Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What's up and a new Hobby!

The two on the right are loom knitted... the white one was crocheted.
The flowers are loomed too! On a flower loom!

3 of my now 10 looms.

The next scarf. I got all that done last night while listening to Dancing with the Stars. I don't have to look at what I am doing when I crochet... but this? I need too.


There's a different car in my garage right now, and it doesn't belong to me.

No! I didn't suddenly take up stealing cars, although, this one drives so smoothly and is so comfortable, if I were a car thief... I would choose it.

My car was in desperate need of a tune up. My first clue was the flashing
CHECK ENGINE SOON light blinking on my dashboard. Kinda hard to miss.
It was shaking quite a bit yesterday morning on the way to school too. The boys thought we were having another earthquake.
SO... instead of my driving up the hill to get our Bronco from my FIL, my MIL offered to let us drive her beautiful Buick until mine is all done.
You might get your car back!!! I'm not sure! It drives like a dream!
THE ONLY thing I don't like about it is how low to the ground it is.
I'm just not used to it.
I drive a huge Expedition, and it's quite a hike up into it.
I can see other people doing all sorts of things in their cars when I drive it.
The Buick makes me feel like my butt is forever dragging on the pavement.
{More than Mother Nature already has it doing...you understand... along with my twins, they haven't seen due west in years...}
Maxine even gave us a heads up on her mechanic. So we didn't have to take it into the dealership.
Besides, it's paid off, and the warranty is up... so now I feel like I can take it anywhere.
OOOOHHHHH! Now I can stop asking why it happened now!!!
The warranty is up and and it's paid off! Of COURSE it had to need something!
Murphy's law!
Got it!
I'm a little slow on the uptake these days.
Yesterday at carpool was funny and frightening.
Johnny ran, full speed, to a white utility truck he THOUGHT was his Father's, and completely passed me up. While we all got a laugh at is momentary lapse in car identity... it prompted a useful mini lecture on making sure they notice the DRIVER, not the car, in the future.
All we humans are creatures of habit.
Those of you who know me, know I adore crocheting. I haven't done it in about 5 months until recently. I finished up my SIL's afghan, and it got me going again in the evenings.
Well, I made the HUGE mistake of going to the Joann's fabric and crafts in Redlands 2 weeks ago.
O. M. G!
I've acquired a new passion!
Loom Knitting!
Damn those stores for putting things on SALE!
I know.. I know... like I needed another hobby, but you have GOT to see the scarves I can make in 1 hour at night! They are soft... luxurious... comfy... warm... and oh so EASY!
I am totally addicted!
I bought every freakin' loom I could get my hands on!
I only work on it at night, after all the lunches are made, dinner is done, kids are in bed, and kitchen is clean. Then I race to to my loom. My hands itch to do it all day... but if I did, my sinks would be full, my floors would be black, my clothes would never get done, and dinner would never be ready.
So I reward myself from doing my work at home, Pampered Chef and housework, by working my Looms at night.
My Mom came over on Sunday, and she thought I bought the scarves!
On Saturday night, I searched the Net for instructions on how to crochet flowers, and now I can make those too! Not just the loom ones.
Yeah.. I know... I'm a wild and crazy gal, knitting on a Saturday night with my family all around me. Y'all are just jealous! Humph! hee hee :)
That long blue loom is going to be a shawl or a ruana. I can't decide.
Okay... no more loom talk.
I don't want it LOOMING over me, that I made everyone all gLOOMy with my LOOM talk.
Loom, Loom, skip to my Loom, Loom Loom, skip to my Loom...


  1. OMG! We are so twins!! :) I *LOVE* to crochet! So addicted. Cannot pass up a yarn deal. I so wish you wouldn't have mentioned the looms... my hubby suggested I get one to make things quicker... I don't know how to knit at all, although I would love to learn. But then I'd be addicted to that too! I'm crocheting my daughter a vest for her pirate costume! :) And every year I crochet gifts for all the nieces and nephews.
    I drive an Explorer - and we have seriously thought about getting an expedition - just for more room for the kids! ;)

  2. Love my expedition... hated the payments... but they are all gone now.

    I tried knitting last year. Have about 100 knitting needles now. I have sausage fingers, and the loom works for me.

    I never got back the basic knit stitch. I don't understand decreasing and increasing and all that mumbo jumbo.

    The looms are the bomb! I just bought all the kits available. For 4 different looms in a kit, I only spent 9.99!

  3. Crazy... is your house full of skeins of yarn too? It's horrible but wonderful!

  4. I am not even going to look. I am pretty sure that I am band from another hobby. Looks like fun though.

    I bought a bunch of pretty looking yarn at a secong hand store, which ended up being in cut pieces. Bummer! I guess I need to go find more.

  5. OMG! I think I have an entire room full of yarn!! :) LOL!


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