Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas gifts...

Here are the christmas gifts I made, and the people who got them.

This is the blanket for my cousin and her fiance, they loved it.

This is a "We Call them Pirates" hat for my cousin J

Another "Pirate" hat for my brother and an Odessa hat for his girlfriend.

And 2 Bead my skull caps for my 2 little friends.

And I made this fidget for my aunt but didn't get a pic of her in it.

Monday, December 24, 2007

O Holy Night

Do not be afraid, for behold,
I bring you good tidings
of great joy which will be to all people.
For there is born to you this day
in the city of David
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:10,11

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Garbage Disposal

So if you have an akita you don't need a trash compactor. Just give the empty milk and egg cartons to a dog who has a little extra energy to burn off and you kill 2 birds with one stone. I'm sure the dog whisperer would love this behavior, encouraging your dogs destructive behavior is a big no-no. But it keeps him busy and quiet and I don't have to crush the garbage to get it in the can.
I have finished up knitting all of my gifts. I just have to sew the buttons on the neckwarmer for my aunt. I'll try to get pictures tomorrow. Unfortunately I don't have alot of gifts for my family but that is what happens when you are on a fixed income. Hopefully by next Christmas I will be gainfully employed. That is my goal for the new year.
I don't really talk about myself personally on this blog. So I'll give it a try now. In a nutshell as they say. I don't work because I suffer from clinical depression and OCD. I am on medication for both. My old meds wore off about this time last year so I am on new ones. They seem to be working well so I am looking into going back to work. I'm on SSI because the judge did not feel I was eligible for disability since I told my dr i felt "good" on the meds. So anyway, the state has a program for disabled people to go back to work. They provide job training and anything else you might need to help you on your way. I have already taken the first steps and just need to get my paperwork in so I can meet with a counselor. Hey that wasn't so hard, now you know a little more about me.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Blanket Finished

I finished the blanket for my cousin and her fiance. I used TLC Essentials yarn and this pattern.

I think it came out really nice. I can't wait to give it to them. I've made this blanket before, it was the first one I ever made. I'm also making it again for me. It was started a few months ago but I had to put it down to make gifts so as soon as I'm done I'll get back to it. I'm using four colors for mine.
Now I have to go figure out how to tack down the inside lining of the pirates hat. That should be fun.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Still working on gifts

I managed to get another "We Call them Pirates"hat done this week. I used the same yarn but switched the main color/contrast color. This one is gray with black skulls. I like it better. So I have 3 hats to go for gifts. Two of them are for kids so they should go faster. And I am making the Odessa hat for my brothers girlfriend. Its a hat I've wanted to try for a while. I'm making it with Cascade 220 in lilac. I'm almost done with the blanket for my cousin. 2 more stripes then the border.

I sold 2 of my American Girl doll outfits to my neighbor. The etsy thing isn't going so well so I was happy to sell them and get some money for Christmas.


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Oh Tanenbaum! Oh Tanenbaum!

As you can see I put up my Christmas tree this weekend. I put it together and put the lights on (1500 of them) on Saturday and decorated it today. The pictures didn't come out so great so I'm going to take some more during the day tomorrow.

Pirate Hat done!

I finished the "We Call them Pirates" hat. This is not the one that was in the last post. I had to frog that one. Its knit on 16" circulars and I ended up pulling the floats so tight that the hat just got smaller and smaller. So Dad and I made 20" circulars. Actually Dad did most of the work. I used size 4 bamboo needles, cut them down to 4" drilled a hole in the end (Dads job) and glued weed wacker line in and Voila! 20" circulars!!! Here is the link if you are so inclined to try it. I found it in the forums at Ravelry. I dont' think you could make them any smaller then a size 4.
I'm going to make another one of these hats only reverse the colors, for my cousin for Christmas. I ordered 2 skeins of each color and only used 1 of each. I used TLC cotton for the lining. I still have to tack that down. I'm not looking forward to that part.

I'm halfway done with the blanket for my cousin, sorry no pics yet.

I think I'll cast on for the second hat tonight.

Butterfly/Azalea Dress

I've created a new dress from the Butterfly Top and Azalea Dress, basically you start with the butterfly top, then after about 3 or 4 ro...