Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I think I'll plan a trip to Hamilton...;-) And THINK is the operative word.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Sorry I haven't posted over the weekend... but we have been busy. Last night our son had a party and we were all there... :-) It was fun. He grilled fresh Sweet Corn and had Chicken & lots of side dishes.
Take a look at what I'm making... Sissy has it around her neck early in the morning here. She still has those sleepy , dirty eyes... LOL She looked at me like, " You Woke Me Up THIS??? "
I'm using Purple TLC Amore that I have in my stash. I have 9 skeins of it. It's mostly Acrylic... But it just enough Nylon in it to make it SO soft. I have just enough to make a very nice throw. I don't know if I'll keep it or sell it at my friend's bead shop. ( or maybe keep it for a Christmas Gift. for someone. ) The reason I mentioned PURPLE WAFFLES in the title is because the stitches I'm using in this is Front Post & Back Post which makes this look like a big Purple Waffle...LOL
This is Christmas In July... So I'm looking for a simple Tree Skirt pattern... And I just can't find one that is not COMPLETELY round, but a split in it so it's easy to put around the tree. Maybe I can just make on up.
I better get busy... I'll be back later... :-)
~ Susan & Her Hubby The Cowboy!!! --------------------->
Thursday, July 23, 2009
It's Finished!!! It's a LITTLE over 6 feet long and 4 1/2 feet wide. here you go... :-) And I'm already started on the next one. It's a blend of Purples. But it will NOT be that big. ( I'm just using up some of my stash. ) The yarn is called TLC Amore.
What I NEED to do is make one for the Living Room Sofa. But I haven't found the right color for it. Here it is with Sissy on it.
It's mainly blue, but it has Light Gray in it also. A silvery thread running through it.
It's already 11:25 PM. I have the news on. Everything seems to be Obama & Health Care. I hate the very thought of Gov't run Health Care. I pray we don't end up with that. ( At least they aren't talking about Michael Jackson any more. :-) )
I tried returning yarn to our JoAnn's Store here, that I bought at JoAnn.com. NOPE. Didn't work. I have to mail it back to JoAnn.com. Oh well. I was just trying to take a shortcut. The reason I need to send it back is because it is SO SPLITTY!!! It's Bernat Satin. I used it last year and it was fine. But not this time. I guess they change the formulation.
I better get some things done before I go to bed...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Rain , Rain, don't go away... we need a bit of rain...So please stay. ( For Awhile ;-) )
I was browsing for links that looked good to me. And I found this...
http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html I have it posted on My Favorite Links over on the right side. I'm looking for weights of yarn. & the size Hook to use with it , but this site has that &MUCH MORE!!!
Last night I started to crochet the trimming on my Afghan. I'll get a picture of it as soon as it's done. :-)
I'll go and work on and I'll be back when I'm done!!! In the meantime, I'll be charging my camera battery.
Monday, July 20, 2009
(Whispering) Shh... :-) I just had to show you what I have in my lap as I type... As Sissy sleeps, I type on.... I guess the clicking of the keys is soothing to her...
I got a big box of yarn today from JoAnn's. * :-) * Bernat Satin & Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky! I'll have to post a picture of my work when I start to use it.
The afghan I'm working is so big now, she no longer sleeps on my lap while working on it. I think it's just too heavy for her. She prefers the sunshine coming through the door.
I better get to the kitchen and fix supper for Paul. Talk to you later!!!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
My yarn just came in the mail this morning. It's wonderful! I ordered from Knit Picks. And it came only 2 days after I ordered it. They get a Gold Star for fast delivery! I bought 3 different types. So far my favorite for an afghan or bedspread for a someone special whom I can't mention because they may read my blog... ;-) is called BULKY WEIGHT 75% Pima Cotton & 25%Acrylic SO SOFT! The other 2 are of Pima Cotton blends also. All are SOFT. Shine Worsted & Comfy Worsted.
Now I'm off to Home Depot to get a new Picnic Table... Then to buy the Shrimp for the salad I'm fixing for the Family Reunion. Then I head to the garden to pick Roma Tomatoes for Salsa & Taco Bean Dip which is also for the Family Reunion. But I'm having a hard time trying to come up with a dessert I can fix...Hmm...Off to the Recipe Box & Cookbooks I shall go.
More To Come... :-)
Its now 9:44 P.M.
I struck GOLD at Kroger's! Or should I say SHRIMP!!! The Shrimp was " Buy On Get One Free "! So I got some extra...:-)
Looking back on today, Sissy was only sleepy, a bit off balance from her medication in the A.M. I called the Vet, and he said to cut her Medication in 1/2 which made me happy. She is too little for 15 MG. of Phenobarbital. So this should make her feel better.
That's all for now...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sissy just laid real pretty in the sunshine coming through the few clouds we actually had.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
After looking at the yarns at JoAnn's, I have a question for everyone. What do you consider as the THE BEST yarn for an afghan that you know will be used, not just displayed on the sofa. I saw a yarn by Lion Brand I might try. The color is SPICE. It's a bulky yarn. ( And I usually don't like those, but this one looked good.) I just have to look it up and see what it's made of.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Today I have been working on my " Michigan Afghan "... It is going to be just perfect for us. It's called the Michigan becausa I worked on it on our Michigan Vacation this year. It got so cold in the Upper Peininsula. But it was pretty! we also saw the Canadian Shoreline. But we need passports to go there.
My Afgahn is calling me... See you later!!!