Wild Yarn
Thursday, September 30, 2004
  last day of September

Enjoy your day~ DAWN


Tug of War--who will win? Posted by Hello
Wednesday, September 29, 2004

...Love is a great beautifier.

Louisa May Alcott

Peace and have a great day! ~DAWN

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Three works in progress Posted by Hello
  Sorry about the Hiatus

Have a great day--Peace~DAWN

Friday, September 24, 2004

Have a great day and enjoy the weekend. Peace~DAWN


capelet Posted by Hello

gypsy headwrap Posted by Hello
Thursday, September 23, 2004

Have a great day everyone!! Peace~DAWN

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

beaded choker Posted by Hello

tutti fruitti head hugger Posted by Hello
  Necklace/not yarn


Monday, September 20, 2004

My cool Cloche in Tweed Posted by Hello
  Another Hat

If you want the truth, I'll tell you the truth: Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.



Sunday, September 19, 2004
  Two Hats Done

Peace~ DAWN


Gardening Hat Posted by Hello

Cool Cloche Posted by Hello
Saturday, September 18, 2004
  Company is Gone

70's crochet kit Posted by Hello

70's crochet kit Posted by Hello
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
  Dentist Day
I just got back from the dentist. Ughhh....I hate going there. I had a tiny little cavity behind my front tooth. The dentist asked, "since it's so small do you want to try it without being numbed up?" Uh, no. I'm a whimp, thank you very much. Now my whole upper right face is numb. I think she gave me enough in that shot to fill 10 cavities. I can't feel my teeth and the tip of my nose itches, but I can't feel it when I scatch it-----whoa is me. However, she is really nice and lets you know what is going on when she's in you mouth. I like that.

My hat is coming along nicely. I can't wait till it is finished. I've never worn a hat like this before, but am looking forward to it. I've also been working on a pillow. I unofficially joined the pillow-a-long at Crochetville. I do that alot. Unofficially join the crochet alongs. That is mainly because just in case I don't do it, I don't have the guilt. But this pillow is gonna be awesome--it's for my bedroom. My husband is thinking--'great, another pillow'. He's not a big pillow person. Just more stuff to throw off the bed before you get in. I like pillows. I'm also working on a hooded scarf/wrap. It's done with mohair, so it is gonna be soft. Three projects at one time is quite enough for me. I'm tempted to start my sunglass case, but will wait.

My son orders his class ring tomorrow for his senior year (which is next year) and then my middle son will order his next year. Those rings are not cheap. Especially for boys (cause they're bigger). His is gonna be an 11! Man, high school ain't cheap. But I remember getting mine and how I felt so cool, cause I was a senior and was gonna be done with school. Not realizing then there's college, work, and the real world right around the corner. But what am I saying, I'm still growing up. It's a long and envolved process.

Whatever you recieve, wherever it comes from, cherish the desire to give it back in full measure.
-- -- Swami Chidvilasananda

Monday, September 13, 2004

Beginning of Simply Cloche hat Posted by Hello
  Feeling Better
Well, it's been a few days since my last post. I was really feeling crappy due to this head cold. I'm feeling better. All that is left is a cough and phlem in my chest and throat. Too much info, I know.

I totally scapped my ponchette. My husband saw me frogging it and said, 'are you taking that whole thing apart?' Yeap, sometimes it's just better that way. Now I have 3 balls of Simply Soft in 'bone'. I'll figure something out to do with it.

I did start on my Simple Cloche hat from the Hip to Crochet book. I'm using red hearts Tweed yarn (because I love this yarn). The colors in the tweeds are awesome and it has a nice feel to it. I think the gauge will be similar. I have thick curly hair so if it is a little bigger... bonus for me. Hope to have it finished in a day or two. I have family coming in tonite and staying for a few days, so I don't know how much crocheting I will get in.

My sons team lost their game Friday nite by one point-34 to33. What a bummer. Well, there is always this coming Friday.

Thursday, September 09, 2004
  Caught a Cold
Don't ask me how I did it, but I caught a head cold! You know how you can usually feel them coming on? Well, not this baby. It was like..Boom...your throat is sore and now your sneezing, etc. Oh, well...I guess I'm being told to take it easy. Like I need convincing to do that, ha.

I mailed my package to my swap buddy today, so hopefully next week, they will get a surprise in the mail. I love to get packages. Flowers are great, too. My husband came home with a bunch of flowers for me yesterday. He does that quite often and I love it. Lets me know he's thinking about me.

I'll get a little bit of crocheting in today, but I'm not sure how much. I really need to lie down. I'm feeling a little woozie. Oh, I got my Black Eyed Peas cd yesterday. I really dig it. I'm not real big into rap, but I enjoy some of it and this groups cd is really good. So, check it out if you're into it.

Better go, my son has a big football game tomorrow nite and I don't want to be too sick to yell out for him and his team!!! Till next time, have fun and remember to play nice
Peace ~ DAWN
Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Scarf for the Swap Posted by Hello
  New Colors
As you can see, I have been playing with my blog site. Man oh man, do I like these colors better than the plain jane I was using. It was a pain in the butt, let me tell you. I just am so computer illiterate that even this small change took me a couple of hour to figure out. I am very proud of myself (pat on the back). Hope you like it, too.
I took a few photos of the scarf I made for the Swap at Crocheville. I sure hope the recipient likes it. I made it with one strand of Lionbrand Jiffy and one strand of Outback Mohair. I happen to love mohair, but I know some people don't care for it--I hope that isn't the case with my swapee.
I decided that I had put to much time into the ponchette I'm making and instead of frogging it I will stick it out. Man, it better turn out decent so I can wear it or I'm gonna be spittin' nails. With that kind of an attitude, what could go wrong, right?
I registered to Vote today and I encourage all of you to do the same if you haven't already. Help keep democracy alive:)
I saw the best article in the new issue of KIDS magazine last nite. There was a 6 page or so spread about Crochet! a tutorial for begginers and some awesome projects. In particular I liked the crochet bracellets. They looked so cool and I thought what a great way to get rid of some of your scappy yarn. I think I will whip some up and see how I like 'em.
If you are relaxing and enjoying your day, good for you and keep it up. If you are stressed and up tight......stop it and take a moment to just sit and breath. Inhale, slowly-----exhale, slowly; repeat until the tension has lessened or stopped. You deserve a break!


Tuesday, September 07, 2004
  To Much to do
Wild yarn is the perfect title for my blog and you have no idea!!! I have too many projects going and to many projects in my head that I have yet to start (but plenty of yarn for, believe me) and not enough time in my day. I know, it's the same story for all us crochet/knitters out there. But this is my blog so I get to rant on and on about it.
I finished the scarf I made for the scarf Swap at Crochetville. Now all I need to do is type up a quick note and get it packaged and mailed -- I did manage to pick up the box from the post office that I needed to mail it in. Yeah! I'll post a picture of it tomorrow.
I am working on another scarf for another upcoming secret pal swap, plus my hooded scarf for moi, plus a pillow for the pillow crochet along, and on top of all of that, that stupid ponchette I was working on has made me want to burn it!!!! but that is close to sacralige so I will frog it instead.
In the meantime I need to be studying for my national exam for my massage license, but I have no gumption. It is also raining here. From the looks of things it will be like this for the next few days. Well, I'm off to pick up my youngest from school.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
*Oliver Wendell Holmes
Peace ~DAWN
Monday, September 06, 2004

New stash Posted by Hello
  New Stash
Well, I went to Hobby Lobby today and bought some more yarn (shocking). They are having a great sale on some really nice yarn. I bought some Tweed to make the clouch in the Hip to Crochet book and some matching wrist warmer. I will have leftovers so I'll make some hats as gifts or something. I bought the boulce yarn to make a case for my sunglasses. Midnight Knitter has a cool one on her blog that is knit. I thought I would try and make one in crochet and see how it works out. The woolease has been in the clearance bin for several weeks so I thought "well, you are still here so you were obviously meant to go home with me". I'll probably make a hat for my sister who is a landscaper and can always use a warm hat in the fall and winter for her head.

Thanks to all the ladies at Crochetville who had nice complements on my bags and thanks to Mouse, too. To all those in Florida (including some of my family) my thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace~DAWN
Sunday, September 05, 2004

the linings Posted by Hello

three handbags Posted by Hello
  Three Handbags
Ha! I finished lining the purses like I said I would. Here are the pictures. The one with the wooden handles is my first attemt at felting! It turned out rather well (although you can't tell in the photo that it is felted--trust me, it is). I used Lionbrand Landscapes (2 balls) I really need three, but I got the last two of this color and I liked it the best, so I made due. The purse is roughly 8" by 9". I love it!! The round purse is about 6" in diameter and is such a cute take along if all you need is some cash and ID. The mini duffle is from a lionbrand pattern and while I absolutely love the color scheme it was a bear to complete. Mostly because it didn't seem to have any support. I finally got a tip from one of the ladies at Crochetville. Put a couple of cd's on each end to give stability. It worked wonderfully! Now, I need to solve the lining problem, which is just gonna take some sewing stamina on my part and then it will be a purse ready to fill.

Friday, September 03, 2004
  Who loves to Frog?
Well, yesterday I told you of the ponchette I was making out of "frenzy"--well, scratch that (or frog it as it were). I got half way through with the first pannel and realized I need about 3 more balls of this stuff. Well, tough ****. Here's how it is... when I bought the color, I don't know, I was someone else that day or something, because it is not me at all. It's a cross between pink and purple with frizzy bits that are pastel greens, yellows, and pink--I don't like pink-so, having to go out and buy 3 more at almost $5.00 a pop, it ain't happening. I don't know what the yarn will become, probably a gift scarf or something. It's great yarn, though. Really really soft and cuddly. The ponchette is now being made with beige (yeah, exciting) Simply Soft. I will trim it with eyelash yarn probably. It will look awesome, just you wait.

I have other projects to attend before they drive me nuts. I have 3 purses that need to be lined and then they are done. I'm such a procrastinater. I get to the very end of a project and then punk out because I can't wait to get to something new. I will get them done this weekend and have pictures next week as proof. There, now I've said it so I better follow through.

No photo today folks so I leave you with an inspirational though instead (which I'm apt to do because I think it is important to lift others up if posible).....

-Celeste Yachaboni
have a great day! Peace~DAWN
Thursday, September 02, 2004

Moonflower Posted by Hello
  Poncho Sightings
Well, I had to go out and run some errands this morning and at Wal-mart and at Factory Connection (a clothing store) I saw lots of ponchos for sale. It was rather nice to see them on the racks, but it made me feel even better to know that I can make them myself and choose the fiber and color. Crochet is really big in the fashion industry right now.
I'm working on a poncho now. One from the Lion Brand website called the "Ponchette". I'm using Bernat "frenzy" instead of lion brand (oops). When I get it completed I will post a picture. In the mean time, enjoy a photo of my moonflower--I love this plant.

Breath deep today, and be conscious of the decisions that you make. Peace~DAWN

Oh, before I forget. I finised the book Middlesex. It was very good. Different in that it deals with an uncommon topic. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good read. Check out what I'm reading now in the side bar......
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
  A New Book
Hey everyone,
I ordered Hip to Crochet from Amazon last week and I got it in the mail yesterday! Yeah!! It is a really nice crochet book full of projects. What makes this one a little different is the types of yarn the author chooses to use for these projects. It's not your ordinary worsted weight yarn made of acrylic. She uses silks and mohair and wool and linen. What a difference some of those yarns make to some of the same 'ol same'ol patterns. I love to work with textured yarns and various natural fibers! so this book is right up my ally.
I want to get the Interweave Crochet mag that is out now. Unfortuatelly, the shops around here cater to thread crochet (which I have done, but am not a big fan of). So I may have to order it online or go to a larger city and check out some of their bookstores. I'm a sucker for crochet books and magazines. I just love to see what people can create, it's wonderful.
Okay, have a great day you guys and remember to be nice out there~cause it matters.
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