Friday, February 5, 2010

Gettin crafty...

There is a massive pile of dishes in the sink.

We're leaving for a week-long trip in less than 7 hours and I'm not quite finished packing.

And I have about a million things to do before we leave.

So of course, it's the perfect time to blog!!

(In my defense, I was up at 5am with a certain someone in our house who shall for the time being remain nameless to protect his/her anonymity but it's rhymes with "Bendra" and even though I was back in bed by 5:30, I didn't get back to sleep before the alarm went off at 7:10, thanks to another certain someone in our house whose name rhymes with "Brant" rolling over in such a way that his/her armpit hairs went up my nose, if any of you know how the physics of that works, I'm all ears. So, I'm a little fried and feeling kinda lazy.)

For some background on this post, the Christmas I was 8 my great-grandparents handed each of the great-grandchildren a check for $100--and this was 19 years ago when $100 went a lot further than it does now. So, one day during Christmas vacation we went shopping and I used $25 of it to buy crochet lessons.

Fast forward 19 years and I realize my baby needs a scarf...

Ta-da!

Now she's ready for the fierce Chicago winds.
Or to rob a bank, I guess.

This picture isn't particularly relevant, but it's kinda funny because she's clearly squirming away.

I really enjoyed making the scarf, so I remembered I had five or six skeins of yarn laying around (I was going to make myself a little lap afghan for my very first apartment, but 3 weeks later Grant asked me to marry him and I pretty much forgot about it altogether) so I went a'Googling to see if I could find a pattern for something else...

And approximately one and a half seasons of Charmed later, I came up with something I liked.

Ta-da!

What is it, you ask?

It's my new movie-watching shawl!

So cozy!

Well. That was fun to share, but I have carefully gone through our folders and there just aren't any more stories to blog. Dang. I guess I should get to my dishes, my packing and other items of bidniz that need my attention...

Oohhhhhhhhhhhhh....

8 comments:

Grant said...

The armpit thing was just a dream. What actually happened was you came back and started hogging the bed. I woke up and you were all up in my face sucking all the oxygen out of my air. So I elbowed you until you rolled over...and you didn't seem very awake to me.

Funny how we have more problems with bed hogging with this queen sized bed than we did with the full, huh? :)

Grant said...

Another thing for the interested reader is how many times you have made something with that yarn and then PULLED IT ALL APART because you missed a stitch somewhere! I found it very distressing.

jonibologna said...

Wow, buying crochet lessons at age 8! If that isn't a total indicator that you were born and bred to one day become a mormon, i don't know what is!!!! lol. The shawl is beautiful :)

Belkycita said...

Super duper nice!!!
Check you out! I really like the shawl ;-)
Grant... you really crack me up!

Kristina said...

Awesome! I love the cute pictures of Kendra too. I seriously CANNOT wait to see you tomorrow! :)

Whitney said...

I so love that you crochet! I love crocheting, and I've thought about making Liliana a scarf, but she's not quite old enough yet, bummer :) Kendra looks so cute in hers! Have fun on your vacation!

Peterson Family said...

I have wanted to get into crocheting, I wonder if I could learn from the master... you should give a few lessons through your blog! Kendra looks like she will be plenty warm and if all else fails she will be the cutest bank robber in the history of the world!

Scott and Kel said...

Awesome chica! I love that you were blogging KNOWING what else needed to be done, cause guess what I'm doing right now? Yup, reading blogs with a sink of dirty dishes and bags that need UNpacked from a weekend away! he,he Joni's comment made me crack up too, by the way!