i definitely forgot…

how to knit.

i’ve never been a pro or even much past beginner, but i ran into a friend from my knitting group last weekend and promised to get back to the weekly gatherings. the next meeting would have been tonight but the hostess has been under the weather. i was just planning to go hang out as any project i might have going on needles was started so long ago who knows what the pattern even was. so this evening in lieu of the meeting i decided to start a new very very simple garter stitch dishcloth. yea… simple. so i turned to my trusty friend, youtube tutorials. found a wonderful lady who does a slow, repetitive cast on and knit stitch video and refreshed my memory. so short story long. i’ve now got a project going and maybe I can actually finish it. i have one of my fancy new better habits set up to knit a bit every evening after the other habits are done.

p.s. still rocking the better habits plan and mostly rocking the eating better plan. day 18, bitches.

Tiny little stockings

it has been awhile!  but i am back on the crafting bus 🙂  last night i went to an awesome class for Mini Christmas Stockings.. SO CUTE!  here is the top cuff and the leg of the sock so far.   another 6 or so rows and it will be time for the heel.  once i get that far, i go back to knit night for more direction 🙂   it is a challenge to work on such small needles, but it is a lot of fun once you get going 🙂  the toe and heel will be the red/white/green and the rest of the foot will be the red.

i will keep you updated!


March is National Craft Month! Bringing the past to the present! « Oldentimes’s Blog

March is National Craft Month! Bringing the past to the present! « Oldentimes’s Blog.


a very nice post by my mom honor some of the crafters she knows and many i know as well.

i will include her in this, as she has always encouraged me in my crafting endevours (and all other endevours as well, even those that seemed doom and indeed were doomed to fail) 🙂

so my Mom whos quilts cover my lap and crocheted slippers cover my feet 🙂

yea, i play with shrinky dinks…

i just love going to Jazi Crafts for classes, i have so much fun and so far no one has kicked me out for being my usual obnoxious self 😛


this weekend i got to play with Shrinky Dinks, well  that isn’t what they are called when you are a grown up, but it is all i could think of while i was doing it…

we started with the big white heart and the little purple one is how it ended up, pretty cool, huh..

now i want 100 sheets of the shrink plastic and a new set of colored pencils… i am ready to GO!

some close up pics of the front and back

2 page layout class

Today’s class was SO MUCH FUN!  we did a 2 page scrapbook layout for Jan 2011. We will be doing 2 pages for each month and we got this cool frame to display them in as well. some pictures below…


More on the hat…

here is a pic of the hat at its current state.  this is from the top down. I will probably work on it some more tonight.  I REALLY! REALLY! like the colors together.  I am liking the spiral and might just go with that all the way down rather than switching to the checkerboard pattern

My new hat

definitely crocheting a hat.. new colors.. purple and teal.. thought I would try something new 🙂  it will be a checkerboard pattern.. sort of a challenge with some stitch counting and color changing, but nothing too crazy, just single crochet all around.  it was Knit Night at Jazi Crafts tonight.  lots of awesome people to hang out with.

I will try to get some pictures of the beginnings of the hat up here tomorrow

tomorrow is also the 2 page layout class at Jazi Crafts and i am signed up for that… i haven’t scrapbooked in quite a while I am really looking forward to it.  the instructor is the same that taught my bracelet class right before Christmas.




I need more than one project at a time, lest I bore you all to tears with the Earwarmer update du jour.

I spent a lovely evening at my old haunt, the 4S branch of the San Diego County Library…

Caught up with old friends from the knitting group, including my first knitting teacher Allison and Jill who was also in that very first class. Some new people who have joined in after I moved away, and also got to see the library people i used to volunteer with so it was a great night.

we even had a few drop in to see what we were doing and stay to learn!!

Much progress was made on the Earwarmer, including some practice in ‘un-knitting’ when i realized my reversible colors had managed to switch places… i considered pretending i did it on purpose and calling it stripes but decided that would be cheating 🙂

I figure it is about 3/4 done… maybe only 1/2 I haven’t yet decided how big it is going to be…  that is the beauty of something you make up yourself, YOU get to decide when it is done 😛

apologies to the hat

So….. my awesome crochet teacher, Dee, assures me that the hat does not hate me, and I am doing a fine job.  perhaps my yarn is a bit thin and so perhaps  it is taking longer than I might like, but it will be a fine hat when it is done.  we discussed the addition of a pink heart thereby making it a Valentines Day hat rather than a Santa hat, I think that is more along my finishing time line 🙂

I only stayed a few minutes down at Jazi Crafts as I seem to be not feeling well this evening… just tired and stressed about the  ceiling I think, no actual illness.  I certainly hope not with Christmas just a few days away.

We have our tree up, but decorating will wait until Thursday night when we are all home at the same time.  most of my shopping is done, I need to get some wrapping done. but I am otherwise ready for the holiday.

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