weekend, and found some vintage metal knitting needles, 2 different sizes of circulars for only 3 bucks!!!!! I was so excited. :) On the other hand, I passed on a beautiful soft white sweater made from the most heavenly angora/silk/wool blend yarn that I should have paid the $12 for just to unravel and dye!! Man, i think I will regret that for a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time to come. I do not even want to think about how much that yarn would have cost me to buy retail.:(
since i've blogged anything. I've gotten alot done though. My mom's knitted quest scarf is finally done. I knitted it in garter stitch and wanted to add a beaded fringe. I bought the fringe and got it attached but didn't like how it eliminated all the stretch along the outer edge of the scarf so I took it off again. I ended up crocheting a pretty eyelet and picot border which turned out gorgeous!! That means one Christmas gift done, a bazillion more to go.
Steph called me and her other daughter Brilee wants a ponytail hat too. I saw some pretty bright & lofty by Red Heart in a hot pink/orange rainbow print at wal-mart and grabbed it because they don't normally carry it. I even found a ball of LB fun fur in mango that matches it perfectly!! Talk about luck!
Oh and I also tried my hand at knitting socks, 2 rounds into the toe, I said forget about it!! That may have to wait a few more years till I have enough patience, Lord willing. LOL
Since I haven't been able to figure out html code for the WIP percentage bars, I will give you a list.
These are all things that need to be done by Christmas for one reason or another!
Billy's crocheted quiver..............done!!
My landscapes knitted purse..............80% (gonna frog & try different pattern!)
Billy's sweater.......need yarn & time! (didn't get done, maybe xmas '05?)
Tabitha's poncho & hat & purse.........0% (done except for the purse)
Anna's Boa scarf.................30%(finished and wrapped 10 minutes before party)
Mother's bedjacket........0%, had to frog and resize. (did Jetstream tote instead)
Teddy's winter hat......................0% (done)
Sebastian's baby blanket................0% (changed mind on this)
Brilee's ponytail hat...................done!!
Steph's nubby cloche..................done!!
Teddy's sweater......................80% done
My basketweave poncho................40% done
Tabitha's newsboy cap.................90% done
Tabitha's polarspun scarf.......5% done, may get frogged! (done)
Miranda's flower stitch scarf....still practicing stitch patt. (just gave her the yarn and pattern as gift)
Bethany's knit lace beanie..............0% (done)
Trin's hooded scarf & mitts....just need time and yarn!! (ran out of money.)
Tabi's winter hat & mittens..............need time and yarn!! (done)
Garret's scarf and beanie........need time, yarn and needles!! (done)
My other wool fliptop mitten.............0%
My Jessica Simpson Shawl..........just need some time!!
My asymetrical flower stitch poncho............2% (still thinking on this one)
My Divine scarf........................20% (done)
Legwarmers for both girls..........need yarn (might wait till next fall)
(edited list on 1/17/05)
Projects for my Crochetville Secret Pal, Holiday Gift Exchange, and Winter Swap!
Well, I think that's about all, (that I can remember!!) Now NOBODY better ask for anything else before Christmas or I might strangle them!!