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Autumn Heart

Well, it’s that time of year again! NaBloPo­Mo time, that is. My orig­i­nal plan was to cre­ate some­thing every day of this month and then blog about it but I’m already slack­ing on day one. My bad. But I guess a blog post is a cre­ation of some sort. It’s cre­ative writ­ing! See? I’m not real­ly stray­ing too far from the cre­ative idea.

Speak­ing of cre­ativ­i­ty, I taught myself to cro­chet sev­er­al weeks ago. I tried to do the same four years ago but failed mis­er­ably. This time around, it was a lot eas­i­er because now there are so many more cro­chet tuto­ri­als and videos out there than it was four years ago. If one doesn’t do the trick, there’s always more to check out.

Four years ago, I want­ed to learn to cro­chet because I want­ed to be able to make a cute amigu­ru­mi but this time, all I want­ed to be able to make was granny squares. Lots and lots of them in a vari­ety of colours! Who knew that a granny square would make a great start­ing project. (Well, sea­soned cro­cheters prob­a­bly know it already but I didn’t.)

After mak­ing half a dozen granny squares, I felt I was ready to try to make some­thing else so I tried to make a whale. The first whale was a fail whale (Twit­ter joke, har, har!) because the shape just wasn’t right. The sec­ond one was so much bet­ter. Still not per­fect, but bet­ter. The next project I tried to tack­le was to make a giraffe, but the giraffe end­ed up as a rub­ber chick­en. Troy said he’d like it bet­ter as a rub­ber chick­en so a rub­ber chick­en it is!

Right now I’m try­ing to decide stuff to cro­chet to be giv­en as Christ­mas presents to fam­i­ly mem­bers. I only have less than 2 months to fin­ish three or four projects so we’ll see how it goes. I already have a huge stash of yarns already. I’ve been buy­ing yarns from thrift stores because it’s an inex­pen­sive way to get a wide vari­ety of yarns. Plus I like the ele­ment of sur­prise. You’ll nev­er know what you’re going to get!

For those who’d like to teach them­selves how to cro­chet but don’t know where to start, here’s a short list of links that I found help­ful:

Well, one day of NaBloPo­Mo down, 29 more to go!

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Rabbit Rabbit!

Snowsquall in Wilsonville

What I like about March:

– The begin­ning of Spring!
— My birth­day is only a month away!
What I don’t like about March:
— Hav­ing to renew my tem­po­rary res­i­dent visa. It’s a pain in the butt. I wish my fam­i­ly would hur­ry and get me the damn police clear­ance from Indone­sia so I could apply for a per­ma­nent res­i­dent sta­tus. But alas, no such luck.
Day­light sav­ing time.

And holy crap­py weath­er today, Bat­man! Um, that’s all I have to say for now.

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  1. The weath­er late­ly has been hor­rid. We final­ly got a snow day on Fri­day, but it took them for­ev­er to decide it.

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Rabbit, Rabbit!

Lotus

Hap­py Feb­ru­ary! Just want­ed to post a few things I noticed while surf­ing around aim­less­ly.
Inter­net Explor­er 7: Beta 2 Pre­view is out. I’m scared! Please hold me! I don’t know if I’ll be brave enough to install it.

I’m think­ing of perus­ing this tuto­r­i­al to make a fake lens­ba­by using a rub­ber plunger to use with my 35mm SLR cam­eras. Still watch­ing eBay for a cheap medi­um for­mat lens to use.

Just because I told Troy about it last night and he still hasn’t giv­en up watch­ing 24, here’s some ran­dom Jack Bauer’s facts. Not as fun­ny as the Chuck Nor­ris ones, though.

The game for today is Bub­ble Bob­ble: the Revival. I was doing fine until I got to lev­el 3. Use the arrow keys to move and the space bar to shoot bub­bles.

Um, that’s all folks. Enjoy!

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