Monday, September 29, 2008

Wild Horses.... And Crochet....

Well, I'm still here.... And still crocheting. I was almost finished with the September Challenge at CFAC, baby items... But, yesterday we went for a drive and even though I brought the hat in the picture above to work on.... I ran out of the light blue yarn. AAAARRGGHHH! As you can see, it's finished. (I got some more yarn later.) Well meanwhile we are on a mountain pass, so I started a pair of booties in the same magazine. For the challenge. I am almost done with the second pair. Then I'll have to make a hat to go with them.... (sigh...) When we had to turn around (a gate/'No Trespassing' sign), we decided to go into town nearby and go to WalMart (where I got another skein of yarn to finish this set). It's for my nephew. Who is due a week from Wednesday!!! YIKES!!! I barely finished this in time, eh? I mailed it out Priority this morning. Hopefully it will get there before he is born. (There's also a newborn sweater set in there.) You know how fast they grow. Mine hardly stayed in newborn clothes for even one week. Well, mine were born big, so.... Anyway~~~ I got my 2009 Crochet-Pattern-A-Day Calendar last week, see? :D
I want to make something in there so bad. I don't know what. :( Just something!!

Guess what we saw on our 'drive' yesterday? (Title give you a hint?) Wild horses!! My husband got out of the truck and tried to get closer to it to take a picture. (The original one I took, even zoomed in, was blurry and not very good...) He walked slowly to try and get a better picture. (And I think, to see if he could touch it.... Which, I'm glad he couldn't... It was too wary of him, and kept walking away slowly, the closer he would try to get...)
Isn't he (or she?) cute!? The fur looked kind of ratty like he had been bitten or something.... :(

My husband came back to the truck and got my apple (I brought a couple along with us in case I got hungry.... or the kids did....) He tried to hold the apple out to the horse, to see if it would come to him. But it wouldn't. I wonder what they do eat. There isn't much grass to eat, as you can see... Well maybe it will give the kids and I something to look up for homeschooling. :P It was really cool seeing wild horses. I don't think I have ever seen any. There was a whole pack/herd on the other side of the road, too. Brown ones, and a dark grey/black (?) one. (It was far away...) Well I just thought I'd share that with you all. Have a Great Day! :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Baby Boy Layette

I finished the whole set. I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish it before the month was over.... but I did. It's going to the OB Unit on Pine Ridge (I think?) When I finish up the sockies and cap I'm knitting. I think that's all I'm going to do. Or be able to do. It's already the 21st. Til next time... :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Some Cards I Have Made...

Yesterday I was in the mood to make cards. I wanted to make one with a cow on it. But I have absolutely no stamps or anything with cows.... So, I decided to make one with a puppy on it, for our middle son who is sick (well, we all are--except the 16 year old...) He got it the worst, I think. Anyway I made him a Get Well card. :P Nothin' big... Then later on I went online to Google 'Draw a Cow (or cartoon cow). I got all kinds of cute ones. But, we (The five year old and I) made this cow. (If you click on the picture in the right hand corner, that is the one we did...). Well then I cut it out and glued it to a card, with grass like the puppy card, and make a cloud/word bubble saying 'Cow's It Going?' yuk, yuk, yuk.... (Not great pictures..... I guess it must just be me....) :( Anyway I wanted to make the cow card for an RAOK. Do you think it is too 'Childish'? Or should I do a more 'traditional' cow?
Here are some more cow drawing links: How Stuff Works Cow. This one is my favorite: Cartoon Cow. Here is another cartoon cow. This one is adorable, a Webkinz Cow. You could probably find some other ones by Googling. I found a Cow & Chicken one, but I didn't save the link (it was kinda distorted looking....not the link, the cow....) The five year old has been drawing cows, too. I should have taken a picture of the cows he drew. :P

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cow Keychain Critter

Somebody STOP me!!! Lol.... Well, I made a cow too. You can read all about it, and get the pattern here.

Pumpkin Keychain Thingy!!

I like the word 'thingy'. :P I don't know if anyone remembers (or cares to remember-- LOL) the Yo-Yo Keychain Critters I made? Wow that was like almost a year ago.... This morning I was making an orange yo-yo (trying to build up a collection to send to Jana, again), and I said 'No. Way. I am going to make this into a little pumpkin keychain!!' So I did. The pattern is over on my pattern blog. I forgot I put the link to my pattern blog in my sidebar, but it is on the very bottom so I don't know if anyone can really see it down there. :P Well have a good day everyone. I'm going to go lay back down til this flu is gone..... :(

Friday, September 12, 2008

Pumpkin Toilet Paper Cover

Every fall, besides buying a pumpkin and baking with it, I like to crochet pumpkins. Lately, I have been in the mood to crochet toilet paper covers (see last post :P). Well last night I tried to start one on my own. Then today I got the overwhelming urge to crochet a pumpkin (like I do every fall). So I dug out my Pumpkin with Lid pattern from Mimi and started one. Well halfway through it I got a huge brainstorm to make a pumpkin tp cover. I finished the pumpkin by Mimi, then immediately started the tp cover. I have been crocheting almost all day. What do you think? I wrote it all down, I just have to type it all up on the pattern blog. We are going to be gone all weekend so I don't know when I will get to it. Just thought I'd share. Maybe we can get a real pumpkin this weekend, too. :)

Edited to add: I posted the pattern on my pattern blog. Have Fun! :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rectangle Granny Babyghan Progress....

I have gotten pretty far on the baby afghan. I am actually surprised, myself. Only six more inches to go. I need more yarn though. See the label laying there, empty? ;P I think that's pretty good that I only have to buy one more skein, for a 'scrap' ghan.... I will have to buy some more blue, too for some booties. So technically I am buying two, but.... Well as you can see, not much excitement here. It is starting to cool down a little. Not much. But enough!! Anything cooler, I will take. I guess my first summer here was hard. They say it takes a couple summers to get used to it. But then other people say you never get used to it, just deal with it.... (Nice.) One thing I miss is the seasons. Mostly Autumn (and Spring). (Definitely don't miss winter, though!) The leaves turning color. I've been trying to find some patterns of leaves to crochet. But not much luck. I did see a coaster pattern book at Annie's Attic. And a really cute scarecrow toilet paper cover. It's on this page of the online catalog. They must be out of stock, when I click on it is says something to that effect.... I saw another really cute scarecrow one at Maggie's Crochet site. Here's a cute snowman one, too. And a cute Red Hat Society one, too! Uh oh, see what happens when I get bored.... Now I want to spend too much money. :P I remember when I first started crocheting, I made my own toilet paper cover for our bathroom. It was white, with dark hunter green and burgundy/mauve. With frilly edges on the bottom. I threw it away a long time ago. I only have one picture of it and it is empty, laying on the back, so I can't really see it anyway.... Well maybe I will just try to make another one soon. With leaves this time. Who knows. ;)

A Couple of Dishcloths

More pictures taken with my phone.... I need to get batteries. Oh well. Just thought I'd post these so you all know I'm still here. :P A couple of dishcloths I have done in the last week and a half for the weekly dishcloth knitalong at Ravelry. The red one is a coffee cup dishcloth. The green variegated is a waffle stitch cloth. I also joined a dishcloth swap at Ravelry, too. Nothing too big, it should be fun. :)

Sorry about this post, I guess using photobucket would have been better.... Have a Great Day everyone. :)

Saturday, September 06, 2008

A Baby Rectangle Granny Ghan

I must be crazy, but I started a baby afghan. This will be the second rectangle granny ghan I have made (when it is done, anyway). I gave the first one to my FIL while we were in Michigan. I think he liked it. (I don't remember if I posted that I gave it to him, or not...) I started this just out of the blue one night. Last night, I think.... I took this picture with my phone. My camera is out of batteries and there aren't any extra in the house. Anyway. I am using up all my baby yarn scrap balls that will work. So far, blue, yellow, green and white. I will have to go get some more 'scraps', I think.... :P This is going to be part of a layette for the September Challenge at CFAC, which is baby things. I already have the sweater and hat done. I was going to give it to my sister but I started another sweater for this challenge, that turned out to be about a 3-6 motnh size. Since I already have one newborn set done to send my sister, I will send this other one (I haven't posted about it yet) to her.... I just have to do some booties to go with it. I'll post a picture of the whole set when it is all done. So far this is 12" wide, so I'm about 1/3 of the way done. :)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Go Ahead, Slap Me.... I Can Take It....

But just this once. :P I have been doing anything and everything but what I am supposed to be doing. I know *why*, finally; though... I am always joining CALs and KALs for Crafting for a Cause. There has been a challenge each month, so I always join... This baby set is the September CAL/challenge. Baby things. THEN... I went and joined a weekly dishcloth KAL at Ravelry! I couldn't resist. The dishcloth last week was the 9 patch dishcloth.
This is the one I started second, but finished first...
This is the one I started first (and finished second). I'm keeping this one. I guess I will have to keep trying to finish my WIPs.... (sigh)...