Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh yeah I went there!

This is me and my baby at the panthers game! It was cold but I was happy to be at a NFL game I did not care.

On a crafting note I am crafting. I made a hat for a coworker a mjb can you believe it I was requested! I was going to make me a black one but decided to make a thorpe (you can find it on Ravelry) Now I may not be able to fit it I am making it with red heart super saver and size 5 circs and I did magic loop (go me!)I figure I wll do the large size and see whaer that lands me. Someone will be able to fit it. I am only on row five and my second start. I was rolling last night so much so that I was not paying attention to the pattern and I was all wrong so what start over! But it is not a bad pattern pretty easy if you ask me but then again I am only on row 5. This wil be my first hand knitted hat. Mine you I am thinking of how I can make this on the knitting machine.
Why a helmet hat you ask. A co worker found one in target and we were both like that is cute! I found a free pattern on Ravelry and here I am. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

I am coming to you from....

I am coming to you from my lapttop!!!!!Leon and I are bad about Christmas we never have anything to open on Christmas. We exchanged gifts today. And I could not be happier. Go Me! Now to accessorize!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Crochet Cable Hat

I made this hat for khi khi and i thought all should see it in action!
You know I made this hat about 4 times (two for Khi and two for aiden) and each one I made different. You cannot really see the cable detail in the striped pattern.

Unexpected Snow

it was not even that much snow but she had to get out in it. If you can tell she took all the snow she could get off the car and made a snow cake.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Oh Yeah!

I am going to make some fiber art work. Over at crochet by numbers group todd made a picture of obama smiling. He takes pictures and converts them to crochet graphs. You got to go there to really get the idea. My point is i want to make the Obama Smiles picture into a shopper. the trend i have noticed is large bags with short handles you carry in the crook of your arm. long story short I did my sample pattern with ease and now I am doing the sample pattern correctly (I did not do the cut and tie in the first sample)
I am concerned though. I was reading and it says the pictures are better viewed for afar that is why most people hang theirs on the wall as art. One lady did make hers a blanket. And it is going to be too big at 75 rows wide.

The plan is to make the bag in three pieces, picture, base, back. I want the same base as the shopper but crocheted.

If you join the crochet by numbers group on ravelry Todd will create a picture of your choice for free. Spread the word!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008


Halloween was great. You tell we are really in a depression way less houses offering candy than the years before. the ridley's stopped by. I was amazed they were witches too! Even Mekhi had on a costume he was Mummy's boy! And at first he was not going to go with us but daddy had to work so I bundled him up. The pakn was to get out of the car and walk around but with the house giving out candy so few and far in between i just drove. Now when I was little I would have killed to drive from house to house neighborhood to neighborhood. Any way so Mekhi was bundled up for nothing. He was probrably sweating!

Poor Lela she did all that work only to get in trouble. She still hasn't eaten her Halloween candy!

Voter Rally At A&T

Do ya'll want some of the Jigga man! Jay Z , Russell Simmons and Kevin Liles came to A&T. Each only spoke for a few minutes. I think they were trying to get people to the early voting poll which is the whole point. You can see all three in the picture. Of course Lela was there too miserable as usual! Mekhi slept the whole time Thank you.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Blog Layout

My blog layout was created by Allie Brown( click on the title to go to her page). Cute ain't it! Now that I am reunited with my photoshop. I really missed it. I have tried my hand at creating cellphone wallpaper Even made my own birth announcement. Digital scrapbooking has so much potential!I took the same 4x6 announcement and made a desktop wallpaper just increased the size. I am smokin!

Homecoming was a blast. A&T's and Livingstone's. Livinstone's was the homecoming of the century everybody came back there was at least 11 of 25 of my Line sisiters there. Now last year was our 10yr anniversary and only 7 showed up! but I am thankful for all who did show up. Tashia and May were there we have not seen them in what 5 years. Octavia showed up too. See homecoming of the century. I was like it is going to snow. You know the weather man was calling for frost that monday! Put it this way homecoming was so great i almost brought my children just so i would not miss the game! And I dont bring my children becasue I do not want to be mama at homecoming.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

blogging from the phone

I have got this baby spoiled rotten. Nursing is going great now that I have the lanolin. Can you believe he is almost 6 weeks? He will be a month old on the 8th it does not even seem like a month has gone by. With my first the six weeks took its time I was glad to go back (I don't know why) but now I dread it. I undestand what dimples 74 means when she wants to cry because the baby is gowing up so fast. That is part of the reason why I am spoiling him because he is my last baby no moe teeny weeny ones for a long time. I will not miss the early morning feedings but the smallness (if that is a word).

Crafting? I bought the little loafer pattern and made 1 and 1/2 loafer out of the microspun I had left over and some hats for the baby. I felt so shamed I had him out in the hat he came home from the hospital in. other than that that is about it. I saw these knitted ballet flats from coco knits I want to try. Let me know if you have tried them

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

pics of mekhi's arrival

Leon is a great photographer. I did not know he got a pic right when they pulled him out.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mekhi is here
this the link to his page.

I did not want to have surgery but I had no choice the point is he is here. It took forever but he is oh so cute I just want to hold him all day. I am trying to nurse and it hurts like hell I want to quit. Please anybody with knowledge help me!

He has his days and nights mixed up he sleeps all day and gets up every two hours at night.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

I do not like to second guess but....

Now I am not sure whether I want a oversized clutch or not. Right now it looks like a baby messenger bag. But I do know I do not want the orginal bag. Side A and B really do not look all that different.
My thoughts are to carry out the orginal plan and then see if I still like it. Oh and another wrory is that fuzz will get on my coat from this bag. That will not be cute! But that just means I wear it with my leather coat.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Boho bag progress

This will be hot I have decided that I am not going to do the sides I love it just the way it is. What type of embellishments? Not sure yet about the lining either But I have my great interfacing that I get for This and That.

At first I did not have much to say I was actually going to quit. But I had Raena helping me I was like I can't give up. So I actually went out and bought the actual yarn called for in the pattern because at first I was going to use some stash yarn as I said before. But anyway last night I got some yarn and started all over. As you can see it is a real pretty color. I went to the store set on buying tweedle dee in Sagebrush but saw the blue with the purple (blue heather according to the label) and Sagebrush quickly fell to the side. I would love to buy some more but 7.99 a ball (actually came to $5 with a coupon) was not cool. I do have two 50% off coupons. But now I have a baby coming. But so far the bag is coming out nicely. Once I figured out that you do not front post st all the dc on the second row it started coming together I cannot wait until it is done. Even though it is 80 degress outside I am taking Crimson Purl pics with my pea coat and coordinating bag!

That tweedle dee would make a nice neckscarf.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Look at that!

look at what the NCEE girls made for my baby!. Ain't they just the sweetest. Would show you the yarn i bought on the outing as well but could find it at the moment. And how about i was all tuned up to make a neckerchief (sp) but ran out of yarn. Was really only enough in that ball to make a pair of slippers that i had originally planned to do but changed my mind. So now I need another ball so i can make my neckerchief(sp).
my new project a boho bag. I am trying to use stash yarn purple and brown it reminds me of peanut butter and jelly. I am trying to coordinate with my purple pea coat. I know it is early. But me , left the pattern at work and tryng to do by memory did it all wrong. So it is back to the drawing board. I don't have much yarn either so i am doing it in the round until I run out of yarn fold it over and call it a clutch. Viola Boho Clutch.
Now i went back to this pooh blanket but noticed that his foot is a bit squished(sp) because i am using a cross stitch chart on a knit blanket. They do not mix. So i made a new chart knit landscape a big one something like that . but now i look at the blanket like I hate to take all of that down. So that is where I am on that.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Another one down

I have finished my quilt. now on to or should i say back to my crossstitch pooh afghan. I plan on putting the baby's initals and b day on there as well but one step at a time. my personal ravelympics not going so well all i have are two pant legs. no sweater socks or blanket. Just been working on portable projects so far. The mojo will come back. Thinking about going to SAFF but it is the same month as homecoming and that drive was a beast the baby will be very small. Maybe I could leave one baby here and take the other to SAFF I don't know but SAFF was fun. But the thought of pushing a big stroller does not seem fun and there were so many people there anyway. I could do a snuggli. Again we will see.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Not sure what to say

Well at first I finished my granny square. Which was easy a good round trip and it was done. I was so proud that I finshed something I was inspired to finish somethingelse. My baby babette. I only had four squares to go. Well now I only have three squares to go. One eight round, the 16 round and the big daddy the 20 round.


I am bit bias being a swimmer but it does my heart good to see black folks swimming.
He is the first African-American to hold or share a world record (4x100 Freestyle Relay) in swimming.[6] He is also the second African-American to make the US Olympic swimming team after Anthony Ervin. Accoring to wikipedia. Anthony Erin In 2000, he became the first swimmer of African American descent to make the US Olympic team.that was at the Sydney Games. 8 whole years. Cullen said this morning on the Today show he would like to get more African American brothers in the pool! I was like what can I do Cullen. Just like a black woman yelling at the TV! Cullen practices right here in Charlotte, NC.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

this is why i do it

This is why I swapped. Response for one of my partners:
Thank you so much! They are so cute and they fit his feet perfectly!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

My own Ravelympics

17 days is a challenge in itsself. So really do not want to join. I know if you say you cannot then you cannot. So I am saying that I can I just do not want to join the group, hence the title. really I am on the fence I have three days to decide. It took me a minute to decide what I wanted to make.
I want to make a layette


They will be made on the machine and finished by hand.

I plan to use the above burberry pattern. I have it already charted and everything.

This will fall into the baby dressage, afghan, designer discus groups.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Took a while but now i finally....

finished and mailed my swaps!I am ashamed do not get me wrong. I am now on the bad swappers list so i guess that pretty much seals the swap deal for me. But I am glad i was able to finish and ease some tense minds. I did not even take pics of the packages I sent.

Project wise i am still working on my shopper clutch, casting off at the moment. made about 5 pairs of slippers and still working on my granny blanket.

The granny blanket was the granny star now it is the granny square. I am debating on whether i should make some matching slippers. Not sure yet.

I am having a good time making these slippers kinda like making ballband washcloths. I keep making slippers out of different yarn to see what size i get. I have a microspun, cottonease, acrylic, cotton and a sock yarn pair. i am working those 2's to the bone. i want to make another pair of sock yarn. Leon says look at you making a whole bunch of booties like you did last time. When I was pregnant for I made a bunch of hats and booties thinking she was going to be like 6 lbs she was 8lb 1oz. I gave them all the the nursery. I know he will not be able to fit all pairs when he comes out but those sock yarn ones look pretty small. if I do like Crimson purl did (weave the elastic thread through the top) they should actually stay on. i have had the energy to knit any hats for him just slippers. I want to try and find him matching onesies but he has enough white ones that will work he may need some more.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Granny Star

This may or may not be my next afghan. it has already started to ripple and so i miht take it down if i get a concensus form the granny along group that it is unsalvageable by blocking. I was suposed to make a hexagon but left out one point hence the name granny star. I was supposed to make my self a ballet tee with this yarn but thought nah. I am inspired to make something. Niki knits has finished her not a bobble sweater and started on a pretty lace one. i am going to get that type of patience some day.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

You make the call

Meathead hat or pointy hat? is there a difference. I used this pattern:
conference installation version
Materials: about 3 ounces of Webs’ natural “1/1 roving” yarn (enclosed)
Needles: US Size 19 (if you can’t find 19s, use 17s, but try to stay loose ;-) ).
Note: The whole hat is made with the yarn doubled. I’ve tried to wind it up that way, or to include two balls so this is easy.

Holding the yarn doubled, cast on 36 stitches.
Work in knit 2 purl 2 rib for 6 rows.
Work in stockinette stitch for 2 rows.
Begin decrease rows.
Row 1: *K10, k2tog*, repeat * * to end
Row 2 (and all even rows): Purl all stitches
Row 3: *K9, k2tog*, repeat * * to end
Row 5: *K8, k2tog*, repeat * * to end
Row 7: *K7, k2tog*, repeat * * to end
Row 9: *K6, k2tog*, repeat * * to end
Row 11: *K5, k2tog*, repeat * * to end
Row 13: *K4, k2tog*, repeat * * to end
Row 15: *K3, k2tog*, repeat * * to end
Row 17: *K2, k2tog*, repeat * * to end
Row 19: *K1, k2tog*, repeat * * to end
Row 21: K2tog three times.
Next Row: Bind off purlwise, 3 sts.
Finishing by folding hat so seams meet and stitching up. Weave ends in & fold hem up.
© Larissa Brown, 2004

But if you can tell i also crocheted it. I follow the pattern verbatim just did single crochet instead of st st. need to make it bigger if my baby is going to wear one. Again you make the call if you can see the pic. I took the pic with my camera phone.

Monday, July 14, 2008


I feel so scattered brained! I have been crafting for the last eight months and have yet to complete anything. So to try and shake the scattered brain feeling I started another project thinking yes this will go real quick.

Machine Knit Pooh Blanket

Cast on 100 ndls. Knit 125 rows.

Create your picture on Knit Pro. I did a big picture 96w x 120h.

At the moment I am cross stitching the pic onto the blanket.

But I guess I have too much on my mind because I cannot seem to stay on course with the chart I have had to start over once already and really do not want to do it again.

Keep in mind this is the third blanket I have started for my baby that I have yet to finish hence the scattered brain feeling.

We went to the Farmers Market for Berry Day. They were serving freshly made blueberry pancakes. Four pancakes for $5. The line was super long and I was watching them sell the peaches thinking that there will be some when we get over there. Of course they we sold out only thing left were the bruised really ripe peaches. The man was selling them, for $2 a cup. I bought four cups. I was just going to cut off the bad pieces and go from there but a man buying his $2 a cup bruised peaches said we can make some jam. The light went off I do have some jam mix in the cupboard I will do the same.

Everyone in the house loves it. I woke up this morning to an empty container and the baby threw a fit when she saw I was taking three cups to work.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

My trip to Vegas

I found a really easy slide show maker and so here are most of the pics taken in Vegas. look at the love birds!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my Fiance!

Last week we went to Las Vegas. And of course i was knitting there and the way back. I took the 4 1/2 hour flight to start my shopper clutch. But with thin yarn and small needles it is going to take a bit longer. Well that and naps.