Tuesday, October 30, 2012

All Dressed Up (and Ready To Go..)

.. Booties, that is. I finished them. This is not the greatest picture. I don't know why I can't get a good picture of them. I took about 12 pictures. They just won't come out. And I don't feel good. So..    I am getting the box ready to mail out since the baby shower is this weekend. I don't know if her DIL is flying in for the shower, or what.. I can't keep up. Anyway I thought I would try and get them done in time for the shower. I don't know if you can tell but there are beads on the bottom and top edges.  I was trying to get them to look like the ones my friend posted on facebook, which I posted a picture of in this post. (Third picture down.)  I am also sending the pink booties in that post. And a baby book, since they requested that instead of a card they would like a book for the baby's library.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Coffee

Have  you had a Pumpkin Spiced Latte at Starbucks yet?...   Well now you don't have to go waste your money. You can make one right at home. ;)   I saw this recipe at Crochetville: Pumpkin Coffee. I finally got around to trying it today. I might add more pumpkin spice and more sugar. But it's pretty good. :) 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dinner's Done..

I think those are the two most favorite words to hear for our family/ in this house.. :P  I have been trying to think of "new", yummy things for the kids, to make for dinner.  I saw this recipe on facebook, for "Back to School Pizza Casserole". It looked, and sounded yummy.  We weren't all that impressed.  It was okay, I guess.  I don't think I'll be making it a lot, though.  

I started the baby booties today for my friend. I had bought some beads, but when I finally went to string them on the thread, it was impossible. So I went and got bigger beads. These will work.

I am in the mood to throw everything away. I just wish I had the energy to do it. (I guess it's a good thing I don't, or I would regret it later.)  :P  That slipper I posted about last time, I don't think it will be having a mate. I don't have enough yarn to do a second one, and when I went to try and find it, I couldn't find it anywhere.. I only looked at two places: Walmart and Michaels. But..  I would think those two places would have it. I guess I'll keep looking.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Crocheted Tweed Slipper (Only One So Far..)

Well I joined another CAL. Or an "Along"... It's a "Slipper Along". :P  I have been thinking about crocheting some slippers, recently. I had ordered a kit for the "Crocheted Tweed Slippers" from Mary Maxim, for my Aunt. She had wrote me and asked if I had any slipper patterns similar to two little pictures she sent me, from the Mary Maxim catalog. One of the them was the Knitted Tweed Slippers. So, I ordered the crochet pattern kit for her. I sent it to her. Then she wrote me back, saying she didn't know if she could do it. (There are FPDD's and the cuff is kind of a pain-now that I've crocheted one..)  And, look how small it came out. With a "J" hook, and holding two strands of yarn together.  ???  And I did not crochet tight. (Sigh.... This is not helping me out of my slump, at all; by the way...) 

I tried it on my foot, (I could barely get it on) to see if it would stretch at all.  A little, but still doesn't fit.  I will make a second slipper, though. I can send them to EEROP. They will fit a child. :)  I used Tan Fleck by Red Heart. That was the "tweediest" looking yarn I have. (Lol.)

Still have a bit of a sore throat.. :(  I don't know if it's allergies, or if I'm getting one/fighting one.  Maybe I should take some allergy stuff and see, huh?  I thought some lemon tea would help though...   (Don't ask me why I took a picture of it. :P) 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monkey Lovie

This is a Monkey Lovie I finished yesterday (I think).  It's part stuffed animal/part blankie. I didn't have anyone in mind to give this to, but when I saw it I thought it was sooo cute, and maybe it would get me out of this slump I have been in with crocheting and knitting stuff..  It didn't really get me out of my slump. But, I did finish it. I am going to see if my cousin would want it for a little baby girl she is fostering. If they don't want it, I will give it to one of the charities I'm in.  The pattern is from a crochet group I am in on facebook. The designer is Christal Dines Friend.

This morning, after going for my walk (with Jetta) in the wet, muddy dirt; I unloaded the dishwasher, cleaned up the kitchen, washed a pair of socks I knitted for Eon but that he hardly wore (going to send them to EEROP). Did laundry. Then decided to sit down and crochet for a while. I thought, "I'm going to make a cup of tea" since my throat is a little sore (I don't know if it's the rainy weather, or if I'm fighting something or what..) I came to sit back down, and who is laying on the afghan I'm working on? LoL!!..  She cracks me up. Do you think she is trying to tell me something? (She wants me to play with her.. You can't see it in the picture, but her ball was up there, too.)  Poor neglected puppy.   ;P

Monday, October 08, 2012



Sunday, October 07, 2012

"All Dressed Up" Booties

A friend of mine is expecting her first grand baby (a girl) in February. She had posted a link t a picture of some baby booties on facebook. I started looking on Ravelry for baby booties, done in thread, crocheted. I found some very similar (I think they might be them, just tweaked a little tiny bit..) booties. From the book "Booties by the Dozen" from Leisure Arts.  I ordered a used (but in perfect condition) one from Amazon. I didn't have enough white thread so I started a pair in pink. :P

View from the front..  I want to make a second pair, in white, with beads.

These were the original booties she posted. Very similar don't you think? The only difference I can see is the person who crocheted these only did three straps on the top, and added a lacy round (just like the top part) for the edging on the bottom. (Plus the beads.)  Aren't they beautiful?

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Today's Letter of the Day is... "P"..

..for Pie.  I had seven brats leftover from the birthday party this weekend (besides other food).  I was trying to think of something to make with them, since the two boys HATE brats. It's like, their Fear Factor Food. Lol.  I thought, "I haven't made Cheese Sausage Spinach Pie in a long time." They like that. I had enough filling to make two. Making four pie crusts just about did me in (and cleaning up the kitchen afterwards), but... Seven brats were not wasted. Lol.

P is also for "plants"... :P   My husband did some more landscaping. :D  These are Oleander (sp?) bushes.  I didn't know they are poisonous. (I do, now..)  There were two half dead (and ugly) rose bushes there, before. My husband pulled them out with the truck.  Our yard is looking better, little by little..  :) 

One is getting some flowers on it. :D

..P is also for "Poncho". As in, the "Coming Home Poncho".   I crocheted this like, the millisecond the pattern came out; I think. All those years ago. :P  It must have been before we had a computer; or a digital camera, even.  I know for sure I have some pictures of me wearing it, but.. That would take days to find the pictures, then go to Walmart and get them uploaded to a CD..  So, I thought I would just take a picture of it.   Someone I write to asked me if it was an available pattern.So I started looking for the pattern to print out, and realized I don't have a picture of mine at Ravelry. So..   Now I wonder if she needs the knitted version or crocheted version. (Sigh..)  I printed out the crochet version (and used the last piece of printer paper-of course. Lol)  Oh well. I need some more anyway.

I have a sick 10  year old home today from school. :(  (P is also for "p*ke".. Gross, I know. Sorry..)  He has it coming out both ends, poor kid. I'm going to have to go get some Pedialyte. (Oh my god, I did not even plan that one... LOL).  And some jello, and applesauce..  I still have a can of chicken soup from last time his stomach was upset. Poor kid.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Birthday Boy(s)

The Birthday Boy.  :D 

Sunday was my husband and Eons' birthday(s). They both have the same birthdate. :) 

Eon seeing his "Halo" cake for the first time..  :)    Isn't this Master Chief Helmet Cake SO cool? I really, really wanted THAT cake, but... I don't know anyone who makes cakes like that (even though our son decorates cakes in the bakery where he works). And I don't know the Cake Boss personally, so.. . :(  

I took a picture in to the bakery where our oldest son works, and they made this cake for us. Still pretty cool. :)  Eon was happy.

Here is the original birthday "boy". :) 

... And Eli.

And I even got "birthday presents", too! Look. :)  We invited some friends from my  husbands' work; and one of their moms was going to throw all this yarn away. :0  She said "No, don't. I know someone who can use it."  :D   Some of it is Red Heart, but most of it isn't- it's Plymouth Encore-SOOO nice!!! I love it.

And some knitting tools. Well, a Pom-Pom maker, and a knitting tool. 

Jetta says, "Where did everyone go?..."    She did pretty good. She's getting (a LOT) better about "strangers" (well they're stangers to her) coming over. Before; she would growl and bark, and go hide somewhere. She was actually sniffing them, and would go get her ball for them to play with her. I'd say that's a complete turn around. :D