Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Current WIP

I was so glad when we had all that rain and cold not three weeks ago, and now it's back to that blasted sunny weather in SoCal.  lol.  My hooks were enjoying their travails through the hills and valleys of the cowls I'm making, but will anyone wear them this season?  I think not.  It's still very cold in that dreaded city, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, which is where my current project is headed hopefully soon.  My stepmom asked me for a lap throw since last year.  Needless to say, I am a tad bit behind schedule.  The yarn is Lion Brand's Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in three different colors.  I now need more yarn.  It's taking up more than I anticipated.  I need suggestions for a border.  Any ideas?

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stood up today!  Thank God.  Isn't it amazing how much she has improved since that fateful day 12 days ago?  Let's all keep her and her family in our prayers.

Am I Really Going to do This?

This is a surprise.  I have been following lots of blogs and didn't know how to find them.  I had no idea what my dashboard was until I realized I had to create an account.  I guess a little info about myself would help in case anyone happens to stumble upon this page (highly unlikely).  I have been a steno queen for 10 years now, which means I've been a stenographer for 10 years.  I do not work in court but work in law offices, doctors' offices, hotels -- wherever my job happens to be.  It's sometimes interesting, educational, and other times a struggle to keep my eyes open.  Just don't tell any attorneys that!  Pretty much like crocheting, I go into auto mode and pound away on my little machine while I'm making my grocery list or wondering what's going to happen on the next episode of Grey's Anatomy.  I really like my chosen career.  So if anyone has any questions about pursuing it, feel free to ask.  We always need more good reporters out there.

Though I started crocheting while in kindergarten, I didn't really do it for pleasure until about a year ago.  My dear mom (RIP) used to work full time as a seamstress and also worked on weekends and nights at home for customers.  She used to crochet a lot, but given the lack of time and the surplus of kids (four at the time, later to be joined by two more), she taught me so I could help while she was at work.  She also taught crocheting on weekends.  She did it all, and it was all in her head, whether it was baby crocheted clothing or sewing a wedding dress or anything anyone wanted that they happened to see somewhere.  She was called by the Lord on March 5, 2004, at 50 years of age.  I feel closer to her when I crochet or when I see my parrot (she loved birds) or when I cook.  Her daughters are an extension of her, and we're her legacy.

In tribute to her, I sign this blog for the first time,

AngelRoseLite (Our angel, Rosa Luz)