Earlier this week I was looking at different patterns that I would like to create, and I came across a blog that has the most amazing crocheted necklaces and knit items. A bunch of her patterns are right on the blog.
After drooling over a bunch of her patterns I decided to start making
one of them. This is what I have completed so far. I just have the flower to do. It is a fairly easy pattern to follow. I think I am going to make another one of her other necklaces to give two of them to my older sister for her Christmas present.

I am very happy that there are people out there that are making patterns for pretty things that are elegant and crocheted!


do I like to sleep?

I was told by my mother that the scarf that I was just starting isn't one that a man would wear. So, today is going to be spent looking at different patterns and yarns that I have to make a manly scarf.

Tonight I get the joy of working the midnight showing of the Michael Jackson movie, This is It. I am very excited for the movie, not so much having to have to stay up until 3am tomorrow. I am pretty happy that I will not be the only staff member working tonight for the showing. I will be the last person, not a manager, in the building seeing how I am the closing usher tonight. I am pretty darn lucky that I am not on the schedule to work tomorrow at Younkers. If I were to be on the schedule for tomorrow it would be a very interesting day of no sleep.


Project craziness

One scarf done two to go. The one that I have finished is a combination of knit for a row and purl for a row. It was very easy to complete, only taking a little over a day to do. I actually ran out of yarn for the fringe. So, I need to go and buy some more of it. I need to learn how to block this piece since it is rolling in on itself. It is a thick tube scarf as of now. I am hoping to have it all completed by the end of the week and in hiding until I wrap it for Christmas in December.

I have started on the second scarf now too. It is also a knit but just a plane straight up knit. It is going to be for my older sister's fiance, Jason, for Christmas to wear with his leather jacket.
I haven't gotten very far with it yet, because I did start it around midnight last night. Tomorrow is my day off for the week so I'll be doing much more knitting to get this scarf completed by the end of the day.

I did complete my little monster on time. He is a totally orginl creation of mine, since I wasn't able to find a pattern for what I wanted. He is now going to live with my little kitty until
Christmas also. He is about five inches tall and has one beefy arm and is top heavy. But I think he is very cute and will be enjoyed at the household that he is intended for.

Soon I will need to start up my glitten making factory again. I have two pairs that I think that I am going to make for Christmas, another red and white pair and a purple and white pair. I hope that I can make them to fit the hands of the people that I want them to go to.

Once I get all of my Christmas presents completed I have a bunch of dishcloths to make for my mother to give out to her co-workers. I am very happy that I don't have school work on top of all these projects and work. I would be going crazy with everything that needs to get done.



I've been working on a one of a kind monster these past few days. This is what I have done so far. This is going to a Christmas present for my friend Zak. I am planning on giving the monster feet tonight. He is going to be in the seated position once I am finished with him. This little guy is going to be about the same height as this little kitty. These two are intended for the same house. I hope that both of the going to be new owners like what I have made for them. I'm sure that they will like them. I just hope that they don't expect big items from me, since I am making all of my presents.

I really need to get cracking on my other presents. All that I have finished is the kitty and a scarf. I still need to make three more scarves, a toaster cozy, a pair of glittens, four dish cloths (or more) and figure out what I am going to make for my boyfriend's little sister. ACK! I might need to enlist the aid of a friend to help me finish all of these.

I have about a third of a dish cloth done out of the four of them. I think the rest of them that I make are going to be my "standard" pattern and not as fancy as that I am doing now. The pattern that I have going right now is knit for 4 rows then knit 4, purl 4, into a checker board or sorts. Maybe I'll do two of these ones then back to my "standard" to get things moving again.

I think for the scarves I am going to knit them for a change of pace. Or maybe even a combo of knit and crochet. I don't know. It'll come to me once I get going with things.

Any who, time to get back to knitting!



I'm trying my luck in making my own pattern. I was even going to buy a pattern but I wasn't able to find what I was looking for. I am in the process of making a Frankenstein Monster. What I am doing for the head is five different squares (two all black, one green and two black and green) I hope that it turns out alright. I hope that he doesn't turn out too goofy. Good thing he is a monster and I don't think I can actually call him a Frankenstein Monster. There will be pictures to come as more of it gets done.

I've been getting sick again. This time it is more on an annoyance then anything else. My joints hurt, and my nose keeps running. I am very tired but not tired enough to justify a nap so late in the day. I ended up calling in to work tonight. I really hope that I can work for them tomorrow night. I guess it depends on how I feel tomorrow when I am done with my other job. I really hope that I get over this soon. I am tired of always being sick.



Yay birthday weekend! I am off from work and going to travel down to see the boyfriend and my other friends in the area. It's going to be a fun/nice little break from being on my feet all day and needing to make other people have good experiences while they yell at me. I'm excited. I'm going to be bringing my friend, Cody, down to Watertown to be picked up by his girlfriend, Juli, So I have to wait until he gets done with work and drives the two hours down here. Then we are going to drive the three/ three. five hours down together. Tomorrow I AM going to eat sushi for lunch then stop by my boyfriend's parents to hang out for a little while. Then for dinner Juli is making me a birthday dinner. After dinner I need to go on campus to watch my brother and a friend from work at their last marching band competition. Once that is done I am going out for a few drinks at the Brass Rail in Whitewater.

I have been busy with my crocheting again. This time it is something for myself. I am making a bunny. Right now I have the body, arms and one leg completed.
I am very excited that it is actually turning out how the picture on the pattern looks. I am using cotton Sugar and Creme yarn in an off white for the body the nose is a Simply Soft rose color. The eyes are a plastic doll eyes 18mm size. I hope to finish it once I get back from my birthday weekend.


Working for "The Man"

I feel like I have become a slave to the man. Just yesterday I worked 14 hours! That means that 10 of them I wasn't at work and only 3 of them where before noon. I think I was only awake for 5 hours that I wasn't working yesterday. Today is a little better I was up at 4:30 to get to work by 6:30 and was done with work at 1:45. I'm now waiting to go back to work at 6 to be there until 12ish. Why did I let myself do this?


A Break?

I've finished my teddy bear. This is him with one arm attached. Here he is all finished.

With finishing the bear I am taking a break from all the crocheting that I've done. I am now starting up knitting again. Only fitting since my site is knitting-bridget. Here's what I have have so far. This is my first project that I have purled in EVER. I just learned how to do it recently.
This project is a dish cloth that has a butterfly on it. In person it looks very goofy. But for being my first purled project it isn't too bad. I am planning on making a pile of dish cloths for my older sister and my mother for Christmas. I am really enjoying making people presents that are useable. and not something that will just sit around.
I need to make a list of what I am going to make and for who.
Lets see...
Allison and Mom = Dish cloths at least four total
Drew = Glittens
Leah = Hello Kitty
Lloyd = scarf
Donna = scarf to match glittens
Noah = Chicken toaster cozy
Courtney =
Lorelei =
Zak =


100th Posting!

This is my hundredth posting. I was toying around with doing a give-away, but I'm not experienced enough with how they work on the givers end to do it, that is what I feel anyways. Also, I don't think that many people actually read this blog to make it worth my while. So, I think what I'll do is just say expect more to come in the future. Maybe I'll do a late celebration of it. Maybe I'll do a 150th posting celebration/ give-away thing.

Tomorrow I am driving out to Green Bay to pick up my little sister. While I am out there she is going to show me campus, that way I will think it is more then a swamp. Maybe even see some of her art work that she has done and is working on. I'll have to make sure to bring my camera to document this occasion. We are going to be meeting up with our aunt that lives there, and maybe even our uncle, for dinner. On our way back we are going to be stopping in Wausau where I am planning on selling one of my German Bows to a friend of mine.


What I've been working on

Last night I almost completed my kitty for my older sister. I am using a pattern that I found at Crochet Pattern Central this pattern was written by Ana Paula published on her blog Ana Paula's Amigurumi Patterns.
This is before I sewn the head to the body. Shortly afterwards one of the eyes fell off.

This is with the head attached to the body and the arms also attached. My little sister said that it looks like a chicken.This is the front with newly attached ears.

This is a view of the back with a little bit of the tail. Front again. I still have the eyeball to attach and I need to reinforce the eye that is still attached so it too won't fall off.

Also Last night I started to make a teddy bear. I found the pattern on the same website but it is published by crochetme.com. So far I have the head completed.
Tonight I am planning on working on the body and hopefully I'll have it done by next week to take with me to give to my boyfriend's father. He's pretty big on pirates from what I've been told. I wanted to make him something but didn't know what to do so he is getting a pirate teddy bear for now.

I did start on making my first hat to donate, but it wasn't turning out right. I'll give it another shot later on.


What a weekend.

This past weekend was perfect. Well nearly. On Thursday when I was done working I drove down to Tomah to spend the night and bring my boyfriend back up to my parents. It felt so great seeing him and holding him in my arms again. I didn't want to let him go.
On Friday we drove back up to Chippewa and made an apple pie with homemade crust. Hardest thing I've made. I am not going to make crust again. After dinner we went to my little brother's football game. It was cold and damp so we stayed through the first half. Then we went to
Heckles' for a little something to hold us over until our movie. We saw Zombieland. It was awesome. A pretty funny movie.
I had to work on Saturday. Good thing it was just until 12:30. My boyfriend got to spend the
morning with my mother and older sister. They went to the Farmer's Market for a few hours. That was were he got me some flowers. When I was done with work we then drove up to visit our friend Cody who lives in Port Wing.

Almost the farthest North someone can live in Wisconsin. It was a very beautiful drive up
there. Almost all of the trees have changed colors. We stopped in Hayward. I showed Noah the Giant Musky.

We were going to go into the museum that they have there but it was closed when we got there. We finally made it up to Lake Superior/Port Wing around 5pm. We made Cody have a fire in his fireplace, the second that he has had there.
Today we drove back to Chippewa first stopping in Hayward again at what I thought to be Coop's
but was actually Cooper's. I was all excited about getting pizza from Coop's. The two building are about a block and a half away from each other. And they look alike The only difference is the er. When we made it back to my parents it was time for dinner. When we were done eating and getting Noah's travel set for how he was going to get back home. I needed to take him back to Tomah to catch the train tomorrow morning.

It was a nice weekend with my boyfriend. I cannot wait until I go down to see him for my birthday in less then two weeks!


What I've been working on

Getting back into school.
I have found that I don't want to be an unskilled worker in the retail business with a college degree. I have already applied to get back into UW-Whitewater for their accounting program. It would take me a year and a half to get a Bachelors of Science in Accounting. I am very excited about making myself more employable.
Making the world warmer.
I have started on making my first of my free hats for the needy. Everyone needs to be warm during the winter. I have the skill that can help people in getting warm. I am going to be using all of my yarn that I was given (Dead Lady Yarn) for this cause.

Moving out of my parents house.
I really do enjoy living at my parents. I see them a few hours a day since I am working a lot, so it is like I am living on my own. I am 23 years old, a college graduate, and moved back in. I need to get out and be an adult. With all the new bills that I get the pleasure of paying.

It isn't a large list of things that I am working on, but they are major.