Archive for May, 2005

ribbit ribbit

I finished the sherbert tank this evening. It worked up so fast, and looked really good. Then, I tried it on Beth, expecting it to look all cute. It would’ve been cute, too, if it hadn’t been too friggin’ small. Damn. I had to frog the whole thing.

I’ve worked on it non-stop for the past two days, so needless to say I’m a little disappointed. I should’ve paid more attention to how tight the starting chain was when I put it around her. That’s hard to do with a very energetic 2 year old, though. I know how much bigger it needs to be, and I could start again right away, but I’m not sure I want to. I’m itching to start on another project.

The kids’ dad finally paid some child support, so I took the kids shopping for clothes. While we were in Wal-Mart, I made my way back to the craft section (like I always do!). I was surprised to see that they have expanded their yarn selection and their knitting / crocheting tools selection. It’s mostly acrylic with some cotton and novelty yarns, but, hey, it’s more than they had last time I was there.

But I digress. While we were there, Lucy found some Lion Brand Incredible ribbon yarn and begged me to make her something with it. I’ve never seen her so excited about yarn before, so of course I bought it. I’ve decided that I’m going to make a halter top with it, and I’m going to try to design it myself. I’m so ready to get cracking on that, but I know I’d feel guilty for not finishing Beth’s tank top first. I’m not exactly sure why I feel that way – it’s just the way I am. It’s not like she’ll be disappointed, she’s not really old enough to understand things like that.

I also picked up one of those $1.50 cross stitch kits while I was there. It’s a cute little frog with a flower, and shouldn’t take too awful long to finish. I haven’t done any cross stitching in years, but my mom collects frogs, and I thought it would be the perfect addition to her collection. Maybe I’ll go ahead and start on that.


I finished it, now leave me alone.

About a month ago, I crocheted a wrist bag from a pattern I found on Crochetville. I showed it to my younger sister, and she loved it so much she begged me to make her one. I had already started working on Mariah, but I promised her I would make her one when I got time. She has done nothing but bug me about it since then. She even threatened to steal my whole yarn stash unil I finished it!

I finally got tired of listening to her, so I sat down and finished it tonight. It looks terrible. The seams are all wonky, the contrasting yarn I used doesn’t exactly look good, and I messed up on the flower. Normally I would rip it out and re-do it, but not this time. She can either take it as-is, or learn to crochet and make one herself. I hate to be mean to her, but she needs to learn a little patience. This is what happens when you rush me.

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I went to the grocery store earlier to get something for supper and some dog food. They have a new cashier there, a girl that I worked with for quite a while somewhere else. Now, I knew this girl was pretty ditzy, but I never expected this:

Girl: Wow, that’s a really big bag of dog food!
Me: Well, I gotta feed my boys.
Girl: Oh my god! You feed your kids dog food?

At first I thought she was joking, but nope – she was actually serious. My kids are girls, and while I haven’t ever fed them dog food, I’m sure Arien would eat it if she could get to it. She’ll eat just about anything.