Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The only word associated with kidney should be beans. NOT stones!

I really, really meant to have this posted sooner. I hadn't counted on issues like nurses getting sick and an attack of kidney stones.

Yeah... Kidney stones! I got 'em. If it was something I could have crocheted away they would have been long gone. Unfortunately yarn isn't a wonder drug so the pain doesn't go away with each stitch. (Although it does sort of dull it!)

We had an interesting weekend with a night nurse having to leave town on a family emergency, a new nurse stepping in and getting sick at 3:30 - 4 am, the princess's van not starting after a doctor's appointment (when we had to be somewhere else in 20-30 minutes!) a day nurse getting sick because of the heat and sending her home a bit early, my trip to the emergency clinic, no day nurse the next day, and a C-T scan. We thought we were going to be without a day nurse today as well but one of our regular subs was available so that shortage was avoided. YEA!

So, the blanket is finished. It reminds me of a Babette. I've named it Sawtooth Babette because of the edging. 
Here it is!
And this is the edging.

I am very happy with the way it turned out.

Remember... if you want to be in the drawing for the chance to give the first of my duplicate books a new home go to THIS POST and comment, telling me what your favorite thing to crochet is and why. Deadline is June 29th or when we get at least 25 qualifying comments, whichever is later. Tell your friends.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Life gets in the way...

I wanted to be posting the finished product now but that wasn't to be. I am instead posting an "in progress" shot and, hopefully will be posting the finished product tomorrow. I wasn't happy with the border so am re-doing it.

It started off to be a jacket but I didn't think it was going to work out that way so I changed direction and I like it much better now!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Easy ways to follow the Yarn Princess

After several people asked me how to "follow" the blog I asked Dak to tell you all how...

The Yarn Princess asked me to put up some information about easy ways to follow this blog. News readers are some of the easiest modern Web technologies available, but they're really under utilized.

What's a news reader? Basically, it's software that checks Web sites for you and shows you the updates. If you have more than a half dozen blogs that you like to check, a news reader will greatly simplify the process.

There are dozens of news readers available, many (or maybe most) of them free. I use a Macintosh computer, and NetNewsWire is a free (as in ad-supported) reader that does the job. (There is a paid version that eliminates the ads.) You can subscribe to feeds via Outlook, although I don't find that as convenient (Microsoft has a "how to" for this).

If you don't already have a news reader, several are available as Web services, four of which are linked from any blog hosted on Blogger, which hosts the Yarn Princess. Look for the "Join the Realm" link in the right-hand navigation column. Google Reader (at the top of the list) is probably the easiest--if you already have a Google account, you already have a Google Reader account.

If you prefer to keep track of your blogs via a program on your own computer (my personal preference--as I said, I use NetNewsWire), then you can choose the fifth option on the drop down list ("Atom") to get the feed address, and then give that address to your reader software. Or you can just click the "RSS feed" button at the top of the blog.

Back to the Yarn Princess...  Remember to go to this post if you want to enter first of many book giveaways. Follow and leave a comment. Remember, I need to be able to reach you if you win so include your e-mail address!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Any photography buffs???

Kaelahbee, a Nashville area blogger that I read, is giving away an Instax 210 Wide camera this month! Cool... a wider format INSTANT camera!!!  Yea!!!

I love reading her posts and I love, love, LOVE the pink hair!!! It is definitely her and she rocks it. Wish I could do that.
Check out her blog by clicking here.

Oops... Missed a project...

I know that a couple posts ago I mentioned a project I was completing. Then I finished it and forgot to post the pictures.

This is what it looked like as a WIP.

This is what it looked like with the ruffled border.    

I wasn't sure I would like it but I do! :)  Hubbs is going to take a bigger picture for me in a bit.

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