Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Uncommon Threads

All the kids are fighting a cold so I thought I would keep everybody home from school today. It is my opinion that if your kid is sick you should keep him or her home that way the chance of passing the sickness around to the other healthy children in school is decreased. My biggest pet peeve is when a parent brings their kid to a daycare, or play place, or school, or church when said kid is sick and lets him or her run around and put snotty fingers and coughing mouths all over everything. ESPECIALLY when the kid is a toddler or around other toddlers or babies. (okay, off my high horse)

On with my day, I was at home today with all three kids. Not too bad really, they kind of lounged around and played with their toys and watched movies. Believe it or not, I actually had a chance to watch an episode of Knitty Gritty while I was recording it on my DVR (best invention of the 21st century). That NEVER happens, usually I get to watch it during nap time or at 11:00pm when everybody is asleep.

Anyway, the show that came on after Knitty Gritty was called Uncommon Threads and they had some women on there CROCHETING! I am telling you, like lightening, I bolted off my bed (which was not easy considering I am a little sore from working out) and I hit my record button on the DVR. Why all the fuss? I LOVE to crochet. I know, I am one of those rare knitters who actually enjoys to crochet but it is what it is! To tell the truth, I first learned to crochet 9 years ago and only learned to knit 2 1/2 years ago. So, my love of crochet has had more time to grow!

Furthermore, I was so quick to record the show because it is not often if at all that I have seen anybody crochet on TV! Why hadn't anybody told me about this show? Of course I had never seen it since I never get to watch the actual Knitty Gritty in real time so I am never on that channel when the Uncommon Threads comes on. I feel like I have been missing out on so much! I was just so happy to see it that I simply had to sit my but down and watch the entire episode...again, while it was recording. Another 30 minutes lost in the crafting television land. Ahhh...

The ladies were making things for the hair which were...interesting but I would never wear them. Not really my style. I enjoy BIG hair and anything that is going to push my hair down just is not for me :-)

Anyway, I knew exactly what these ladies were doing with the hook and the yarn which is not always the case when I watch knitting shows (I am still learning) and I could crochet MUCH faster than them ( I am a fast crocheter I must say...actually, I am a fast knitter too come to think of it), but The Best Thing, to me anyway, is that the first lady was making a bun holder out of some YARN BEE YARN! Now, if you have been reading my blog at all you know that I am a fan of the Yarn Bee; available exclusively at Hobby Lobby. If you haven't tried it, you just gotta. And if you have some and need some help with what project would be best for it...just ask me! But I digress; They never gave credit to Yarn Bee on the show and the ball band was off of the skein but I know it was Yarn Bee because I have the same yarn she was using in the same colorway. I plan on using it myself to make a pair of socks.

So, being able to enjoy two really great Crafting TV shows today and noticing the Yarn Bee yarn was the highlight of my day! What has my life come to?

BTW: Hobby Lobby has some more Yarn Bee on sale this week for 1.99. You should check it out! I know it is acrylic but I think it is at least better than Red Heart. And let's face it...crochet takes 3x the amount of yarn so getting something the is still nice and cost effective is a must. Am I right or am I right?

OTN: I started my friend Kara's socks today. We have our needle and thread (that is what us Baptists call a SnB) at church tonight and I want to give them to her. I have the first one done and I plan on getting the second one done tomorrow.

Hope you all had a great day!


Melody said...

i agree with the whole sick kid thing.. DRIVES ME CRAZY. hope their all better SOON...and the best thing since sliced bread. TIVO. woohoo.

Micki said...
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Micki said...

Funny, I just did a whole post about knitting vs. crochet yarn usage. Crochet does not use 3x more yarn than knitting!

You get extra mom points for keeping the sick kids home.

TNJeepGal said...

I found your blog by a Google search for Yarn Bee (thank you Google!) & I am so glad that I'm not the only one completely addicted to it. I am a new knitter by about a month (my only accomplishments are scarves), but I've already got a *HUGE* stash because I can't stay away when it's on sale!

Your blog is so amazing and inspiring. :)

(P.S. - Yarn Bee Soft Delight is $0.99 this week at Hobby Lobby) :)

Valerie said...

You're sore from working out? Good girl! I haven't worked out for a WEEK because I got knocked flat by the flu. I promise to get back to it tomorrow, okay?

And maybe knitters who like to crochet aren't that unusual--I'm one of them! I learned to crochet when I was 7, helping my big sister make a granny square afghan. For years, I was anti-knitting because it was so much slower! Heh.