Archive for January, 2008

Dr Office

Today I was at the Dr office, because my son is sick. While I was there a woman in the waiting room wanted to buy the cell phone holder I made the other day. lol!

The eyeball method ;-)

My husband just came home from off the road. He just started truck driving and this was his first time out. We didn’t get much time to prepare for his trip. When he left all he had with him was a small duffel bag of cloths and a sleeping bag. We were wanting to get him a cell phone so he could call home and let us know he was ok instead of having to find payphones to use. (payphones can get really expensive, especially if he has to call collect) We were told he would be gone two weeks, but he ended up being gone almost a month instead. (I was not a happy camper) While he was out he went through a lot of cold snowy areas and my poor baby didn’t have a hat to keep his bald head warm. During his training he isn’t making much money, and all he could afford was a hat at a good will. It most definitely helped, but it wasn’t long enough to cover his ears. So when he got home I knit him a nice warm hat for him to take. I don’t have a pattern for it, I just knit in the round until it was the length I wanted it to be then started reducing.
 
Also while my sweetie’s home we both got cell phones with a family plan, so we can talk to each other anytime of the day or night without being charged extra. (this last time there were times I didn’t hear from him for two or three days, because he couldn’t find  a working pay phone) The lady at the phone place gave us two free phones since we signed up for a contract. I’m thrilled we got free phones, because if we would have had to buy them, we would only have been able to get one, but we didn’t get a choice of phones, so  they are both black. That’s my least favorite color for a cell phone, mostly because it’s hard to find a little black cellphone inside a purse. (It tends to be dark inside purses 😉 Sooo… I decided it would be a good idea to crochet myself a very bright hot pink cellphone holder. That ought to make it a little easier to find! LOL! My husband liked the case I made for myself so much that he wants me to make one for him now. He asked that I not make his pink though. hehe
 
 
The cell phone case was also made using the eyeball method, so no pattern to give you. Sorry… 😦

A couple of things completed

I managed to get a couple of things completed. I finally finished the shadow knit scarf I’ve been making for my daughter last night as well as a double knit scarf I was making for DH. I ran out of yarn though for the double knit one so I’m pretty sure it’s going to be too short for a grown man to use. My youngest son loved it and was snuggling with it last night while we was watching TV, so I think I’m going to give it to him and make DH a blue one instead. (the other one is brown).
 
I used my knitting board to make the scarf. It was the first time I’ve used it, and I really like the fabric it makes. Sort of thick and squishy. It felt really nice to me. I would love to have a blanket made from it. I’m just not sure if I’m up to having to sew a bunch of strips together. (that would be the only way for me to make a blanket using this loom, since it’s so short).
 

Lost projects

My voice blog post about my missing projects. click here

100 year old lace tablecloth

This is a voice recording of me talking aobut what happened yesterday

http://www.snapvine.com/bp/GyFumr1CEdyaowAwSFsOKg