Wednesday, December 29, 2004


I made it through Christmas. I got my two presents I was crocheting done, even though I only found out about one on the Monday before Christmas.

I had a GREAT Christmas, my kiddos were hilarious, adorable, and just the best. They had such a good time, and I had a good time just watching them. It was so good to see all of our family, and spend time with them, and we consider ourselves very fortunate that we can say that. ;)

Project wise, I finished the hat and scarf set I was making for bil's girlfriend, I LOVED how it turned out. I also finished the hat for my brother and he likes it, WOOHOO! I didn't get a picture of it finished though. Other family members are now asking for hats or scarves, and friends of my brother's want hats like his. I told brother that I'd make them hats for $15, so we'll see what comes out of that. I am just happy that they were happy with what I made.

I am now back to working on the scarf/hat set for a fellow Sybermom, and after my mad crocheting last week, it is seeming pretty easy. Hopefully I can get it all finished up this week, but it is crazy, as my sisters are in town and New Year's is on the way.

I also got Sims 2 with some Christmas money, but it was a toss up between that and yarn. But, I can crochet while I play. The girls are off school, and D is out of preschool until next week, so the house is pretty much chaos. Hooray!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Here is the scarf/hat set for my bil's girlfriend, finally finished! I am in love with the colors. Posted by Hello

A closer view, I did the hat and scarf in a sc. Posted by Hello

This is what the wool looked like before I plunged it into koolaid. ;) Posted by Hello

Here are today's colors, and the last of this wool. The orange turned out very pretty, although so far, none of them have taken as well as the strawberry. Posted by Hello

I made this pink with 7 packets of pink lemonade, and a little bit of cherry and grape to make it darker. Posted by Hello

Here are the pink and orange together, for comparison. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Here's the yarn, dyed in koolaid. It went pretty well all things considered. I used 7 packets of the strawberry for two 1.7oz skeins, and 8 packets of the grape for two 1.7oz skeins. Posted by Hello

Here's the grape, it didn't take as well. Posted by Hello

Here is the strawberry! Posted by Hello

Koolaid dye yippee!

Sooo, I am trying my first batch of koolaid dying, and using the instructions from

I'm using the wool I bought an ebay, that I had planned to felt, until I was reminded by a fellow crafty whore that it was superwash. I decided to go ahead and koolaid dye it and see what I can come up with. I picked up a ton of koolaid packets today, in strawberry, grape, cherry, and orange. I'm starting with the strawberry, using them microwave. My house smells like a strawberry koolaid packet now. I am doing skeins of it at once, hopefully that doesn't bite me in the ass later, for some silly reason.

And, of course, I should be working on the scarf I need to finish and other crochet projects AND the mountains of gifts I need to wrap AND cleaning my house. Sigh.

I will have to post pics of the yarn when it's done.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Here is a hat I made for my bil's girlfriend, being modeled by Arenne. I used the Lion Boucle in Lime Blue, with matching Fun Fur. It worked up pretty quickly! Posted by Hello

Here is Abbie in the hat, you can see the fur more in this one. Posted by Hello

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Christmas shoppingl...Yay

So we finally got some Christmas shopping done, other than the few things I had gotten off of ebay. The crowds were nuts, but we seem to have gotten all of the kid shopping done, WOOHOOO! They are going to be way too much fun on Christmas morning.

I have not felt in the holiday spirit at all yet this year, hopefully I will soon, sheesh it's almost Christmas! I am working on Alysia's hat/scarf set for her gift, I am loving the blues and greens and can't wait to see it finished, I will definitely post pics.

I must suffer from some Christmas tree procrastination illness. We have had real trees in the past, I LOVE real trees, Mr Blue hates them. It doesn't seem like Christmas without going to pick out a tree, and that nice fresh smell. Well, in the past, when we have gotten the tree, we've somehow not gotten around to decorating it, or I leave it up waaaay too long. Last year my parents gave us a nice fake tree, complete with lights as a gift. Mr Blue was VERY happy about this.

The tree is up, Mr Blue put it together, and I arranged all the branches. It has approximately 4 ornaments on it, that the children have made at school and brought home. That's it. We have other ornaments, but it seems like we have not had the time as a family to decorate it, or we would rather just relax. We MUST get this tree decorated for crying out loud!

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Crocheting we will go

Crocheting we will go,
high ho the merry-o
crocheting we will go!

So, I am just about finished with the hat from the hat/scarf set. Hopefully the scarf will work up as quickly. Next up is a hat/scarf set for my bil's girlfriend, I am using Lion Brand Boucle in Lime Blue, with Fun Fur to match. It is GORGEOUS, and I think I will end up wanting one for myself too!

After that, I want to go back to the felted bag I was working on, and get that finished. Then I will figure out what to do with my dishcloth turned scarf.

Man do I need to get going Christmas wise, whew! It is way too close for comfort, even for a procrastinator like me!

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

So I decided

to take the fun fur off of the hat I made for me. I didn't care for the way it looked on me, and it was itchy. Taking it off proved to be a LOT more work than putting it on was, if you can believe that. I have a few new projects I am working on, mainly the hat/scarf set I sold.

I have been really sick lately, and this morning I was headbutted by my two year old-back of his head into my nose. I am pretty sure it is broken. Oh my. It hurts like hell, but apparently the cold I have is working in my favor to stem the bleeding. Yippee. I had hoped to do a lot of crocheting this morning, instead I spent it holding ice to my nose. Tons of fun!

Thursday, December 09, 2004

I made this hat for myself yesterday. The fur looks more full in this pic than in person. This is especially good for the rowdy hair mornings. Posted by Hello

Sunday, December 05, 2004


So I am still working on my dishcloth turned scarf, buuuut now I am wondering if it is too wide. Between the yarn, the size of the hook, and the stitch I am using I think I will be working on it FOREVER. I was thinking about taking it apart and starting over, but I hate to destroy all that work. I guess I will keep going, it's not really worth it to take it apart, as it's just for me.

Tomorrow I need to start another hat and scarf set, just like the auction set. Another Sybermom is buying it from me. So, my first ever sale of something I've crocheted. WOOHOO! It's a nice feeling.

I am also making some scarves and hats for my bil's girlfriend for Christmas, and may be doing some other things for presents, depending on how much time all of this takes me.

Here is the scarf, part of a scarf/hat set I made for a Sybermoms auction. Posted by Hello

Here's a close-up shot of the hat. Posted by Hello

Here I am in a scarf and hat set I made for an auction on Sybermoms. It went for $65 WOOHOOOO!!!! Posted by Hello