Kawano Crocheting (and Knitting) Adventures

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Horrible, just horrible...

Got a phone call about my car and I am now looking at somewhere about $3173 to get it fixed. I just cant believe that when I took her in there that there was so much wrong with her apart from a cracked head. I am rather annoyed that my other mechanic didnt pick up on these problems when I had her in his garage (all those 10 or so times). I have to seriously think about this, as it is a big thing. I like my car, she works like I want her to, serves her purpose, and has plenty of room for shopping and taking everyone from A to B. Hubby says fix it! I want to fix it! but it is an awful lot to pay for a car to get fixed.

I came across this pattern called Fish Hat it looks like fun and I so want to make some. They would be so cool (and different) to wear. I think I like them dead!
I am still working on my crochet homework for HPKCHC for my Arithmancy class. I am almost finished. Miles has already claimed it, too.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cracked head

My poor car has a cracked head and water in its no. 6 cylinder. This whole thing is going to cost me up to or over $1400 to fix. I can kiss getting a Wii goodbye for now, as this is eating into our savings. But hopefully once that is done and fixed I wont have any problems until next year! Fingers crossed. We just brought another car for my hubby, a 1997 Nimbus, and it too is a 7 seater. It is very different from my Ford Falcon to drive but it is working and that is all that matters. I have decided that since I dont have my car this week I will not take his car, unless it is necessary. But I am sure that I can hold on for a few days before having to go and get my car back. The repair time was quoted as 8 hours. It sure does make one think about learning mechanics so you can DYI at home, but all I can think about is all that grease...lol and I dont want grease on my yarn or clothes.

Thought that I might update on what I am doing in crochet. I am working on a dragon for my HPKCHC, I have the head and body finished and sewn together, just got the arms, legs, wings and the other little bits and pieces to finish him off. Miles loves him and is looking forward to me finishing him.
After I have finished him, I can start thinking about my other items that I want to start (and finish). I have a few bookmarks that I want to make, fingerless mittens I want to try. I saw a knitted one that looks interesting but they use dpns and I cant work them out just yet, so will probably stick with crocheting for now.

William has the commando crawl down. He is crawling about the lounge all day long (except feeding and sleeping time) Miles has said that "William is my best friend", I thought that was so sweet. He really loves his little brother. I have one more year of Miles at Kindy before he starts Prep year at school. I am so looking forward to the book and uniform buying. It will be a lot of fun for sure. I wish I had his uniform now! lol

Well back to looking after the rascals. I have a lunchbox to pack, a baby to feed and a bowl of wheatbix (breakfast) to make.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Updates on what I am doing

At the moment I am working on my HPKCHC, Arithmancy homework. I am working on the body of it at the moment. I hope to have this finished either tonight or tomorrow night, then I can work on the rest of "its" body. You will have to wait and see what it is.

I finished my DADA homework, the exchange bag from Stitch n bitch crochet. I made it in lavander and love it. It worked up quite lovely, and it could be a pattern that I do again for Christmas presents for some of the ladies.

This was taken recently of the boys. William is getting a lot of hair growth on his noggin', I am thinking in the next couple of weeks he might have a nice crop on there.

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Remove them

Miles at kindy with his cake. All the kids wanted green icing...lol it was funny to watch them eat the cake. Only 2 of them didnt finish their cake, but ate the icing...lol

Miles with is GreyMatter toy, he loves Ben 10 so much. He has been looking after his toy by placing him back in the box and then taking him out when he wants to play with him.

A little blurry, but Jumpei took this photo of me and the boys.
I am suffering! Sheer pain, cant swallow properly, tonsil flared! I want them taken out. Each year they play up on me (not just once, but up to three times in one year)! It is horrible. I am also hot, at 39.7 Degrees C! That is just not normal.

Since I have not been feeling well, I have not been crocheting nor knitting at all. Concentration is so limited.
Tomorrow, i take Miles to the doctors for his 4 yr immunisation needle. He should be happy about that. I dont know if he is going to cry or not, as his last couple of needles he didnt cry at all. He was very brave.

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

current projects and what I am up to

I just finished a little bag for little Ava. She is the daughter of one of my husbands work mates, her mother and I get along fine and I really like them. On Saturday, she is going to have her 1st birthday party, so I thought I would make her a little bag. I cross-stitched her name on it.

This year I have joined the HPKCHC or Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup on Ravelry. I am in Slytherin House. I have so far signed up for 2 classes, Dark Arts and Arithmancy, but hope that I might be able to do a few more this month.
I am working on the Exchange bag from Stitch 'n Bitch, the Happy Hooker for my DADA. I am using Red Heart Lavender that was RAKed to me from another Ravelry group. I want to get this bag finished in a few days, so that I can start my other project for HPKCHC.

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