Monday, January 16, 2012

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too....

Hello There!
I hope everyone had a good weekend. I had a rather lazy one, to tell the truth. I knitted a lot and watched lots of Psych... it was very nice. :) So, last week's project was to write a poem every day.... and.... I only wrote two. I KNOW I'M A TERRIBLE PERSON! But I'm also a terrible poet. You have no idea. So, instead of sharing my (terrible) poems with you, I will share with you one of my favorite Shel Silverstein poems. Drumroll please..............

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too
Went for a ride in a flying shoe.
"What fun!"
"It's time we flew!"
Said Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.

Ickle was captain, and Pickle was crew,
And Tickle served coffee and mulligan stew
As higher
And higher
And higher they flew,
Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too,
Over the sun and beyond the blue.
"Hold on!"
"Stay in!"
"I hope we do!"
Cried Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too
Never returned to the world they knew,
And nobody
Knows what's
Happened to
Dear Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.

- Shel Silverstein

Isn't that a great poem? Sooooooo much better than I ever could have come up with. That is why I have no desire to be a poet when I grow up. Anyway, my poems aren't funny. So there you have it! A fantastical poem not written by me. :)

Now, my project this week is: knit a rainbow dishcloth (R, O, Y, G, B, P). I have knitted lots of dishcloths, but I've never done a rainbow one, and I look forward to it. I will definitely post pictures of it when it's finished!

Happy Poems!


If I were to do a tutorial on this blog, would you rather it be 1. How to make quick bread (a FANTASTIC recipe!) or, 2. How to crochet a flower dishcloth (like the one I made last week with my lighthouse one). Please comment and tell me, because I would love to do a tutorial :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

I ♥ Knitting, Friends, and Cooking

So, it's the end of the first week of my big project. Actually, it's Monday, so I'm a day late. :/ Sorry about that.... Sunday was a nice little lazy day. Anyway, last week's project was: Try a new knitting or crochet pattern. I tried two new dishcloth patterns, one knitted and one crocheted. Here is how they turned out!

This is the one I knitted. It has a lighthouse pattern on it and it turned out even better than I thought it would! I was very happy about that. :) I gave it to my mom, since she likes the knitted dishcloths better than the ones from the store.

This one I crocheted from a little pattern booklet that I got with some Sugar n' Cream yarn. It's such a cute pattern, and very easy. :)

Didn't they turn out well? I was quite happy.

Now, my project for this week is........ Write a poem every day for the week! Isn't that fun? I like poems. In fact, I wrote a poem quite a while ago that I will share with you:

If I could fill my house with books,
You'd never see the door.
And you wouldn't see the ceiling either,
Nor even see the floor.

How do you like it? Hehehe do you get the feeling that I sort of like books? ;) Anyway, at the end of the week I will share all of my poems with you.

Over the weekend I went to my wonderful friend Kenzie's house, where we played Super Monkey Ball, ping pong, took pictures, talked, and made dinner! Now, you may be thinking, "Is this the same friend she cooked with in the other blog post?", and the answer would be yes! Although, sadly, this time Cam wasn't there. Oh yeah, if you are confused by mentions of my friends, there are only two of them, so I'm sure you will get their names down. :) We made a yummy dinner of spaghetti, caesar salad, pork chops, and (or course!) homemade bread. I had a great time.

Before we cooked dinner, though, we went outside and had a little photoshoot. It was very fun! It was surprisingly nice outside, about 40 (okay, it was nice weather for MT), but by the time we were done, we could hardly feel our fingers. :) Here are a couple of my favorite pictures of Kenzie from our photoshoot...

There is another one that I really like, but it is sideways when I try to put it on Blogger.... Oh well. You can take my word for it. :)

Well, I had a wonderful time. I am blessed with the greatest friends! Maybe in my next post I will do a recipe or something.... that sounds yummy! If I did a dessert then I would even have an excuse to make one. ;) In the meantime.....

Happy January!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hello there!!!

I hope everyone has had a great holiday. We have done so much that I hope I remember everything! Well, I'll start with Christmas, I suppose. :) My friends and I like to see each other open our presents (from one another), so we got together at my house and had a tiny Christmas party. We had dinner, opened presents, danced, spilled water ALL over (on accident), and of course, played Monopoly until 1:30 in the morning. It was craaaaazy. But definitely worth it, because I have the best two friends ever :)

Of course, that party wasn't actually on Christmas. For Christmas we drove all the long way to Seattle to stay with my Uncle Tom! It was so fun, I really love Seattle. We walked a verrrrrry long way, but it's so worth it when you get a perfect cappuccino or a delicious pastry to walk around with. It was a very relaxed, quiet holiday, and I loved it. :) Kyra also had the opportunity to take some really cool pictures of some other place than Bozeman, and they turned out very well.

It was just a very great trip! :)

After we got back, I stayed home for just one day and then left to stay with my friend and her family at a house in the mountains for New Years. I had a wonderful time with my friend, and I even got to learn how to play a new board game! I really like to play board games :). But the best part of the trip by far, is the sledding! This isn't just normal sledding, where you go on a hill with a little, gentle slope. Ohhhh no. This sledding is (as Cam says) black diamond sledding. It is the best. We even have to hike to get to one of the hills, which is really tiring when you're hiking through the snow dragging a sled. All of the hills get (at one point) steep enough for you to have to drag your feet to gain some control of where you go. It's so fun! Truly, though, I can't describe it. The house we stayed at is near Big Sky, so we got to watch the amazing New Year's fireworks from the village. It was a great holiday!

Now, lots of other things have happened, and one of those things is very large. My brother got a call from my Uncle Mike, offering him a job and a place to live down in Texas. And Shelby accepted! I'm very excited for him, but I'm going to miss him sooooo much. He leaves in just a couple of weeks. I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful brother, and now he can go have a job he likes and he can go dirtbiking all year round!

Now, I have another little(ish) project. It's sort of my New Years resolution... Every week, for the year of 2012, I am going to choose a project off of a list that I made! 52 projects in all, and for the first week I chose this one: Try a new knitting or crochet pattern. I know, I know, not a very big project to start with, but I like trying new patterns. :) So every week I'm going to write in a little journal what my project is and how it turned out. I will be sure to take lots of pictures and to do a blog post every week!!! I'm very excited!!!!

I hope everyone had as good of a holiday as I did!

Happy 2012!