Kawano Crocheting (and Knitting) Adventures

Welcome to my blog. It is about my crocheting and my knitting, fun things I find on the internet and my family.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

my slideshow

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Peek-a-Boo the Amigurumi

This is my first real attempt at an amigurumi (あみぐるみ). His name is Peek-a-Boo. あみぐるみの名前はぺーカーブーです。(I might as well practice my Japanese, here. I am sure that my husband will come and correct it for me, later.) He has no mouth, but I think that he looks cute without it. My son calls him Elmo for some reason...although it looks nothing like Elmo.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Local Airshow

This weekend the local airstrip, held their airshow. Here are some pictures that my husband and I took of the planes that were there. There was a plane that had some Japanese stickers on them, showing how many Japanese planes were shot down, it was interesting to see. I took a photo of Jumpei and Miles next to that plane. I love the expression Miles has on his face.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

My lastest finds

I thought that I should write about my lastest finds. On Friday, Dad and myself headed into Warwick for a bit of a look around as we were both free. We ended up going to St. Vinnies, and whilst we were there, I came across 2 bags of yarn. Both 5ply but one bag contained quite a few little granny squares, so I decided to make the taperstry tote that was talked about on Crochetville.org, I have sewn it all together, and all that is left to do is the edge and the hangles. There are an assortment of colours but the bag looks alright to me. I plan on sewing the inside of it and maybe making a pocket to go in it as well from one of the left over squares.

Last Saturday, whilst I was in Toowoomba with my husband and son, I came across a group of ladies crocheting in from of K-Mart, they had some afghans for raffle and sale, as well as some crochet books, by a local crocheter. They were $A5, and I brought $A10 worth. One set contained 3 books and the other just by it self, so I ended up getting 4 books full of wonderful patterns.

on my hooks
Matinee swingers sweater...just getting started
Lion Brand Foral fantasy pullover....just getting started.

Off my hook
I finished my Amigurumi, just have one arm to sew on, but Miles, runs off with it. He likes it with only one arm. I will post photos of it on here soon.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

FO bag and can cover/little pouch

These are the little projects I have worked on to use up some of the thread that my mother brought. She wanted something to hold her ice-cold cans of softdrink in so I made her the little pouch with the 4 beads on it, it can also be used to hold little items in it too. The other one I made for my Aunt, who is visiting from Fiji, I did start out making the same thing for her as I did my mother, but decided to try my own design on it, and made a little bag/pouch for her. The four beads at the top, have corresponding hooks on them so that she can close the top of it, I also made a little handle so that she can carry it with her. It was my first time playing with beads, and I enjoyed it. :)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

What I have done....in bold type

Doing some blog surfing today and found this meme. Thought it was interesting so I stole it and posted it. Go ahead and do the same.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said ‘I love you’ and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cd’s
57. Pretended to be a superhero (I was He-Man the master of the Universe!!!)[yes I am a girl]
58. Sung karaoke (Still do, love it!!!)
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites (In Japan I went to an old park, that is near my friends house)
70. Taken a martial arts class (I did Aikido)
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children (doing it now)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over (moved to Japan to work)
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an illness that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery (Does a broken arm count, I was in hospital for a long time, as my elbow was shattered!)
120. Had a snake as a pet (No thank you, I have a phobia about them....)
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states (Never to the US)
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi (My favourite meal)
128. Had your picture in the newspaper (a few times)
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone’s life

Monday, September 04, 2006

on my hooks

On my hooks I have a christening gown, the pattern is from a book that I brought at the local Bookfest in Warwick, I think it is called Tots and Toddlers Knit and crochet. I started out doing it, and had to frog as it is using UK terminology and I have been so used to US crochet terminology. So I have to remember to convert it over when I am going along.
I also have a little bag on my other hook, it is almost finished, so I hope to get some pictures of it up soon.

Cricky no more, Legend gone

Steve Irwin 22/02/1962-04/09/2006 What a sad day it is for fans of Steve Irwin! The Crocodile hunter is no longer with us. He was a great man, who did a lot for the wildlife in Australia and overseas. A family man not only to his immediate family but to those he worked with. It is sad to loose a great Australian like him.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

funny site

I was surfing the web, well google anyway, and came across a funny site, its normallife.livejournal.com/ It might not be everyones cup of tea, but it is funny, there are a few pictures of knitting!

Friday, September 01, 2006


Oh I would love to have this book added to my collection, but all I have to do is find it in my local bookstore. Hopefully, it wont cost me an arm and a leg.

At one of the local newsagencies that I visited, I came across two little crochet booklets from Annie's Attic. Although I would love to have brought them, I was shocked to see how expensive they were. If they went so expensive they would be sitting in my folder, ready for me to find my next project. But one thing that is great is the internet. I love how I can find almost all the things that I want. I dont think that I am limited to much by not having these books added to my collection...but it would be nice to have something new in there...

Today I have placed Miles in the childcare center (this isn't the first time) but it is going to be for the whole day. I am missing him, the house is so quiet! I will pick him up a little later in the afternoon. I am sure that he is enjoying himself with the other children there. It is so so quiet here in the house. Everyone is out as well, so it is very peaceful.
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