Monday, February 28, 2011
To enter, just comment on yesterday's post. (not this one) I'm trying to get fifty followers, so spread the word. Let me know you've mentioned this giveaway in your blog and I'll add another two entries, so you'll have three.
Happy hooking, y'all.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Have a great day.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Well, much to my surprise, when we got to the Golf Cart course, it was called Austin's Park and Pizza... Experience or something like that. Definitely Austin's Park and Pizza. Wow! It costs a mere $20 per person for the most expensive package. There were other packages available, but $20 a head gets you pretty much all the fun you can have in a day, including food and eats.
There's a very full arcade (games that give tickets are the only thing besides the batting cages that are not included in the price, but games that do not give tickets are included.) along with the Go Carts, bumper boats, rock climbing walls (two of them), mini golf, laser tag and paint ball. There are others things I've forgotten, too, I think.
I didn't take any pictures of us eating, but there is also a full pizza buffet, including salad, pasta, dessert and drinks. And it's all day, so you can eat and play and eat and play. The drinks are fountain drinks, so you can grab a glass and carry it around the park. There are tables scattered all over, and benches, so you can rest when you need to.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I find that one big challenge when it comes to crochet is how to take a good picture of the finished product. I think I need a new camera. This one I have just doesn't cut it. The light is funky, and the flash is a pain. Yeesh, though, shopping for cameras is a pain, because I get so overwhelmed. Heck, it that way with anything electronic. I have to take my son along when I shop, he knows what to pick. Other than that, just getting a good angle, and good lighting.... I'll figure it all out eventually, I guess. I'm sure one trick is in knowing what time of day to take the picture.....
Y'all have a great day. I'm off to work in a bit.
Monday, February 7, 2011
I love Robin Chachula's designs, they're so lacy and beautiful. I wish I could design things to look like this, but I'll just make Robin's stuff. So nice, seriously. I am trying to figure out what color I want my scarf in. I love it.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
....... And something for St. Pat. Ack, the picture does not do this yarn justice. The green is really just soooooo sparkly, that it jumps right out at you. The yarn looks more black in this picture, and in real life, not so much. But you get the idea.
Worry not. I am also working on those UFO's. LOL Seriously. I think I have crochet ADD. Seriously.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Ack! I'm tangled up in ends! All these ends to weave in......... it's flat tedious...... this is the hold-up on the Granny Stripe Blanket.
Now, why in the world didn't I weave these ends in as I went. Lucy said to. But I didn't. I gotta tell you, ends is the one thing about crocheting that I do not like. Most ends I just crochet in, but it doesn't work with grannies, now does it? So now, before I do the edge of this blanket, I must get all these ends woven in. Yeesh.
I love this blanket, and can't wait 'til it's done. I love the colors. I love the weight of the blanket.
Well, as you can see, the pattern works. The hat is fine. There are changes I will make in future, but it's not a bad start. Next time, I will work more on shaping the top more slowly, giving it more curve. Maybe I'll try one of those patterns, they are adorable.
Several people have asked me to make them hats, and I'm working on it. Hats are great, they work up in a few hours. That's satisfying. My David loves hats, and he is very happy with this one. I think I can make a lot of hats, and it will be a while before he quits wanting to claim them.
I have a weakness for crochet books as well, particularly books like the one here, that have general knowledge, general tips and techniques, and present that info in a way that you can work it into all your projects. I like to 'wing it' on a lot of projects, make things from my own mind, and this kind of book helps me do that.
Y'all have a great day. Happy hooking.