I think this is like..the second MEME I have done on here.

I was cruisin’ my friend’s blog and she had a MEME up. Figured I would be a good sport and continue it for her. 😀

1. Where was I 10 years go. Well, I was 16 and in the 11th grade. Let’s see…I was in the concert band and played the flute, in the marching band I was in the color guard, made it into the ‘Who’s Who Among American High School Students book for the first time (senior year I was in it again. :D), was making nearly straight A’s. Um….worked at the Harrisburg Baptist Church Daycare during school breaks and vacations. That’s about it, I think. 😛

2. 5 things on today’s to-do list
Well, since it is Saturday and that is family fun day, there isn’t many chores.
-kids and I will play with Play-Doh
-Do up a tutorial for the KFB and a little pattern to go with it
-Finish up the little butterfly for the front of the ‘little zippered purse’ then hide it b/c that is going to be a Christmas gift for my Lady Tru
….I think that is it!

3.Snacks I enjoy
-Dove chocolates
-(during summer) vanilla ice cream bars coated in chocolate
-green tea and Ritz crackers

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire.
Knock down this house, build a gorgeous home that I can be proud of, hire someone to come in and clear the land really good (almost 10 acres of…well, jungle! LOL!), start an alpaca, sheep, or some wool-relating animal farm, pave our driveway so there will be no more gully washers causing half of the neighbor’s driveway to wash away (we share a drive and the first half is theirs, and on a hill. If it rains hard, then it basically erodes the driveway away so badly that you feel like you are trying to drive your car straddling the Grand Canyon!), take the kids around the United States to parks and recreational stuff (Mammoth Cave, Ruby Falls, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park, etc), move my parents back to Mississippi…..OH! And organize a huge ‘looming convention’ and arrange transportation and accomodations for all who would like to be part of it! 😀

5. Places I have lived.
Texas, Mississippi, Indiana, and…Mississippi!

6. Jobs I have had.
Daycare provider, worked at an ice cream shoppe, became shift manager at the ice cream shoppe, assistant manager at an arcade, assistant manager at Claire’s, manager of Claire’s, SAHM (yes, it truly is the hardest one!), loom pattern designer/tutorial creator (this is the most rewarding one…besides the ‘mom’ part. That is pretty rewarding in itself.)

7. Who would I like to know more about.
I am an ever-curious person, so I like to know about anything and everything and anybody. 😀

If you read this consider yourself tagged or not. Just let me know in a comment if you decide to do it.

All work and no play…lead to a very boring Robin

I have been so boring lately. LOL! So busy designing and writing up tutorials and such that I haven’t really done any leisure stuff! *gasp*

First, we’ll show the ‘Cabled Column Calamity’ block that will be starting in Loom Class on Sunday. It looks hard, but HEY! You have my nearly undivided attention to help you along! What more can you ask for folks?! 😀

Then I have been working on a collection of patterns that I have named the ‘Jeannette Collection’. Why the ‘Jeannette Collection’, you ask? Well, if we flash back to my absolutely AWESOME, OFF THE HOOK, DA BOMB birthday, you’ll remember that Jeannette sent me some Lion Wool to make myself a felted baguette b/c I was all pouty for sending the one I had currently made, to my mom (WHO ISN’T USING IT! What is wrong with that woman?! :P) Well, she should have known that I was going to totally make it all my own. And an entire collection at that! I still am working on the felted knitting tote, but I have the felted purse and wallet finished. 😀 I will post a pic later of the liner I have put in the purse. It is purty liner material. LOL! Oh, and these are all done on the Kiss Loom. I made that decision on purpose for the fact that there are so few patterns out there for the Kiss Looms…I needed to create some!

Ok, so in the past month or so I have cranked out several tutorials. (click the title to go to the link for the download of the tutorials)
‘Cables on the Kiss Loom’
‘Cables on the Knifty Knitter Loom’
‘YO, SSK and K2TOG, YO’ for both looms
‘Bobbles on the Kiss Loom’
and the list is growing and growing for more. If you have a request for a tutorial you need, give me a hollah and I will add it to the list! 😀

My good friend, Cliff (the creator/maker of the Kiss Looms) asked me if I would mind making an updated set of assembly instructions since he added hex nuts that can be used in place of wing nuts. OF COURSE! I would have beat myself up forever if I had said no! I mean, I LOVE these looms! I have to force myself to get the specified loom out for a pattern I am following so that I will actually use the other looms. LOL! And, I was tired of fighting myself about putting up my Kiss Loom pieces into the storage box in the family room where I keep all of my other ‘not in use’ looms. I decided to clean out an entire drawer in my yarn storage ‘center’ to put all my Kiss mod pieces.
I just had to pay Cliff back in some small way for this wonderful creation! He posted the instructions to the Kiss Loom Group this week, so if you need them, that is where they are. 😀

Now, I am working on getting the last bits (meaning a pretty little butterfly) added to the ‘Little Zippered Purse’ that Anke is teaching in class this week (it ends tomorrow! And then my class starts.) I will try to post my pics of it tomorrow after I post the pics to the Loom Class. 😀

Well, it has been a very long day. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Independence Day full of whatever ya’ll do on the 4th of July (for me and my family…we go to the river/beach and cookout and chill with eachother all day long. 😀 Can’t think of a better way to do it!)

OH! And before I forget….I really MUST brag about myself since I am so very proud. I will be submitting a tutorial to the Loom Knitter’s Circle online magazine for the fall edition. Oooooo, another tutorial? Why is this one under wraps? Well, ladies and gents…b/c I believe I have stumbled upon something that I haven’t seen anywhere else on the blogs and tutorials and videos I have watched. It is the looming method of doing the needle knitting increase that is commonly called the KFB or ‘knit into the front and back loop’! Keep your eyes open for me in the fall issue with the tutorial and a simple pattern!