Friday, June 22, 2012

Scrap Afghan Part 3

With all the crocheting I've been doing I've managed to gain more squares for the scrap afghan I want to make.  Not really sure how many more squares I need before I can start putting it together.  Maybe 100?  Since I want this to truly be an afghan of scrap squares, I have to finish projects and then use the leftover yarn.  I have more than enough yarn in different colors to finish making squares right now but I kinda feel like that would be cheating.  So hopefully in the next few months I can get some more hats done for Bridge and Beyond and have enough leftover yarn to finally start joining the squares.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Work In Progress

Here is a blanket I started a few years ago. Sorry for the photos being blurry.   I used Caron Simply Soft in the colors Black and Grey Heather.  The pattern is The Neverending Blanket Square.  This is one of my favorite patterns to use because you can make the square as large or as small as you like.  I don't think I will have any free time soon to finish this blanket so for now it will remain a Work In Progress.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sunshine Award

Thank you to Sharon of Sharon's Eclectic Retreat and Linda of Linda's Craftycorner.  They both nominated me for the Sunshine Award.  Thank you ladies it made my day!

Sunshine Award Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Answer the 10 questions on your favorite things.
3. Nominate ten blogs to receive the Sunshine Award and let them know they've been nominated.

Favorite animal: penguin
Favorite number: 4
Favorite non alcoholic drink: iced tea, no sugar
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook, but only to post photos of our travels
My passion: crocheting and traveling
Getting or giving: Giving 
Favorite pattern: Never Ending Blanket Square
Favorite day of the week: Friday
Favorite flower: Is it weird that I don't have a favorite?
Favorite country: Before moving to Germany my answer would have been USA but I will say now that Germany has a special place in my heart as well. I have also enjoyed visiting France, Italy, England, Ireland, Austria, Belguim, and The Netherlands.  Every country is unique!

So now I get to nomintate  blogs to receive the Sunshine Award.  There are so many blogs I enjoy to read and many of them have already gotten the award so I'm only going to choose 5. 

To the wonderful ladies I nominated for the Sunshine Award don't feel pressured to do this on your blog.  It's just for fun!  


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Patriotic Baby Blanket

A patriotic baby blanket is what I have been working on lately.  I have 3 skeins of Red Heart's Stars and Stripes yarn that I didn't know what to do with so I figured that something small like a baby blanket would work.  I'm hoping I will have enough yarn to finish. I'm using the One Skein Baby Blanket  pattern.  I'm using smaller skeins that almost equal a One Pounder like the pattern suggests.  Now my husband looked at me strangely when I showed him what I was making but I figure that living on a military base there has to be at least one person out there that would love a red, white, and blue baby afghan. 

Thank you everyone for the nice comments you have left on my blog.  It's reassuring to know there are still wonderful people out there in the world.  Lately,  I've been so frustrated with some of the people in this community.  I guess I took it for granted that if you are in adult you act like one.  Maybe I'm just lucky that all of the people I know back home treat others with respect and are kind, wonderful people.  I'm just not used to being around people that are so unhappy with their lives that all they want to do is sit around and gossip about others.  I hope in Hawaii things will be a little different and we will have the opportunity to meet more people that aren't in the military.  For me, I just don't think it's mentally healthy to only be around the people you work with all the time.  For civilians, can you imagine working and then having to go home and always be surrounded by your coworkers?  Yes, they don't live inside your house but you will see them all the time wherever you go on base.  Have you figured out why my husband and I like to get out and travel as much as possible?

Alright enough of my pity party.  I just needed to vent my frustrations.

Friday, June 1, 2012

2012 Bridge and Beyond Donation #4

If I counted correctly here are 37 hats that I will be boxing up and and shipping to Bridge and Beyond. I might be able to add a few more hats to make it an even 40.  If I've been counting correctly between the hats that I have shipped already, this box, and the others I have that will go in the next shipment, I only have about 20 hats left to make in order to reach my goal of 100 hats donated.  I would like to have my goal completed by the fall.  In July we will have visitors the entire month,  the end of September and beginning of October we will have visitors and will also be taking a trip by ourselves and probably in November the movers will be here to pack up our stuff to send to Hawaii.  So that's why I have been on such a mad pace to finish my goal.
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