Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Charts

I'm in the full Christmas spirit! My dorm was decorated within two hours of me getting here. Complete with tree, some of my grandma's old decorations, and much more! So, with that in mind, I've decided to give you a few Christmas charts!

Snowman Charts-Again by Chem Knits

Stocking Dividers-Chem Knits once again!

Stocking Star-Chem Knits once again!

Santa Chart-A nice Santa face. Good for a stocking or something.

Candy Cane-A small simple candy cane chart

Chart List-Here's an already made list of animal, child-related, flower, and holiday charts.

That's all I could find for now (since I can't get onto Ravelry right school blocked it for some odd reason....)

Enjoy! Merry Christmas season!!!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dear Internet World...

...It's snowing!!!!!! Here in southeast Illinois, we're getting a beautiful snow fall! It's so exciting! The ground's too warm for it to stick there, but my little VW Beetle is covered, as well as the other cars and roofs in the area. It's so freaking exciting!

Also, my mom's house is a beautiful, glittery shrine to the wonderfulness that is Christmas! Two tress, stockings, gel window cling thingys, a pretty little Christmas village, and it's all gorgeous!!!!

I love it all so freaking much!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Story, Among Other Things

Okay, so here's how it went down:

I got to sleep in, because I never get to anymore. Day started normal. We went to the store so I could do grocery shopping. After that we came back to my campus to watch Phantom of the Opera (one of my favs!!!) and played games and downed a whole box of Cheese-Its. One of those awesome spending-time-together days. Then we went to a restaurant called "Colton's" (steaks, country feel. I love it) and ordered nothing but deep-fried appetizers (cheese sticks, fried mushrooms, etc.)! So fun. And delicious. Then we returned to campus (it is now about 6:00 PM, night time) and he wants to walk around. I'm like "No it's cold" but he really wanted to so we did. We got to the middle of the courtyard under all the trees under the pretty moon and stars and the nice clear cold night, and he sang me our song: "Would you Go With Me" -Josh Turner. Then he says "I was going to wait a couple more hours, but..." and he turns me to him and he goes down on one knee and I start freaking out (in a good way)!!!!

He had even planned out my ring ceremony with my club before hand! It was announced Friday, and I found out it was mine when he proposed! Ring ceremony is this: you tell absolutely no one that you're engaged (other than family of course) except your club pres/sponsor. They announce a "ring ceremony" at such and such time/day/etc. Everyone comes and the president puts the ring on a candle. The candle is lit, and we pass it around singing our club hymn until the bride (i.e.-me) decides to finally blow the candle out (I let it go around twice hehehe). Then they all pick you up and throw you into a fountain. And the beaux threw him in too!

I'm knitting my veil, and hoping it turns out good. My first lace project. Any advice?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

It's the Best Day Eveeeeeerrrrr!!

Okay, this one's going to be really short, and I apologize.

I GOT ENGAGED TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes. I am now engaged. Affianced. Gettin' Hitched!!!!!!!!

[insert flails, jumping, and general crazy-excitedness here]

And I got thrown into a fountain. Because I'M ENGAGED!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Remember Remember....

Remember, remember the 5th of November;
the gunpowder, treason, and plot.
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot

Just a little quickie update reminding you that today is Guy Fawkes day! Bust out your mask, cloak, knives, and hat, and fight the power! And remember to go dancing. "A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having."

"People should not fear their governments. Governments should fear their people."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy November!

Yes it's November! You know what that means! That's right: The Christmas stuff will be coming out in droves!

I don't know about you, but I LOVE Christmas! And I really don't mind when Wal-Mart starts replacing the Halloween items with Christmas and sorta skipping over Thanksgiving. Now don't get me wrong: I love love Thanksgiving! I help Mom cook, get a week at home, and we have good ol' family time with all the crazy amounts of food you could never eat! But Christmas is so special to me. Mom and I have always gone all out for Christmas time. A tree in every room, village pieces, lights on the house, all the figurines you could ask for, and the trees are the most beautiful ones in the world. We counted once and had 80 (read that EIGHTY) strands of lights on one tree. Plus all the little decorations and everything. It just makes me so happy! I love the music, the joy, the gift-giving. I LOVE buying things for my family and seeing their reaction when I get it just right!

This year I'm trying to knit some things. A cute little baby sweater for my niece, a wine bottle cozy for my sister, and I'm working on a little afghan (my first!) for my mom. Last year my sister and her husband got a loom knit hat each. And my niece (who was born on Dec. 18th. She'll be 2!) got her very first present ever from me. A little checkerboard mini-blanket thing that I made in squares and put together. It only fit around her for a month or so.

Do you like to make things for Christmas? What's something that you really hit it out of the park with? Can you share ideas for a football-crazy-business-teacher-brother-in-law?