Friday, October 19, 2012

Autumn's New Sweater

 How is everyone doing this week? I have had the last two days off from work. Not because I wanted to, I slipped on some wet leaves on Wednesday and landed on my artificial knee. I am am going to be ok, but it was pretty scary. I dropped my phone when it happened and I couldn't get up. I tried to call my friend, who was driving away from my house, and my phone wouldn't work. Autumn helped me get inside to the computer chair. It has wheels. I got online and emailed a few people, my phone was dead and I had to get ahold of my husband. Then I got on Facebook and tagged a couple of people and asked for help. My boss, Heather, was here within minutes to help me. Whew, I was so terrified that I had broken a part of my new knee. Will came racing home and long story short, I am ok, just really sore. The upside, I have had lots of time for my hobbies. I finished Autumn's hoodie. She picked out the yarn. I wasn't sure how the yarn would look and then we had to wait almost two weeks to get one more skein to finish it. The pattern called for 1,000 yards, I used more than 1,300 yards and I checked the gauge. That kind of stuff drives me nuts. I don't live close to the yarn shop and I had even bought an extra skein just in case, but it still wasn't enough. It was worth the wait though. She wore it to school today.

 I am so proud of my little girl. She was with me when I got hurt and she was such a great little helper. She was scared but she did everything I asked her to do. We don't have a landline, I don't think very many people in the US do anymore. She was ready to go start knocking on the neighbor's doors to find me some help. Facebook is attached to email and most people have smart phones. My boss heard her phone ping and checked and saw that I had posted that I needed help and she came right over. Several people saw my post and were ready to come over. Made me feel a lot better. I am so clumsy. Made me feel like an idiot to fall like that. I really want to thank my friend, Heather Wyjack and her husband Tom, for coming right over. I admit, I was a complete emotional mess when they got here. So that is my post for the day. I had planned a different post, I need to talk about some awards that some friendly bloggers have given me. I will do that tomorrow. I also have a couple of projects that are just about done. I will talk to everyone soon. :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday's Tallies - Granny Love Update

 Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I am loving this fall more than most. We have our new house that I love living in. The place we were in before was always temporary, even though we lived there for two years. We have our privacy, we have nice neighbors, my daughter has two little friends that live next door. This is a good fall season for our little family.
 I have been working on my Granny Love blanket. I have around 60 more squares to go and then I am done. Whew! I have changed it considerably since the last time I posted about it. I will show the changes pretty soon. I don't want to show the whole blanket until it is done. I am close. Here are the squares I finished this week.
There are about 100 sitting here. Doesn't look like it when they are all piled up. Like I said, I made a major change to this blanket and I can't wait to show it. Pretty soon. This project is part of the One-A-Day group on Ravelry and Gingerbreadgirl hosts a link party every Tuesday. Go check out everyone's neat work. There are some really beautiful projects on the go. I will talk to everyone tomorrow. I have more things to blog about. :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

How To Crochet A Flat Join

 Thanks to my blogging friends, Lucy, Teresa, and Karisma, for helping me figure this out. This isn't the very best video and I am kind of nervous about putting myself on video. I think it will help people figure out the flat join. Like I said in last week's post, I am sure I am not the only person to come up with this method, but I did figure it out on my own. This is a nice way to join squares or any crochet work that you don't want to sew together. It doesn't have the bump in the middle like a lot of the joins I see.  Here goes.
I hope this works, please remember, I am not a professional video maker. Lol. I will post again tomorrow. I a lot of things to show and talk about right now. I have just been too busy to blog. Talk to everyone tomorrow.:)

Update, Trying To Post A Video

 I have been working on making a tutorial for the flat join. We made a video and I watched it and it looked like it turned out just fine. I can not get the video to upload on to the post. I have no idea why. So back to page one. If I can't get it to work I will take photos of the steps tonight after work. I was so happy to have finally gotten the video made. My husband works evenings and finding time when we are both home and awake at the same time is not easy. He took the video for me. Anyway, I will post something tonight. Hopefully it will be the video, which will be easier to follow than still photos. I have a lot of things to blog about too. It has been a busy crafting week for me. Talk to everyone tonight. :)