Thursday, June 09, 2005

I got mail

I got mail today! Good mail at that! Okay I knew about it yesterday, but now I have it in my little hands. I got another package from my Crochetville secret pal. I feel so lucky. In it was a bunch of stuff from Burts Bee's (I've heard so much about this stuff and I've wanted to try it), 2 balls of Lion Brand Suede in Ebony, a pattern for an open style mesh poncho and a nice note from her. I feel like somedays she lives inside my head, she seems to know me so well.

Tomorrow one of my co-workers and I are going shopping after work. I have so many people to shop for yarn for, my secret pal, and my two yarn swap partners. I might have to sneak a skien or two in for me.

Oh yeah, I have my first pattern aviable on my pattern blog now. If you would like to check it out you can follow this link

That's about it for today.

Crocheted Monkey

I'm an Sheep...

Which flock do you follow?
this quiz was made by

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

My stash grew on the weekend

When I went down to my parents house for the weekend to think about the situation between me and Scott I found some yarn somehow ended up in my hands in Wal-Mart and and the thrift store. Okay the devil on my shoulder told me to buy more yarn that I didn't need when I only need one skien of Bernat Galaxy to finish a scarf. At Wal-Mart I ended up with a skien of Bernat Lulu in addition to the Galaxy. (I made coffee cozies for my Step-Mom and Step-sister with it and am going to make baby booties with the rest). At the thrift store I found a bag of black worsted weight (5 skiens) yarn for $2. I had to buy, the addicit in me wouldn't let me.

And tomorrow is payday and I'm going shopping for more 100% so I can make the Pikes Place Market Bag.

I don't want a cure for being addicated to yarn.

Crocheted Monkey

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

More floods...

I'm more worried a couple of hours after getting home and I'm more worried now. Part of High River has just been evacutated, and the news just said that they are evacutating the campground just across from my grandma's house in Black Diamond. And I think I see Noah's going by with a load full of wood with plans to build another ark. (lol)

Holy shit!

That where I was this weekend. My parents live in High River and when I left this morning the water was higher then it is in the pic. My grandmother also lives in the region and I'm more worried about here place because she backs onto a river. My step sister is going to find out if she can go and help. Unfortantly I can't, I have to go back to work tomorrow.

Crocheted Monkey

Monday, May 30, 2005

I went shopping

Today Scott left for Edmonton to finish his training for his oilfield job, so what did I decided to do. Go shopping of course. I only went to two different stores, but I ended with a haul that I got.
1 skien of Merion Classic wool in Bright Red
2 pairs of Flip flops (one for me and one for my step-daughter, Kiri)
3 crochet hooks, sizes C, E, & G
1 package of pink iridencent beads
1 package of pin backings
1 tape measure

Now I get to have fun and clean (not!)

Crocheted Monkey

Friday, May 27, 2005

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

WIP's and WIM's

1. The infamous crocheted monkey for my step-daughter. Does anyone know of an online pattern (for free) that I could use for this one
2. The knitted poncho for a christmas present. Still have to go and buy more yarn, but I want to use the yummy yarns that my Grandmother gave me first.
3. A poncho for myself, I used the pattern that my Crochetville secret pal sent me.
4. The cabled knitted sweater for my friend at work. I decided to modify this pattern, but I have until the start of fall to finish this one.
5. The crochet tote bag for myself. I want to finish this one, but other projects end up calling my name louder.
More coffee cozies
A bingo dabber bag for my MIL
A poncho for my Step-daughter

That's about all for today, atleast my mountian of UFO's is shrinking this week.

Crocheted Monkey

Monday, May 23, 2005

I just got home!

Wow that was a good weekend away (okay so I didn't post that I was going away this weekend). I went down to my parents house for the weekend.

I can't believe what my Grandma gave to me for my birthday I got (all of this is yarn for those of you who don't know)
-2 skiens of Sidar Snowflake, one light purple and one light purple
-2 skiens of Red Heart Foxy, Cherries
-2 skiens of Bernat Boa, Mocking Bird
-2 skiens of Bernat Eyelash, Cool
-6 skiens of Paton's Astra, 2 light blue, 1 white, 1 medium blue, 1 Country Lilac and one Lime Green
-3 skiens of Phentex Angorel, 2 Apple and one Saxe Blue
-1 skien of Paton's Diana, medium blue
-1 skien of Paton's Shetland Chunky, baby pink
That was all from her stash at home. I can't believe how much I got. Plus I got a gift certificate for Michael's from my Dad and step mom. Here's what I bought with that
- Ready Set Crochet (it was regularly 27.49, but I had a 50% off coupon)
- A size K crochet hook
- Size 5 knitting needles
- Some Sculpty Clay
- Some beads for crocheting
- A cheap watch
- And some note paper.

Thank goodness I pack light this time.

That's all for today

Crocheted Monkey

Monday, May 16, 2005

It's Monday again

Isn't it funny how every week Monday rolls around again. I know I haven't been updating my blog lately, but with the weather being nicer and the projects rolling out of my mind I haven't had time to update.

I just finished some projects for my Crochetville Secret Pal. I'll be mailing them off tomorrow. I have more things her, but I have lots of time to send them of.

I also signed up for the Crochetville Summer yarn swap today. I can't wait until June 1st so I can find out who I have for it.

I've gotta go, to many projects to do.

Crocheted Monkey

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Still doing the Happy Dance

I finally heard from my Crochetville Secret Pal today. I'm soooooooooo happy! I was starting to think that she had forgotten about the Summer Secret Pal Swap. I got an email and a e-card from her. The card was so funny, it was to character's looking up at the sky, and then a the words "What's up?" came up on the screen. It really made my day.

I found out today the my MIL wants a bag for her bingo dabbers, so there's another project added to my WIP list.

I'm also making something for my secret pal (the one I'm sending stuff to).

That's about all for today. I'm going to work on the bingo bag.

Crocheted Monkey

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mother's Day!!!

To All of you gals out there that are mothers I'd like to wish you a "Happy Mother's Day!" I hope that your families took care of you today. I don't get to see my step-daughter until next weekend (and I don't expect any presents), but my sort-of-mother-in-law gave me a silver bangle today. I know she doesn't know I have a blog, but thanks.

Today my sort-of-mother-in-law and I went shopping at Wal-Mart today here in Red Deer, (while the guys were out golfing). When we went to the craft department I picked up another F hook and some crochet tread. I also saw some yarn on clearnce, but I'm going to be good and not pick up any until Thursday after work. (My bank account told me so.)

That's about it for today.

Crocheted Monkey

This is the pattern for the doily that I'm making with the thread that I bought

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

I can't believe it's Wenesday already

Wow it's already Wenesday. I guess it's time for another WIP list

1. The infamous crocheted monkey for my step-daughter. Seriously, do you guys think I should frog this project (Input please.)
2. The knitted poncho for a christmas present. Still no more yarn for that project, so no progress either, once I finish one project I'll buy more yarn for this one first.
3. The Diamond and Lace poncho. I have to buy more yarn for that one.
4. The Sweet Feburary Shawl. You guessed it, I need more yarn.
5. The crochet tote bag that I am designing. Nothing new on this one either, other projects have a higher priority then this one. My goal is to finish it before I go on vacation this summer.
6. The cabled knitted sweater for my friend at work. One sleve almost done.
7. Still working on the poncho for my friend at work. I lost my needle today though so I won't be working on it until late next week.
8. The Butterfly Shawl at I'm making this one with black worseted weight yarn for my Grandmother.

I do have one FO for this week though, I made a crochet hook case for myself.

I've been good though, I haven't bought anymore yarn for myself. The real test will be next payday when I have to go to a craft store to buy stuff for my secret pal. (Buying yarn for the crochetville summer swap doesn't count towards my stash since I'm not going to keep it.)

So that's about it for now. I must go and work on one or two projects.

Crocheted Monkey

Sunday, May 01, 2005

It's May Day!

Okay I know it's almost done, but today is the first day of May. Only 24 more days until my Birthday. (Okay I'm a little too happy about that, but my boyfriend is taking me to see Star Wars.)(I've never seen a Star Wars movie in theater).

I'm almost done one UFO. The crochet hook case that I started last week is almost done. The next project I think I'll finish is the shawl for my Grandma. The only thing that I don't think I'll ever get done is the crocheted monkey.

Oh and one more thing. The Crochetville Summer Swap started today. I haven't recieved anything yet, but I have sent something to my secret pal. Don't worry, there's more to come later.

Crocheted Monkey

Friday, April 29, 2005

To crochet or not to crochet

Bad Carol, again. I said on my last post that I wouldn't start anymore projects until I finish at least one, but now I've started two more. Now to add to my list of WIP's, I've added a crochet hook case and a shawl for my Grandmother. I think I'm seriously addicated to starting new projects. Maybe if I stay away from the computer for a couple of days, I'll get something done.

Even now as I'm writing this entry I'm looking up new patterns. I must stop it. I must finish a couple of projects. I must clean up my apartment.

Oh well, that's it for today. I'm going to go away from the computer now.

Crocheted Monkey (That's where I was looking while I was writing this post).

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

I'm still awake...

It's been a bad week for sleep. On Monday I worked the closing shift at work (12-9), and then I had to walk to the local Ford Dealership (MGM Ford) because my rides truck was getting an oil change there. Long story short the mechanic left my rides keys in another customers car. I didn't get home until 11pm that night.

Then I had to work the opening shift the next day (8am-5pm). I drank 64oz of coffee from Petro-Can, and still felt asleep. On top of that I was PMSing. (PS, if the customer who I pissed off is reading this, I'm sorry, I really do care about my job, I was just having a bad day). On the way home it started snowing, blowing directly in the opposite direction that I was walking. I didn't get to bed until 10pm, and didn't fall asleep right away.

Today I woke up with 10 minutes to get ready for work, it would have been okay if I was going to start working at 8am, but I had said yesterday that I would be in early to help clear up some of the back log of stock. The day went okay. But I have yet to spend any work on any of my crocheted or knitting projects.

Although one good thing has happend today, I got my Crochetville Summer Swap parteners name today. Woo-who!
Speaking of knitting and crocheting, here's my WIP list for today...

1. The infamous crocheted monkey for my step-daughter. Seriously, do you guys think I should frog this project (Input please.)
2. The knitted poncho for a christmas present. Still no more yarn for that project, so no progress either, once I finish one project I'll buy more yarn for this one first.
3. The Diamond and Lace poncho. I have to buy more yarn for that one.
4. The Blue Jean Shawl. You guessed it, I need more yarn.
5. And finally... The crochet tote bag that I am designing. So far I've made the back and the bottom
6. The cabled knitted sweater for my friend at work. I swear I've frogged the part I'm working on for the last time.
7. And I've started a poncho for another friend at work using the Patons Grace that I bought last week.

I've got to promise myself that I will not start anymore projects until I atleast get one of the projects done.

Crocheted Monkey

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Another week begins

It's Sunday morning again and I'm procrastinating. I should be cleaning up the living room right now, and instead I'm posting on my site and checking out . Bad me.

Bad me on the yarn buying front too. I went to Michaels on Friday after work to buy some stitch holders for the previously mentioned knitted sweater, and instead I left with 5 balls of Patons Grace. I could help it though, the colors I bought were on clearnce though for $2 each. On the way home I figured out it would probably make a great summer poncho for either me or my step-daughter. I'm an addict to buying yarn, and I don't want a cure.

Yesterday my Dad and Grandma went to Ponka to see my Grandpa. He looked really well by the time we left.

I should go and clean.

Crocheted Monkey

Thursday, April 21, 2005

April 21

All I have to say today is

Happy Birthday, Dave!
It's my oldest brothers 34th birthday today. Not that I'll see him or talk to him, but atleast I remembered.
Only 1 month 4 days until my birthday.
Crocheted Monkey

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

I must love frogging

I've started and ripped out the sweater for my co-worker many times now. It's not like it's a hard pattern, but it's the first time I've ever cable knitted. I'll get there adventually.

On the crochet front I've been working on the hat pattern the Raquel from Crochetville sent me. It's a nice pattern, but I like hat patterns that you don't have to turn. I'll finish making the hat, but I don't think I'll be making it again.

Back to the knitted sweater. Today my boyfriend/common-law-husband gave my co-worker s*** over the fact that she bought me yarn. It's not like I didn't have enough WIP's, but I like making stuff for other people. Plus I love to learn new techniques.

Oh well. I have the yarn now, and should really go and work on the sweater.

Crocheted Monkey

Here's todays link

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Another day and other dollar...

It's Saturday and I worked again. No one as far as I know no one stole from the store today. I also found out that we have a floor walker at the store. For those who don't know what a floor walker is here's the explaination.

A floor walker is a person who is either contracted out or hired by a retail outlet. They aren't spoused to be known by the employes. They walk around in just plain close, pretending to shop. They watch out for both internal theift and for possible shoplifters. Basically they are store security.

I personally feel alot better about my job know that there is a floor walker. Hopefully the amount of thieft will go down now.

Yesterday I started the knitted sweater for a co-worker. She bought me 5 skeins of Red Heart
Supersaver in the color "Country Blue". The pattern for the sweater can be found at .

I also recieved the test pattern for one of the girl at Crochetville. Thanks Raquel, I can't wait to start making it.

That's about it for today. I hope everyone has a great day and a great weekend.

Crocheted Monkey

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Today is better :-)

Today is definalty better. No one stole anything major from the store today. And the employee who had the portable DVD player stole from behind her till has identified the thief on the security tape.

I worked on the strap for the crochet tote today at work. I decided to make it color blocks to tie all the colors in together. I'm getting closer to being able to post my first pattern here.

On the knitting front a co-worker is going to buy me some yarn tomorrow so I can make her this sweater. . I can't wait to see what yarn see choses. Granted it's not going to be an expensive one, but I don't care, as long as I get to keep what's leftover.

Thank-you for letting me rant yesterday.

Crocheted Monkey

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Maybe it's because it's the 13th...

But today was not a good day. First of all when I got to work, I couldn't find any of the products I needed to fill the holes in my department. (I forgot to mention that I work in a retail store). I mean not one product. While I was looking for the various products, I looked over to the paint department and saw the 2 cans of paint that I mixed for a customer yesterday was still sitting there, so I had to send them to our once a week clearance centre.

The day went on, helping what seemed to be really picky or demanding customers. Then at about 4:40 local time, a male customer came up to me and a co-worker (who were having a "safety meeting"), and asked us which hair trimmer we thought was the best. He said that it was for him and that his wife was going to buzz his head. So I suggested on of our "better" brands, and he decided to take the most expensive. Then a few minutes later I was paged to the paint desk. It was the same customer. This time he wanted a portable DVD player from lock-up. I proceeded to follow procedure, while sort of. I took it to the till at the auto-service, because he said that he was also paying for some tires. Normally I would have taken it up to either customer service or to the main tills. So then at about 4:55 the auto service cashier phoned me to tell me that the customer stole both the items. That was it, I just about lost it. I turned out that no one at that enterance has a walkie-talkie to do the code for theift. So I called my manager and told her about it and gave her the codes for the products.

Hopefully that will be the end of that. There was one indecator that I should have noticed though. He did have an oversized bag from another store that didn't seem to have much product in it. I know I'm human, but I still should have noticed.


Okay, back to crocheting realated posts.

It's WIP Wensday.

Currently I am working on...
1. The infamous crocheted monkey for my step-daughter. I'm still thinking I will never get this project done.
2. The knitted poncho for a christmas present. Still no more yarn for that project, so no progress either.
3. The Diamond and Lace poncho. I have to buy more yarn for that one.
4. The Blue Jean Shawl. You guessed it, I need more yarn.
5. And finally... The crochet tote bag that I am designing. So far I've made the back and the bottom.

That's it for today

Crocheted Monkey

Here's a link for today

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Another day's gone by...

And still no work on the monkey. I've done a few more row's on the crocheted tote, but no real progress.

I don't know if anyone has seen the "Ove-glove", but I was looking at it today at work and realized that all it is, is a knitted fingered glove. It can't really be that hard to make.

Otherwise I don't have that much to say.

Here's an interesting link for today, (they are no longer in business). So here's another link

Crocheted Monkey

Monday, April 11, 2005

Why do I think of new idea's?

Yesterday when I knew that I should have been working on my step-daughters monkey, I came up with a pattern for a crocheted take-a-long bag. It's not like it's anything different from other crochet totes, but I like the pattern so far anyways.

The pattern so far only consists of single crochets, but that could change. I'm only on the front of the piece. I know I will have to line the bag, and I already have a design in mind for that too. I was thinking of adding pocket on the outside to put the hooks and a small pair of scirrors in.

Too many patterns running through my head. No where near enough time to make them all. Maybe if I didn't spend so much time to the computer, I would have more time to crochet. (The only way that's going to happen is if my computer breaks down again.)

I will post a pattern as soon as I'm done making it. I am writing it down as I go. And as soon as I get a digital camera, I will post pics.

Crocheted Monkey

PS: Here's a link for today, it has lot's of cute patterns on it.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Another Week Begins

It's early Sunday morning, they're on they're way (oh sorry not a Pillsbury comerical). (hehehe)

I found a project that I'm going to use the previously mentioned burgandy yarn for. I'm going to make that Diamonds and Lace poncho at I'm not sure if I'm going to keep this on or give it away, either way I think it's going to turn out beautiful.

The other project that I started yesterday was a shawl. I used the leftover yarn from the hat that I made for a co-worker, and I'm going to have to buy more. The shawls title is "Sweet February Shawl" and the link for it is,

However I'm out of yarn for both of those projects so today, I'm not sure what I'm going to work on. I guess there's always the crocheted monkey (I wonder where I got my name) that I'm make for my step-daughter. Or I could work on the scrap afghan for my cat.

That's about all for today. I have to go, the sound of me typing annoys my boyfriend.

Crocheted Monkey

Saturday, April 09, 2005

It's Saturday

Another day and I'm still undecided on what to do. I have a whole bunch of part skiens of yarn, and I don't know what I want to do with them. I don't want to make the usual chap stick holders ect. I was thinking of making a scrap afghan for my cat, but I'm not sure. The other thing I was thinking of making was slippers. I'll make up my mind at some point.

I also still have the skien of burgandy yarn that was given to me. I'm thinking I'll make a poncho to sell or give away.

That's all for today,

Crocheted Monkey

PS: Here's a link for today.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

My Second Day of blogging

It's now Thursday and so far I've made it two days in a row.

Last night I completed to different projects. A baby sweater for a co-worker (the pattern can be found at For that one I used Bernat Baby Bouncle in the color Waterside. The other project I finished was a knitted chullo hat for another co-worker. (chart for that pattern can be found at For that pattern the co-worker bought me 3 skiens of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in the color Sunkissed Ombree.

I would post pics, but I have no digital camera. (Poor me, but I'm thinking of buying one for my birthday.)

My boyfriend (okay common law husbands) ex gave me some burgandy yarn and I'm trying to come up with some project ideas for it. It's not like I don't have enough yarn laying around, but having a new skien makes me want to use it.

That's about it for today.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Welcome to my blog! :)

Hello and welcome to my blog. This is my first time blogging, but am no novice to the internet. I have had a computer around me all mylife. My brothers were given a computer around the time of my birth and soon they were on BBB boards.

Now this blog isn't going to be about computers, it's acutally going to be about knitting and crocheting. I've been knitting since I was about 10, and crocheting since I was 18. (I'm almost 23 now). Personally I prefer to crochet, but every once and awhile someone will request a knitted project. I have made a few patterns of my own, but mostly I use patterns designed by other people. (Thank-you to all you wonderful designers out there).

That's about it for now, I will keep making entries though.

Crocheted Monkey

(Check out my brothers website )