Sunday, September 23, 2007

Tag, I'm IT!

OK, here are the rules: Once tagged, you must link to the person who tagged you. Then post the rules before your list, and list 8 random things about yourself. At the end of the post, you must tag and link to 8 other people, visit their sites, and leave a comment letting them know they've been tagged.

Here I go!
Ummeyusef tagged me!

8 random things about me:

1. I hate bullies! Whether male or female, people who take advantage or otherwise pick on someone else, for benefit or for their own amusement, suck.

2. I'd rather drive than be driven. I am too much of a "back-seat driver" to just sit and let someone else take over. Besides, I get car sick very easy!!!!

3. I am not very coordinated...I'm the one in your aerobics class doing all the moves the opposite way than everyone else!

4. I pay close attention to detail, and can pick typos out of most printed publications. I try to overlook them, but they POP OUT at me!

5. I go to the mall about 2 times a year -- at the holidays for gift-giving, and to buy my boys school clothes. Other than that, you won't see me there. I simply shop AROUND it at all costs, and would buy everything online if I could.

6. I love really sour foods...steamed pork dumplings with rice vinegar, cole slaw, (OK, pretty much anything with vinegar on/in it), lemons, grapefruit, cranberry, etc. Maybe I am naturally very alkaline? I don't know?!

7. I have to plan everything. A Plan A and Plan B, really. I can't just "wing it"!

8. I'm an outdoor person, and a tomboy at heart, but if it all possible, please don't mess up my hair!

Now to tag 8 more people: (Some of my crochetville and myspace friends)

Crocheted Dreams
A Creative Spirit

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Wake Me Up When September Ends

I've got 2 more weeks of super-intensive "boot camp" training for school, so my crocheting has nearly slowed down to a screeching halt!! I am a weekend warrior for the time being, and so, unfortunately I probably will be a woman of few words here at my blog. Please forgive me, but if I have only a few minutes here and there to spare, you know I choose crocheting over blogging. I will be back the last week of September, after I have completed the majority of my classroom training.

Here are some photos I'm sharing of past projects, completed yet forgotten:

I have 3 tests tomorrow, so back to homework. TTFN!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Like, Totally, You Know?!

Here is a sneak preview of my "Totally 80's" striped handbag:

And its coordinating, polka dot lining:

The top edge is a reverse sc. I will post more photos after I've (gulp) sewed in the lining and zipper, and completed the strap. Don't hold your breath, as it may take me awhile. I'm NOT the best at using my sewing machine. If you can picture lots of cussing and ripping out seams, then you get the picture!

Plarn is not a dirty word!

I finally got the recycled plarn tote done, and it is so chotchky.... I love it for the conversation piece it has become! This baby is durable, has a good stretch to it, and is able to hold everything, even a sweatshirt, water bottle, and yes, a couple of Nintendos ("Here Mom, hold this please"). I will be making others, and am envisioning one made with pink and blue potpourri wastebasket bags!

Hairpin Lace update

Well, here's what I've done so far. Made 3 strips, and it kinda resembles the design in the pattern photo, so that's good, I guess. My gauge was WAY off on this...when the first strip was completed it was 10 feet long!!! I made the others 200 loops apiece and it is much more of a reasonable size.

Here's a preview of the completed shawl, from the book I was telling you about:

Close up of lace design: