Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

MySpace VS Facebook

OK, I've been playing around with Facebook for the last week or so. I can understand how so many people think of it as a more grownup alternative to MySpace. I personally find that MySpace is a little simpler as far as how it's organized and it's also less complicated to manipulate and work with. I do like both sites and plan to continue to use them, I have decided, at least at this point though, that I like MySpace better. Maybe because I'm more used to it, but I definitely think it's more basic and user friendly than Facebook. Therefore MySpace has my vote!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Too Much Standing Made My Butt Hurt...

OK, so the title really has nothing to do with today's blog. It was just something humorous that popped out of my mouth yesterday. At least I thought it was funny.

On sort of the same note, my best friend and I were talking the other day, and she tells me that she lost her cell phone again, but it's OK because she found it. She loses it all the time. I don't know how she can possibly live without her phone. I think I'd go into some kind of withdrawal. Well anyway, I made the mistake of asking her where, and she says "In my pants" I don't really know why it was funny, but take my word, between the words, her tone of voice and just the way she said it, it was hilarious.

Anybody else heard anything entertaining lately?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

When Boredom ensues you get Crocheted Hat Hair

This is just something silly I made one night when I was bored. A friend and I were discussing the phenomenon that is hat hair and how it is never good. I got to thinking that you could have good hat hair if you made it yourself, then you could make any style you want. (yeah, I should always get plenty of sleep right!?!) Well I got to thinking and then I got to doing and this is what happened.




Here's how I made it...
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Start with a magic circle.

Row 1 Dc 10 times around and join together. (10 stitches)

Row 2 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. Dc 2 times in each remaining stitch around and join (20 stitches)

Row 3 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in next stitch. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 4 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in next 2 stitch. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 5 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 3 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 6 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 4 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join. (at this point keep increasing the number of single dc stitches by one every row until it’s wide enough to fit your head. In my case it took 2 more rows because I have a giant head It may take less for you if your head is smaller. Think of it as if you're starting the top part of a circular beanie. You increase in the same way until you would normally start doing one in each stitch all the way around. )

Row 7 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 5 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 8 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 6 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 9 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 7 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 10 ch 3 and dc in same stitch. *1 Dc in each of the next 8 stitches. 2dc in following stitch* repeat from *to* around. Join.

Row 11 chn 3 (counts as first dc). Dc in each stitch around. Join.

Row 12 Ok, now what you need to do is figure out how wide you want the bangs to be. [/i]Ch 3. (counts as first dc) I Double crocheted 26 times. You may do more or less depending on how big around your hat is and how wide you want the bangs to be. Sc in the next stitch.. (You may want to mark the last dc )Now you start your shells. Slip stitch in next stitch. * Skip the next stitch and do 5dc in the following stitch. Skip a stitch and slipstitch in the next 2 stitches. *repeat from *to* until you have the number of shells you need for your bangs. I used 4 shells for mine. At the end of your last shell only slip stitch once. Sc in the next stitch and then dc in each of the remaining stitches and join when you reach the very 1st dc you made for the row. (Mark the first dc after your last shell.) Fasten off. (I fastened off here because I wanted to work the rest of the hat as a single row and I couldn't figure out how to do it with it ending in the middle of the back.)


Ok, now we start the rest of the hair!

Join the same color yarn into one of the dc stitches that you marked. Ch 3. (counts as first dc of row) dc in next stitch and each stitch across ending at the other marked dc. Ch 3 and turn.

Do each row the same. When you get to about the sixth row, do two dc in each of the end stitches and repeat the row before with just one each a few more times. You can do the 2 in each end piece on as many rows as you want. It’s kind of up to you. I did it so it would make it gradually angle forward more, but you can do yours straight or decrease so that it rounds off more. I hope this makes sense. I think it’s pretty much an adaptable pattern so you can kind of customize it to you.

And that's how you make this version of hat hair! You can edit it and change it so it looks different for different days.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Gmail and iGoogle

OK, so I realized I had strayed from my Library2.0 path and decide that I should tackle all things Google. I signed up for Gmail, even though I really didn't think I needed yet another email address, and I played around in iGoogle. Both were interesting. I can see the point of Gmail if I can get my other addresses to forward mail to it (of course it wouldn't work the first time I tried it). But that's just my luck, or lack thereof at work. I don't know that I would really use iGoogle much though. I don't have a computer at home so I wouldn't set it up as my homepage, especially with me jumping from branch to branch like I do. Who knows, maybe it'll get more interesting.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Times gone by!

So, I kidnapped my mom's photo album last week and scanned all of her photos from when we were kids. Here are a few!