Friday, March 07, 2008

Where the F%$# have I been?

Long time no post....nice to see you again....yadda yadda yadda....LMAO

Here at home I have been going on a HUGE organizing and purging crap kick. I'm just sick and tired of looking at the clutter and we really don't need this much CRAP sitting around the house. Soooo, I've been busy getting rid of old kids toys that no longer get played with, old baby, kid and grown-up clothes that don't fit anyone anymore and general odds and ends that I'm just sick of looking at. I'm slowly feeling better about the clutter levels around here, but I still feel like I don't even want to sort through it anymore, I just want to throw it all away. But, I can't do that. There are some important documents that need salvaged and I really do want to keep the coming home outfits that each of my kids wore on their trip home from the hospital after being born. Once I get those things out, I'm just going to chuck the rest.

Even with all the lugging of boxes and sorting of crap, I have been working on some yarn projects. I started 2 new projects that have been my primary focus and I still don't have Phineas or Earl Grey done....oops. oh well, they'll get done eventually. My 2 new wip's are a Granny Square baby blanket I'm crocheting for my cousin who's pregnant, and a Mr. Greenjeans sweater for me.
This first pic is the baby blanket. I'm using a crappy, frustrating, snaggy yarn, but it's soft, squishy, warm and machine washable. It's Joann Sensations Rainbow Boucle yarn that self stripes in shades of red. It was on sale for $5 and it's over 800 yards so I took a gamble on it. I wont be buying anymore of it (but I did buy a ball that shades from black to grey when I bought the red ball so I have another ball to use up, maybe I'll use the black/grey ball for a boarder on the red) This blanket is working up pretty quickly, I've only been working on it for 2 days now and it's big enough to cover my legs (but not my feet) when I have my footrest up. Granted, I'm only 5'2", but still, it covers my legs....LOL

This is my Mr. Greenjeans. I'm using WEBS Valley Yarns Northampton in the Amethyst color. I'm really pleased with this yarn so far. It's not the softest yarn, but it's not scratchy and totally wearable against your skin. It has great stitch definition, It's just a fantastic all purpose wool yarn. As for the sweater, it's a really simple top down raglan sweater (and if you've been reading my blog long, you've seen I really like doing the top down raglans) with cables. I'm finished with the body and I'm several inches into sleeve #1. Still left to go is the rest of sleeve #1, Sleeve #2, and then the button band/collar.

damn...I'm out of things to write about on here, so I guess it's back to de-cluttering the house.

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