Saturday, November 29, 2008

What a cute face!

My frog finally has a face. The features are all made from i-cord knit in acrylic. I think he looks great :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Relaxing Day

I had the day off work today, and I had a wonderful day. I picked up the house in the morning, then spent the remainder of the day reading, crocheting and watching decorating shows. I finished my book The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coehlo. Awesome book, it sucked me in. Overall a perfect day :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My New Goals...

My new goal is to finish some of the many projects I have started. I also decided to do some charity knitting.

Here is my first chemo cap. It is knit from a really soft and fuzzy green acrylic yarn, with black eyelash yarn accent. I used a diamond lace pattern that you can't see very clearly.
chemo cap 1 2008

Here is a close-up of the lace pattern. Not a great picture.
chemo cap 1 2008

I have decided that the first project I want to complete is my granny square purse. I completed the body of the purse tonight. Here is one side of purse.
granny square purse body
Here is the other side. Note the opposite colors in the squares.

granny square purse body

Now I just have to make a strap, make a lining, and weave in all the thread ends!!

granny square purse body
Whew!! There are a lot of ends to weave in.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ayer, vi a un gato morir :(

Warning: this story is a little graphic, but I have to get it out.

Yesterday, as I was driving to the store, I saw a cat get hit by the car in front of me. The driver did not stop, and the cat flopped and twitched around the road in front of me. I had to stop to see if I could do something, at least check for a tag and call the pet owner. Well, the kitten had no tags. He lay on the road twitching silently, one eyeball hanging out, his mouth filled with blood. I sat with him 'til he died, and then I cried. I got back in my car and left the little kitten, not knowing what else I could do. His image now haunts my thoughts.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Congratulations, President Elect Barack Obama. Keep on inspiring this nation.