Monday, July 19, 2010

Crochet Hooks on an Airplane?

Aluminum crochet hooksImage via Wikipedia
 My husband and I are finally going on a honeymoon. I'm very excited!
 Has anyone gotten on an airplane with crochet hooks lately? I am going to attempt it this weekend. I looked on the TSA website and it says knitting needles are allowed, so I'm assuming that would include crochet hooks as well. It is a long way to Hawaii so I was thinking I could whip some stuff up instead of sleeping the time away. I won't be able to cut anything though.. Hmm.. I wonder if it makes a difference if the hooks are plastic or metal. I was thinking of getting some plastic ones just in case. I can't wait to see all the Hawaiian arts and crafts.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Floppy Sun Hat

 As promised, here is the sun hat that I finished last week. What do you think? I was thinking of making the brim bigger, but I kinda got tired of it and just wanted to finish. Should I make one with a wider brim?

Back in Shape

 I've been neglecting my crafts lately.. Well, I haven't been doing nothing. I actually don't have enough time in my day. You can say that I've been training. Not really training, but working on my body to be beach ready. So my time that I usually spend crafting or crocheting have been sacrificed to my exercise time. I've really been working hard and eating better. I was very dissatisfied with the pictures from my last island trip. So don't talk about it be about it, right? I set a goal to drop about 10 lbs before our trip to Hawaii. We're leaving on the 24th! So far I've only lost about 3 lbs. It's not actually the weight that concerns me, which is why I'm not too bummed about not being so close to my goal this late in the game. I'm more concerned with how the weight looks. It seems like it has shifted a bit, which is good. I won't be ready for a photo shoot with Sports Illustrated, but I will look better than I did in St Thomas. Sorry, I won't be showing before and after shots. That's too embarrassing. Well if I do ever get super fit and sexy, maybe I would post before and after shots. Yea that would be something to be proud of.

 Last week I did happen to finish a sunhat that I was working on. Maybe if I have time later today I can finally take pics of it and post it. Before I went full force into workout mode, I was working on a crochet visor with a plastic piece in the brim for stiffness. I still haven't figured out how to do it, maybe that will be a future tutorial once i figure it out.

Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm Blessed

 I just had to tell you about my dear hubby. Like anyone else, he's not perfect, but he's perfect for me. Today he surprised me with some flowers just because. I wasn't even mad at him or anything! He can be sweet when he wants to be. Maybe for some, you're thinking, big deal, but I'm not used to getting gifts out of the blue. I really am happy that I have him, and I never want to take him for granted.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hemp Stinks!

 I'm on a bit of a crafting roll, or maybe it's a blogging roll! Today I made a belt. I wanted to replace one that came with a skirt that I bought. It was falling apart, so I got some hemp. I didn't know natural hemp has a stinky smell to it. I mean, it's not that bad, but it's noticeable. I do like how it turned out. I think it's cute. Anyone know how to get rid of the smell?

 Here are some kufi cap style hats that I made a while ago. The green one was requested by a friend.