Monday, October 27, 2014

Guess Who?

Guess who decided to try crochet again? I'm trying to stay calm... after 2 years of no interest, Chickee asked if she could make a blanket.

She has made 6 granny squares in 2 days. Squee!  She chose Caron Simply Soft in light blue, light purple and cream. I'm holding my fingers crossed that she keeps going! The best news is that she pretty much remembered everything I had taught her a few years ago and with a little refresher she was off and stitching without help.  I guess crocheting really is like riding a bike!  My main goal, when introducing crafts to the kids, was that later in life they will be able to turn to crafts for fun, leisure, and comfort. SCORE!

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Year of the HALF!

I told you back in the beginning of the year that this would be the year of the HALF.  Here's part of that...

Saturday I finished my first 'official' Half Marathon (13.1 miles).  I did it once before in training, back in April.  I ran the Queen Bee Half Marathon in Cincinnati and managed to run it 18 minutes faster than April.  I'm very proud (and tired, and hungry). The weather was perfect, the goody bags were awesome. Thanks for putting up with my non-crochet related post. Now I have my feet up, Charlie on my lap, some tv up on Hulu, and a new design I'm working on for the magazine on my hooks!