Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ten Minute Hot Drink Sleeve

Hello folks...and my yarnies especially.

Not that I really have time to be fiddling around with yarn and hook...except to delve into my pile of slipper orders....but, I can afford ten minutes, and so can you!

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Items Needed:
K hook
Worsted weight yarn  (I used Peaches & Creme for the cotton one and I Love This Yarn  for the acrylic)
tapestry needle to weave in ends

ch- chain
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet

You will be using two strands at the same time for this project.

Chain 25 join with a slip stitch to first chain
(Row 1) Ch 1(does not count as first sc) sc in next ch and in each ch around. Join in first sc (24 stitches)
(Row 2) Ch 2(does not count as first hdc) hdc in same stitch as join and around. Join to first hdc (24 stitches)
(Row 3 &4) Repeat Row 2
(Row 5) Ch 1 (does not count as first sc) sc in same stitch as join and around. Join to first sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Pattern Copyright Jennifer Kaye 2010
You may make items from this pattern to gift or to sell. You may NOT make copies of this pattern to gift or sell, please link to this pattern instead. Credit for this pattern would be appreciated with online selling.

Easy right? Go make yourself one...and your friends and family too!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Slipper Season

So. I have been a little quieter here in blogland. With good reason my friends. Slipper season has begun, and I am averaging a couple pairs a day. Add keeping the house clean, going to the gym and caring for my tots...well, not too much time to chit chat on blogger. My apologies. Oh and I have been making the prettiest crocheted beaded bracelets. yum.

I do have a wonderful giveaway from one of my new favorite shops coming up very soon so stay tuned!



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Form and Function

Been working out for pretty much the summer, but only in the last 6 wks have I been doing resistance with my cardio. One of my longest standing friends and I have been working out together, well, she's pretty much training me. She is awesome. 
Anyway, she's been drilling in me how important form is...
Note image B.
This is the exact exercise we were doing about 30 minutes prior to her taking this stance in front of the elevator at the mall to RIP the doors open as her three year old daughter was punching numbers and the doors were totally closing to take her away.
It was kind of awesome. I mean, we got to see the inner workings of the elevator door...and my friend rescued her babe before the elevator descended. oh. and her daughter never wants to ride in the "vator" again.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Chit Chatting

Hello friends!
I've been working on some secret-ish projects...I need to get some off in the mail to the recipients..
I made this for a friend of mine who adopted the cutest little man from Manila I believe.. It's this free crochet monkey hat pattern. My daughter is such a little diva...already has the faraway model gaze.

I've been training at a new gym because mine really PO'd me by sending me an email on the 31st of August to tell me that September 1 was the last day they were having a kid's club. Thanks for the notice!! I have been training with my lifelong friend.  I am having so much fun. We work out like an hour and a half everyday and work on different parts of our bodies every day...5 days a week. Love it!

I am going to my first women's Bible study on the book of Hebrews too. This week will be week two. I am really excited about this study. I've been working on reading the Bible through all the way this year. It's been really interesting! Books that were usually really hard to get through (Lamentations, IKings...) are not so bad when they are broken up into a couple chapters at a time.

My garden...well, it's still chugging away. I need to make a separate post on it. Let's just say, my pepper patch is amazing, my tomatoes have been a bust and squash bugs decimated the squash, zucchini, and cucumbers.

I ordered some more yarn from Peaches & Creme cotton yarn from the source. I am thrilled because this will mean I can finish my cotton mile a minute afghan and also some secret projects for my Secret Santa swap partner on Ravelry.

Sure is starting to feel like Fall over here. I love September. It really is one of my favorite months..not too hot, not too cold...just right!

I appreciate all of you readers!!
I'll try to be more frequent with my postings...I've got lots to say and show you!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mount Pom Pomma Slippers

These sure did keep me busy!! 12 pairs of identical cheery school colors slippers!!
Want to show your school pride?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Little Chef

So in the last few days my little lady has told us that she wants to be a chef when she grows up. She is constantly making things for us...a purple hexagon toy becomes a cookie, a washcloth becomes a tortilla...and the other day she told us that she was going to make daddy a salad for dinner. (like he'd ever eat that!!)

Anyways, we went to a pizza/soup/pasta/salad bar last night for dinner. The waiter was very fun and friendly, and was talking a lot to the kids. I said, "Sissy, tell him what you are going to be when you grow up."  She thinks long about it then answers, "A woman." Ahaha we got a good laugh about that one.

After dinner, she wanted to say hello to the chefs working away behind the bar. Daddy took her over to the counter and told the chef she wanted to say hi to them. I was so proud of her...she didn't just say hi. My sweet little two year old says, "Thank you chef for my dinner."  I saw that grumpy, hard looking chef just completely melt. He squeezed her tummy and said, "Well I guess you really liked your dinner tonight!"