Looook what I got through the post today! A package from Vik from Argentina!! It had a veryYyy beautiful skein of 100% wool in it, a little chirstmas angel and a super special little present full of hugs from Vik.. on the note attached it said:

"This is a very special gift
That you can never see
The reason it's so special is
It's just for you from me.

Whenever you are lonely
Or ever feeling blue
You only have to hold this gift
And know I'm hugging you.

You never can unwrap it
Please leave the ribbon tied
Just hold the box close to your heart
It's filled with hugs inside."

Isn't that sweet? THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH Vik!!! I can't tell you how much I love everything you sent!! I heard Santa is going to visit Crochetville to see what's on Viks wishlist!^_^
Ofcourse I'm going to have to find a special project to use this special wool on! so I'm off to hunt for projects online^_^ Thank you so much again Vik!

Shh



I've decided that I'm making the Short N Sweet for my sister so I can't show you any progress on here, but I have posted some pics on the 'Ville... but then again I can't post a link LOL I don't think she visits my blog often but I just don't want to risk ruining it^_^ I've finished the back so far and now I'm working on the right front part and surprisingly I've not made any mistakes yet! I've had to ask for help on the ville though but at least I get it now^_^ Oh and since I started this project I've leanrt 3 new stitches! I was that excited about it I had to brag on Crochetville lol! I learned the V-stitch, the FPdc(front post double crochet) and the BPdc(back post double crochet)... the last two sound really confusing but they're really easy and they give such a great effect I really love to use them! I just hope I'll get everything done in time to send everything off for christmas (we're spending christmas in England this year.. we went to Holland last year). And I'm also planning on crocheting or knitting my mom something nice to wear so I can give it to her when we go over to visit next january.. let's face it I'm not fast enough to finish two wearable garments in time for christmas lol looks like I'll have to start making things wayyyyyy earlier next year^_^

MeMe

Everything you never wanted to know about me.

1. FIRST NAME?
Petra

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Nope

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY?
When I watched the Steve Irwin memorial ceremony on Animal Planet ='(

4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
It's ok.. it's kind of getting fussy though because I've not had to write alot anymore lately.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT?
Meat? erm none I'm vegetarian lol

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yeah I like to think I'm alright =)

7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL?
A creative journal yes.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yup.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Maybe depends where and what from.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Wheataflakes hmmmm

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Depends on which shoes I'm wearing.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Not at the moment.. I've been planning to start working out for ages but I just don't seem to get to the point of actually doing it lol

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
One Sweet Whirl by Ben&Jerry's... I can't believe they discontinued it! =(

14. SHOE SIZE?
UK6 (that's 39 in european mainland size).

15. RED OR PINK?
Pink.

16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
The fact that I've always got a hard time making decisions.. when I've finally made one I always doubt it.. I guess that's just Libra for you though!

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My mom and dad and sis.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?
Nah that's ok.

19. WHAT COLOR TROUSERS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
I'm wearing blue jeans, khaki-green shirt and I'm not wearing shoes just my nice and cozy slipper-boots^_^

20. LAST THING YOU ATE?
Toast with melted butter^_^

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Friends on t.v. lol (I love "fat" Monica (that is Monica with a fat suit on) shes awesome)

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Purple or lime green (I'm not being a copy cat it just happends to be my fav colour).

23. FAVORITE SMELL?
Freshly cut grass and those dark brown wood chips some ppl have in their gardens..their also usually at playgrounds.. I don't know what you call it =S

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Some lady from the Princes Trust =S

25. FAVOURITE ANIMAL?
That's not fair hehe I can't just pick one I love them all!

26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON YOU STOLE THIS FROM?
Yeah she seems pretty kool^_^

27. FAVORITE DRINK?
Tea with honey^_^ I hate anything alcohol I just can't stand the taste of it.

28. FAVORITE SPORT?
Does horseback riding count? I like to watch snowboarding and surfing.

29. EYE COLOR?
Hazel. Although one eye is more green and brown and the other is more grey, brown and a bit of yellow.

30. HAT SIZE?
? I have no idea..

31. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No.

32. FAVORITE FOOD?
Lasagna (vegetarian obviously).

33. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
I'd have to say Scary Movies, because a good movie doesn't have to have a happy ending.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer I like snow but I hate being cold!

35. TRAVEL ON PLANE OR BOAT?
I'd rather travel by boat although I do like the feeling of the plane lifting off.

36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Anything fruity..especially fruity cheesecake!

37. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING?
I'm reading Wuthering Heights at the moment. It's not really been the best book so far, but I've just been doing lots of things lately so maybe I've just not been in the mood.

38. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Nothing it's just plain red =(

39. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV?
Planet Earth. David Attenborough rules.

40. FAVORITE SOUNDS?
The singing of whales.

41. ROLLING STONE OR BEATLES?
Beatles, I can't stand Mick Jaggers big mouth lol

42. THE FARTHEST YOU'’VE BEEN FROM HOME?
That would have to be Venice, Italy.

43. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT?
Define special.. can't think of anything although I have always had a special connection with animals, I've never been attacked by any and they always seem to want my attention for some reason(when I was little I thought I could talk to them lol).

44. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Woensel, Eindhoven, The Netherlands =)

45. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
I swiped it from Amy.

At last


I've finally been able to take some pictures to show all the things I've been doing lately! The picture you can see above was taken by me when me and David went to the park about a week ago. I just love how the morning sun shines through the trees it's so beautiful so I just had to take a picture of it and I think it turned out pretty nice^_^ I love autumn it might be cold sometimes but I love all the colours and the leafs blowing around everywhere making everything colourfull^_^ When we were in that park I also collected some leafs which I used in my new art journal and I took some pictures of it.. I've not finished with the left page yet so it's still in progress I'm thinking of drawing around the images I sticked on to the page.. we'll see. Anywho here are some pics of the journal:

I can't turn them into thumbnails for now because Imageshack doesn't want to work today so I'll just try and upload them again tomorrow. With the image being this small the artjournal page just looks like a big mess lol I enjoy doing it anyway so that all that matters isn't it. And hopefully for christmas I'll get some more things I can use in there^_^

I've also taken a picture of the progress I've made in the gloves (Knucks) I'm knitting for my SIL-to be. So here it is:

It doesn't look brilliant yet, but it's the first time I've had to use 2 different colours in this pattern but I'll work it all out in the end. The green also looks alot brighter on the picture then it does in real life. I've just not been really motivated to knit them the last couple of days I think it's because it's the third time I've done this pattern now so it kind of gets boring lol I'm thinking of starting teh bolero tonight or tomorrow I just can't help but want to make it I mean I've even got the wool for it and everything I just NEED to make it! lol^_^ I even took a pic of the wool so you could see the colour it will be. I really like the colour and how it's shiny aswell it's really nice and soft. But Blogger doesn't seem to want to let me put up another picture so it'll have to wait till tomorrow I'm afraid *sigh* can't wait for imageshakc to start working again it's just so much better to be able to put up a thumbnail so you can see the image in the real size instead of having it small and unclear like you get them on here with Blogger. I wish they would just send me that Blogger Beta invite aswell already.. it's a little unfair how some ppl have had an invite and most haven't they should just let you switch when you want. Ohwell I suppose it'll happen soon. Today has been a really cold, windy and rainy day over here it's really starting to feel more like winter then autumn now. The winds blowing that hard you can hear it everywhere. Storm always seems to put the cats into a nutty mood aswell.. they just start running around the house for no reason lol Anywho thats it for today (until I get to fix the pictures) I hope everyone is having a great weekend^_^

Petra

*edit* I've finally managed to upload other pictures yay lol so here are some pics of the yarn I'm using for the Short N Sweet Bolero from the Happy Hooker book:

Wintery

Your Winter Look is Cute
You always bring color to a dreary winter day!



Cute? lol colourfull I agree with though.. I always have to have colourfull things it makes me feel happy which is I guess why I dislike dark grey things (unless it's clothing) because it always makes me feel down I don't know why.. I guess I'm just odd lol I'll take some pictures of my progress tonight and my notebook/crafty journal so I'll be posting them tomorrow!
I hope everyone is having a great day^_^
Petra

More like Holloween


pic by David


That was our Halloween pumpkin and to be honest that was the best thing about it lol We didn't get many trick or treaters.. I think we only handed sweets our like 3 times so we still had lots left.. and still have some left now, but I doubt it'll last much longer lol!I have been working on my SIL's Knucks and I've nearly finished knitting the first glove so that's coming along nicely. She asked me to knit in stripes, which I hadn't done before with the Knucks so I actually learned something new aswell^_^ The main colour is green and the stripes on them are black (leftovers from Davids knucks) so they look pretty kool.. well the first one does anyway lol I'm wanting to use the textured cuff on them but I've heard so many complaints about them that I've decided to wait until I've got time to knit a second pair for myself just to see what it will look like. I'm not sure what colour I'm wanting to make them yet I'm thinking of using a more neutral colour then pink hehe. But yeah I've still got lots to do before I can even start those so we'll see when I'll start them^_^ Corrine (my SIL-to be) also asked me if I could make her a tanktop so I'm going to see if I can find a kool pattern and decide weather I'll knit or crochet it. Looks like I'm going to have to delay the Bolero I was going to crochet for myself, but that's ok atleast I'll get some presents done for x-mas.Last time I posted we went for a walk in the park and I also bought some things from my birthday money.. a Notebook which I'm using as my "creative journal", some stickers I'll be using in the journal, some craft glue, some colour pens and two new bookmarks.. I love their (the Works) bookmarks so now I've got nearly all of them lol! My "notebook" has a fairy with glitters on the front and it's a hardback cover so that's kool. I actually picked up some leafs when we were in the park and I put some in my journal and looked up on the internet from what trees they're from so I could write it down. I'll take some pictures soon. I'm actually wanting to create the effect that I've seen on this page, except they did it in old books, hence the name "altered books" lol. I just love the way it looks and I especially love all the vintage images.. I'll have to find some somewhere I guess you can find them online and print them out. Am I the only one who loves this? I think it's great. Although I couldn't possibly use an old book that I actually love.. I'd have to use a book about something useless lol!Anyhow I hope everyone has had a great Halloween! Have a great weekend!^_^
Petra

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