Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I am actually taking a break from crocheting...crocheting what you ask...scarves of course...tons of them. I have several orders for scarves from work, and possibly a large one coming in from a friend's college classmates (we'll see how that pans out...hopefully good, I could use the extra money this time of year).
Today was pretty nice, I only worked three hours, got my Christmas bonus and went shopping for a few items to make Thanksgiving dinner for me and William. Of course, I'll do the big dinner tomorrow with family, but I decided to cook my own dinner on Friday. My menu includes: Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens; Cornbread Dressing, Cranberry sauce; Macaroni and Cheese; Carmelized Brussels Sprouts with Sunflowers (don't gag thinking about it, we both love brussels anyway);Yeast rolls; Collard Greens; Yam casserole; Cherry congealed salad and Pecan pie bars. Just typing that I'm thinking that's a lot for me and William, but it's a long weekend so I'm sure it'll be fine. I had to get recipes for just about everything. That tells you how often I cook from scatch.
Monday, November 6, 2006
Before I stray too long, I decided to post while I was browsing other blogs. I'm fighting to type right now because Baloo is nudging my hands, begging for affection, so bear with me. I'm wondering if anyone even reads this thing, so I'll feel free to ramble for a sec.
I can't believe it's already November and I haven't started crocheting any gifts. I just have a few hat and scarf sets to make, and maybe a purse or three. I am inspired by a lot of designer purses I see in magazines. They are inspiring me to create a design for one, I'd really like it to be felted also. Who knows, I might get a gift out of it that I don't have to pay for! I'm just a bit intimidated by wool and the sizing issue when it comes to felting. And why is it so expensive? I'm afraid of doing hours of work, tossing it in the washer and coming out with something suitable for a doll. I'd feel really ripped off. I guess that's where "gauge" must come in (yikes).
Anyways...I think I'll go and try to decide on some yarn for that purse I was talking about...or maybe for a scarf.