Friday, June 23, 2006

Nadia Bolero Jacket

Yes, believe it! A crochet-related blog entry! I actually picked up the dusty crochet hook and COMPLETED an original project! I completed it Sunday night and just finished writing the pattern out (for the most part) last night. It works up pretty quickly. I like the yarn I used, which is some I purchased on Ebay on the cone, it feels light and drapey, perfect for over a sundress or with jeans. Thanks Deanna for modeling it for me.

Friday, June 16, 2006

B.S. Blog Entry

Just sitting here at work eating lunch and waiting on my boss to return so we can file a brief and hopefully, leave early today. Our office is closing at 3:00 because they are blocking the streets off around us for CITY STAGES the big music festival here in Birmingham. Only a few of the bands seem to appeal to me, not worth the ticket prices and the heat for me though. My fun-filled weekend plans include babysitting (my sister is on a cruise) my neices and nephew. They are always so excited when they get to come over, and tonight they get to spend the night. So we're going to hit Blockbuster Video and maybe Pizza Hut tonight and tomorrow they are excited about getting to run in my sprinklers (I needed to water the grass anyways).

Just got the brief, ready to file, I might just be outta here!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Hooked on Gardening???

So, this is what she's been up to instead of crocheting and designing patterns. I can blame the yardwork to a certain extent. This is the bed I made in the backyard a few weeks ago, it's amazing how much growth I have already compared to this photo. I find myself getting more into the gardening thing now and actually know the names of certain plants! I've even picked up an earthworm (not with my bare hands of course)! My mother came by (she has an amazing green thumb) and she was quite impressed with my choice of plants, the fact that they were planted in the correct conditions and just how the rocks turned out around the bed, and isn't that what's its really about anyways, the approval of our mothers...just kidding, but it did make me feel good.

I haven't completely abandoned crochet though. I saw a shrug that inspired me to pick up my hook and yarn last night and I'm eager to get home to work on it (after watering the plants). I brought it in to work with me hoping to steal a few minutes and get a few rows done. So far, it's still sitting in the bag next to me. I should take a photo and give you a sneak peek.