Friday, April 18, 2014

Finished Objects Friday...

Haven't done one of these in a while, but I have a few finishes...

Last night I finished a quick bunny hat with flowers for a friend's baby....

I've been in a couple of recent swaps...so for the fairytale swap...I made her a couple of headpieces...a crown headband (which you can also wear as a necklace)



A rose barrette
And a mermaid scale barrette...her favorite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid....


And another quick baby hat I sent off to a friend for her first grandchild...


Joining Fiber Arts Friday and Creative Friday, Tami is traveling and wasn't sure she'd get a post up..


Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's Not For Me.....honest!

I am heading to WEBS......to shop for two swaps....I'm not looking for myself...honest!  But ya' know if I see that deep blue color I was eyeing on another blog.....all bets are off!

The Passion of The King

I've never felt the need to wear my religion on my sleeve or proclaim who I am religiously, but here is the FYI....I was raised Lutheran, my mom was raised Catholic...my husband was raised Catholic...I do not attend church on a regular basis, but I believe in God and an afterlife....I did attend church regularly as a child and even went to a Lutheran school for 4 years....so I learned the Bible...but I also believe that religion and people's faith have caused more wars and heartbreak in this world than anything else.

But last night I went to see a production of The Passion of the King, put on by a local church, Crossroads Community Cathedral because a former student was in the ensemble and I was invited.  It was also her 13th birthday.

The first act was very long....each scene was long and they didn't all necessarily have to end with a song.  But there were some truly beautiful singers on stage.  The highlight of the first act was a scene with all children and Jesus...then they dance and sing....it was adorable. 

The second act was very different.  It was extremely powerful.  The second scene is The Last Supper scene and very well done...I teared up in two scenes, Simon Peter denying Christ three times....and when Christ was flogged...what you can't see in that picture, is Mary singing and wailing throughout the flogging...very effective...

The crucifixion scene was brutal (there is a warning that no children under 6 should be allowed, and the little children were not on stage during this) and I cried.

When Jesus walked out of the tomb, the audience broke into applause.

I'm glad I went, it was a very good production....and I got to see one of my favorite students and her mom on stage....


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Really? And a WIP catchup....

This is what we woke up to...snow....after a 70 F day yesterday.....this winter really does not want to give up...

I was going to head to WEBS today, but the roads are a bit of a mess...there was a trailer accident and there is oil on one of the roads I need to pass and it's stop and go.....so I will head up there tomorrow...

On the reading front, I have been reading Beautiful Creatures...I saw the movie, it intrigued me, I downloaded the book...it's interesting, not the best book ever, but interesting....

Yesterday I took a look at my WIPs....or well some of them...last week I had taken this picture..
All those bags are filled with something....so I took stock....

My Rainbow Wings is no longer spaghetti and working on the fourth wedge now...

Ah, my Tutti-Frutti cowl...thinking this will be a gift..her birthday is coming up....

My Faces in the Wallpaper sock..I love this pattern, but I tried figuring out where I was on it last night and had to put it aside...it was too late and I was going to make a mistake...and some stitches had dropped off the needles, so it needs some repair work...

H's Everyday Socks....again I really love how these are turning out....

I just fell of the sock bandwagon and joined the shawl one....
Love this yarn...and the pattern, simple for me.....

Working on another baby hat...

and finally..my dissertation for this tournament....I haven't touched it since I did my gauge swatch...but last night, I did this...
Two of the bags were filled with leftover yarn, so I emptied those out...but I'm still missing a couple of projects bags...uhm.....

Joining in today...Tami and Yarn Along










Tuesday, April 15, 2014

UCONN

Our state university, The University of Connecticut, has done something no other university has done...they have won national titles in basketball for BOTH the women and the men!!!  Not only once, but twice!  First in 2004 and then again this year....they also won a national title this year in field hockey (I believe)...It's pretty exciting in our little state during March Madness!


 This is the Women's 9th title!!!!!!!! And they went 40-0!!!!

This is the Men's 4th title!!!!


On Sunday, we decided to go to the celebratory parade!  What fun!
There were A LOT of people!!

I found my very own stepstool to stand on...

Here they come!!!!!



The women were first.......



Then the men....

there was a rally after, but we didn't go to that.....but what a fun way to spend the day!



Sunday, April 13, 2014

YOP #15...and this happened.....

Spring Break...finally!  I have so much to do this week though...one of them is taxes...yep down to the last minute on those...we have been paying in the last couple of years, so I wait to do them.....since we don't have children or own a house, they are actually pretty easy to do..just a couple of hours...then I'll be doing some spring cleaning....I still have a few Santas up in a couple of corners...But I am also going to be crafting..and yesterday I sat down and tried to figure out what was wrong with Rainbow Wings...First wedge, 39 ridges, second wedge 50 ridges, third wedge 30 ridges...yeah...this happened...
I frogged it.....the Hubs said it looked like a mass of colorful spaghetti....but by the end of the night, we were back to here
Actually, I am on couple of rows into the second wedge.....I really want to wear this...so I am hoping to get the majority of it done this week....

I also made a baby hat and started on a second one.  But that was it.....I survived my very busy week and I can't wait to relax this week...beautiful weather, I opened the window for the first time yesterday....hopefully a trip to Northhampton, which will involve a stop at WEBS.....no big plans, just cleaning, relaxing and crafting...have a wonderful week all....

2014 Completed Projects: 
Gift Cowl 1/3/2014
17/17 Hats for students (December/January 2014)
Chicago Mitts (1/15/14)
Take Two Cowl (1/11/14)
Take Three Cowl  (1/22/14)
Twin Cowl (1/23/14)  
It's a Flesh Wound cowl (2/3/14)
BOK BOK (2/23) Ravellenics
Rainbar (2/22) Ravellenics
Rainmitts (2/22) Ravellenics

Rainbow Pom (2/9) Ravellenics
Helmetbow (2/22) Ravellenics
Jasper Hat and Mitts (2/23)

Elegant Downton Hat for swap (3/16/14)
Leprechaun Tam and Beard (3/16/14)
Baby Jacob Hat (3/23/14)
Sockhead Hat (3/28/14)
Dr. Who Scarf (2/13/14)
Oliver's Hat (4/8/14)
Crochet Crown (4/6/14)
Crochet Mermaid Barrette (4/6/14)
Crochet Rose Barrette (4/6/14)

WIPS: Crochet:
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Aran Blanket: (Started 2009): two panels done
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Betty Shrug: I don’t know how long I’ve been working on this, but it only has an arm and a border to go.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done.Orange cotton wrap (started ?)
Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)
 

Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Knit the Sky (1/1/14)
Light in Shadows (1/14/14)
Tutti-Frutti Cowl (12/31/14)
Colored Wings (2/8/14)


Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Faces in Wallpaper (Sept 2013)
Adele Socks (April 2013)
H's Everyday Socks (Jan 2013)  
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)

Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in
Misc:
Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt
Water Bottle Cozy
 

Gifts/Charity: 
Owl for Rose
Hats for friend's babies
2 Stargate keychains
1 pair Stargate earrings  
1pair fingerless gloves

WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern
Sweaters:
Baroque Tabard Tunic
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat
Cowl Vest
 

Shawls/Scarves/Cowls 
Rockefeller
Wholehearted
West End Scarf 
Gathering Leaves
Alhambra
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 
Fraxinus 
Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Multnomah
Leylines 
Holden Shawlette
Daybreak
Trellis Shawl
Bedford Springs Shawl   
 

Hats and Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat
Felicity
Stellar
Cabled Headband
Fetching  
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set
Preposterous
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat
 
Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Hey, Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
 

Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag

Saturday, April 12, 2014

PITA

This Heartbleed thing is a pain in the arse.......seriously I just changed all of my passwords about 4 months ago....and there are some accounts I rarely use...like tumblr and instagram...I should just delete them...I don't really get them.....I just opened them when I got my new phone..but I never use them...

today is the first day of Spring Break, well technically Monday is...as I always have Saturday off....I am still in the pj's...I did some online shopping this morning...oh damn didn't change my etsy password...

I'm gonna spend the day trying to figure our what the hell I did wrong on my Wingspan...another PITA.....

So here's hoping everyone has a beautiful weekend.....

See the little pink one?  I just added it to my collection, seriously..who could walk by that face?