Sunday, December 28, 2008

Goodbye to 2008 ~ Hello to 2009

Mom has always told me that as you get older the years go by quicker and quicker. She wasn't joking!!! Can it really be that 2009 is less than a week away? How can that be? There were so many things I wanted to do in 2008 that just have not happened.

But, the hook has been flying away. Since my last posting: 2 hats, 2 scarves, Aubrey's Travelghan - all of these have been completed. Still working on yo yoghan #12. This is a slow project. Needed some instant gratifications. And some quick stash busting. So the hats and scarves were completed. Good thing as CFAC is having a scarf CAL for January! Yippee!! For once I can say I am ahead of the game. lol

Yesterday I was able to meet up with the knit group at the local bread store. They love me even if I cannot knit. We spent 3 hours playing with yarn and talking about life. No phones, no kids scraming...just female adult time. And I tried starting a baby blanket, but I was too busy talking that I just never got my stitch counts right. That's alright. I figured it out when I got home.

Last week on the news, I heard that a Toys for Tot's distribution center in Orlando had run out of toys. This broke my heart. Especially since a family member of mine had to rely on this program this year. Luckily, her distribution center was not affected by this. Usually I will buy one toy and put in the Toys for Tot's collection box. But for 2009, I am going to buy one toy a month. 12 toys by December. They may not be the big expensive items, but a board game or a book. Maybe even a soccer ball or a foot ball. With the way the economy is going, next Christmas will be the same, if not worse, than this year. Christmas is about the the birth of our Lord and Saviour. And I feel like He is calling upon me to do a little more for others and less for myself.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Here I Am

Seems like I am posting only once a month lately. Does this mean I am not on the computer much?? I guess after being on this nasty creation all day at work, I don't much feel like hopping right back on when I get home.
The crochet hooks have been keeping me occupied during my ups and downs of the past few months. (yes, still traveling down the path of uncertainty.) Can't remember what had been completed when I last posted (should I have read it first?? Probably). If I repeat myself, please just skip over whatever you already know.
Let's see...A grannyghan was made for a friend going thru radiation treatments. (he received it yesterday and was speechless. Definately NOT something he is.) Yo yoghan #11 has been sent and # 12 is already about 30% done. A no brainer scarf pattern was used and made in 2 days. Made a travelghan for the infusion center. This was such an easy and fun project, I decided my granddaughter should have one for Christmas. All that is left to complete this project is to put 2 buttons on it (that have to be bought yet) and to make the handle. There are several bookmarks that just need the ends tied in. Did about half of them a couple nights ago. Now to just sit and do the rest (worst part of crocheting is sewing in those nasty little ends.)
Oh, and I have been asked to make 3 pair of bunny slippers -yes!!! Commissioned work!! The colors requested?? 1 in purple and 2 in orange. Don't ask about the colors as I have no clue. But hey...commissioned work!!!