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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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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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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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