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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A New Name and A New Look

I decided to change the name of this blog to go along with the website we are putting together. I also changed the template (once again) and I've finally gotten all my links put on the page, along with my RSS feeds, paypal donation button, and the blogarithym blog update form. In other words, this blog is now back in full swing again. Yay!

Too Much To Do And Not Enough Time To Do It!

I feel like I am about to go crazy lol. I have too much stuff to do and not nearly enough time to do it. Since I'm pretty much broke I'm resorting to making all of my christmas gifts this year which includes two scarfs, and three if not more caps which have to be finished before the 25th of December. I still have tons of work to do on our website if I'm going to have it up and running by February. I want to get an early start on my spring cleaning this year so I can get this place cleared out. There is just too much junk laying around that hasn't been used in ages and I'm tired of looking at it.

For someone like me who only works three days out of each week you would think I'd have time to do all these things. Maybe I'm just very lazy or maybe I try to do too many things at once. I should have gotten started on the christmas gifts two months ago and they would have been finished by now and I should have finished all the spring cleaning when it was spring time....

Anyway I have been offered the chance to buy my mothers jeep which isn't the greatest vehicle around but it seems to be pretty dependable and I really need a ride. The weather is really getting cold and bitter now and it's not fun riding my bicycle to work. It will be nice to have a way to go again.

Well I gotta get busy knitting. I'm working on a fun fur scarf for my sis-n-law. I'll post a picture of it soon.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Crocheted Christmas Tree Ribbon Is Finished

You never really know how long 30 feet really is until you try to crochet something that long lol. I think I put about 9 hours of work into this altogether. I finished it up last night.

And here is a close up of it draped on the tree. The picture isn't crystal clear (sorry) but you get the idea. Now all I've got to do is finish knitting up the white bows and my tree will perfect (I think lol)... well at least it will look better than it ever has before anyway.

Well, I'm having a rough weekend! Work is absolutely kicking my ass! But it's ok... I only have one more day to get through and then I get four days off to knit, crochet, work on my site, sit on my ass..... you know.... play time! Yay *smile*

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Crocheted Christmas Tree Ribbon

I am currently crocheting this Christmas tree ribbon. It's almost 30 feet long so it should fill up my tree a lot.... and I'm making great use of some old crochet thread that has been stashed in boxes for ages. I should be able to put this on the tree in a few days if I can find the time to finish it throughout the weekend.

We've gotten the tree filled out with white lights now. It's looking better than it was a few days ago. I think the tree will be beautiful after I finish the ribbon and maybe a few more knitted bows.

I took out a short amount of time today to start getting this blog back in order. So far I've managed to get my blogger profile filled out. Over the next week or so I'll try to get my links back up along with my RSS blog feeds. I appreciate everybody's patience with this. Time is very crucial right now as always so I haven't been able to get this blog rolling along as it used to be but it will get better after the holidays are over.

It is soon going to be time for us to start breaking out the beads and jewelry making supplies again to start making some new summer jewelry. I can't wait to get into that!

I discovered this while surfing the web today. It's a braiding wheel that is used to make bracelets and the KID in me WANTS one. I have always enjoyed making friendship bracelets since I was very young and this thing looks like it would be fun. The technique which I also discovered today is a form of japanese braiding called Kumihimo. I added it to my Amazon Wishlist. Unfortunately Amazon doesn't have this in stock as of yet.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

Well it's that time of year again. Thanksgiving is next Thursday, and then Christmas is coming soon. I am officially in holiday mode now..... ok well I've got lots of things I WANT to do.... but that doesn't mean I'll be able to do it all lol. I have a lot of work to do to decorate my tree this year. I have maybe 10 or 15 ornaments in all to go on a six foot tall tree. I have never really had a pretty christmas tree in my own home, so I'm gonna be busy over the next few weeks trying to make some ornaments. I will either knit them, or crochet them.... and I thought about stringing some bead garland as well. I've already made a few knitted bow ornaments and they look awesome. Check out the picture below.

I'm planning on making two dozen of these red and green knitted bow ornaments of which I have fifteen of them made so far. Then I'm going to make two dozen more in white. After that I have no clue what other ornaments I'm going to make. We'll just have to see when that time comes.

This is my ugly christmas tree. Yes, that's right. The christmas tree is up a week before Thanksgiving. Early I know, but I couldn't wait lol. I love christmas trees. I have a lot of work to do if I'm going to make this tree look good. I'm not sure if you can tell, but there are both color lights, and white lights on my tree lol. The reason for that is because half of my old white lights are blown out so I had to make due by adding my string of color flasher lights. It's only temporary though. I bought new white lights today and I'm planning on taking the tree apart on Monday and completely restringing the new white lights on it. I do not like the white lights mixed with the color lights. It doesn't look bad... but it doesn't look good either.

Anyway, guess what!! I got my hair cut today. I didn't get cut that much... just cut some off the back to even it up all around my fat head. I've never had my hair cut in this style before so I think it's gonna take me some getting used to, but I don't think it looks too bad. And I think it will help to make it all look better once it grows out again.

I've got another new cap to show off. I finished this one last night. This one is a ribbed style, blue with a white stripe. I wasn't sure it was going to come out very well. It's another one of my own patterns. I like it, and I'll be making a lot more of these. It will be fun to experiment with colors and stripes with this pattern.

Well my work weekend begins tomorrow so I won't get to do very much crafting or work done on my website. You know what? I hate working lol. It takes away too much of my knitting and play time, but I gotta pay my bills right. Ugh! *rolls eyes*

Friday, November 11, 2005

Cool Guy's Knit

I'm getting more progress done on our website, Cool Guy's Knit, and it's really starting to look good I think.

I woke up late today which sucks because I had planned on getting some work done on my knitting, but it doesn't look like I'll get to it this evening.... at least not much of it anyway. Working on our website is consuming most all of my time.... but damn it's fun lol.

It sucks that I gotta work Saturday and Sunday so I won't get much of anything done... on my knitting or on the website until Monday rolls around again.

The weather is still getting colder and I'm still hating it! Blah, screw winter!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Having A Blast!!

I've been spending a lot of time over the past two days working on our website and I'm having so much fun with it. If you would like to see how it's coming along you can click this link to check it out.

We are starting a tattoo gallery (among lots of other things) on our website. So if you have a really cool tattoo and wouldn't mind letting us show it off we would love it if you could send us your picture to be added to the gallery. Just send us the email with your pic, along with your name, the state you live in, and your homepage web address if you have one to (my email address), and I'll get your photo and homepage in the gallery. It would also be nice if you could tell us what inspired you to get your tattoo, when you got it, and if your tattoo is especially unique tell us what it means or represents.

I haven't gotten much knitting done this week since I finished the christmas cap, but I did get started on a ribbed skull cap. It's blue and it's gonna have a single white stripe on it. I'll try to get it finished and post a picture soon.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Changed Template

Well as you can see, I have changed my template (again). I'm using one of bloggers default templates which I don't really like, but since I have so many other things to do I really don't have time to build a cool template for this blog. But maybe I'll get a chance to jazz it up a bit when the holidays are over.

I haven't had a chance to rewrite my blogger profile or add links or anything else, but I will as soon as I get some time. Well I'm off to work on my website for awhile. Later!!

Finished Christmas Skull Cap

I finally finished this last night. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Starting Over

Well I've been having some trouble trying to get this blogger page back up and running. I have lost all of my archives to this blog so here we go with a brand new start...... and I don't think I like this template I'm using right now so I'll probably be changing it soon.

Here's a couple of things I've been working on lately.....

I started on a Christmas Skull Cap using red, white, and green variegated yarn. I'm not sure how it's going to turn out.

I've also been working my ass off on building my new website. The image below shows a small preview of what the site looks like. I had forgot how much work building a website can be. It took me all day yesterday just to get pictures of eight caps and get them indexed on a shopping page. Anyway that's what I've been up too lately.

Doesn't my site look cool!? I gotta run for now.... I got a late start this morning and I've got tons of things to do....