Thursday, April 17, 2008

bags bags bags.......

i find myself surrounded by BAGS. good thing we are doing the craft show in a couple of months. lol
we havent been doing anything, cause we are old and lazy like that. we took PDF to pizza hut the other nite, as it was kids nite and CINDERELLA was there. so does the bugger eat? no because "mommy's pizza is better" which, altho nice, did not make the mantoy happy. so this weekend, when we go out for his and the aunts birthday; PDF will be staying home! (with a sitter, of course)

i (sadly) cannot remember if i posted about recieving my secret pal reveal, but if i didnt, here goes: if i did.... well, ignore this part and remind me to take my ginko.

my pal was CAEDNKAT! we are very similar. she is also a SAHM, but she has 2 kids. (it would be nice if the stick would turn blue or something...for me! lol) she sent me a book i have wanted, positively crochet! and 3 skeins of simply soft to make a project from the book. i also recieved skully potholders, and a pucker purse. heres a picture:

or 5. lol! she also sent me 3 lite up hooks. C, D and E. i am slowly but surely getting all the sizes. i only need F, G, I, and J now. and my birthday is in june!!!
i am testing a pattern for a friend on the ville. i am using some BRIGHT colors. sunshine print, bright yellow and pumpkin, with shocking pink for the main color. its fun!
well, the child is in need of lunch, so i should probably feed her.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008



1 oz (or so…) of yarn (I used lion incredible ribbon yarn)
J hook
2 Bangle bracelets (I found mine at Wal-Mart…. 5.00 for about 20)

You also NEED to know how to crochet AROUND an object.
Chain 1 counts as a stitch.

Row 1:
Start with a slip knot on your hook, and insert the hook inside the first bangle.
SC around the bangle 7 times. (7 SC on bangle)

Row 2:
CH 1; turn and SC in same stitch. 2 SC in each stitch. (14 SC)

Row 3:
CH 1; turn and SC in same stitch. *1 SC in next stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch.*
Repeat from * across. (21 SC)

Rows 4 -20:
CH 1, SC across. (16 rows of 21 SC)

Row 21:
CH 1, *SC 2 tog, 1 SC in next stitch. Repeat across. (14 SC)

Row 22:
CH 1; *SC 2 tog across. (7 SC)

Row 23:
Holding other bangle, 7 SC around bangle. (7 SC)

Finish off; leaving LONG tail for sewing.

Sew up sides. Weave in ends.

Monday, April 7, 2008

for your information:

if you use a brillo pad on a cast iron griddle it WILL take off candle wax.
it WILL NOT harm the finish.

that is all.

oh, and my child is a monkey.