bluehwys: (Christmas Lion)
I decided to make a dog blanket for one of the managers at work, because he's such a nice guy and working with him is stress-free and laid back. It's supposed to be a Christmas present, so all other projects have been put on hold until it's done. I followed the Scrappy Steps Afghan pattern, but only used three colors. It looks great, and I'm very happy with it, but the nature of the pattern means that there are a shit-ton of ends to weave in. Normally, I weave the ends in as I go along so that there isn't a lot of weaving in at the end. This time though, I ended up restarting the blanket a few times to fix/change a few things, so I decided to leave the weaving in for later. Regretting that now, ugh.

The Supernatural scarf is on hold because of the dog blanket, but there's really not too much more that needs to be done. I might pull it out and play around with it today for a little bit, give myself a break from weaving in ends, lol.

I also joined a crochet pen-pals thing on tumblr. We crochet a little something every month and mail it out, and every month has a theme. Like I don't have enough to do, lol. January's theme (which has to be mailed by the beginning of the month) is 'winter', so I'm doing a snowflake jar. Well, planning on doing, I haven't actually started it yet. But I have a plan, and supplies, so that's half the battle, right?

So, I have all that going on right now, and work, and the holidays, and what have I been spending my nights doing? Making snowflakes out of cotton yarn for a garland for my front room. Yep. Because I have to have one, because we don't really get snow down here and it's December and I miss the cold and snow from up north. Not that we ever got any real snow until January, but still. It's been in the upper 60's the past few days. I've gone out without a coat! In December! That's just wrong.

SNOW!!!!!!

Dec. 4th, 2010 10:05 am
bluehwys: (Christmas Lion)
Real snow. Good, sticky, packing snow. Not a little dusting, but real fucking snow!

I'm thrilled about this because 1) I don't have to go anywhere this weekend, and can enjoy the pretty snow without having to fight traffic in it, and 2) because my parents are in Florida (and my mom just laughed when I told her how much snow we were potentially going to get) I won't be asked to help to clear the driveway because I'm the only one home - see #1, also 3) because my parents are in Florida I've been parking in the garage, so Leeloo is nice and snug and protected so I won't have to clean her off come Monday.

And Dixie loves catching snowballs, but she can't figure out where they disappear to when she catches them. She keeps rooting around in the snow looking for them. It's so cute!
bluehwys: (Fishies)
In spite of the current and impending snow, I'm going downtown to Christkindlmarket today. I haven't been in yeeeeaaaarrrrssss, so I'm really looking forward to it.

Mom and I are going, because we usually take a day before Christmas and go shopping for me (mom would also do this with my sister before she moved out of state), and then she'd wrap everything and I'd act all surprised on Christmas morning. It's a nice day out, and we have lunch, and get to spend time together, so it's really nice.

This year, though, I don't really need or want too much. So a day of shopping... meh. So instead I'm dragging her into the city in the snow and making her wander around Daley Plaza for a few hours.

Also, I need to get my AI Lion with the wreath uploaded.

SNOW!!!

Dec. 7th, 2009 05:55 am
bluehwys: (Fishies)
Not a lot of snow, probably only an inch, but still, the first snow of the season!

Unlike some people, I don't mind the snow so much as the bitter, bitter cold that comes with January and February. I actually like the snow. I don't like driving in it too much, especially when it's heavy and wet and slushy and freezy, but I only have to drive in in twice a day, so it's fine.

We're supposed to get even more snow this week. I think there's three storms moving in? I can't wait to see Dixie's reaction to the first real (heavy) snowfall. Hee!

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