Friday, September 24, 2010

The monthly bill: What's your count?

I was reading Ivy's blog just now and she talked a little about PMS which, of course, sucks.
Sometimes it feels like we just cant catch a break.

Just when you're feeling good and recovered you get billed again.
There must be a mistake, I didn't order that.

Anyway, all this got me thinking about how most of us (my mom had a hysterectomy in her late 30s or early 40s) are going to have our periods for the majority of our life which means once a damn month! 
For a LOT of years!
Its very alarming to think about.
 I mean just ONE period is alarming, really... we are bleeding out of our lady business!

So on this thought track, I busted out my calculator and I want you all to do the same...
 I want your period count as of now!

How many have you had thus far in your life?
I want to hear from you all! Regular and irregular periods alike!

My number is 95That is a lot of tampons!
I'm guessing a lot of you can school me though since I am pretty young (22 next month!).

If I don't get at LEAST 10 comments I am going to be very disappointed and possibly delete my blog in a haze of depression.

Lets see those number ladies!
And it would be great hearing when/how you started your period if you have an amusing (or traumatic) story about it!

I remember mine well, Halloween night 8th grade...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

why I hate my neighbors: Reason #2

They leave their cigarette butts on our doormat.

Who does that?

Monday, September 20, 2010

I need more hands.

Hello there!

I have been so busy lately and I haven't had time (or ideas) to blog.
Don't get me wrong, I have been a home 80% of the time but I have been filling orders from my shop and creating new things for it.... combined with ironing, cleaning, cooking, and loving on my cat.

I've actually been having computer game and reading withdrawals since all I have been doing is knitting and crocheting. 
The nerd in me is dying while the domestic side of me is alive and well.

On top of stuff to make for my shop, I have a seemingly never ending list of items to knit/crochet for friends and family including but not limited to:

- knit dust mitt for my aunt
- crochet hat for my brother
- coffee cup cozies for my sister
- crochet Droid cozy for my sister-in-law (this one is actually in the making and almost done)
- knit scarf for my dad
- crochet Christmas gift for Alex
- possibly 2 knit baby hats for Jil's friend's twin girls if she likes them
- knit bee for emelie
- 14+ crochet creatures of some sort for the kids Alex works with
- something for Alex to take to the Lovely Lauren Leigh when she goes to visit (I need to know when that will be so I can get on that!)
- crochet a ninja turtle for my sister-in-law's little brother
- stockings for Christmas since we have none!
- a crochet teddy bear for the manfriend's niece

I'm sure I am forgetting some stuff but my head is going to explode if I try to come up with any more.
Top that off with the 105 things I want to make for the shop and there is just not enough time in the day!

I will leave you all with some pictures of what I have been creating lately.
Feel free to visit my etsy shop and buy some pretty sweet things! 
(and more pics of what I am about to post)

1. Heather grey iPod/iPhone cozy with red button

2. Tweed iPod/iPhone cozy with a felt owl

3. White baby beanie with handmade rosette (I have been in a rosette making craze!)

4. SUPER SOFT purple baby beanie with rosette. I am in love with this yarn and hat.

5. I know we have seen this one before but I customized the not-so-cowardly lion to have yarn eyes (instead of plastic) and movable legs and arms to make it safer and more fun for a newborn baby!
 I was pretty happy with how it turned out actually and I hope my customer was too!

I plan on a lot more iPod/iPhone cozies, baby hats and accessories, and cup cozies in my shop in the very near future!
As fast as I can knit and crochet them, really.

I wish a lovely day upon you all!
I am going to go drink my cup of tea and then head to the post office to ship the giveaway winner (aka KatOfDiamonds!) her Little Dragon. I hope you love it Kat!

OH! And if you love me and/or my knitting/crochet/Etsy shop, go like my Christina's Yarn Crafts Facebook fan page!

PS, my cat is cute.
Yes, he is inside the bag.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

this is a public announcement.

To alert all of you who may not know...

The lovely Ivy's blog is one year old this coming week and she is having a giveaway to celebrate!

Ivy is giving away an all-things-Ivy box of goodies which I, for one, am  very excited about!

The giveaway ends on her blog's 1 year birthday which is the 8th of this month so go check it out quick.

Or you could just not go, that would be cool with me...

.. because I want to WIN!!

srsly though, go check it out.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

and the winner is.....


And listen to this!

Last night before bed I fell asleep, I said to the manfriend, 

"Pick a number 1-55"


"K, thanks"

and off to sleep I fell.

This morning when I was going to announce the winner I thought, maybe that isn't fair. 
Maybe I should just do the number generator thing.

SO I typed in 1-55, hit generate...

what number did I get?


Kat, its a sign from God. He would like you to have some crochet-thing made by me!

Thank you ALL for entering and supporting my shop!
I have MANY plans to add items so keep checking back and you might see something you like :]

Thursday, September 2, 2010

random thoughts

¡Feliz Septiembre!

I was just thinking about how much I hate my current bedroom and it got me thinking about my future bedroom.

Our room right now is too small for 2 people and currently one side, aka my side *turns to glare at Jonathan*, of our queen bed is against the wall which not only means I have to CLIMB over the manfriend to get out of bed every morning, but I have no bedside table to put stuff on or have a lamp for my night-time reading/knitting.

It is the pits.

Besides a nice centered bed with 2 bedside tables and lamps and whatnot, my bedroom of the future WILL consist of these 2 important things:

An alcove with a window seat
How perfect that this picture has knitting needles in it? Its like its calling to me
If I buy a house that does not have one I am putting on of those suckers in, mark my words.
It actually doesn't have to be in the bedroom.
I'll let that detail slide.

A vanity
I have always wanted a vanity.
I do my makeup over the coffee table...

In nook news, I just got the following ebooks last night and a reading extravaganza is imminent.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Burned by P.C Cast & Kristin Cast

This series is so lame but I could NOT stop reading them. Its like crack... you know its bad but you just keep doing it!

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

I have obviously read this before, multiple times, but I finally own it! I think this calls for a celebratory hunger games re-read!

The whole "millenium" series by Stieg Larsson:
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,
The Girl Who Played With Fire,
The Girl WHo Kicked The Hornet's Nest

I now own all the Harry Potter books on my nook!
Just in time because my books are starting to fall apart at the bindings.

Now I can return them to my mother from whom I stole them in the first place!

The Lord of the Rings + The Hobbit and The Children of Hurin (which I haven't read before)

I also own these in paperback BUT I want to get everything on my nook.
If you haven't realized already, it has to be pretty clear to you now that I am straight up nerd.

I am not ashamed! 
The Lord of the Rings books are great as is the Hobbit.
My mother used to read them every year since she was a teenager and she has passed down her love to me.

I have also had these for a while...
The Sookie Stackhouse series.
I have been reading them slowly and actually just finished the first one last week or so. 
I'm currently reading the second one but I might detour to one of the new books before I continue.



Don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE! It ends tomorrow, aka Friday, at 11:59 pm!