Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Haven't been here in a while. Busy crocheting, trying to keep up on Crochetville, and get some school stuff done. hmmm....what have I been up to?

Crocheting lots of dishcloths for the Circle of Friends CAL on the 'ville.

Making shirts for a Family Reunion.

Tye-Dye shirts with my brother and sister

Flower and butterfly shirt I made for my sister

I also taught my sister to crochet last night, she was doing pretty good, but we'll see how it goes.

I think that's it for the moment.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Camping and Crocheting

Wow, I haven't updated in a while, been busy (and lazy).

Let's see...I went camping this past weekend with my boyfriend. That was a blast. We got there around 8pm on Friday night, just in time for a thunderstorm. Fortunately it was only dripping a bit while we were setting everything up. We first set up the EZ-UP, so we could unload everything and keep it dry. Then the tent, but we couldn't find the pegs. Luckily we bought a couple last week to replace some bent ones, so we just used those. Put all the neccessary items into the tent, blew up the air mattress, etc.

Once we were finished, we sat and relaxed for a few minutes while it started to pour. Then we decided to cook some dinner. I packed sausages, hamburges, hotdogs, and some lunchmeat. We decided on the sausages so we could try out our new campstove and pots. It worked out pretty well. Later on our neighbors in the site next to us came over to say 'hi' and we chatted for a while. We were pretty tired after all that, so we just went to sleep.

On Saturday, we got up early, had some breakfast, eggs with leftover sausage. We got our bikes ready to go riding, and then we were off. We went from Green Lane to Schwenksville. The ride was nice, mostly shady and a few hills. There was one really big hill that had a 12% grade for 1/4 mile. Not exactly sure what that means, still trying to figure it out, but it was steep and we both had to get off and walk our bike up the hill. We stopped at the Ice Cream Junction in Schwenksville to cool off. Got some ice cream and waterice to cool us off, then we ate our packed lunch. We sat and relaxed for quite some time, then headed back up the hil, and down the other side. By the time we got back, I was exhausted!

We decided to relax for a bit, I crocheted, while he took a nap...I should have taken a nap too! Then we started a fire and cooked up some hamburgers and baked potatoes (which weren't cooked all the way). After dinner, we played cribbage, learned more rules as we played. Then it was time for a walk...apparently the bike ride wasn't enough! So we took a walk on the Orange Trail, meant for hikers, equestrians, and possible cross country. That trail was pretty muddy, and the path was tiny...single file line tiny. There were horseshoe prints all over, which made me really want to go horseback riding again!

When we got back from our walk, our neighbors invited us over for some salmon and hotwings. I had the salmon, it was delicious! They had a nice roaring fire already, and plenty of wood to go with it, so we sat and chatted with them for the rest of the night. They had a huge family. Grandmom and Pop Pop were there, with their kids, they have 7, and I think there might have been 5 there. They were all there with their families, most with 2 kids of their own. It was a great night. We talked about what it was like years ago camping at green lane, they've been going there their whole lives, just like me.

Sunday we got up early and packed everything up. Boyfriend had to work, what a bummer! But guess what we found hiding underneath the tent!?!? The pegs for the tent...we looked everywhere for them, next time we'll know to look there first, LOL!

Crochet news - I think I'm finished my round ripple, at least until I get some white yarn, and more scrap yarn in blue, green, and burgandy. Although, I think it is big enough now, it just needs a new home. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, or who it will be going to. I started making a belt to test out some accessories since I joined the accessory swap on Crochetville. I also started making a bunny, which is coming along well. I think I'm gonna make a little baby one to go with it, since I have some left over fun fur. I've also been making fridgies when I've been bored and don't want to work on a big project. It gives me time to go through all of my book and magazine, and pick out little flowers and things to make into the fridgies, and remind me of all the great patterns I will get to make eventually!

Guess that's it for the moment. I've gotta get back into working on school's not going to finish itself (Boy do I wish it could!)