UPDATE: Timothy's tooth is not abscessed (thank you Jesus!), but he is still feeling pretty icky. The flu is everywhere! I'm praying that we don't have it. I went to the doctor, after I took Tim to the dentist, and I have another kidney infection. That makes two in three weeks. This time I got two shots in the..... well...... never-mind, maybe I will feel better by tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
(This is a video. To watch click the play symbol)
Friday, February 15, 2008
Well if I'm fat it's from giving birth to these three little angels, so I think it's well worth it. Just look what I get to see when I wake up in the morning. She sleeps in her own bed at night, but after daddy leaves in the mornings, she sneaks in. I absolutely love it. I wouldn't trade this for a flat belly any day!
Isn't she lovely!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
(This is a video, to watch click on the play symbol)
If you haven't watched the first video please do. This video is on how to do a single crochet (in patterns it will be abbreviated to sc). First you will make a beginning chain, just like in the first video, as long as you want (I recommend at least 15 chain). Then you insert the hook in the second ch from the hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and go through both loops on the hook- this is a single crochet. Do this to the end of each row - end, meaning very last stitch - then ch 1 and turn to begin the next row. WOW! I never realized how hard it is to crochet that slow, with a tripod and camera between your legs and arms! Did I mention that I couldn't see what I was doing because the camera was in the way? I had to look through the screen on the camera. It was a bit challenging, so I am sorry if it's a little rocky at times! Oh, and you may want to turn your volume down because my phone started ringing towards the end. LOL!
Please let me know if you find this video useful.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
I suggest you use a size G hook and a sport weight yarn, the reason for this is: If you learn on a medium sized yarn and hook, it will be easier to move up or down a size if you need to. When people learn on the bigger yarns and hooks, they find it hard to hold and handle the small crochet thread.
(This is a video, to watch click on the play symbol.)
First you will need to tie a slip knot and fit it to your hook.
This is the best way for a beginner to hold the yarn and hook. The yarn is threaded through my fingers over the pointer and pinkie, and under the middle and ring finger. I hold the hook underhanded the way you would hold a knife.
Then you will start your first chain by bringing the thread over the back of the hook, and up toward you. This is called yarning over. When you have yarned over, pull the hook through the first loop (as shown in video).
In most patterns "chain" is abbreviated to "ch".
This may take some practice so don't get frustrated! Just take your time, watch the video a few times, if you get frustrated walk away and come back later.
I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. I will answer all questions in the comment section of this post so that others ,who may have the same question, will benefit. Please leave a comment if you enjoy this tutorial, these take a good bit of energy to put together and I don't mind doing it if I know people enjoy it!
Sorry about the background noise on the video. LOL! It's never quiet around here. If it is distracting you can turn the volume all the way down.
The next tutorial will be how to work a single crochet.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
This is another shift. Mike (third from the right) was in the firefighter calendar. Kieth (far right) reads my blog, and that just makes me happy! Sorry to out you like that Kieth, but that's just too cool to not mention!
Come on girls, leave these guys a nice thank you, I'll make sure they read it. I know Keith will anyway, LOL!