Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What Kind of Pet Would I be ?

I saw this on another blog and thought it was fun. Not sure if I am a fish... but... it's fun.



You Would Be a Pet Fish



Relaxed and laid back, you prefer to sit back and observe what's going on around you.

You are secretly very wise and intelligent, but few people take the time to learn about you.

You don't mind if the world doesn't understand you. You're having enough fun trying to understand the world.



Why you would make a great pet: You're peaceful and nice to be around, but not very demanding



Why you would make a bad pet: Let's face it... the only person you're truly interesting to is yourself



What you would love about being a fish: Swimming around aimlessly without a care in the world



What you would hate about being a fish: Being used as bait or food for bigger fish

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Another update

To fix my blog: I checked the FAQ. It didn't have the answer. Then I found the answer through a message board (no CS number I could see... but this is a free blog). But couldn't get back to my original page to correct it. I havne't looked at my blog since (obviously). Maybe I'll feel like it later or when I complete some more crochet projects. I have some long term ones.

I started a Pillowghan to keep at work. There's a small loveseat and automan (sp) in a room before the ladies room where I can rest at lunch and sometimes it's cold. I was thinking of putting a strap on it, so if the room is occupied, I can go somewhere else and not be carrying around a pillow, just a bag... or I guess I could just walk back to my desk to drop it off... no biggy. But with a strap my hands are also free. And I could use the pillow elsewhere (even in my car, if I get tempted to really take a private nap). I'm just doing a simple granny square, one color to 15" and then doing a brown as the last round and join. The pocket square will be a variety of the colors as one skien of RH can make 3 squares with some left over. I'll need 4 colors. I have 4 squares done.

I also have my DWRQ still in progress. It's going but slowly for me. This will take me a while. I hope no one else gets discouraged, it can be completed quicker if you work on it on a regular and consistant basis and stop making WIPs for yourself (like me).

I also would like to try crocheting with beads on more projects then just like my blue beaded bag I made. But there isn't a lot of info. I looked at Crochetville and there's some information, but not a lot that I could see or that I'd want to do (don't want to do 1,000 tiny beads on size 10 thread using a size 12 hook--could I have worked with size 20 thread and probably the size 12 hook, can't remember--just don't want to). So I may just have to do trial and error. If anyone has any help or info on this, please let me know and post a comment. I've check about.com and other sources, but maybe missed something. If you have something on your blog, please put a direct link to it, I would be ever so grateful. Maybe if you did a bead crochet project with some tips and info, that might help me with my trial and error process (with less errors LOL). Thanks in advance!

I think that's it. I think my other projects have become UFOs... or just will never been finished... maybe... of course most are afghans and have to wait until it's not so hot. So I probably will finish those. ;)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Short update

I messed up my blog so until I can fix it, this is it. Very basic, back to the original, non editing design. :( But the posts look like they're fine. Just the layout is very, very boring.

And I can't seem to find a "customer service" or "e-mail for help" button. There is a message board, but unless someone monitors that, my problem will go unanswered. I guess that's what you get for a free blog. I noticed my MP3 player company has a similar thing, but it looks like that message board is visited often by people of knowledge. Hopefully the blogger message board has people who want to share (or show off) their knowledge. Actually either way is fine with me because people get help. ;)

CROCHET. I haven't done much in crochet.

Friday, August 8, 2008

3 Uses MP3 Holder

I decided to make another holder.
I started with SC and then did Triple Crochet for a belt loop (I crochet loose so it works for me for a small belt), then sc on the top. I can't remember the color of yarn, I just used left over yarn. A size G or H hook (thsose are the 2 I've been using forever.

The next morning (I crocheted it at night) I decided a belt wouldn't work with my skirt and I would want to carry my MP3 with me. So I sewed on a pin on the back.

Then I thought if I exercise (yea it's kind of out there somewhere that I may), I would want a arm holder. Even at walmart they were $10 for the cheapest. So I crocheted the arm holder and added a button. Did it in black because it's removable and I can add it to another color holder if I want. I just did sc and did a sl st on the edges so it wouldn't stretch too much. But it onlytook about 15 minutes to make, with a tiny amount of yarn, so no biggy.



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Size 3 Thread Doily #3

Yes another one. I bought another ball of thread and made another one.
I started following a pattern, decided I didn't like the last few rounds (picots) and decided to change it entirely. So about the first 4-6 rows were the pattern.
Size F hook again.

Approximately 15" in diameter.

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Size 3 Thread Doily #2

Here's a nother one I did.
I started following a pattern, messed up, then just did it on my own the rest of the way.
Used Size F hook.
Approximately 12" in diameter from point to point.



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I love making these. They are so fast and easy. An inepxensive in thread. Less then $2 a ball and I can make at least one.