Wednesday, March 07, 2007

calorie counting

i finished my calorimetry head band and had enough yarn leftover to make myself a pair of super warm mittens:

i must say, the calorie was completed in very short order, ie: it doesn't take very long to make at all, which is nice, if, like me, you have A.D.D. when it comes to knitting and crocheting projects. the headband and mittens are ridiculously warm, which came in handy, since march has most definitely come in like a lion around these parts, with average temps this past week hanging around MINUS 35 with the windchill (that's around -31 to your fahrenheiters)
so much for our mild winter.

here she is all 'did' up with a fancy shmancy button i found in my sewing box...i think it was a leftover from a jumper i made eons ago for my neice, who now probably wouldn't be caught dead in her aunty's homemade clothes, but hey, they were great when she was a little gaffer.
i had yet still more leftover yarn, so i've started a hat using the magic loop method, however this will be a scrappy type hat as i don't have enough yarn to finish, and my remnants in that yarn weight are a little scarce, so it will probably look most fugly when it's completed, but who cares, for me it's the process that's important, and i'll wear it with pride (while they drag me away to the nuthouse) and say in a loud singsong voice, "i knit this using the magic loop method!" and everyone will applaud...or laugh, either way...

time flies when you are having fun...or something like that...


it was exactly one year ago today that i started this blog! i thought i missed it by a day, but nope, it was this very day last year that i first said 'everybody's gotta start somewhere'...and so i did, and so it was. happy blogiversary to 'By Hook or By Crook'! thanks to all of you who have taken the time to read and comment, it means a lot!


yeah, yeah, whoopee ding dong, where are the snacks?!

6 comments:

Sharon said...

Since I'm first, I'm gonna sing.

ok, here goes. *clearing throat*

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Kiki's blo-og, Happy Birthday to you!

Your headband and mitts look super warm, and as always you did a lovely job. Here's hoping the thaw comes soon!

kay said...

Aw thanks Sharon!!

Sônia Maria said...

Hello kay!
I am happy with your visitor! Tanks...
The book is very beautiful really... In my city dont have for buy...
Sorry,i dont speak english very well...but i understand more or less..
Happy Birthday to you...(07/03)
Hugs for you...
Sônia Maria
www.falandodecrochet.blogspot.com

Wanda Kay said...

The headband and mittens look nice and cozy, lovely job. I love the picture of your furbaby, looks nice and comfy laying there.

kay said...

Thanks for stopping by Sonia Maria!

Wanda Kay, good to see you again! :) Yes, that killer shih tzu of ours knows how to kick back and relax, that's for sure! :)

ladylinoleum said...

Number one, happy blogiversary! Number two, I agree fully, it is the process that counts! You learn so much from each and every project you make. Number three, your calorimetry is awesome! Mitts too!