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I've been uninspired lately. The livingroom becomes a mess when I cannot settle on a project (see photo)!

A few things are distracting me... Two of those are the HDTV service and a DVR!

I've had the Wallace and Gromit movie from Blockbuster.com waiting for over a week now for me to watch it (Bill doesn't want to see it). We didn't get around to watching the Flags of Our Fathers movie rented from a local Blockbuster store, and I missed the late-date due date so we got a call that we've purchased the movie but it can be returned for a $1.25 re-stocking fee - I took care of the return yesterday after work.

Bill's cousin Jimmy and his wife Sarah are having a second baby (a girl this time!) in early July. I bought a large skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love in Pastel Pink last Monday, but haven't had any success in finding a pattern I want to work on. I've started and pulled out 3 attempts so far at ripple patterns.

Thinking the pink yarn was putting me off, I switched to trying to make myself an earth-tone warm, soft scarf with the remnants of the on-hold-since-April-2005 Jazzy Beach Wrap cardigan I pulled out last Sunday while watching NASCAR's Daytona 500 race. I really like the texture of Bernat Soft Boucle yarn but it's difficult to find a pattern that "works" with it! The bumps in the yarn make stitches difficult to see so detailed patterns aren't good to use. Lacy patterns are OK, but I don't want the scarf to have large holes since the scarf is supposed to keep my neck warm! Last night, I tried 4 or 5 patterns from 280 Crochet Shell Patterns but none of them have worked for me. Bah!

Yesterday, I gave Jimmy and Sarah the layette set (melon, purple, green, yellow, white) I made in November 2005. It is more "girl" than "boy" so I didn't give it to them for the first baby (Samuel... Sammy!). The jacket in the layette set is a bit small, but it is perfect for a baby girl's baby doll! I would like to make a pink baby blanket too, but if I can't get past the pink, they'll have just one blanket instead of two.

The knitting books I recently bought are great! However, since knitting is not second nature to me (like crocheting is), it takes more attention and I just haven't been able to split my attention between watching our favorite TV shows and knitting... so I haven't been knitting... or teaching myself Continental Knitting...

I got out of bed at 8:00am this morning, made breakfast and coffee, and sat down at the computer... and I'm still sitting here over 4 hours later... with a headache and now hungry for lunch. But, I've caught up on responding to blog comments and have read my regular blog reads. Time to eat lunch, shower, and probably watch Wallace and Gromit.

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About Cheryl

Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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