17 May 2013

More Updates and a Computer Hacked

So much has happened since my last post. The biggest was that someone hacked my computer, through 2 programs. It corrupted them and killed them. But I have been busy on so many fronts. My oldest daughter continues to be bullied on the bus and as a result doesn't make it on time (even if she is downstairs and ready). My youngest has begged for over a year to be home schooled. I don't think there is anything happening to her, but I think she just wants to have more play time and less home work (technically that could happen). As a result of all of these factors, I signed the girls up for home schooling. Should be interesting. They are excited. I am still waiting for the youngest to be accepted, the hold up is that she is no longer an eligible student for IEP's and I sent that paperwork and told them that was not why I was signing her up, thinking they would continue the services. Soon, hopefully, soon.

I have continued to work on my Reading Lists. On the Alphabet List:
A - Aesop's Fables (finished)
Around the World in Knitted Socks
Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet
A Deadly Yarn
American Sniper - Double Dip for the Military Reading Challenge
B - Band of Brothers (still working on it) This one counts in the Military Reading Challenge.
Big Book of Knitted Monsters
C - Circular Knitting Workshop
Cast On, Kill Off
D - Dyer Consequences
A Deadly Yarn (Almost Finished)
E- 11th Hour
G - God Has Better Things to Do Than My Laundry.
Grimm's Fairy Tales.
I - I Funny by James Patterson.
I Love Knitting
J - The Joy of Sox.
K - Knit One, Kill Two.
Knitter's Book of Socks
Knits for Nerds
Knit Your Own Cat
Knit Your Own Dog
Knitting Into the Mystery
M - Maze Keepers.
Middle School Get Me Out of Here
Murder of a Bookstore Babe
N - Needled to Death.
Noah's Knits
Never Knit Your Man a Sweater
P - Prayer Shawl Companion
S - Sasha, Extraordinary Daschund
The Silence of the Llamas
T - 200 Hundred Crochet Blocks
U- Unraveled
Z - Zoo
Letters missing are F, H, L, O, Q, R, V, W, X, Y.
I have another book for the Military/Police Reading: Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends. It is about 2 men from Easy Company (WWII) who didn't know each other before the war, but grew up in about the same area and went home to the same area.

1. Chunky Crocheted Basket (for my middle daughter).
2. The Absolute Last Frilly Scarf (for my youngest daughter).
3. Hogwart's Scarf (for my friend Margaret).
4. Prayer Shawl (for Resurrection Lutheran Church Prayer Shawl Ministry). Finished this one last week. It turned out pretty cute.
5. Thorny KAL (need to get this one started. Not sure who will be recipient).
6. Love Birds (just something fun to make).



7. Granny Slippers (for my youngest). If they turn out well, I will be making several pairs. Did not turn out so well. Pattern was followed, but it said for 6-8 year old children. I had to add onto the back of the slippers so they would fit my 8 year old daughter.
8. Crochet Hook Caddy (for a friend).
9. Needle Case (for friend).
Just not going to make these 3. I haven't started them and just not interested at the moment.
10. Needle Holder (for friend).
11. Wrap (for me. My friend gave me some yarn so that I could make myself a wrap).
12. Granny Square Afghan (There are many in progress. I really need to finish a few).
13. Floppy Dog (need a minimum of 6 or 7 for daughters and nieces).
14. Cross Afghan (for donation).
15. Holden Shawlette (for RAK gift for friend).
16. Socks (getting started on learning. Have one on needles, need to make several). I am at the point of starting the heel. So I think I will work on that tonight.
17. Circle Afghan (for DH. I have a good guy. He may frustrate me, but he is good man and I love him and he loves everything I make for him).
18. Baby Monsters (again for fun).
19. A rug (for bathroom).
20. Fingerless Mitts. Finished and delivered. It may have been spring, but we still have had some cold days. Picture will have to wait until I have time to download them.

I have made some other things that were not on the list:
Fish Pouches are wait the author called them: Moogly Crochet A Long is where you can find the pattern. They are very simple crochet. Fun to make and my girls love them.

I also borrowed a book from the library called Knits for Geeks. It had a pattern for a cat toy and my cats loved them.
I think more for the cat nip than anything else.

Links to things I would like to make:
Blooming Flower Pot Holder It is really pretty and looks like would be fun and challenging to make.
Cupcake Purse Little girls love purses. Start them off with a few and let them go.
Cat Door Stop Pattern I think a few of these are in order!
The Adorkable Monster What can I say. I like some of these cute monsters.
There are many others that I want to make, but these are just a few that I am finding!

We also celebrated my oldest daughter's birthday. We went to the Butterfly show at the Krohn Conservatory. This Show was called the Butterflies of Morocco. Krohn Conservatory only costs $9 to get in for adults, you can get a $1 off coupon online or you can buy a $12 pin with unlimited use.
We went to the Cincinnati Reptile Show It will be the 1st weekend of June, I believe. It costs $5 for all over the age of 10. Nice place to spend a few hours. You can learn a lot from the people breeding these creatures and get to hold some also.
I forgot to mention....I have had dental work that has been causing problems, but the dentist and his office are very nice. They have been trying very hard to fix the issue and think we may have accomplished it! Yeah. I see Dr. Goel at West Chester Dental and he is fabulous! I say that because I have allergy to medicines and he has a great attitude..."There are other chemicals." Goel
Also, this week I have been on two field trips with my girls and their classmates. Went to the Cincinnati Zoo on Monday and that was fun. I took my youngest girl and her 3 friends around the zoo. We tried to see as much as we could, but the girls kept changing what they wanted to see and do. But I made them stick to their original animals they wanted to see. On Thursday, we went to Heritage Village at Sharon Woods and this weekend is the Civil War Reenacters weekend! Check it out!

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