Category: Crafts


Wearable art.

Here is how the necklace looks on me. Nancy says she has a round one like it also from Spain that her mother had. She took it with her when she and Wayne went to Spain and she got earrings to match. The woman told her they never change the designs, thats how she was able to get earrings to match.

Crafts

I finished my necklace. I may have already said that. Well anyway, I took some pictures and am going to post them here. The pendant is from Spain. Steve sent it to me. It was originally on a gold chain that I am now using to wear my locket since the chain from the locket is ruined. So I did up this beaded necklace. I think I did a good job mixing the colors.

Things going on today have left me in a bad mood. I started off with a headache I still have. I overhead some unflattering comments about me from M. The kids were fighting before M’s family got here and caused her more stress. They got in, I don’t know when, I was sulking in the basement. I didn’t get any sewing done, I wanted to but couldn’t. I made my necklace. I will take a picture of it for later. I used some leftover beads from the necklace I made for Gwen and some new beads I ordered. Right now I am watching murder by the book instead of going to bed like I should. I need to brush my teeth and go to bed, except I just heated some water to drink.

I also got my period today. So that is something else to bug me. I tried to order some contacts from 1800 contacts but the prices are wrong. I need to send them another e-mail to explain what I meant.

This is the book I just finished. I have become obsessed with reading all the books in the series.

To the gym, to the gym

M and I went to the gym. Although I love M., when she goes I have to go on the elliptical instead of the AMT. Oh well, at least I went.

Today I tried the cinnamon splenda in my oatmeal and it was so good! I think I’m in love.

I just downloaded 4 songs for Tigger and ordered the rest of the beads I need to make my necklace. When I make my necklace, I am going to fix M.’s necklace. It got broken when her luggage was searched when she went to Florida.

I have to go shower now, I will be back later, maybe today, maybe not.

Busted

The appropriate use police have caught up with me. So for a while I will not be blogging from work, not that I did very much anyway and not going on WW (WAAW) or checking my e-mail.

When I was cleaning my room I found some old cross stitch projects, along with the reading glasses I bought to do them. So that helped me get over being mad.

Someone mentioned that a friend of her daughters was just diagnosed with leukemia. She is 13. I thought about Nathan and wondered if I should say anything. Of course I didn’t, why make somebody feel sad when they want to feel hope? Anyway, Nathan was 20 years ago, there has been tremendous progress made in treatments since then.

Sunday was Kate and Josh’s going away party. I ate too much.

I have made it back to Allsport. Yay for me!

Well I am going to check my WW threads and then stitch some, then go to bed.

BYE BYE

WW and crafts.

WI this morning I was down 0.4 pounds. Here is the holder I made for my MP3 player.

Baby blanket

I don’t have a picture of this, and I am not sure about the amount of yarn, I am making another one and will adjust this and add the picture when I am done.

Small Baby Blanket (2 color)
MATERIALS
Sugar ‘n Cream Worsted Weight cotton yarn
Color A: 10 ounces/390 yards; Color B: 8 ounces/267 yards
Size 7(4.5 mm) and size 8(5.0 mm) knitting needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
40” x 28”
GAUGE: 20 sts and 26 rows to 4”/10cm with size smaller needles. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
With color A and smaller needles cast on 146 stitches. Knit 8 rows. Switch to larger needles.
* Knit next 6 rows with color A.
Row 7: K8, attach color B and K61, attach color A and K8, attach color B and K61, attach color A and K8.
Row 8: K8, attach color B and P61, attach color A and K8, attach color B and P61, attach color A and K8
Repeat rows 7 & 8 six more times.
Repeat from * 7 more times.Work 6 rows in garter stitch with color A. Switch to smaller needles. Knit 7 rows in garter stitch. Bind off knit wise.

Small Baby Blanket (1 color)
MATERIALS
Sugar ‘n Cream Worsted Weight cotton yarn
18 ounces/657 yards
Size 7(4.5 mm) and size 8(5.0 mm) knitting needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
40” x 28”
GAUGE
20 sts and 26 rows to 4”/10cm with size smaller needles. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
With smaller needles cast on 146 stitches. Knit 8 rows. Switch to larger needles.
* Knit 6 rows.
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: K8, P61, K8, P61, K8
Repeat rows 7 & 8 six more times.
Repeat from * 7 more times.
Work 6 rows in garter stitch. Switch to smaller needles. Knit 7 rows in garter stitch. Bind off knit wise.

Colorblock blanket

Here is my current project. It is a colorblock blanket. I had all these balls of yarn, all the same yarn, but different colors. Its a cotton acrylic blend so it is really soft. I read about this blanket in a book or magazine, but didn’t really want to buy the book or magazine. So I took the yarn and started knitting. This blanket is knitted from the center out. The first block I knitted was yellow. Then I attached the orange and knitted an orange stripe, then I picked up stitches along the edge and knitted another orange stripe, so the orange is the shape of an L. I kept doing that all around. I have no idea how big this thing will be when it is done, I am just knitting until I run out of yarn. Actually, I bought more yarn so it would be bigger, but I couldn’t find the same brand, so now I have more colors! As you can see, I started it in a garter stitch, but decided it would look better in a stockinette stitch, and it does. So if I do this again, that is how I will knit it from the start.

And if I don’t have enough yarn for another block, I am knitting washcloths!

Tuesday Progress Notes

I made it to 18, the last 4 in a bowl of ice cream. The website says it is 5 points, but since I had 6 activity points I don’t really care. What makes me mad is I had this all typed out and the blog shut down on me. Now I have to retype it and it is difficult because I am trying to type with white gloves on! I have white gloves on because my fingers are all cracked so I put Neosporin on the tips. Anyway, when I climb the stairs in my building (work) I can make it to the 8th floor before I have to rest. I posted to that thread I mentioned in an earlier post in this blog and told them I was wearing my “skinny” jeans. Suzzy congratulated me. At All Sport I weighed 132.25. I couldn’t weigh myself at home because they were having the book study. Tomorrow is Nick’s concert.

This is a necklace I designed and made. There are some things I don’t like about it. If I ever make another I will fix the things I don’t like.

New WW program

It is finally here, the new WW program. I now have only 18 points to eat a day. Today, I ate 16. HA HA HA. Well, I don’t feel as bad as if I had to eat 20. I reset my profile to show a goal of 110. I think that is reasonable. At my height I can go down to 107. Anyway, my new pedometer shows I walked 10,631 steps today. I earned 7 activity points and drank 64 ounces of water. I told M.S. my pedometer had died so she sent Fred down to give me her old one. He knocked on my door and said, “Bella, I have a speedometer for you! No its a step-om-eter.” He is so cute.

These are some earrings I made.