Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Something new

Thought with everyone having blogs, I'd give it a shot. A place where I can speak my mind, spout off about things, or simply update when there's nothing else on my mind.
I have a sense of humour that has seen me through a few things, and although it may be twisted (like when I laughed my butt off when my 5,000 piece puzzle was knocked down and demolished when I only had a few hundred pieces left...) it's a nice thing to have.
Sometimes, it even helps with the creativity. As in, one of my new patterns for July, my Monster Mug. As almost any crocheter can tell you, the Couch Monster does exist, and seems to fare quite well on hooks it snags when you're not looking. Mine seems to prefer the 4.5mm hooks, and lately has been known to eat 3.75mm hooks. So, I kinda wondered what the couch monster would look like...and came up with an 'artist's concept':

Don't be alarmed, this 'monster' has been defanged (kinda like the Abominable Snowman in the Rudolph movie), so although he will hold your hooks, he can't eat them.

I gave one of these to each of my daughters' teachers, the bus driver, and one for the office staff, filled with candy. My 7yo at the bus stop this morning told the neighbour girl what was in the wrapping, and continued to educate the neighbour girl regarding the infamous Couch Monster. I had to chuckle!

Check back, I know there's a rant or two coming up in the future (trees vs. smog, grocery store 'sampling' and spitting the remains in the other food...), and drop a line if you'd like. Please, NO SPAM. I am sick to death of that, would like to see all spammers left computerless on another planet. Since there are none yet suitable for human habitation, any one will do.

Wednesday, June 29th

Last day of school! I was counting down the school lunches left before summer vacation, it's so nice to have days where you don't have to be out the door by 8:30 unless you want to. Of course, it also means that mom's referee role will require more hours, so mom's crafter role may have to sacrifice some hours. Or maybe the housemaid role...if I could only train the dogs to take over a couple of my 'roles'. Like, the outside work role.
I am in the process of designing a baby afghan for my niece, due in August. I may or may not take this piece with me camping. I'm leaning toward something smaller, that won't require two 1-lb balls of yarn and a couple of 6oz skeins. Maybe dish cloths. Only a few days left to pack, so I'd better decide!
What's coming in July? Well, a double sale. Since my sales end the 5th of the month, and I'll be gone, I'm posting the new sale early and will leave June's sale up. Added bonus, buy both months' patterns for only $6.00!! That's less than $1 a pattern.