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Friday, February 18, 2011

2011 E-Book Reading Challenge

Have you signed up for the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge at  The Ladybug Reads  - - Why not join us and keep track of your reading history for the year?

I finally finished Lucifer's Hammer, illness kept me from finishing it in my usual time.  While the book is about the end of the world as we know it, due to Earth being hit by an asteroid, it is also a book about the struggles of people to help one another in living and regaining the advances that mankind had made in the past century.  In other words, to me it is a book of hope for mankind, should a worldwide event destroy what we have built.

Now I am almost finished with To Catch A Theif by Christina Skye.  It's an easy read fiction, entertaining and relaxing to read.  I enjoy her books and re-read them annually.  Hey, at least the cover's nice to look at~ ~LOL~

Next?  I'm not sure, maybe a non-fiction book for a change-of-pace?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Project -

Who could reisist this pattern?  I couldn't!  So I bought it and am working on my own Big Bunny Foo Foo now~
I bought the pattern from Crafty Deb on Etsy.  Also bought her Spunky Monkey pattern that was too adorable to pass up.  Both look easy to make, and quick.  So I hope to have a bunch of both to donate to needy kids this holiday season!
Crafty Deb's Etsy Shop

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I usually forget WIP Wednesday, but today I made it barely in time~

I'm crocheting some wrist warmer, hat, and cowl sets.  Using a washable wool/acrylic blend for them and they are soooo soft.  One set is finished, but I need to find a mannequin to borrow for a photo shoot to get photos of them.  Another set is underway but going slowly, as I am having to figure out how I did the first hat and write the pattern down as I go.

I'm using this pattern from Bella Crochet to make the white wristers and the mobius cowl.  The hat will be from my own pattern.

Also just finished another pair of wristers and a different set for our DIL.  At least crochet keeps me busy and off the streets, with the price of gas getting so high, yarn seems a bargain! ~LOL~

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sick and Crocheting

I've been sick, so have not crocheted much.  But I did finish one sock in a pattern testing.  It's the Smoothie Sock by MsBusyFingers, and is a very comfortable and well fitting sock.  The pattern should be available on Ravelry soon.

Wendy has been working on a pattern testing too.  It's the Cutest little girl's sun dress.  She hasn't completed it yet, but all that's left is more of the skirt.  Here's a photo of it on my Po Bear . . .
It's by anu-monty, and you can see it here -  I don't know what the name will be for the pattern when it goes up, but it sure is a cute dress.

The arthritis in my hands has flared up, so I'm having to stick to easy projects until it eases off again.  Getting old has its benifits, but it sure has a lot of drawbacks too!  In spite of the drawbacks, I plan on getting a LOT older before cashing in my chips~:o)