Thursday, August 14, 2008

Busy busy busy...

I know, busy is nothing new here. But speaking of new, here is Astral, my most recent pattern for Hooked for Life I had finished it some time ago, but fell prey to the awful never finish an item without completing the pattern jinx, and it took me a while to recreate what I had done. It doesn't help that I am often too clever for my own good when it comes to construction - you may never have attached a bag bottom and sides the way I did here, so I had to explain it to you, but by Gosh there is hardly any sewing to do when you are finished.
Of course Little Loopy is modeling.

Other than that it's the usual here - three more afghans to finish. It seems like I have been stuck on the number three for some time, but that's because I am working on all three at the same time instead of sitting down like a normal person and finishing one, then moving on to the next. I blame it on my short attention span.

That and they are too darned big to drag to dance class with LL. She is back in training, so I am back to crocheting and knitting in the car park. Tonight I am going to relax with a chemo cap for Nichole's drive and hope for a little instant gratification boost.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


My poor camera is on its last pixels and shooting a might blurry, but this is one of the photos I could sort of salvage from The Knit and Crochet Show. This is Amy Shelton from Crochetville and I, hanging out on the lobby of the hotel, getting ready to tape my appearance on her podcast. She later returned the favor and appeared on the Getting Loopy! live show - we will have her back soon to tape a show of her very own. Doesn't she look fabulous in Doris Chan? Even with my sad broken camera, Doris' designs hold their own :-)Speaking of Getting Loopy! did you all hear Lily Chin last night? She was great - we talked for 45 minutes and never a dull moment. One of the things we talked about was her book Couture Crochet Workshop I took a class with her last year on achieving better drape and closer fit in crocheted garments and it was a real eye opener - and we used the principles from this book. I highly recommend it.

In another two-fer - my buddy Nichole found this wonderful and entirely apt mug for me. It has two sayings, both of which I live by.

Although sometimes I think my messy desk is more the mistress of me!

Back to afghan hell - boy will we be having a party when that book has shipped!