Wednesday, June 23, 2004

What is wrong with me?

Yes, that's the question I'm asking myself now. I haven't been crocheting for a long, long time. Actually it's been 4 days since I touched yarn and hook! I feel so "away" from my crochet projects, but the real reason being that I have been sooo busy!! BUSY is not serious enough to describe what's happening to me these days.

Convocation is on the 9th, planning to travel on the 10th. There's all the packing to be done, I want to pack my whole house into 2 lugguages, but there comes the weight allowance! At times like this I wished I had my own private jet or something, but I don't think even that can carry my whole house in it. And then I have to prepare for my tests to be taken end of July! I have been procrastinating for a long time! I feel sooooo stressed that I'm losing my head! I'm afraid of not being able to finish preparing on time. Oh my God! I need good scores on my test if I ever want to get into a good grad school. God, help me...PLEASE!!!

Maybe I should go spend some time crocheting, so de-stress myself...

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Girls like Pink and Boys like Blue

Finally I can post the photos of my pink coasters with maroon edges:




Well that has been my most recently finished project. I really want to take up many more projects, and I do have a lot in mind. But THAT'S exactly the problem! I have so many in mind that I don't know where to start!!

I wanted to make matching placemats for the above coasters, but my husband just told me yesterday that he hates pink! Arrghh!! He didn't know that I was making the coasters, but I told him later that I had finished it, and if he really doesn't like it, we could give it away as a gift for someone. I really love them though. Will be sad to see them go. What's wrong with pink anyway? I love pink. I only like light shades of pink though, not shocking pink. I like lavender too.

Now I really need to start a new project to keep me busy for the next couple of days. I'm getting reallllyyyy bored these days staying at home and preparing for my GRE. And the worst part is, the sun is sooooo hot in the afternoons that it's sooo hard to keep my eyes open! And I can feel every drop of sweat flowing from the top of my chest and sliding downwards towards my stomach, and there it gets absorbed by my t-shirt.

Hmm...enough about my sweat and back to crochet...
I'm gonna list down the things I can make, and then choose one from them:
pink placemats
afghan
pixie slippers
bag

hmmm....i still can't decide!! argghhh this is annoying me!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Please change the battery pack.

Thats what my camera's LCD screen says now.

Well, I have finished something in crochet and wanted to post a picture of it here, but the battery on my camera has died, and I haven't got down to buying new ones. I will make sure I get news one tomorrow!

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Just added the weather pixie girls to my blog. I had to add 2 different weather locations, one of my country and one of my husband's which I will be moving to soon.

Had some free time, so took this quiz:

Take the quiz: "Which American City Are You?"

New York
You're competative, you like to take it straight to the fight. You gotta have it all or die trying.

I have been crocheting a bit today. I will post the finished product's photo tomorrow!

Crazy about tattoo...temporary ones at least!!

Spent an hour of my afternoon doing this to my left palm:


Got the sudden craving to do henna tattoo to my palm today. Searched the net for a design I might like but didn't find anything too appealing. So I took my henna cone and started with a tiny circle, and then a few more circles around it, and it became a flower, more lines, more circles...and I ended up with the intricate design above! I love the design, and what I love even more is that the dye has become really deep red. I can enjoy my red dyed palm for another 2weeks. WooooHoooo!

Made a simpler design on the upper side of my palm, but the henna hasn't dried yet so I didn't take a photo.

Even though I didn't crochet anything today, I did something for my next favorite hobby at least - Henna Tattooing :)

Mom is in the next room sewing something. I think I shall go sit with her and crochet. Good company to chit chat and crochet!

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Sleepless in Singapore

I didn't sleep the whole night. I went to bed at 1.30am. Was tossing and turning till 3.30am. Suddenly the phone rang and woke me up at 5.30am. It was my husband. This is what happens when your husband is in a country with totally opposite timing from you. He calls you in the middle of the night and you still have to talk!

He had talked to our lawyer about the problems we are facing with my visa issues. And he had great news! I don't have to pack up and go to the US immediately like we were fearing. We have to wait for some form to arrive from the INS. And that is going to take a couple of weeks it seems. The indirect meaning of that means that I could attend my commencement ceremony on the 9th of July!

God! Am I excited!!!
Thank God everything turned out for the better.

Now I can carry on with my crochet projects which I had neglected for the past 2 days.
Had an apron in mind, but not sure if I have enough yarn. I'm trying to finish most of the yarn I have so that I don't have to carry it all the way to US when I travel.

This is what I finished making like 2 days ago. Don't know what I'm going to make them into as yet. Wondering if I should give them baby blue border or maroon border. I like maroon with pink better. But baby blue with baby pink might end up in a baby blanket that I might give to someone with a baby. I used 4 "baby" in my last line!



I have checked the map of the nearest Hobby Lobby to my apartment in Dallas :) I have never been to Hobby Lobby but I have been hearing a lot about it from crocheters on the net, and it sounds real good. I will have to check it out for myself once I land there.

Friday, June 11, 2004

visa or commencement??

Have been upset since morning as I just got to know from my husband that I won't be able to attend my commencement ceremony on the 9th of July. I have been eagerly waiting for it since April...actually since I started college. Now its a choice of attending the ceremony OR entering USA. Seems like I have some problem with my visa, and I HAVE to enter the US asap!! Why does this have to happen to me???

I've been in a very frustrated mood all day. Can't believe that I'm actually going to migrate from the place I grew up in, and have to start a new life in the US. Even though I'm all excited about the new life and everything, it seems unfair that I have to give up everything I had till now. And ESPECIALLY my commencement ceremony!!
Arrgghhhh

But my husband has been really sweet to say that I could come back in July for the commencement if I really want to, but I know how much it will cost him. And when I think about the travelling distance and jet lag...it makes me think twice about coming back...but I STILL want to attend the ceremony!! Travelling between Singapore and the US is not that easy. Flight journey takes about 22hours...ahh...that gets me started on dreaming about crocheting during the flight....but will they allow me to carry hooks and stuff on air? Have to check that out...

Now I shall go take my afternoon nap, and dream about what to crochet on flight :)

Thursday, June 10, 2004

sleepyhead

Didn't get much crocheting done today. Don't have any work in progress as all the projects are I start are easy to make, and can be finished quickly. And I haven't started on anything after my so-called "kitchen set" :P

Made 2 granny squares in baby pink yarn. Don't know what I'm going to use it for yet. But thats usually how I start all my projects. Just start something and then decide what to make it into later! LOL

It's 2.20am and I was supposed to be in bed long ago.
I shall go hit the bed now...

*yawnzz*

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Aha!
I finished the potholder I was thinking about yesterday! I finished it in less than 2 hours....and I'm really happy about it becuz the circle is actually lying flat on ground :D

Nowadays, everytime I make something new, out comes my camera...
So here's what I am boasting about now..


Close up...


So I can proudly say that I have made a kitchen set now! The color difference in the pictures are because of my camera..


Now that I am making things that are simple and quick, I get easily excited to make new ones. I want to try to make things I have never made before.
The thing on my mind right now is another addition to my purple kitchen set...an apron! Yeah!! I found a pattern on the net, and I am going to try it. I haven't read the pattern fully yet, but if it something I can't continue after a few rows (like many of my started projects) I will sadly give up and go on to something more simple. Let's see how it goes...
But my apron will not be purple, as I don't have much of that yarn anymore. I have a bit of it left, might finish it up by making something small for the kitchen set...like a towel topper? hmmm... :D have to check out the net for patterns I might like...

releases: 2004 4

Made an oven mitt today. My first oven mitt, and I love how it turned out. I always have phobia of following crochet patterns, and that is why i usually make up my own simple patterns made up of sc, dc and tc, and the shapes are usually squares or rectangles...that is the easiest!

So my first effort at making something in a different shape worked out!
I followed the pattern on this site:

Picture of the one I made:


I'm in high spirits today, so I am thinking of making a matching potholder. Now I am thinking whether to make a really simple one out of my mind...maybe a simple square...or should I search the net for a more funky one...maybe a circle...but I also have phobias of my circles not lying flat...

Monday, June 07, 2004

I finished the bikini yesterday! I really like how it turned out! I hope my friend loves it the way I do too!


Saturday, June 05, 2004

I just finished my Garden Afghan yesterday. It is my first afghan, so I'm really happy :)
It's a very simple pattern which I made up myself.




I finished the 2 triangles and halter-neck part of the bikini I am making for my friend. Not sure if the triangles are big enough to cover what they are supposed to cover :D Hmm....I may have to add a few more rows along the sides...
Have to try and finish it today. I hope she likes it!
I will post the finished picture soon.

Starting this blog to share my experiences with my favorite hobby...Crochet!
Learning to crochet has been one of the most useful things I have ever learned. How else will I kill my free time? Now that I am done with exams and college, and sitting ever-so-freely at home, having nothing to do, crochet has been like a best friend, giving me company whenever I have nothing else to do.

Now, I am so actively crocheting that I let all other things wait!

Let me try to remember all the things I have crocheted till today (there aren't much as I'm still a beginner).

1. Black and grey shawl
2. Tissue box cover
3. Handphone pouch
4. Baby blanket (for niece Shameem)
5. Triangular Aqua shawl
6. Brown Bag
7. Granny square shoes (made 2 pairs)
8. Garden afghan

Currently working on:
1. Blue beach bikini for a friend
2. my first doily...which i have frogged a million times as I have never worked with thread before

Things I want to make soon:
1. Placemats and coasters for my new home
2. Rug for new home