Sunday, September 24, 2006

The other day I put Boo in her excersaucer and sat down on the floor next to her. I figured I'd get a couple rows of crocheting done before she decided she didn't want to be in the saucer anymore. After a minute or two I realized she was being very quiet and I looked up at her and she was just watching my hands. She must have sat there for about 10 minutes after just quietly watching me crochet. This is the girl who wakes up talking and squealing every morning and makes noise all day long just cause she can. She did it again last night, Adam was trying to play with her and she was completely ignoring him and watching my hands instead!

So, how early is too early to put a hook and yarn in her hands? Maybe I should start her stash now so she won't be stealing from mine!!

FYI - Boo is my 4 month old daughter, her nickname changes almost weekly tho Boo seems to be sticking the longest

Friday, September 15, 2006

I was cleaning this morning instead of crocheting (what was I thinking?!?) And I found what I guess would be my first attempt at designing. I wanted to make an afghan and had this "super cool idea!" I made 3 really long stips of just one row each of dc's then braided them together and sc around to hold it together. I really liked how it came out but then realized, since it's only maybe 2 inches wide and 5 feet long, I'd have to make a bazillion of these these strips to make enough for an afghan. My ambition completely deserted me. So a year later I find this poor forgotten thing in the bottom of a bag of yarn and have decided that if I add another round of sc to the border it'll make a super cool scarf!!

I think for now I'll let other people do the designing.
Speaking of patterns, yesterday I found the Blue Ribbon Crochet book by House of White Birches at the grocery store of all places for only 5.49! Add another couple patterns to the mile long to do list.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Between Meals Centerpiece - 80% done
Baby bibs - 1st one 40%
Gwen's 12 inch doilies - 0/2
Ryan's 7 inch doilies - started 1/6
Whitney's afghan - 1 half done / 6 squares
Celtic Lace afghan - 30%
Family names in filet - 2/6
Pony - 70%
Grandpa's scarf - 50%
Surprise afghan - 70%

Hello and welcome to my new blog!! This is mainly going to be about my crochet adventures. I've been trying to get a bit more organized with my many projects and hopefully this will help. I can now show off my many works in progress and hopefully someday show off some finished projects!! Someday I'll get back into customizing my little ponies and will most likely show those off here too. Please excuse my randomness and PLEASE excuse the lameness of my blog name. This was a spur of the moment sort of thing and that's the best I could come up with.

And just in case there's any confusion,
FadedBlue is my crochetville name
Pikaboo is the name I use just about everywhere else
I was going to use FadedBlue for this blog but it is apparently already in use by someone else.

K, enough excuses!! Time to make some lists.