Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Modular Knitting

Been working to teach myself modular knitting. I apparently am either a lousy student or a lousy teacher because I suck at it. I signed up for a class @ AC Moore (same woman that taught my basic knitting class there last month) and I'm hopeful I'll be able to make something....anything. I just got Modular Knits and it's an awesome book. The only problem I've got with it is that there's no stitch guide in it. I'm still working on increasing & I wish the book had a little tutorial on that since increasing & decreasing are pretty integral parts of modular knitting. I'll eventually get it. I hope.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

ATC Along on Craftster

I've been following this Craftalong - totally lurking of course. Some of the entries are just amazing I'm biased, of course - my cousin is one of them & I love her last entry. Check out the post by NightOwl on page 6 of the thread.

ATC Along

Go Go Go Granny Go

On the way up to Canada this past summer, I worked on a Granny Square. It evolved from a dishcloth, to a 12" square to a blanket. I finally finished it a few weeks (and for those of you that didn't know - our trip to Canada was in July. It only took me 7 1/2 months to finish what's generally considered to be the easiest blanket in the world to crochet). The neat thing about this one is that it's made entirely from cotton. It's going to be perfect for the summer I think - just something to toss on when taking a nap on the couch. I'm digging the pastels in it, too, even though it totally clashes with everything. I really like how it turned out.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

American Idol - Chris Daughtry vs. Bo Bice

I can't believe I'm saying this as a die hard Bo fan but....I LOVE Chris Daughtry. His voice aside for a moment .... have you SEEN him??? **fanning self before swooning** I declare...that man sure does fill out a pair of Levi's.
As for his voice... he beats Bo . Up until now, I felt Bo was THE best vocalist to ever come out of AI but I think Chris has him beat, hands down. His version of Fuel's "Hemmorhage" was probably the best I've heard from that show yet. Coming up for a very close second in terms of performance was Mandisa's "Every Woman". That woman is ALL diva & is proving to the world that BBW's should not only be seen but heard AND appreciated. She's made some great song choices & tonight's Chaka Khan song was PERFECT for her. I felt like Every Woman just watching her!

Ahh....heat....just in time....

We got oil delivered on the 28th .... it felt soooo good to come into a nice warm toasty house that night. And we got it just in time,'s supposed to be sunny...and 60 F this weekend. At least our toes are warm.....they'll just be in flip flops.