Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Howdy from me to you

I sometimes can not think of any kind of title for my blog entries and that is so frustrating. I might try and do an entry without a title and see if it will take it. HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...........something to think about.

Anyway I do have some updates on my craft life and life in general. I have finished all but one of the prayer shawls I had started. So now I have a cedar chest full of prayer shawls and comfy blankets. As soon as the cancer ministry office opens at our church I will be taking all of them down to be distributed to those in need of comfort and prayers. Until then I just wait for someone to call me and tell they are in need of a shawl and then I deliver it to them. The last one I am working on is a knitted one and since I am not fast at knitting it is taking me the longest to do. It will be very pretty when I am done.

I started to work on chemo hats the other day but for some reason they are not turning out like I want them too. I am trying to do them on my green loom and they are not giving me the stretch I want. Could be the yarn I am using. I may have to use a strand of sport or WW yarn with it. The yarn I am using is a soft kind of furry yarn from Hobby Lobby. Since I am not real experienced in the soft furry kind of yarn I would assume this is the issue. It does not feel like it has any give to it like other yarn does. So I will try it with another strand of other yarn with it. It is starting to get too warm to work on prayer shawls here in Arizona. So I will work on Chemo caps for now.

I also started another pair of socks. I have not even gotten the toes done and will probably stop for now. I ordered some sock pattern books from Knit Picks and want to wait until they arrive before I go much further as I want to make these socks with a lovely pattern on the foot and leg. I also am not happy with the way the last pair came off the circular needle. (I use the magic loop method) and am hoping one of these books will give me another way to cast off the cuff.

I just came off a little "mini vacation" and last week. I took off the Holy Days before Easter and then Easter Monday. I got a lot of cleaning done on the house and also got some pictures hung that I had been wanting to do for over a year now. (no I am not slow just really really busy) I will be taking another mini vacation the end of May and want to do some more work on the house at that time. Of course by then it will be over 100 degrees outside and the pool maybe where you all will find me during that mini vacation.





Here are a couple of new pictures of our grand daughter. She just came back from her own mini vacation. She was in Seattle with her other grandparents. Her grandpa had to have some surgery and she went there with her mommy to be a nurse for him. From what I hear she did anything he would ask her to do. While he was in the hospital she helped her "Grammie" make cookies." Looks like she might have had a little bit of fun, huh?

I really must take some pictures of my crafts and get them posted on here or you will never truly believe that I have been doing all that I keep telling you about.

Oh, I almost forgot. I have been beading like crazy too. I have made 4 necklaces and 3 pairs of earrings. I also made stitch markers out of lever back earrings and beads. They are so much easier to use than any other stitch marker I have tried before. So the beading craze is still strong as ever.

Ok, I am going to wish you all a great day now. Lots of crafting to do and so little time to do it in.

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