Tuesday, September 28, 2010


You know what I always hated when I watched cartoons? The recap episodes. This was especially popular in anime. It's the episode they have in the middle of the season/series that just kinda lets you know what's been happening. As if you haven't been paying attention. As if you haven't waited all week for the next episode and can't wait to see what's happening next... and instead of something new it's just the friggin recap!

Well lucky for you this recap has purpose, because you have no idea what I've been doing all summer! It's actually useful! Well, useful if you're curious about what I've been up to. Or bored out of your mind. Or mentally unstable...

First off I think I should show you the craft project I've been working on. The Blanket. Ah, sounds powerful, doesn't it. Well, it is friends. This thing has exploded. With awesome.

Craftster and Ravelry have an annual crochet-a-long where they post an afghan square every month. It's a lot of fun, and nice if you have a short attention span, and can only finish one mini project a month. So naturally, this is a great group for me to be a part of. I've started adding on extra squares because I want this to fit on my bed. I'm all caught up, at the moment, which I'm very excited about. Last year this is when I gave up.

Here is all the squares I've done put together. Last year I quit because I had 9 blocks that needed their ends weaved in AND to be connected together. It's the worst part of making this blanket. So this time around as soon as I finish a square I deal with those pesky ends and I attach it asap. That way it doesn't just sit in my craft box, hidden away and lonely.

It's been working out for me so far. Here are some closer pictures of the individual squares.


What's with those papers on the floor? That chipped nail polish? That red thing poking from under the blanket it? Don't you ever clean, Brittney?

Why yes. But one must have priorities. I had to breed a Golden Chocobo today. Very important stuff.


Recently my husband and I moved back up north, so he could continue his learnin'. So now we're living in a nice new apartment. One especially cool thing about this apartment is I get a craft room. The reason we decided I should get this craft room is because before my crafts were in every room. All over the floor, on the shelves, in drawers, taking over, inching it's way into every corner of our home. So now we have a room to contain it all. Which is good, because really it needs to be contained.

It's nice because I get to decorate it anyway I choose. And what do I choose? To decorate it with pages from my coloring books.
The artists listed from upper left to bottom right: Katie, Hans, Me, Me, Lyle, Jessica. All people who have come to visit our new abode. Of course my boy has yet to color one that I can hang, and Jesse hasn't either. What's wrong with those two? Seriously.

Sadly, that's all I have for pictures. You'd think I would have LOADS, what with not posting all summer. But... I forget to bring batteries, or even the camera, so... you know. Here is a list of things I've done since I've last posted!

The List

Went to Sturgis*
Started playing FFVII again
Made some excellent Pizza*
Made honey toffee ice cream and chocolate ice cream
Made bagels

*there will be photos of this in the future

And that's about it. How dull. When I started that list I thought I had a lot more to add. Oh well. Hopefully my brain will be pumping out more enjoyable reads for you denizens of the interwebs. But c'mon, you know better.


  1. AT last you posted! Wow that's an awesome crochet-quilt. Is it technically a quilt cos of the squares, or is it an afghan because it's crocheted?

  2. I'm counting it as an afghan because they are afghan squares. Although, quilt sounds better than afghan by far!

  3. She lives!!

    What I hate most about the recap episodes is that I feel the need to watch them just in case I missed something. And then I haven't missed anything, except for the last hour of my life that I spent watching a recap episode.

    I wish there were knitalongs that were like crochetalongs. Knitalongs are always patterns you have to pay for, and it's always for like a sweater. I just want something simple!

  4. Yay! Birdy's back! And with a Yob!So happy! (too many exclaimation marks?)

  5. MORE!!!!! MORRER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMORROEEOERM!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  6. Oh wow! The blanket is looking great!