Cars, Tubes and Yarn


We are now a two car family. A two, maroon, vanity license plated, 2-door car family. Geoff found his dream car (for now) and, better yet, found it for an affordable price. Meet the Z. She's a 1993 Nissan 300 ZX with twin turbos (that means fast) and a manual transmission. It's a lot of fun to drive - and has the most comfortable leather seats I've ever placed my bum in. Since the third anniversary is the leather anniversary - Happy 3 Years, love muffin!
Geoff and I took the T Tops off the good ol' Z on Saturday and took a nice, warm, convertible-like drive out to the Otter Tail River in Minnesota to go tubing. For $6 a piece we got a couple of tubes and set out on a lazy jaunt down the river. The water was nice and the sun shone on us...for the first half of the trip down river. The second half consisted of wind and thunder/lightening, but it was still fun, if a little chilly.
I was at Wal-Mart a few weeks ago when I decided I needed a hobby. I love to cross stitch, so I head over to the arts and crafts section to find a cross stitch pattern. (I would like to note that while I truly enjoy cross stitching, I don't care to display weirdo cross stitch art, so it seems like a double edged sword to spend hours on a project I will inevitably stick in a closet somewhere). Wal-Mart, in it's efforts to modernize, has stopped carrying cross stitch patterns. So, I started to turn my sights to other artistic ventures. Lo and behold, I found myself entranced by all the wonderful colors of yarn. And books labeled "Teach Yourself Crochet."

So, that's what I set out to do. Don't believe the books. You cannot learn crochet from a book. It makes NO sense. Luckily I'm a part of the YouTube generation. You CAN learn crochet from YouTube. After a few days of watching videos and practicing with dollar store yarn, I embarked upon my first project - a blanket for my new nephew [who I get to see in 9 days!!!]. I'm about 4 days from finishing the blanket and I'm pleased with everything that YouTube has taught me!
And, YES, that is a purple crochet hook.


  1. The Leather Bum: Oh, I guess that description of a) the car's upholstery and b) your bum sitting in it is not overly attractive. Happy Anniversary indeed!

    The Tubes: Aside from the fact that EVERY YEAR PEOPLE DIE ON RIVERS, I can't wait to try it!

    The Yarn: Wal-Mart? Modernizing? WOW! Beautiful job, kiddo. I'd like a beanie.

  2. Nice car! very fun! :)

    And good for you! You're right, crocheting would not be something easy to teach yourself without seeing it done first! It's fun though once you get the hang of it, huh?! Yay for Youtube having EVERYTHING we need today! :) What a fun gift for your nephew! :) He'll love it!