8.29.2010

Current Projects

Good morning, I can't stay asleep today, so I thought I would post!

Currently I am trying to catch up on the monthly dishcloth KAL, I am in the middle of the Mid July 2010 cloth, then all I have left to finish is the July 2010 and both August cloths and I am caught up!

Yesterday one of my friends from MI came to visit and we went to Kings Island in Cincinnati.  This was the first time any of us had been there!  Kings Island is home to the worlds longest wooden rollercoaster - The Beast, which clocks in at a nice 4 minute long ride.  We had a great time, I definitely screamed alot on the rollercoasters.  What can I say, I like them, but they scare me!

My parents are coming to help us move into the new house next weekend.  They are bringing all our furniture and whatever else I have left in their house that wouldn't fit in our apartment.  I am so excited to be actually living in our house.  I am not excited however to have to finish packing and moving everything out of the apartment.  It is amazing how much crap you can collect in a year.  My local freecycle group is going to be very very happy with me once I go through everything and find out how much I want to get rid of!

We still have a few big purchases to make, mainly a lawnmower and a grill.  The grill can wait, but unless we borrow one or hire a neighbor kid, the lawnmower can not.  I have been looking on the bulletin board at work and in garage sales for a decent lawnmower, but nothing has popped up.  Its a big ticket item, so its not something I feel comfortable asking for on freecycle either.  Oh well, I will have to keep looking is all!

Thats all for today,  see you soon!

8.15.2010

Our new house

Husband and I recently bought our first house, (yay for us!) and we are slowly moving into it.

This gives me a chance to actually have a craft room of my very own for the first time ever!  (although I may have to share it with Bob - the bunny)

Any ideas for organization?

We are staying in our apartment for another month so we are moving over very very slowly.  I like this plan.  After Kettering, I have moved more than enough times in my life (every three months for 5 years).

Now for the question of the day - what song is stuck in your head right now?  As for me I have two, Airplanes part 2 ft. Eminem, and Telephone by Lady Gaga... what a mix..

leave me a comment and let me know!

8.01.2010

Dollar Store Crafts Blog is having a giveaway for a QuickCutz Silhouette SD craft cutter!

I really really really want to win, there is no way I could ever spend the money on something like that, but if I happened to win it... now that is something completely different!


Check it out!  --> http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2010/07/win-a-silhouette-cutter

5.28.2010


i actually like daft punk, but this is hilarious

(all copyrights belong XKCD.com)

3.13.2010

Have only been knitting on and off lately, mainly dishcloths and hats.

I heard from the founder of our charity knitting group that a good friend of her's daughter (5 yrs old) has had her cancer return for the 3rd time.  I want to hopefully make a nice big pile of kids hats to send to her hospital.

you can read her story here --> http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/isabellasantos/

2.12.2010

snow day! 

we had a snow day this past wednesday, which was awesome!  Full of cheap beer and knitting.

I also finally learned how to CROCHET finally!  I am now making a double crochet blanket to use up a ton of stash yarn.  All that red heart light and lofty is finally going to get used up!  I might have enough for two small blankets even!  I think that I am going to like crocheting blankets better than knitting them, it is easier for me to work one stitch at a time rather than having that many on the needle at once.

I finished another hat for Caps for a Cure, and started another one made of yarn bee frosting yarn.  It looks like a muppet, but I think its cute!  I made a pair of slipper socks out of a variegated colorway awhile ago, and wear them alot.

What are you knitting?

2.07.2010

Soooo

Still knitting hats. 

I also just finished a dishcloth.  I have gotten farther on the boy's Doctor Who Scarf  :)   Hope he likes it!

I really need to work on my yarn stash, I just counted it and it is OUT OF CONTROL!  LOL

so back to knitting!

1.06.2010

Knit Knit Knit

That is what I have been up to.  Made some baby presents for my cousin, I am absolutely in love with the Monster Booties!  They are so cute! 

I really want to find a knitting group around somewhere close by.  We went exploring today and found two more knitting stores.  How I wish I could afford to spend the kind of money it takes to shop at one of those stores! 

I sent in a few hats for the Caps for a Cure group that I am a part of on Yahoo!Groups a few months back.  Now we are sending hats to another center and they have requested more of the fuzzy/furry type hats.  I have way too much of this type of yarn, so this could be a GOOD stash-busting exercise for a good cause!  I like knitting for other people so much more than knitting for myself, and this is a great way of doing it!  I have been able to practice loom knitting and needle knitting hats and what a better reason for doing it? 

Have any of you tried charity knitting?  Who do you prefer to knit for? (I do love knitting myself things, but its fun to give them away too!)  What is your favorite thing to knit?  Share with me!!!