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