Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Elf Set

After failing at the knitted longies, I decided to try a crocheted pair. I had been wanting to do them forever, too. WOW, SO much faster. I almost finished the whole body plus one leg, just sitting in car pool. I finished the pants in one day. And the Elfin Booties, too.  The hat is actually the Santa Baby Hat from Christmas in Crochet issue of Crochet World, from this year. I wanted to make a little outfit for the onesie..   The pants are Baby Breeches by Carrie Piper. It's a free Ravelry download.

Now back to slippers... :)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Grinch Pills and Snowman Kisses

I finally finished all of them. (My version of them, anyway.) I didn't do the distressing ink around the edges of the Grinch part. Because I don't have any distressing ink in green, or anything to put the ink on with. I just made the Grinch Pill case just like the snowman kisses ones, but I measured it to be 5 1/2" x 3 1/2", and measured 2 1/4" from each edge to make the score lines. (For the folds.)  So far, these are the only stocking stuffers I have for them. :/   Less than 30 days until Christmas Yikes~ Only 29 days left.. 

Snowman Kisses
Grinch Pills

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Accidental Baby Afghan Is Done

All done. I think I will run it through the washer and dryer; just to get any stray dog hairs floating around..

I started a pair of longies, too. I have NO idea what I am doing... So. I hope they turn out. They look super tiny. I was on gauge though. I bought a long sleeved "My First Christmas" onesie. (I am making these to go with it.) I measured it across and it only measures 5 1/4". So maybe I am doing it right. Who knows. I want to go measure a pair of newborn pants, next time I go to Walmart; to see. I wish I could just buy some.. But. You know that little thing called lack of money. ;)  Plus I need to save what I have to be able to send the box. :)    

Oh, I finished one of Eons' slippers (except the sewing up and putting the cuff on). I just haven't taken any pictures. I only have two days to work on them this week. So I am *hoping* to do nothing but knit!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Secret Project #3

I think I mentioned before, I'm knitting Eon some Elf Slippers (scroll down to the elf slippers pattern) for Christmas. I have five more ridges to go, then I start on the dpn part (I think?).   I had originally bought this yarn for a Minecraft Creeper. But then I found out Eon didn't want one.  I thought it might work for some Elf Slippers. I'm going to make the cuff in red.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Square #2 is Done..

It didn't turn out as hideous as I thought it was going to. I am more than halfway done with square #3, too. I am having serious "Startitis", too. I want to start about two or three more projects right now. I bought the Cloudy Sunday vest pattern yesterday, and printed it out. I LOVE this vest! I also want to start a cowl. And I want to start a baby bunting or sleep sack.  But I am forcing myself to finish what I have started. :(  See how fast I make progress, though; working on one thing at a time?  (Trying to give myself a pep talk, here..) :P

Awww...  A Kodak Moment..   Now they both want up on the couch. But they both STINK!!! So I put my (nice) afghan I made for my husband down. (Which, coincidentally; I just washed. Grrr...)  Better than the couch stinking though.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Accidental Baby Ghan Progress...

Square #1 is done. I was going to just keep going with it, but after reading Paula's comment about just making squares, I thought.. "That does sound like a better idea."  (I had thought of that, but was going to just do one big one..) But: 1. I can use up all the little odds and ends you can see here in the picture. And, 2. I am already getting tired of how long each round is taking. Lol    I started a second square- you can see it in the picture. This one is turning out kind of hideous. :(   Maybe once I get it all done and put together, it won't be so bad.  I thought since I have such a big skein of the darker turqoise, I would edge all the squares in that color so when I sew them together, it will all be the same color.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Scrap Granny Baby Ghan

When I first started the Baby Hexagon Sweater (No-Holes), I accidentally started making a granny square. The middle part is as far as I got before I realized I was supposed to be doing a Hexagon..  O.o  So I just finished off, and thought, "Maybe I'll make a baby afghan with it.."  And...  I started one. I'm just trying to used up scrap yarns. None of them seem to go together. And I don't have much selection. Wish I had the rest of my yarn with me. :(   I am enlisting Eons' help. When I get to the end of one color, I have been asking him, "What color should I do next?" So far it measures 18 inches across. So... Only 22 more inches to go. :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Slippers and a Scarf and Hat Set

My husbands' slippers are one, and wrapped and ready for Christmas.They have been done for a few days, just haven't posted about them til now. I also started a pair of Elf Slippers, for Eon.  I really wanted to knit the Elf Shoes, but I could not wrap my brain around them for some reason. Having real scatterbrain issues right now. So unless it is simple enough for a brain dead knitter (like me)... Yesterday I (almost) finished two Snowman Kisses Tic-Tac Holders (?); for stocking stuffers for the boys.  I am making a Grinch Pills one for my husband.  I am having a hard time finding any green Tic Tacs, though..  :/  I found some light green ones yesterday (but I didn't buy them). 

Here is a hat/scarf/gloves set ready to go to Pine Ridge for the Elders for CFAC.  I had some Red Heart Soft left from my Mom's bag; so I did the hat. (Just like mine- last picture of that post. Except next time I will use a bigger sized hook, and do the extra rows like I did for mine- this hat is a litttle bit tight.)  Then I tried to find orange gloves to go with it. All I could find were brown ones with an orange bow. So I got those. Then I saw a scarf that my SIL liked in a picture of two little girls on facebook. They both had scarves on, grey and off white. I loved their scarves and sat there trying to figure out how she made them.  Well, I don't know if this is how she did it, but this is what I came up with. :P  I started with the orange until I ran out. Then I did tan. Then since the gloves are brown and orange, I did the brown.   This is how I did the scarf. Pretty basic.

H hook
Worsted weight yarn
Chained 36 (?) Dc in fourth chain from hook and in each chain across.  Ch 3 turn.
Row 2: Dc in BLO in each dc across. Ch 3, turn. Repeat row 2 until your scarf is long enough. 

I used a smaller weight worsted weight for this one, so I might chain less for regular worsted weight. I don't know. It measures eight inches across, exactly.  This was my "Carpool Project"; while I sat in car pool waiting for Eon.  I got SO sick of it, but...  Now I'm going to start another one. LOL  In grey and Aran Fleck (or mayble in Buff Fleck). Like the original ones I saw. :D

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy Veterans Day

...a day late. This is a picture of my Dad. He served over in Germany during Vietnam.  Yesterday Eons' school had a Veterans Day Program. Parents were invited to attend, so I went.

Not a very good picture of the screen. It says "Thank You Veterans".  They also showed all the pictures of Veterans that students (or faculty/staff) brought in. I only saw a thumbnail of my Dad, but Eon said they did show a big shot of him. I must have missed it. :(   My phone was dead (of course, only would happen to me..)  I didn't think to charge it up before I left. I had to go out to the truck, plug it in and wait. Then I went back in to get more pictures, after the program..

The Hero Wall. :)

My Dads picture beside other heros.
A table set up in remembrance..

It was a wonderful program. I almost didn't go. But I'm glad I did. The students did a wonderful job! The band played a lot of songs, the choir sung several songs. It was so beautiful. I almost cried a couple times.  At the end of the program, the band played all the songs for each division (?) of armed forces. Ie: The song for the Army, the song for the Navy, etc..  While each song was playing, if any of the audience was a member of that group, they all stood up.   They never had anything like that in Nevada. They didn't even have auditioriums in the schools in Nevada.   

A day late, but.. Better than never.  :P 
Happy 11-12-13.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Done, Done, and Half Done.. :P

I finally made some of Paula's Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, yesterday. :D   (Not the greatest pictures... sorry..)  I used five chicken breasts, and did the broth like Paula does.  I was a little worried about using a whole cup of hot sauce, thinking; "That is going to be way too hot." But it wasn't.  I think everyone loved them. (I can barely get a reaction- or even a yes or no out of my husband or the the teenager, sometimes. But they have their "tells".)   ;)  

I also made dessert yesterday, too. I saw some of these on a Ravelry group I am in (Knit and Bake Group.)  So I googled recipes, and made some Millionaire Shortbread Bars. They are done in layers, like the Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars. 

Side view. I thought they were going to be different. I don't know what I thought. I guess I was thinking a Twix candy bar, since on the site it says "Like Twix on steroids"..  But, they were good. My chocolate did not harden. Maybe it is today. But they were in the fridge for a few hours last night before we ate them, and the chocolate still wasn't hard. 

My Secret Project #2 is half way done. :)  Besides making dessert and the Chicken yesterday, I finished one slipper. I also printed out some Grinch Pill labels- I'm going to make one for my husbands' stocking; since he is a Grump. (Eli helped me print the label out, I kept getting the last line cut off.)  And found another design I want to do for the kids' stockings. Snowman Kisses pills (?). I was going to do Snowman Poop. But... I like the Snowman Kisses better.  (Plus, I am not able to print out the download for the Snowman Poop ones... Don't know what's up with that, but after reading some of the comments, it seems it isn't just me..) 

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Secret Project #2

I finally took a picture of the slippers I started knitting for my husband. I thought I would try a different pattern (I usually do Aunt Maggie's Slippers.) These are Grandma's Knitted Slippers. That will take you to her blog, but the link for the slippers is in the sidebar down a ways on the right. Here's a link to the Ravelry page.  (There is a link to a pdf file there; which I like because it's easier to print out.)  I have been working on these during the day; when everyone is at work/school.  I might actually finish this one today. I have a little over an hour left before I have to leave. I am going to get back to work. ;P

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The Secret Project

This was the secret project I posted about a while ago.  :)  (Not the greatest picture.. And it was taken with my phone, too.)  A Hello Kitty purse, for a pen pal friends' daughter whose birthday is right around Eons'.

I wasn't going to line it, but it was almost impossible to hide the embroidery. Plus, I just like it better lined. (Although, I do not like lining them..) I like the way it looks though; when it's finished. :)  (Even though, I'm pretty sure mine looks like a seven year old sewed it..)   

Here is a better picture.  I am almost positive this was the pattern I used.  

Speaking of secret projects, I am going to start another one. :D  But, it's for my husband (for Christmas). I'm going to knit him a pair of slippers.  Just going to do a pair of Aunt Maggie's Slippers, or Grandma's Slippers.  He is the hardest person to shop for. (Eli is getting almost as bad.) He just doesn't want anything. Sooo.... I am going to just get them stuff they need, I guess. Especially Eli. He only has one pair of jeans. And he doesn't even care. I have to take them out of his room and wash them. He would just keep wearing them until they were stuck to him. Gross boys...  Lol.  Every time I ask him if he wants anything, it's "No."  O.o  

Oh, tonight I am using my new Crock-Pot! I'm going to try this recipe. (I need to get some cornstarch and an onion, though. So as soon as I'm done posting this, I'm going to the store.)   

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Pumpkin Sleep Sack Set

I don't think I posted this yet. I crocheted a "Pumpkin Sleep Sack", using Suzie's Ripple Sleep Sack pattern. I did three extra rows of the green, and folded them over. For the hat, I used Peanutzmom's Newborn Side-to-side hat. The booties are the roll-top booties. I used an F hook with worsted weight to get a newborn size for the booties. I already sent this set to the Pine Ridge OB Ward, with a few other things.

I finished a sweater the other day. It's Sue's No-Hole Hexagon Sweater pattern. After doing the hexagon sweater, I saw Sue's "no-hole version" later; and wanted to try it. Seems like it would be a lot warmer. For the hat, I combined two patterns. I did Repeat Crafter Me's Puppy Hat for the basic earflap hat in a 9-12 month size. Then I used Breezybot's Newborn Aviator Hat for the flap part. Since they are both 9 months size, I'll probably send them to LOWO. 

I'd like to do more sleep sacks, but I should really finish some other things I have started.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Look What I Got!

Birthday presents!! :D I told my husband I didn't want anything. But he got me something(s), again! He let me open them last night. (Today is actually my birthday.) I was like a little kid. ;P I had to wait until he got out of the shower, though; to open them. I was trying to guess what was in the box (it was heavy). I told Eli, "I bet it's a Crock-Pot. I told your Dad I want one." (To make Paula's Pulled Buffalo Chicken sandwiches- whic I have bee craving ever since she posted them!) They both saw what their Dad brought in, so they knew..  Eli said it wasn't a Crock-Pot. I was sitting there trying to think what else it could possible be...

That little liar! :D  I can't believe he lied to me..  I am SO happy I have a Crock-Pot now. I have been wanting one forever. :D  It comes with 7 free recipes, too.  My husband must be craving those Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, too; because he said "I had an ulterior motive for buying you this." ;P 

A Tennessee Vols sweatshirt! (Guess I better get into the Tennessee spirit..)  It's too small though. :( I will have to return it and get a large, I guess. I think either the size runs small. Or, he got a juniors size medium. Who knows. 

Fluffy, comfy, warm pajamas!! (These were all things I wrote down for him for my Christmas list..)  I love pajamas. And I would LOVE to be able to sleep all day.

Flufy, fuzzy pajama bottoms. I think they are Sagwa. Lol. I don't care, I love them. I wore them last night to bed. They are so comfy. :D

And fuzzy slipper socks. (I'm wearing the pink ones right now.   I can't believe he got me all this. I said I didn't want anything.  I feel so spoiled.