Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I have posted this on Ravelry, but think it is worth posting here. I do so love these Tooterphants! Talk about CUTE!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Intrigued, she went up and knocked on the door. 'Anybody home?' she asked.
'Yep,' came a kid's voice through the door.
'Is your father there?' asked the social worker..
'Pa? Nope, he left before Ma came in,' said the kid.
'Well, is your mother there?' persisted the social worker.
'Ma? Nope, she left just before I got here,' said the kid.
'But,' protested the social worker, 'are you never together as a family?'
'Sure, but not here,' said the kid through the door....... 'This is the Outhouse!'
FOUND IT! This is the American Woman's League Chapter House (the outhouse is off to the left and you can't see it). Interesting group - look them up and see if they were in your area, too!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I honestly have to say that the Drops yarns are some of the best and least expensive of the better yarns out there. I buy it from a place in California called NordicMart. They are not only full of great yarn and prices, they are also one of the most responsive places for customer service that I have ever used. You can also buy the Drops catalogs for a song if you don't want to go to the web site all the time and print out the patterns. Mostly knit, so I stick to the web pages although have been known to purchase one or two just to see how the other half lives - and to see IF I can every make a knit pattern into a crochet pattern.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
I have heard that we can expect 90, or near 90, degrees next week - but am hoping they are going to be wrong on that one. I like the 70's thank you.
We have birds galore on our various feeders - Bullock's Oriole, Kingbird, various Finch, various Sparrow, Blackbird, Magpie, Mourning Dove, California Quail, Robin (who only feed on the worms under the feeder!), Hummingbird, and then an occasional Kestrel will fly through, not to mention the Red-tailed Hawk and the Swainson's Hawk.
I kind of have the blues today, carried over from yesterday. Partly due to the various health issues flying around the family and myself, but partly due to Crochet! Magazine. I pitched a fit already once, but feel like doing it again on line. ;o)
I started a lovely vest they have in their latest magazine - designed by Doris Chan. I read on her thread in Ravelry that there is an errata because Crochet! did not print the design right. Now mind you, the design is turned in about 9 months BEFORE it is published, so the magazine has at least that long to get it printed out correctly. What happened to proof readers? I hate the excuse they give that "we try" but "we aren't perfect" - WHY NOT! You SHOULD be professionals, at least, who TRY to be perfect.
So there I am on row 9 (further along than above) and I thought I was home free...but went back to read the errata once again and see I wasn't reading it correctly. I need to pull out four rows. Her patterns are not the easiest to follow, so it has taken all my strength and stamina to get this far - now I have to rip it out. Frustrating - very frustrating. I don't know if I have the strength to finish this vest.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The square ended up at about 6", but thought it was too small. I then added edging #130 from Edie Eckman's book. If you have her book for crocheted edgings, note that the second round is wrong ... it says to dc in the dc below - but the "below" stitches are all sc.
The photos were taken with my iPod so are a tad fuzzy. ;o)