Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Night Giveaway Again!

It’s Baby Yarn…

For TWO Winners this time…

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Package #1

7 skeins (2 are nearly full) Baby Bee Sweet Delight Yarn

2 Green

1 Peach

4 Yellow/White

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Package #2

4 partial skeins (nearly whole) baby yarn

I’m not sure of the brand of the two pink and one baby blue.  The baby blue on the end is Baby Bee Sweet Delight.  It’s more of a Robin’s Egg Blue.  I’ve had all of these yarns forever.  I figure if someone will use them, they’re better off out of here.  I haven’t used hardly any out of any of the partial skeins.  They may be full skeins that I’ve just used a bit and then frogged and rewound it.

If you are a Follower and would like this yarn, just leave a comment and a way to get a hold of you on this post by Midnight Tonight.  No need to tell me your preference of packages.  I’ll assign a package to two people who have entered and get it in the mail tomorrow.  They’re already packaged up and waiting for a label.  You can send your address to:  PammySueGiveaway(at)yahoo(dot)com.  I’ll notify you in the morning via this blog and via email.

Good luck!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Creating

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Well, hmm…

I’m going to start making bigger swaths of the dark teal and antique white.  I think that will really change the look of it.  The more I stare at it, the more I like it.  Oh, man.  I really, really love crocheting and manipulating the colors of yarn to creating something of my very own.  I’m dripping with sweet creative juices at the moment.

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Afghan in the Works

Do y’all remember this afghan?

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The Bell of the Fall

I made this afghan last October using The Garden Bell’s pattern for her Orphan Annie Afghan.  I gave it away as a retirement gift to a couple that we are good friends with.  They were both retiring at the same time last year.  I see it laying over the back of their couch when we go over there, and it makes me smile.

I started another afghan last night using this pattern.  I had forgotten what a fun pattern it is to crochet and how quickly it goes after the first couple of rows are out of the way and you have it committed to memory.  Mindless crochet is so relaxing.  I have to be careful because I tend to go overboard and crochet too long making my hands and arms ache like the devil.  I made myself stop last night after six rows.  The colors are very different than the fall colors in The Bell of the Fall, but they are beautiful.  I will give you a peek after I get all the colors in.

What’s this?

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That’s right!

It’s 5-6 inches of my hair.

It was wet…that’s why it’s so dark.

I decided I was done with it yesterday and chopped it off into the bathroom sink.  I’m free!  It’s still a little longer than chin-length, and I don’t regret it one bit.  I’m going to stare at it for a few days and decide what I want to do with what’s left.  (No, I did not have a Brittany Spears crazy moment.  I really was sane when I did it!)

Bye!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Sandman Ghan…Ugh

I’m changing the name.

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Granny Puked Ghan

Granny Barf Blanket

Granny’s Butt-Ugly Blanket

Granny Needs a Bath Ghan

I am so disappointed!  I really don’t like it, and it photographs even worse than it looks in person.  Yuck.  I’m not sure what it is, but I’m thinking that the white makes the sand color look really dingey and dirty.  It just doesn’t work for me.  It’s an awful feeling to spend so much time on something and then have it turn out far below your expectations. 

I have a sick feeling in my tummy right now.  I mean, I know I there are much uglier afghans, but they weren’t mine!  LOL.  I’m just disappointed is all.  I knew I wasn’t liking it about half-way in, but I thought the border would really perk it up and make a difference. 

I’m feeling guilty for talking bad about it now.  Ha-ha.  How dumb.  It’s a nice blanket…just not my cup of tea.

WHATEVER.

WAH.

Somebody needs a nap.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lemon Chicken, Pasta Salad, Cookies

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I got the Lemon Grilled Chicken recipe from The Sisters Cafe.  It’s as good as she says it is.  I’ll be making this one again and again.  I marinated my chicken from Friday evening until Sunday at noon, placed it on a hot grill pan for about a minute on each side to get the grill marks, and then baked it for 28 minutes.  I used boneless chicken breasts and bottled lemon juice.

The pasta salad is my Aunt’s.  Here it is below.  Left click on it and then print or paste it into a Word Doc and print.  I love this pasta salad and it goes great with this chicken.  I used Spiral Pasta, a large jar of diced pimentos, and a small can of sliced ripe olives instead of the red & green pepper.  It says not to use light mayo, but I did and it’s fine.  I added a Tbsp of oregano to the dressing because we both love oregano.

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DSCF4612 Have you seen these cookies at the grocery store?  They are REALLY good.  I’m a coconut lover.  These are neat because they come in 8 individual foil packets with 8 cookies in each one.

I’m putting the last round on The Sandman Ghan today.  I’ll post pictures later today or in the morning.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sandman Ghan Border

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I’m starting my fourth row of the border right now.  About four or five more to go before I start the white edging.  I love this part!  I’m savoring every moment and scheming as I go about the white edging.  I think I found one in a Japanese book I’m going to try.  I’m not sure if it will work out or not, but I’m going to give it a go.

I’m hoping to have a Tah-Dah on the Sandman Ghan tomorrow night.  That’s an ambitious estimate.  It really depends on what work I have on Monday.  Yep, it’s back to work after a week of vacation tomorrow.  YUCK!  I want another week or two…or retirement would be even better.  Ha-ha.  I’m afraid that’s wishful thinking for a few more years anyway.

Have a nice Sunday.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friday Nite Winner

Congratulations...

HEATHER K.
Collingdale, PA

Yea!

Your package will go out later today.
I will email you to confirm.

I will be having a...
BABY YARN GIVEAWAY
Very Soon!

Watch this space.  Maybe next Friday night again.  It'll probably be another quickie.  I hate dragging things out. 

Thank you for playing, everyone!  I was thrilled to hear from all of you lurkers.  Ha-ha!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Night Giveaway!

Giveaway Yarn 1

Giveaway Yarn 2

Giveaway Yarn

4 – Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Periwinkle (Discontinued Color)

6 – Drops Fabel Superwash Sock in Color 520

4 – Drops Fabel Superwash Sock in Color 903

If you want it and you are a Follower, leave me a comment and a way to contact you by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!  I want to get it in the mail tomorrow.  It’s all boxed up and ready for a label.  You can send your address to: PammySueGiveaway(at)yahoo.com

Pammy Sue

Plain Blanket Gets a Name

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I have two more rows and a big border left to do and The Sandman Ghan will be finished.  I’m aiming for Sunday or Monday night.  It’s very plain, no?  I think the border I’m planning will make all the difference.  We’ll see in a few days.

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Just for fun, here’s a different look at the Granny Wrap I made earlier this year.  I really love this.  I can’t believe nobody bought it for $45 freakin’ itty-bitty dollars in my etsy shop.  Oh well, it’s gone now.  Shop is closed.  I got tired of feeling insulted by no sales or interest.  I’ll just dress up my manikin and enjoy it all myself.

What else?

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Some totally un-needed new yarn colors.  There’s a grape color that goes with these too, but I forgot to include it.  Surprisingly, it goes with these colors fantastically well.  That’s why I have to look at what everyone else is making…I can’t see these really pretty color combos in my head.  I saw a blanket on Ravelry made with these colors and thought it was gorgeous.

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A doe, a deer, a female deer…

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Can you smell that fresh air?

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Let’s have breakfast on the porch.

Mmm…

B Pillow Closeup

HERE is the link for the flower pattern I used for the Earthtones Flower Pillow.  Follow the tutorial through Round 6.

That’s it for today.

Bye, girlies.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Let’s Go “Camping”

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Look Closely

Mr. Ely was sick the whole way up to the cabin.  Bless his heart.  Thankfully, we knew he would probably do this so we had the back covered in old towels and mats with plenty of paper towels on hand.  Sammi & Fletch were huddled up on the other side of the car staring in horror.  Eww!  Don’t get any on us!  LOL.

DSCF4474 We traveled on…

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And made it to the cabin.

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Did some sightseeing…

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We stopped for lunch and ate out on the back deck by the river.

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Mr. Squirrel joined us for a French fry or two…

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When his belly was full, he retired for a nap in the tree right next to us.

DSCF4494 We travelled on…

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To the lake.

Broken Bow Lake, Oklahoma

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To our houseboat!

Wow…ain’t it grand?

Okay, it’s not ours…but we saw it.

Ha-ha-ha.

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The trees were just starting to turn colors.

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The Camera-Shy Pammy Sue

Stop trying to zoom-in on me!

Quit it!

The camera adds 50 lbs, okay?

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Look at the cute little ducky and forget how fat I am.  Hee-hee.  (Not my picture.)

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Okay, that’s enough with the pictures today.

I’ll have some crochet for y’all tomorrow.

See ya.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Getaway in the Woods

We’ve been away.

Did you miss me?

I was trying not to let it slip

that we were away.

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Here’s a little peek…

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Wowee…it was pretty.

And cooler.

Definitely NOT Texas.

Settling-in and getting unpacked.

More to come…

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sorry, no pictures today.  I'm working diligently on my "plain" blanket.  I'm having fun with it.

I can't stay long.  I may not be able to make another entry until Thursday.  Lots going on.  You'll be in on it in a couple of days.

I'm happy, are you?
Love ya!

PAMMY SUE

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Middles R Done

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I’ve gotten all the middles made for my “plain” blanket.  I really need to think of a better name for it before that one sticks.  I have a couple of ideas I’m pondering.

DSCF4466I’m adding some solid linen squares throughout the blanket along with the ones with the colored middles.

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DSCF4461 I made some Molasses Cream Bars yesterday.  Mmm…  I know I’ve posted the recipe here before, but I couldn’t find it when I did a quick search for it.  I’m too lazy to type it all out right now.

I’ve got lots to do today so I’m outta here.  Bye.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Earthtones Flower Pillow

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Front

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Back

This is one of the projects I had been working on the past couple of weeks.  You can see all the details on MY RAVELRY PROJECT PAGE.

I’m not feeling very talkative today.  Nothing is wrong.  I’m just in a quiet mood.  So that’s it.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!