Friday, March 30, 2012

Vickie Howell's take on peeps

Really, I'm not obsessed with Peeps - or maybe I am...
Here's Vickie Howell's take on the Peeps here
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2012/03/project_peeps-a-boo_bag_from_v.html



this is really cute....I'm making one (though it's little) for my oldest sister - she will love it.......

check it out

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Peeps!

I probably have already posted this, but just in case I didn't there is a great pattern for Peeps bunnies at Ravelry - and it's free

check it out
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marshmallow-bunnies

I just finished working on a scarf, switching colors between blue and white. Nothing spectacular, just trying to get comfortable enough to do more color work and hide the floats.
I received my new issue of "Crochet!". Looks pretty good, but I am confused - they have an award called the Jean Leinhauser Hall of Fame award. (I'm not confused by that part). They have nominees, one of which is Jean Leinhauser, but not Rita Weiss who was a partner with her on so many things. Plus if the honor is named after you....well, I know they gave her an award after she died, so it's unclear to me if her award was the Jean Leinhauser award or not. I get confused too easily, I think.

My right wrist is giving me a fit. Nothing new about that, just when it's the "crunch time" at work, I must type harder or something to make it ache. I could do without that, but apparently my wrist says "no" to that.

I feel like my brain is bubbling with what I want to do _now_;) I want to make some Peeps (of course), I want to finish the long project of the curtain, I want to make a shawl, I want, want want... I need to learn how to crochet with my feet although since the right foot aches, it might not be the best plan. Man, I'm falling apart;)
But I really need to stop being on Facebook. I like it, it's a great distraction as well as a huge time waster. The old "I just want to do _1_thing" turns into a 20 minute waiting game. I should quit it, but I'm no quitter;)

_enjoy_

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

woo hoo free books

Ravelry is doing a 26 book giveaway this month. If you want to join in, here's the link
http://www.ravelry.com/

meanwhile I am still crocheting (of course). But I had something weird (at least to me) happen. I gave a co-worker a cutting from a white Christmas cactus. She said she took it home and her grandson wanted it. So for the heck of it, I designed a 3 stem Christmas cactus in crochet, complete with white flowers and left it on her desk. I was shocked by her reaction. She praised me up and down, telling me her grandmother used to crochet and how much respect she had for those who crochet. *wow* wasn't I flattered? I usually get "what is that?" or something along those lines. So of course this woman has become my new best friend;)
Seriously, I don't get criticized for the work I do (except for 1 snarky remark by another _crocheter_ at the CGOA gathering in PA a zillion years ago)...but if I say this is what I do, people seem to have a dim view of my hobby. Don't know why, but there you are.

and here's another weirdness that happened. I volunteered to donate a few squares for an afghan for a person. No problem I said, heck, I probably got that Redheart color in my stash. Redheart has something like 275 colors, I got a gazillion skeins of yarn, should work out.

Would you believe I had to track down 2 skeins of the yarn? I didn't have it. I couldn't even believe that, but there you go. I must have 274 colors of Redheart;)
And yeah, you can complain about Redheart, but their Supersavers dye lots are the same across the country. Did you ever order a gorgeous bundle of yarn and when it gets to you, you think "Double yuck! I ordered that?! What was I thinking?" well, maybe you haven't but I have and it's good to know that if it's Redheart, I know what color it will be. And no, I don't get a kickback from Redheart. I wouldn't mind if I did, but I should probably take it in cash instead of yarn;)

that's it, later dudes and dudettes

Thursday, March 08, 2012

why, Interweave?

I left this note on Interweave's FB page. Since I never received an answer what made the crocheting calendar more expensive than the knitting calendar for 2011. I mean, what the hell?

here's the crochet site
http://www.interweavestore.com/store/Search.aspx?SearchTerms=crochet%20calendar


so here goes....yo, Interweave Press, you have done it _again_ Please tell me why I should have to order _2_ things to have a complete calendar for 2012 (just as you did for 2011). If you really dislike crocheters that much, maybe (just a thought here) you should look at what your making from you crochet magazine. And if it's "nothing" maybe you should stop putting out a magazine.
Don't get me wrong, I love the magazine.. But why are you charging crocheters _double_ the cost of the knitting calendar? The knitters get their patterns, why can't the crocheters? Because one without the other isn't that great a deal. Without the patterns I have to speculate on how these items are made (warning, at least one you can buy from a designer online). And if I buy the patterns and don't have the photos, I can't compare the item with the directions. Sometimes there is a mistake in the patterns...


the Interweave's site has the knitting calendar with "all you need to make a sweater"
http://www.interweavestore.com/More/Calendar/Interweave-Knits-2012-Wall-Calendar.html