Archive for March 2010

Just some ramblings.

March 11, 2010

Little No sewing has taken place.  I’ve been busy.  Or lazy.  Or some of both.  This past weekend we had a visiting pup, Murphy’s littler sister Enzo.  Seriously, way littler.  I don’t know if I mentioned, but at his last appointment (a week ago) he weighed 57 lbs.  He is only 6 months old!  How much more growing will he do?  Enzo, meanwhile, is barely 30 lbs.  It’s kinda weird to see how different they are in size, but at the same time share so many of the same characteristics!  It was a busy weekend to say the least, but at least the weather was decent so we had lots of outside play time.  I don’t have a great picture of them as they didn’t even stop moving for 5 minutes the entire time, but here is a little something for a size comparison at least. 

Murphy will be going to Enzo’s house for the duration of our Charleston trip.  Hopefully he behaves himself!

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A friend posted this video on her blog today.  It’s awesome.  It makes my heart happy.  Check it out.

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I’d like to thank everyone who reads my measly little blog.  I know I don’t respond to every comment all the time, but it really makes my day everytime one pops up!  So, Thank you so very much.

Don’t tell my mom…

March 8, 2010

I may have had two gift cards to Joann’s. I may have gotten bored yesterday afternoon. I may have purchased thirty or so dollars worth of yarn and crocheting paraphernalia.  Again.  What is with me and the yarn?  I may or may not have mentioned this before, but I have a habit of buying yarn, starting projects, never finishing said projects, and then buying new yarn and repeating the same cycle.  I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on yarn in the last 10 or so years, I’m sure.  I’ve sorta finished about 2 small blankets, and a few scarves.  I recently gave away two 13 gallon trashbags full of yarn.  But I still bought more yarn.

I can’t help myself.  And I’m really liking this cotton yarn.  Especially because it was 2 for $5 at Joann’s.  I got it in the yellow, green, cornflower and white.  I’m working on some granny squares.  That actually move rather quickly.  I wanted a hand working projects, and yes, I’ve had the hexagons going for quite a while now, but I’ve sadly lost interest.  I’m trying to get it back, but I think that’s the problem I have with these larger scale hand sewing projects, whether it be sewing, knitting, or crocheting.  They take too long.  So I get bored.  Because that’s what I do.  Not so much bored of the craft, but of the pattern, fabric, yarn, what have you.  I love the hexagons, and there’s something very satisfying about them to me.  But that fabric I was so in love with?  I hate it now.  And the pattern I’d started?  Totally not thrilled.  And I can’t really take it out and start over since I’ve already removed the hexagons as I’ve sewed it up.  I guess at some point I am going to just have to finish it up, and I guess it can be a smaller piece, and I guess I’ll just have to get over myself, suck it up and finish it so it isn’t a total waste.  I’m really trying to resist starting another hexagon project, telling myself that it’ won’t be any different this time.  I’ll still get bored, and I’ll still never finish, and a year from now I’ll be writing the same post as this one. 

Am I the only one with this problem? 

So, in the mean time, I’m trying to commit to these granny squares.  I really like how they are turning out, and I’m able to do them pretty quickly, so maybe it’ll be a blanket before long.  At least a small one?  I’m hoping that on our vacation next week I’ll knock some out on the car ride.  We’re going to Charleston, SC with my parents.  Site of our honeymoon, almost 3 (?!) years ago.  It’s gonna be 8-10 hours in the car, surely.  I get carsick with things like reading and sewing, but maybe if I get the hang of it and don’t have to stare at it the whole time I can make some progress. 

More than anything, I’m looking forward to a change of scenery, and I love road trips.  Plus, Charleston is so beautiful and the food is so good!  And maybe this time we won’t be so exhausted from the wedding festivities that we’ll be able to do a little more exploring.