Wednesday, January 16, 2013


...doing her Elvis impersonation. "Thank you, thank you very much".   Lol.  Some of you may have already seen this picture since I posted it on facebook.  I was actually just trying to take a picture of her. I had just given her a treat and she was still licking her chops, and I just happened to get a picture of her like this. :P

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Evan & Jayce's Afghan Has Been Delivered

Thank you so much for the tip on Picmonkey, Mimi!!! :D  I love making collages. Sometimes you almost need one.  I took Evan & Jayce's afghan up to Evan before he went in to work the other day. (Yesterday?) Oh yeah, it was yesterday..  They both like it. I didn't know this was the colors he wanted, I totally guessed when I started this. And about a month ago, Evan said "Can you make me a blanket with grey and black and like a dark red/burgundy?"  :0  I said "Are you serious?... " And I told him I had been making him one, in those colors. Weirdest thing ever. Or I know him better than I thought... Lol.

(You can see the afghan almost didn't fit in the gift bag~ And I got the biggest bag I could find.)  :P  

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hat and Scarf Set for Pass Creek/Challenge

Well I've finished one set for the Challenge for Pass Creek Elderly Center, so far. :P  I did start another scarf, too. I wasn't sure about the hat, but I tried it on my husband's head, and it does look good. So... ;)   This is the hat pattern I was thinking about making for Eon in red and blue, instead of the knitted Striped Hat (he wants one just like the blue one w/ red stripes). I still haven't decided yet, though...

The hat pattern for this hat is the Reversible Strands Hat. (It's a free Ravelry download.) The scarf is the Crochet Ribbed Scarf. I used an I hook, and chained 220.   Okay, that's it for now. Gotta go take in my husband's and son's suits to the dry cleaners for the wedding..  :0

P.S. Does anyone know of a website to upload pictures to (free), and then be able to make collages and decorate the pictures? I have a photobucket account, but they "upgraded"; and I cannot figure it out. :( 

Thanks, signed: TechnoDummy

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Eon doesn't love me any more!!...  :(

Over Christmas break, Eon and his Dad cleaned out his room. (You can see his closet floor now!)  Eon went through and decided what toys he doesn't play with/want anymore.  All the toys (and the Diego bag) I crocheted him were in one of the bags.  :**(   I don't know what to do with them all. I don't just want to throw them away. I know no one would want them, though.  I am keeping the Ensign Bear. But... I don't know what to do with the rest.  (Sigh..) It makes me not want to crochet anything again. 

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

More Catching Up..

Now that I figured out how to post pictures (again), I can catch up some more.. :)  These are a pair of slippers I actually finished. They are the Yarn Lover Room's Slipper Sock pattern. I had been wanting to try them forever. I'll be sending them to Knit-A-Square.  I think I originally started them for Eon for a stocking stuffer but he said he didn't want any slippers. So.

We went sledding over Christmas Break. :D   There isn't any snow here, so we had to go up on  Mt.  Charleston.  There were a gazillion people!!! But..  It was still fun.  Look at Eon's pants. :P

Coming down the hill. It went down farther, behind me; too.

Steve went down a few times, too. I wanted to, but (I don't know why) I never did. Probably because I was too busy taking pictures (and freezing, lol).

Eon had so much fun. Look at that smile. I can never get him to smile for pictures anymore (when he even lets me take his picture!). 

Still smiling..  :P   He didn't even want to leave. But he was covered in snow, soaking wet and cold. 

Have you ever seen the Honey Badger video?  Soooo funny! (If you have little ones in the room, you might want to wait until they are in bed or out of the room to watch it as it does have some *language* in it you might not want them to hear.) We went to the arcade in the bowling alley here in town, and they had a bunch of these in one of the "claw" machines. Well Eli is the Master at getting toys out of those machines. He got me this one. :D   We went again about a week ago, but the machine was broke. :(  The claw had fallen down. 

A picture of Mt. Charleston.  I think it's so pretty.

And, a Slouchy Hat and Scarf set I finished for one of my girls I sponsor. I  used the Phannie hat pattern. And the Crochet Ribbed Scarf pattern. The Challenge this month and next for Crafting for a Cause is hats and scarves. This one doesn't actually count towards the challenge, because the challenge is for Pass Creek Elderly Center. But..  I did start another scarf today, in soft white. I still haven't decided which hat pattern I want to make. I like the Durango Hat.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Evan's Afghan done!!! I do not believe it myself. But I finished it.  I started it June 11th, 2011.  And finished it January 3rd, 2013. So it took me over a year and a half. But... I did put it away a bunch of times.  I started it as a kind of "Graduation" gift. But that wasn't really working. Then I thought, "Well it will probably end up being a Housewarming Present; when he moves out and gets his own place". Well he ended up moving out a month after he graduated. That, my friends, is when it got put away for a while. 

So you can see how big it is..   I'm not sure when I started working on it again. But I wasn't really in  a hurry. I did want to get it done, though.    Well, then we found out he was engaged. :0  (I can't keep up!!) Then, we found out he was getting married in less than six months. That's when I really was like, "I need to finish this". 

I didn't realize it was going to be so big!! It fits our bed- a California King sized mattress. :0  So they could even use it as an extra blanket on their bed. Maybe even doubled up, almost; Lol. I think they only a Full sized mattress.

I have been trying to post this since about the 3rd. I wasn't able to post a picture. Then tonight I went on to Blogger Help and "known issues"... :D  I love when I figure stuff out. Wish I could figure out how to make Evan wait a few more years to get married (they are too young...)   :/