Thursday, October 20, 2011

Birthday PowWow

they were supposed to turn out like these cupcakes. they did not.

probably because after i demolished all but four sugar cones, and then having those four sugar cones topple over in the oven, i was done. so they turned out like this:

luckily, the headbands turned out.

and the rock painting.

happy birthday, my brave.

Fall Break Painting

remind me that when i get the idea to let my children help me paint something in our home i need to:

1. not think i can paint at the same time
2. not answer the phone and talk to my sister

i decided to paint a wall last week while the childs were home for fall break. the inspiration for the workroom is this photo. i am loving yellow.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Solid Granny Square Pattern

this project is kind of a make-up-as-i-go-along sort of thing. so i'm not quite sure on the yardage just yet. or the exact number of solid squares i will be crocheting (right now, i'm figuring 126 solids). my intent is to make up a formal pattern when i'm completely finished. my pictures show a left-hand view.

you will need:

size j crochet hook
worsted weight yarn 

beg = beginning
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space

here's how i crochet them (and i will warn you this could get messy):

Ch 4, join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 2 dc in ring, [ch 2, work 3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 2. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as last dc and ch 1 sp for this round), [in next ch 2 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1)] 3 times for three corners. In last ch 2 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Join with sl st in the third ch of the beg ch 4.

Round 3: Ch 3, in ch 1 sp work 2 dc, ch 1. [In the next ch 2 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) ch 1, work 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1] 3 times for three corners. In last ch 2 sp work (3 dc, ch2, 3 dc) ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Fasten off.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Granny Squares

i'm starting a new project. this one may take awhile.

i'm planning on making enough granny squares for an afghan. not all white though. some of them will have color.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


my sister, my husband, my mom, and my brother all ran 26.2 miles over the weekend. AMAZING!

we also spent time listening to this.


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