Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sad day for CompUSA

Yesterday I found out that I would be losing my job in 2-3 months. CompUSA is closing 126 of its 225 stores nationwide. Of course mine was one of them. I was in shock all evening after finding out around 3pm. I've worked at CompUSA for nearly 8 years, it was practically my first job.

I am glad that my managers were nice enough to tell all of the employees shortly after they found out and went through the details themselves. They took all of the employees except one cashier and one manager to the conference room and told us the bad news. There are some stores in NJ that the employees were not told about this, and I think I'd be more upset if our managers did not tell us when they did.

On a good side...this might motivate me to finish my thesis and look for another job.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Crochetless Weekend

Not much crochet going on this weekend. I left my next project at home, along with all of my yarn. I do still have my thread purse to finish, that might be tonights project.

I did get to see the finished product of the squares that I sent for the FL Tornado victims throught Crochetville. I love it so much, and I miss my squares, but it was for a good cause and I can always make another one.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Finished Blue Round Ripple

I finished my Round Ripple. I could have had it finished one Tuesday night, but I wasn't sure at that point how much farther I was gonna go with it. So, I only did one more round of white, and I think that was a good place to stop. Now I've gotta figure out when I'm going to ship it out, and write a little note to go along with it.

Yesterday I also finished half of the thread CAL I joined, and the second this morning. The first is in Blue, and the second in Green. I don't have a picture of the second one yet..I've still got the last round to complete. Next week I'll have to put it all together to make into a little bag.

Tonight I'll probably start a hat for a coworkers daughter to finish up my leftover fun fur. I'll probably also start another round ripple using baby yarn, as soon as I figure out what hook to use.

Guess that's all for now. I've gotta get to work and get some stuff done for my thesis.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Crochet at Work

Well, I worked all weekend, and got a bit of crocheting done. Yesterday I got a 5 rows of my ripple afghan done while working (the navy blue). I'm loving the way it looks. I'm not sure how much farter I want to go with it though. Here's a couple pictures I took at work yesterday just after finishing the navy...unfortunately that was the only color I took with me since I didn't even expect to get 2 rows done.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Matt's Scarf

Well, here is the picture of Matt's scarf. It took a while to make, it's about 9 inches across, and it was all single crochet (38 across each row). Unfortunately I didn't get a picture with Matt in it, but I got my boyfriend to do the modeling instead.

I didn't get much time at work to finish anything, but I got a few rows done of the the Fun Fur scarf to finish, and I figured out who to give it to. I'll probably get it done tonight, along with a few rows of the Round Ripple Afghan.

Can't wait to be done so I can start some projects from the Knitting Loves Crochet book I had to pick up today!

Snow and Crochet

Well, this week went by pretty fast. We got a few inches of snow, so I made a snowman...

I also finished 12 squares to donate for the Tornado victims in Florida. Some were completed during the CAL at Crochetville, and the rest after. The teal one is my favorite, but they all turned out beautifully. Towards the end, I started to use the small scrap balls of yarn I had in my stash to make one with different colors on every few rounds, but I didn't get any pictures of those before sending them off on Friday.

I was trying to get rid of my stash, but ended up having to buy some more black yarn, then Matt got me even more black yarn, so I could finish his scarf, although I only needed 1 ball, he picked up 2. I think he decided to replenish the yarn that I used from to make his scarf.

I finished Matt's scarf last night, and made a special trip to deliver it to him. He was so excited! I'll have to put up a picture later (gotta head to work soon).

I have two more scarves to finish and a round ripple to finish. Not sure what I'm doing with the Fun Fur scarf yet, maybe give it to one of my sisters friends. And the round ripple I'm going to send to a friend in New York. I'm also thinking about making a hat for a coworkers daughter to match the scarf that I made for her. I'd like to get use up the last bit of fun fur that I have left over from her scarf.

That's about it for the moment. I'll hopefully get another scarf done to day, and some progress on the round ripple.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


I guess the exclamation point is a little over the top for this weekend, it was almost a disaster. Work was bad, long and boring days, and too much drama and commotion to suit me. I need to finish my thesis and get out of there and find a full time job doing something I feel passionate about.

Well, about my crocheting adventures this weekend. I worked on the scarf everyday but today, maybe I'll do a few rows before bed. I also made one 12 inch square for a charity crochet along at Kinda pathetic, but atleast I tried, and I'll see about getting more done tomorrow, then sending them out.

My boyfriend also took me to this cozy, and very welcoming knitting shop in Chestnut Hill. I'm more into crocheting than knitting, but he's a knitter. There was tons of amazing yarns! I stopped myself from buying anything except a size D hook that I need for a project (and it never hurts to add to my tools of the trade).

That's all for now, back to crocheting!!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

New Stuff

Well, I added a few things to my blog, like my Works in Progress, Finished Projects, and Other Crafty Blogs. I'll probably be adding more things here and there, but that's good for a while.

I did some more work on Matt's Scarf. It's nearly a quarter of the way done I guess. It's taking a bit longer than I expects, although I haven't really devoted as much time as I would like too. There are just too many other things to do (thesis, cleaning, reading, etc.). I guess I should have picked a bigger hook, but I'll know for next time.

Guess that's about it for now.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Starting my crochet journal

Well, this is my first entry...

I've been looking all over for a journal to put my crochet creations, ideas, works-in-progress, and finished projects into. So, I guess this will do until I find one that I really like.

My most recent projects include a blanket that I crocheted for a king-size bed for a wedding present for my cousin. I hope that they like it. I've also been making a lot of scarves out of some Fun-fur that I bought when it was on sale a month or so ago. They will be done soon, thank goodness.

I just started a scarf today for one of the guys at my work, since it's been so cold here! So far I've ripped it out three times, but I think I've got the right width now, so I can proceed.

That's about it for now!