Saturday, November 17, 2012

Crochet headband

Row 1: ch9, DC in back loop of 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (7DC)

Rows 2-25:  ch2, DC in back loop of each DC across. (7DC)

Row 26: sl st in first 4 DC, ch 20, sl in same DC, sl st in last 3 DC, cut and weave in ends.

Sew a button on opposite end.  Easiest headband ever!!

Stocking Pattern

Size G hook
Any color thread you'd like

Round 1:  Magic ring, 10sc into ring, sl st in first sc

Round 2:  ch2, 2 DC in each sc around.  Join with sl st in top of ch2

Round3:  ch2, *1SC in first DC, 2 SC in next DC* repeat from *to* join with sl st in ch2

Round 4: ch2, *1DC in each of the next 2 SC, 2DC in next SC* repeat *to* around join with sl st in ch20

Rounds 5-8: ch2, 1 Dc in each DC around, sl st in ch2

Round 9: ch2, 1DC in each DC half way around.  To figure out halfway, fold the circle in half.  Turn

Rounds 10-13: ch2, 1 DC in each DC to end, turn.

At this point you have the toe and the heel.  You need to fold the part you just crocheted in half and sew up the side of it.

After it's sewn up, it should more or less resemble a circle.

Rounds 14-23: ch2, 1DC in each DC around, sl st to top of ch2.

For the cuff:

Round 24:  attach another color if you choose, ch2, 1 DC in each DC around.

Rounds 25-27: ch2, 1DC in each DC around.

Round 28: ch1, 1SC in first DC, *(1DC, ch, 1DC) in next DC, 1 SC in next SC* repeat *to* sl st to ch1.

You can create a loop however you'd like, I chose just using a piece of yarn

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Feeling of anticipation

For weeks now I've had this great feeling of anticipation, as if something big (good) is about to happen.  Nothing has happened, yet.  I really just want to speed up to the good part, but that's not an option.  So, I crochet. 

Giraffe, revisited

I used the same horn pattern from hodgepodge but I alterred the ears and did the hat from scratch!  Enjoy!

If anyone is interested in the hat pattern, leave a comment!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Giraffe madness :-)

My nephypoo AJ is a huge fan of giraffes, so for his 3rd birthday I decided to make him a hat, I couldn't find a full pattern that I liked, so I took pieces from two patterns: Earflap hat from allicrafts, horns and ears from hodgepodge

The colors I used are cornmeal and coffee enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Crochet talk

I like matching sets.  I plan on posting my own patterns, but tonight I post a set I just finished.  The hat pattern is from

The armwarmers are from mooglyblog

Both are great patterns and so easy!  Each armwarmer took a day, the hat took half a day!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ya know what?

I don't even want you anymore.  I mean nothing to you, so you've lost your space in my life.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

At work and whiny

I really hate my right now self.  She is driving me crazy.  She also can't focus or get things done.  Always a losing battle.

I'm cranky

I have not felt good for 5 weeks now.  Before anyone asks, no.  My sinuses are drippy and hurt, I cough up green goo, and my head hurts.  Ocassionally there's a sore throat, but not today.  I wish I could take a few days off to just sleep and get better, but today is day 7 of a 10 day straight work week.

I just want to feel better :-(

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fruit cups

Why do they always shoot juice at me?  No matter how I open one, it squirts me.  Today, thinking I'd outsmart it, I opened my peaches facing away from me.  It didnt squirt at all.  When I turned it around some of the juice squirted all over my shirt as if it was just waiting for me to turn it around.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I don't think anyone else reads this.

If you do, welcome.  I'm Ashley and right now I'm not me.  I mean, I'm me, just not the me I wanna be.  Today I must give up on past failures and begin new ventures.  Or, I could eat a dozen Milky Way French Vanillah Bars and call it a night...  nope, definitely gotta change my life. Suggestio


Monday, September 3, 2012

I am lost.

I'm not feeling motivation to do anything.  I don't know.

Gracie cat

We're starting Halloween costumes already!!  I need to start writing out my patterns and selling them.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I miss you

I don't know how to explain it.  I talked to you yesterday, it was nice, but weird.  I wish you were still a fixture in my life.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Better n better, everyday

I forget what you look like, smell like, sound like.  I can't forget how you made me feel.  Even the anger.  I hope it stops soon.  It is better though.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I just couldn't

So I like to meet new people, but I also like to be comfortable doing so.  Is it wrong to not want to see a movie because you don't want to see it, but your new friend does?  It's a poor atmosphere for conversation, and it's time lost if you don't like the movie and the new friend bolts.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sometimes I wonder

If my life is just one long cut scene.  When does the real part start?  When do I get to play the real part of the game?  When do I get to fight the bad guy and overcome Bowser?  I wanna be the leader of my life.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012


I'm thinking about getting my hair cut even shorter than it is now.  Not man short, but behind the ears short with bangs.


It's my fault.  It could have been salvageable, but I ruined it.  I think.  A lot of things should have been done differently, but I broke the camel's back.

One day maybe it'll all be better.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Growing up

Really sucks.  It's been said a billion times a billion different ways.  I don't think any amount of growed up-ness would have prepared me for Lily. I feel bad that she has to go through all this.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Last Ditch Effort

I have a cold plus cough and chest congestion.  It's been a week.  I have decided if the night time medicine doesn't work I will go to the doctor.  I feel like death.  I bequeath have of each ball of yarn to him.  Cut down the middle of the ball, none of that un rolling and giving even amounts.  And he has to make an afghan out of all of it plus all of the butterfly buttons.  I will haunt!!

On a side note I reached a point tonight where I was shopping at a different walgreens, didn't have the energy to stand up, so I faced the bottom two rows of cold/cough meds.  Then, whilst looking for drink, I noticed their bacon was expired and told the cashier immediately.  This is what I've become.

August 8th

The last August 8th my sister will be childless...  big evil grins bwahaha.  I'm not saying being a mother is bad or horrible, just that it has it's challenges.  This morning I woke up with feet in my face.  My youngest child co-sleeps and while I love it, I enjoy a night alone occasionally :) 

Today I am going to try my best to get back on the wagon.  That means shaving my legs, plucking unwanted favial hair, fixing my hair, and painting my nails.  Time to be human again!!  I might not get to all of those things today, kids come first, but even saying I'm taking on such tasks is a leap forward!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Nothing worse than writing a post then it disappears.  I'm holding myself accountable for my own happiness.