I have not posted in over a month, sad.....
Monday, December 29, 2008
Posted by KellieBelle at 8:35 PM
Saturday, November 22, 2008
We are teaching Marilyn how to crochet, so look for some crochet scarves in the coming months!
After the get-together Mel and I had lunch and then went to see the Twilight movie!!
I LOVE the Twilight series of books and couldn't wait for the movie. I was not happy with the casting, but wanted to see it anyway and WOW, the actors did their homework. They may not have looked like I pictured the characters, but the personalities were definitely right. I know there are a lot of critics out there that are hating on the movie for various reasons. All I can say is, I didn't expect to like it, I am very pleased and I think I will definitely own and love this movie, although not for the same reasons as the book. That being said, there really was not a lot of time for character development, so for non-readers a lot of the little things may not have made as much sense.
Posted by KellieBelle at 10:29 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
So, I've heard from a lot of people that once you try hand-knitted/crocheted potholders and dishcloths, you'll never go back to the storebought ones. Only one way to find out, right?
So here they are, made in 100% cotton yarn so they are super washer friendly and can handle the heat! First is a doubled over square potholder.
Posted by KellieBelle at 9:34 PM
Sunday, November 9, 2008
and I'm a YARNOHOLIC!!!!
Posted by KellieBelle at 4:10 PM
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Posted by KellieBelle at 8:47 PM
Monday, October 27, 2008
We got a big surprise in the mail this week.....a belated wedding gift!! WOW, I am so excited!! First because it's a great gift. Second because I was looking at the Better Home and Gardens New cookbook pink edition in the bookstore the night before the package arrived. No joke!!! And Third, a taste of home sweet home Louisiana! Hopefully this will lead to more future cooking posts!
Posted by KellieBelle at 10:42 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Here it is, my latest and greatest of the baby presents!! These are for my cousin's baby girl who is scheduled to make her debut in December. I think these came out pretty good for my first attempt at them!!
Posted by KellieBelle at 10:41 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Then we drove to the AMC Mount Cardigan Lodge to check in. It is near lots of trail heads and has rooms you can rent. During the full operating season they serve family style meals, which was fun because we got to meet a lot of people there. I was happy to meet some other knitters and we spent a few hours sitting around the den area knitting and chatting.
Posted by KellieBelle at 7:45 AM
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This week I finished the Fire and Ice Pillow test-crochet for the TKB group on Ravelry. I was testing the pattern, which was great! It was very simple and I ended up with a very huggable pillow!
Posted by KellieBelle at 10:27 PM
I choose to use a blender to grind up the skins since I don't have a food mill. This worked great!! There are a few little chunks but tastes and looks really nice!
Posted by KellieBelle at 9:21 PM
Monday, October 6, 2008
This one was a quick crochet project. Thank goodness since this was last minute! I made it this weekend and put it in the mail today, whew!!
Posted by KellieBelle at 9:48 PM
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wow, there is something in the water in LA this year!! I have so many cousins having babies that I'm becoming a baby present making factory here!! Fortunately I've finished the first 2 (YAY!!!), which leaves me with..........well 4 or 5 I can think of off the top of my head (just added another one yesterday, LOL!! hmmm, maybe I'll have to look for some LSU patterns...).
Here is a granny square blanket and matching bunny (my first stuffed animal/toy!!) I made for my cousin Natalie's baby girl, due to arrive on Halloween!!
Close-up of the scallop edge:
The bunny!! My husband has named him Frank:
And second is this super cute pair of booties, my first baby booties!! These are for Mr. Luke Slay Hammond, who made a very early arrival but is doing great and is cute as a button!! I'm very happy with these. They were super easy so I'm definitely keeping this pattern for reference!!! Can't find the link at the moment (it's on my other computer) so check out my Ravelry profile for the pattern or send me a message and I'll post it!!
Now I'm working on a pair of baby cowboy booties in funky hot pink and white, Woo-Hoo!!
Posted by KellieBelle at 9:07 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2008
My sweet friend Jill passed away yesterday morning, after a nearly year-long fight with cancer. Jill was a graduate of Miami University and earned her Masters Degree from the University of Cincinnati. Jill was a special education teacher who loved her work. She was diagnosed just 2 months before her wedding to her brave and wonderful husband, J.T. For her friends, Jill was always a ray of sunshine, she loved life and had cheerful words for everyone each and every day. We all certainly miss her.
J.T. has started a Stand up to cancer team in her memory, with the goal of raising money for cancer research and increasing the awareness of this rare but very serious form of cancer. I have already joined and hope my friends will too. Jill was a fighter til the end and I am proud to take up her fight now!!
Posted by KellieBelle at 10:15 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2008
We were all shocked to find out one of our own, Jill, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last October at the young age of 24. She has been so brave and positive throughout this. Always cheerful and looking on the bright side.
Although there has been some progress in the fight on her cancer over the past few months, they were told on Monday that her recent symptoms are indicating the “end of her life cycle.” At this point, the doctors don’t think there’s anything they can do for her.
Our hearts are breaking for Jill and her husband, J.T. right now. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.
Posted by KellieBelle at 8:41 AM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
YAY! I got my camera back and here's the hat I made last week!!
(The goofy smile is because I was watching Chapelle show reruns!)
I love the hat, I think it will be really cute for the fall.
So, I'm still reading but on the 4th and final book of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. I'm sure I'll finish it over the weekend. I really have no weekend plans except to go to the grocery and for a haircut.
So, nothing too exciting to report, EXCEPT............babies!!
I came home yesterday to find that my pregnant guppy finally had her babies! I've been watching her for weeks! I was so excited, I really hope a few survive. I counted 10 but they're so tiny, there may be a few more.
Posted by KellieBelle at 9:43 PM
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Yep, yesterday was my big 3-Oh!! My best friend called and asked how it felt to be 30. My reply: GREAT!! I'm happy and healthy, how could I ask for more?!
So, it was a busy week, highlighted by my work treating me out to lunch for my B-day. I had a personal pizza and cannoli for dessert (YUM!). I got the cutest card ever and a bag of chocolates!! It was fab!!
I am missing my hubby, who is out on an adventure! He is a crewman on the Friendship replica tradeship and sailed to New Hampshire for a tall ships festival this weekend. Then they are sailing to Maine for the week. I know he is having a blast!! He has our digital camera, so I am not able to show you my latest FO, the Crochet Toque. I <3 it!! I made it with the same yarn as my wristwarmers from last week. Now I just need a scarf and I have a whole set!!
That is the only yarn work I really got to do this week. I've been spending a lot of time reading. I'm hooked on the Twilight series. I read the first 3 books last spring, but decided to re-read them before reading the last and final book, which just came out a few weeks ago. I am delighted to say that the books are just as enjoyable (and addictive) the second time around! I'm sure they will continue to distract me from my knitting/crocheting for another week or so.
Posted by KellieBelle at 3:40 PM
Saturday, August 9, 2008
First, this is why everyone should come hang out at my place:
Pasta salad and snack tray
Virgin (non-alcoholic) fruit spritzer, YUM
Why all the yum-yums? My local friends from the knot came over to discuss knitty things!! We didn't actually start any projects at this first group meeting, but we did have a big discussion on knitting vs. crochet and which one is really easier to learn first. I learned to knit first and was totally confused by crochet when I first tried it. But this most recent time around, it was much easier to pick up (thanks to all those master knitter/crocheters who put how-to videos on youtube!). I can definitely see why so many people say that crochetting is easier, but I didn't find knitting to be all that difficult to learn. It just required a little practiced coordination and patience.
So, on the project front. Here is an update on everything currently on the needles/hooks:
1-HP Prisoner of Azkaban scarf - sadly untouched for quite some time, but to be picked up again soon so I can finish it before the next movie comes out
2-Cavern cardi - also untouched since my last post, but oh so close to done. As soon as I finish this dang baby blanket
3-Baby Blanket - Going great!! I do need to finish up quite soon, but it's coming along nicely
4-Bunny rabbit - Decided to make my first toy to match the baby blanket. So far I have the body and head done
And, just started and finished this week.........
my first handwarmers!!
This was also my first 'public' crafting experience. I crocheted these in two days during my train commute. I think crocheting on the go is much easier to handle than knitting on the go would be. I did get lots of 'looks' but they were mostly from women who looked curious to see what I was making and how. At first it felt weird, but then I decided I didn't mind so much because if I saw someone making something, I would be curious too! Overall, I can see where this could become a habit!!
Posted by KellieBelle at 8:11 PM