Monday, October 12, 2009

Catching Up...

I have been neglecting my blog for a while... Sorry. I have been crocheting some, though. I'm trying to get caught up and finish some of my projects I should have finished a long time ago. (Sigh.)
I did finish my Simply Striped Shrug, finally! I was worried I would run out of thread (which I did, in the end...). I had a second (less than half ball--well, they were both not full) ball, and no wrapper inside so I wasn't sure if they were the same red or not. But then when I started crocheting with it, it looked like it was. But then I started getting close to the end of the ball and knew I was going to have to finish it. It was a little tight (I tried it on that night with a bulky shirt all bunched up underneath it, though). It fits good without a shirt on under it. :)
Sorry for the blurriness in this one. My husband was taking the pictures.

You can find the Simply Striped Shrug pattern on Mimi's mycrochetstuff page, or on Mimi's Ravelry page! It is a fast simple pattern (fast for anyone on earth other than me!) ;)
Here is an old, old project I did. (The picture I just took.) :P I crocheted this Clint Eastwood Poncho for our now 12 year old. He NEVER wore it, maybe three to five times total. :( Well a couple nights ago, the 7 year old (he's not 6 anymore...) said, 'Can I have the ??? poncho?' (I couldn't understand what he was saying...) I said 'Do you know where it is?' He did, and then we had to go through a huge long process of reasoning with his brother, to let his little brother have it. I finally just said, 'You never even wore it, and it doesn't even fit you anymore, anyway. I made it, and I'm giving it to Eon'.... Why can't older brothers just be nice to their little brother once in a while?
Here he is, with his cowboy boots and hat...
I started a new CAL on Ravelry, and a new purse. The Chakra Purse. At first I wasn't sure I would really like the pattern stitch. But, I do. I'm making it in Red Heart Super Saver in Turqua. It is kind of curling up on the sides (I had to force it down for the picture). I hope that isn't going to be a problem later. I could not find out what kind of yarn Caron Spa is. I *think* it is a light worsted. Kind of like Caron Simply Soft? The pattern said to use a D hook, but I am using an F. I almost wanted to use a G. But maybe it is supposed to be a little stiffer. I don't know. It feels good, for a purse.

I have quite a few tops this purse will go with. I was going through my closet yesterday (trying to find a tank to wear with the SS Shrug), and so I started putting all my tank type tops in one spot on the rack. I have three or four of this type color. Plus a couple other tops, too... I am trying to wear more bright, cheery colors. Not so much black or grey...

And last, but not least, my Central Park Hoodie progress! I dug this out and started working on it again after only what, eight months?.... (sigh...) At first I couldn't find my notes and almost started getting angry. I guess that's one other reason why you shouldn't let so long go in between working on a project... But, I found them, and all was good. I just have the sleeves and hood. I was looking through Ravelry to see everyone else's CPHs. Some people did theirs with no hood. They looked nice, but I want the hood on mine. :P If I do another one, I will buy some nice yarn in a nice brighter color (maybe a bright green, or pink/purple?). I figured if I mess up on this one, I am only using Red Heart and didn't waste a fortune on yarn with it. This is the first adult sweater I have ever knitted. I used to knit baby/small child sweaters, and was getting pretty good at them. I found a picture yesterday of a baby sweater I knitted for Eon before he was even born, and I scanned it. I'll have to post a picture here of it. It's on my Ravelry page, though. If anyone can't wait. :P I also posted the Zip-Neck pullover I knitted (on Ravelry), too. (I didn't put a zipper in mine, though...)
Well I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Last night we went to a Going-Away party for two families who already left; that ended up getting turned into a 'Glad You're Not Going Away' party, for someone who's staying. :P LOL Our oldest son brought his guitar. It was really fun. We brought home cake we do not need. Ugh. If I can just keep away from it until it's gone. ;P It is "Italian Creme Cake", with coconut and walnuts (yuck, yuck...) but that didn't stop me from eating TWO pieces last night! :0


Mimi said...

You might even be blogging more than I do, Tina. I tend to neglect my blog, and forget how long I've not posted...Its mostly Ravelry that's taking my time when I'm on the computer.
Thanks for the pics again, I'm so glad you're modeling now. And I can't wait to see you model your CPH ;)
That's a cute costume, I bet your little boy feels so grown-up in his outfit :)

Tina said...

I don't know if he feels grown up. He doesn't look very happy, though; does he? (He's getting to be like his older brothers and not liking his picture taken anymore.) I'm not going to have anyone left that will let me take their picture pretty soon... I have been getting pretty addicted to Ravelry, too. :P