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Archive for June, 2010

Okay, I’m not REALLY making necklaces of macaroni or bracelets from pop-tabs.. but my crocheted jewelry efforts aren’t much better. But I just keep trying, stubborn girl that I am.

I do think (hope) I’m improving!  My latest creations:

Granite and jasper necklace

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Stormy weather

Studley has been losing weight since January.  I admit, at first I was pleased.  He was overweight at 19.5 pounds and needed to drop several pounds.  He’s a big cat, but he doesn’t need to be THAT big.

Studley

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Meet the parents

I drove back to Greeley over the holiday weekend to spend time with family.  My boyfriend was kind enough to go with me, to keep me company on the ten hour drive each way.  This was the first time Kirk met any of my family.  He seems to have survived with minimal post-traumatic stress disorder.  In fact, I think he fared better than I did.

LOLCat

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I’ve been trying my hand at crocheted jewelry.  I have quite a stock of beads left over from making in-line links, and want to put them to good use.  Of course, it’s never that simple.  I had to buy thread… and beading needles… and more beads… and closures… etc, etc, etc, until I’d spent WAY more money than I had any business doing!

Most of my attempts were horrific… but I saved a few in case they were wearable.

My "silver foil rose" necklace

It looks a little better twisted

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Yes, I’m still crocheting like mad! Over the holiday weekend, I finished my Abalone Shell (by Kira Dulaney, published in Interweave Crochet, Spring 2010). I had bought this yarn at a great price quite a while back. It was space-dyed, and I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it… and when I saw this pattern, I just KNEW the yarn was meant for it.  My friend Larina had rolled the yarn into balls for me.  I made some decreases after the bust on the shell, which actually made it gap a bit funny on the sides, but I still love it!

Original hank of yarn purchased

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Web of lies

Unfortunately, I’ve been having trouble with my Internet connection – AGAIN.  I’ve contacted my new 4G provider, and their customer service representatives have been exceedingly polite and helpful – but unable to resolve the issue.  They suspected the tower needed servicing, and had it scheduled for end of August.

Sadly, the problem was getting worse, not better.  I finally broke down and checked into my other option – cable Internet.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the idea of cable Internet, phone and TV.  Cable Internet is super fast and cable TV obviously vastly expands your viewing options.  There’s just one issue with cable – Greeley Center Cable doesn’t service Chicago.  I have ONE provider option – the EVIL HORRIBLE MONOPOLY cable company of Chicago.

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