Tuesday, December 16, 2008


B's hat is too big.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Round Two Is A Go!!!

So round two of the crocheting business has gone much better.
I successfully made another beanie hat.
It did take me several attempts to get it right, but finally I got it.
Below you see a top view of B's new lovely hat!
And below here, a side view!
And below here a standing up side view, yes my beanies are so good that they can stand up all by themselves!!!!
And below is proof that my dear B's hat actually fits this time!
Pardon his lack of smile/attentiveness to the camera!
He is still cute nonetheless!
Thank you one and all for listening to my crocheting saga!
More to come I am sure.
B's last comment after thanking me:
"It is a bit loose, how do you make it tighter?"
I just can't seem to find that happy medium!
It will come in due time.
In other news:
I got and A and a B this semester!
Successfully getting my GPA high enough to apply to the RN program up here!
Woo Hoo!
And now, a story that I am still unaware of how I lived through it without laughing in this crazy ladies face!
So I was at work and the receptionist told me to go to a residents room to speak with her family.  Having dealt with this family in the past, I knew that I was in for a true treat.
I go up and find the family gathering some of her keepsakes and packing them away to take home with them.
She has recently been diagnosed with an ailment that once it hits full swing, she will not survive.  In the current moment she is fine and good though.
Anyway, the visitor takes me into the hallway and proceeds to speak to me about how she is arranging her loved ones funeral.
She tells me that she is going through the proper channels to get a permit to drive her loved ones dead body in their family van to her funeral.
The images I got in my head were not far off from 'Weekend at Bernies'.  I am simply not doing this story justice.
I guess you would have had to have been there.
All the while she is telling me about the money they will save going this route and all I could do was smile and nod and say the words "I bet".
Anyway lovely people, I will hear from you all soon I hope!
Much Love!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So Much To Say

So oh my gosh it has been FOREVER since I have blogged.
I honestly don't expect anyone to read this as I have been so bad at blogging, but it is truly quite funny for those who are still checking my blog.
Finals are done.
I really only had one that I needed to study for, but it was a killer nonetheless.
I feel good about it, but that doesn't mean anything.
So since I am done with school for a while, I decided to pick up a new hobby.
One of my residents gave me a beanie hat that she had crocheted and I thought 'Hey, I can do that'.
B loves the hat, so I figured, why not try to do it and make him some more hats.
So, I got some crochet hooks.
These are plastic hooks and they are very cheap.
I went with cheap stuff because I thought there is chance that I am gonna hate crocheting.
Why spend money on something I just might hate?
I also bought some yarn.  4 Skeins of it.
I bought a basic blue color to practice with and will used the multi-colored when I get better.
I was and am really excited about these multi-colored yarns because they are so stinkin' cute.
Anyway, I looked up some basics online and even watched a youtube video about how to crochet a beanie.
Here are my first few attempts:
There are some ladies at work that are very skilled at knitting/crocheting.
They told me to bring in what I had done and they would help me.
I showed them these three beauties.
We laughed and laughed and laughed.
They said that it looked like they might fit on the top of a penis.
I called Delaware later and told him my story and he told me to market them as 'Weanie-Beanies'.
I laughed and laughed and laughed.
The ladies at work told me it may be best to get a beginner book and some hooks that are not plastic.
so off to the craft store I went.
I bought this gem:
Oh yes there is a pattern in there for me to crochet a vest, and it is pretty sic. :)
In addition to the book I bought these aluminum hooks:
From there I learned basic stitches like the single crochet:
And the double crochet:
No it is not supposed to curve.
I did something wrong.
So I tried again:
And again:
And now I was tired.
The above picture is supposed to be a perfect square swatch.
I figured that since it was no longer curving that I would be okay to go on to the beanie hat pattern.
And here it is:
I was so thrilled.
As was B.  His favorite color is blue.
I just finished it last night.
As I was nearing the end of my final row, I told B it was just about ready to tie it off.
He was excited and teased:
"I can't wait to get it on my head."
I replied, "Me too!"
Here is how it fit:

We laughed and laughed and laughed.
I laughed so hard I was bawling.
Oh so funny.
I am gonna try again, but oh my gosh.
So darn funny.
In addition to crocheting, I finally decorated my house for Christmas.
Here is our tree:
It looks better in real life as it has all of B's old ornaments from when he was a kid on it.
I also decorated our table, something I have never really done.
And below is the rest of the decorations in the living room.
My Dad and Teach and my aunt have been so good to give me cute lil' Christmas bowls.
This year I put them all out and loaded them with candy.
It is quite nice to come home to a Christmas decorated house and the ability to eat a piece of candy of any sort from my cute little containers.
We mustn't forget the cutest lil' night light, also a gift from Dad:
This holiday season is fun so far, but still a little bit empty.
I am so used to hearing from Dad.
He and Teach are the ones that inspired me to fill all of my Christmas bowls with candy as that is what they always have had out at their house when we would get there for the holidays.
I love you all dearly and I hope that this blog entry put a smile to all of your faces.
If it didn't, lighten up!