Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I re-taught myself how to knit while I was in Cincinnati last week. I am making myself a chunky, green hat that I think will keep my ears very warm. I want to be able to combine my crocheting and knitting to make some fun stuff. I am going to go through all my yarn this weekend and sort it all out. I may even try to get rid of some and get my collection back down to one blue bin rather than two.

Since our first beer turned out pretty well, Josh and I decided to go for a slightly more complicated one on Sunday night. We made an Irish stout that used whole grains. It was fermenting really well yesterday, so hopefully it will turn out well. Josh wants to make our first beer again since it did turn out so well. I think aftern the nest batch or two we are going to forgo the recipe kits and try to make up our own. It's too bad there isn't a brewery supply store around here. I think the closest one is in IL somewhere.

Cincinnati was boring. I couldn't find a whole lot to do there. Downtown wasn't very interesting, but I did find a portion of town where there seemed to be some fun little shops, but I only drove by while I was kinda lost and trying to get back to the hotel. Josh like the school well enough, but he still has others to check out.

I really don't want to be at work today. It's that I-just-got-back-from-vacation-and-don't-want-to-work-yet feeling.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

My next project.

That is after I get the yarn to make my socks, make my socks and figure out what yarn I need for it. I love hooded, zippy sweaters, but I have a hard time finding any I like. It's also hard to find crochet patterns that I like. I think while I am traveling this week I am going to work on knitting so I have a few more options. I did find a book recently that teaches you how to turn crochet patterns into knitting patterns. I must say, I am intrigued.

Now I am going to go eat my muffin! I exchanged the sugar for honey in the recipe and I think they turned out quite well.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I am now the owner of pink shoes.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

My dress and glittery tights came in the mail yesterday. My crochet books came too! I also ordered my shoes which I don't believe have shipped yet, but I am hoping they will go out today. I thought everyone had my old address, but it seems they all had the correct one. I tried on the dress, sort of, well I put it on over what I was wearing and it looks like it will fit quite well. All I need now is my belt/sash and earrings which I plan to make both this weekend.

I must say I am looking forward to our trip to Cincinnati next week. It will be nice to get out of town for awhile. I am looking forward to wandering around downtown while Josh is sitting in on classes. I think I am going to bring my crocheting and a book as well. I think I will start on my socks, but I may need some different yarn before I start.

I am looking forward to lunch today. I have been wanting to go to Oasis for lunch ever since I had the falafel at the jazz festival, but it's across the river and a little far for me to walk to unless I want to take a long lunch. Now I don't have to walk over there to get some of their food. The cafe in the building nextdoor has started carrying a lunch box from them as well as a pita chip and hummus snack pack. I am going to try one of them for lunch today.

Monday, October 16, 2006

I have the glittery tights! A few minutes ago I realized the store I won the dress from has the wrong shipping address. I have notified them and UPS of the problem so I hope it gets fixed! I did the same with the store I bought the tights from and caught her right before she shipped them! That was lucky.

I have also purchased pink hair spray because it cost about 1/4 of what a wig would cost me and that's before shipping. I won't be able to get my hair that big but at least it will be pink. So, now I need shoes, earrings and sash/belt. I stopped by Ragstock after lunch and found pink 80's style pumps (it actually said that on the tag) but they were $25 and they didn't come in actualy shoe sizes just small, medium, and large. I plan to make the earrings and sash but I don't think I am up to making shoes. I have found a few possibilities at Payless and Wal-Mart, but I am waiting to get the dress.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

My whole Halloween costume pretty much hinged on me winning this dress. I looked all over the internet and at the mall and coulcn't find anything similar. I really wish no one else had bid on it because I ended up paying more than I was really hoping to. When I saw the perfect dress for $9.99, I should have known I wasn't lucky enough to get it at that price. I ended up paying about $16 more than that, but at least I got it. I probably would have paid more for something else if I could have found it. All I need now are a pink wig, pink shoes, sparkly white tights, white belt/sash, pink eyeshadow and red star earrings and I should be able to complete my Jem costume.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Snow flurries???!!!! I am not sure I am ready for that yet. I haven't crocheted my wool socks yet!

I am going to buy Crocheted Socks so I can make myself some fun socks. I have mostly plain white socks and I decided it would be fun to make some fun socks. I don't think I bought the best yarn for them, but I think I can make it work. I have this problem where I buy yarn I like for a project I am not really sure how to do and when I get home and do the research I should have done prior to purchasing yarn I learn what I bought is not quite right.