Sunday, October 30, 2005

it's about time

that i posted again, lol
This is a picture of the prototype of the stocking pattern i submitted to the crochet calendar for 2007. this is posted per the request of the recipient, Lisa, because somebody happened to mention the 2006 calendar, and i said i hadn't bought it yet, but that i wouldn't have to buy the 2007. they flipped, lol, and Lisa asked i post the pic again. i told her after i got the costumes done. well, liam's is almost done (just attaching the yards of cheesecloth you saw earlier), and sean isn't going (although his is done as well, lol). sean, if he behaves well, will get to wear his costume as he's handing out treats (we do all kinds of stuff at this OTC house, lol)

This is the pic that i promised jon i would post, because he was lamenting the lack of fall color in colorado, except for some vine in his parents' backyard. well, here it is, my mammoth burning bush. yes, those are the eaves just above it. i figure this thing is 8 feet tall, and maybe 15 feet around. it was smaller when i bought the house, but now i know why they tied it up, it spreads like mad! it is gorgeous though, and in the summer it has this lovely dark green foliage, with triangular stems. very pretty. i have pruned this thing rather viciously, and it still florishes!

This crappy picture is the hat i'm making from the manos SaunShine gave me in my last package from her. you can barely see the cables crossing in the picture under the knitting, as well as the cables crossing in the hat itself. if you squint (please do!) this is quite lovely, and was supposed to be my entrant into the hat contest at SoP, but with the halloween gig, and sean's contrempts, and the frogging 8 times (i'm not kidding!), it was not meant to be. so i'm going to either enter the yellow elf hat i made the boys with handspun yarn, or my black and rainbow chenille elf hat that i made extra big to fit over my hair clips. i'll let you know what i decide tomorrow night (after i've entered it, lol).

the costume contest at work should be interesting tomorrow. i'm wearing sean's costume, with elf ears. ought to be fun.

you might be a redneck if you have to roll up your sleeve and look at your arm to spell your wife's name (booooooooooooooooooooooooo!)
. . . you own a pair of cutoffs made from double-knit pants (shudder, gag).

Pattern of the Day: 10/28: Queen Anne's Lace Scarf. This is very pretty, but kinda boring visually.
10/29-30: Jacks Stitch. this looks fun. it's lots of yarn overs & k2tog's, in 4 rows, then 4 rows stocking. very fun, and they suggest it for a child's cardigan or pullover.

What i'm reading:
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon (sorry, lanea, i still love it, lol)
The Wolves of Calla by Stephen King
Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down by sherrilyn kenyon (and 2 others, but i'm too lazy to get up and look)
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (booktape in house, almost done, lol)
Phantom Menace By Terry Brooks (booktape in the car, this is Star Wars, episode 1)

now i'm off to play with cheesecloth again!

Have a Happy and SAFE Halloween!


SP6 said...

SP6 here - sorry I've been seeming a bit quiet for the last few weeks, but I didn't mean to be! A parcel that I sent to you on October 13th has been returned to me this morning, damaged. (It looks like it had an argument with a sorting machine, your address is ripped almost totally off and mine is only just legible so I'm lucky to get it back, I guess.) I am so sorry. Luckily, only one thing out of it is irretrievably ruined so I'm repacking the good stuff and looking for a replacement for the other now, and hope to get it back out to you tomorrow. Hope you're having a good Hallowe'en...

TitaniumRose said...

Did you get a hat turned in? Did you get to see all of the competition? =)

Jon said...

That bush is absolutely amazing! Good on you!

mamaloo said...

Mad thanks for the wonderful first prezzie! Got it yesterday and planning on blogging it, but need to blog about a non yarny thing first. Just wanted to let you know it arrived, that I think you rock and that I really love the yarn and most particularly those awesome point protectors! Odd, I like the little doodad thingy the most - though, that's not saying much as I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rest of the lovely gifts!

Kisses from here to there!

vi said...

well you know...... I went to a dark place...( know for now as the former kitchen)
anyway I got to take pictures of the chickens as they are huge
did you miss me?