Part of the Reason….

I think I get stuck writing blogs… I can’t think up a cute title. LOL So, maybe I’ll just try not making titles for these things. I need to learn better how to add tags to my stuff too. You know I am almost always going to talk about knitting and crafty stuff, so is it weird I tag every post knitting? IDK Blogging has been hard since I’ve been off of Xanga, but I’m gonna give it a go again.

First, this has been a rough couple of weeks for me, because my knitting buddy Barbara has gone to the hospital. Shes not young anymore, and she has some medical problems, and she also caught the ugly flu! 😥 So, until I hear from her or her daughter, I am going to just keep thinking good thoughts, and hopefully she’ll be home and all patched up soon! Hopefully they will at some point let her back online if they don’t let her go home, and she will at least be able to see my blog and read what we’re up to here! If you can read this Barbara, I miss you!!!! 🙂

So in knitting stuff… I have around 20 regular baby hats, and 15 preemie baby hats to weave in ends on, and then they are out the door!  Here’s a few of them. I’ll get more pictures when they’re all finished! Excuse the messy desk. We’re in the basement now, and I don’t have all of my yarn bins around, so stuff stacks up a bit. And by stuff, I mean yarn. 😛

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I’ve also used up three whole skeins of my Sweet Cakes yarn in the Peaches and Cream Pop color, and crocheted a triangle granny shawl, and as I was putting the fringe on it two of the children sat at my heels, and waited for the last piece of fringe to be added, and whoooooooosh! It was taken from my lap in record speed, with oldest girl child hot on the heels of the youngest, and I called out, “I also have three colorways of that yarn in blues!!!” to which she went and picked the one she liked, and pitched it down the stairs at me! LOL Pictures of the already finished shawl in a day or so, before it gets messed up too bad!

In outdoor news… yesterday I watched out the back door window as about seven or eight little birds flitted all around the bottom of the chicken house. There are areas in the chicken mesh in the coop that the chickens with all their scratching and shuffling things around drop sunflower seeds out of the chicken coop in the shed. These little birds (hopefully headed north) stopped and were snacking the morning away. So when we went out to feed the chickens, I took a couple of cups of seed and scattered them all around the shed, and the garage. Didn’t want to scatter too much too close to the garden areas though, because we don’t need any birds taking our seedlings off when we get them in the ground in a few months! Yes, garden plans are in the works!

And that’s about all for now because I have videos to watch and these hats to clear outta here!

TTYL 🙂

 

Little Bit of Warmth

So, the past few weeks we’ve only had like one or two single temp days/nights, so I have been enjoying the nice warm winter weather a little bit more! Still a little too cold for my FL body, but lots better than feeling like I’m going to die of frost bite, or frost nip.

In all things yarny…. I am Spinning again!!! Woohooo! I’ve been watching some of the creative live streams on Twitch.tv and there is actually a spinner lady on there, Luthvarian! And she has inspired me to get working with wooly goodness once or twice a week. So far I’m still just working on the fiber I got back in October for Spinzilla, but I’m doing really really well just getting it all used up! Can’t wait to start making the shawl with it!

In what I’ve been up to news… busy, busy, busy. We’ve gotten our basement all cleaned up, and walls and ceiling ripped out, and a new floor put down, and carpet remnants rolled out, and now dh and my offices are down here!  Soooooo freakin excited about having 1/3 of our home restored after the basement took on water two years ago! Little by little we’re getting it done. Sad part was when we ripped out the ceiling there were disturbing things there. A baby bonnet, and little blanket parts, and some implements that look like home made abortion tools. 😥 And some small canisters that looked like they held drugs, and a broken crack pipe looking thing. So. All we know about the house was the last people that lived here was a pastor, and his wife and children, and they took in foster children. Before that, some guy owned the place in the 70’s, and he’s the dude that dug the basement, and put the two extra bedrooms on. All we can conclude is that the stuff belongs to the foster family. 😦  We’ve got all of the stuff put in ziplock bags, and out of our space, and we’ve saged the whole house again. Once we get the walls rebuilt down here, I’m going to paint them cheery colors, and hopefully that will make this space a Lot more peaceful!

In knitting/crocheting news… I started a scrapghan thing on Christmas Eve with BobWilson123 group on Ravelry and Youtube. It’s looking really dang good now, and I think when it’s done this is one dh is going to snitch right up!!! He’s already asked, “You’re not sending that out anywhere, right?” LOL Here’s a pic of it as of about a week ago. And I learned to Russian Join my yarn, so I won’t have any scrappy ends to weave in when I’m all done! Yaaayyy! It’s a little bit bigger than twin size.

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And right this minute, I am working on making some crocheted little hearts to add magnets to, and I’m going to stick them all over my fridge for Valentines day! Here’s the pattern I came up with from looking at someone elses heart that had no pattern with it, and then it took me about three tries, but here’s what I’ve got.

Chain 4 to make a loop, chain up three, 3 triple crochets into the loop. 3 double crochets into the loop. Chain 1. 1 triple crochet into the loop. Chain 1. 3 double crochet into the loop. 3 triple crochet into the loop. Chain up 3. Slip stitch into the top of the loop. (do all of this crocheting over your tail end)  Then you just pull the middle tail tight to close up the hole in the middle of the hearts and weave in all the ends and add a magnet or a lapel pin. I just use a size K hook because it makes a bigger heartss but you can do this with any size hook and yarns and get a wide range of sizes of hearts.

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And that’s about all for now. I hope to be able to blog a bit more this year than I did last year.  I miss being able to look back on little day to day things. Like this week when they came to pick up our trash, they left the dumpster on it’s side and drove off!!! Grrr! So, we had to call the town management, and they sent the guys that do the water and sewer stuff out to upright it for us! I was so afraid the neighbors would start tossing trash in it while it was on it’s side, and the feral cats around here would drag trash Everywhere!!! So, we’ll see how the trash company does picking it up tomorrow. Crazy stuff that goes on out in the Boonies!

TTYL 🙂

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