Tuesday, October 09, 2007


So, I signed up for Ravelry. Not quite sure exactly what i'm supposed to do now, but joining seemed to be the 'in thing' to do! :)

My name on there is Jennifah if you want to look me up.

Friday, September 07, 2007

LOST (and *hopefully* found) at WeHo SnB!

HELP! I think I left my cute little plastic container that I keep all my crocheting 'notions' in at the WeHo SnB last night!! It has a mostly clear white lid and a purple-y bottom and it doesn't latch properly anymore. Contained inside are a needle gauge, stitch markers, embroidery needles, scissors, tape measure, dental floss (for when I'm flying and can't carry on a scissors), 'crocheted by jennifer' labels and that sort of thing in it. I also think I may have left part of a skein of white yarn sitting with it.

Did anyone happen to pick it up?? I'd hate to have to replace all that stuff!!! (It would be a big pain in the butt do find the $$ to do that since I'm unemployed and all!)

I'm so bummed out about this 'cause I *actually* wanted to work on my friend's baby's blanket tonight, and all my embroidery needles are in the missing case!!!

Speaking of the blanket...here's the most recent pic of my progress:


The lost kit has been found!! Thank you Sara for keeping it safe for me!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New look....

what do you think of the new look of my blog?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

So close!!

Well, it's no longer possible to finish this baby blanket BEFORE the baby is born!
This was sent to my phone yesterday morning:
Baby Boy. 9lbs 8oz, 22in. All fine. Name-TBD.

Maybe I'll get it done before they decide on a name! At least I hope they didn't name him "TBD", that'd be a really odd name, but Kevin (baby's daddy) *IS* pretty strange!!

I've actually made lots of progress this week. I guess being unemployed is good for SOMETHING. (just wish it paid better! If you know anyone in need of an Emmy nominated video editor, send them my way!)

**UPDATE: baby name: Jack Gavin K****. And I have the last row of 'white' centers done, and the yellow 'outsides' done! So, just two more sets of 'outsides' for the last two two-toned rows and I can start assembling them together!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Stupid Bird Took My Emmy!

You may or may not know this, but I was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Achivement in Multicamera Editing".

We didn't win. : ( Sesame Street took home the prize in our category. Stupid Big Bird!

I did have a great time at the Creative Arts Awards Ceremony though. Here are some pics of the event:

Obviously, not MY statue! Our show DID win for Makeup and Hairstyling. This is the statue won by our Makeup Artists!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

And now for something completely different!

Actual crocheting! This is a pattern from the "Happy Hooker" book. It's the belt/scarf/guitar strap pattern. I chose to make it as a guitar strap as a Christmas/Birthday present for a cousin. I didn't make it quite as wide as the pattern, as the strap hooks I found only allowed for part of the width the pattern called for.
I struggled a bit with trying to figure out HOW to turn it into an adjustable strap. The guy at the guitar store suggested I buy a plain strap and sew it on, but my concern with that was that it wouldn't be adjustable, or the only ways to make it adjustable would be to only sew part of it down, which didn't sound like it would be a very good solution. I did buy the plain strap to try to get ideas from it. As I was studying it, I realized that I could just take my brand new seam ripper (it came with my brand new sewing machine) and use the plastic parts and just thread my crocheted creation through in place of the original strap!
Then I took my brand new sewing machine (it came with my brand new seam ripper!) and sewed it in place much more securely than I would have been able to do by hand. (Which is how I thought I'd have to do it until I got the sewing machine)

The yarn I used was Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. I ordered Harvest, Malibu Blue, Midnight Blue and Goldenrod. They were out of the Harvest and replaced it with Barn Red, which they said went nicely with the other colors I had chosen. I think that it worked out ok.

This is the project I took with me the night my 18-year-old cousin and I stayed up outside a Best Buy store all night in order to get our siblings Ninetndo Wii's for Christmas....

We had thought that being in California would be much nicer than being in Iowa (where she lives), as December in L.A. isn't usually that cold. We were wrong! It was FREEZING! It rained all day leading up to the all-nighter. I think the temps in Iowa were actually warmer than what we sat in! But we had a couple very appreciative siblings on Chirstmas morning. And the all-nighter is probably the only way I managed to finish the strap, as I was WAY behind on it before this night, and finished the night with only 1 row left to do.

Friday, January 26, 2007

I know I didn't crochet this...

but I did make it with the sewing machine I got for Christmas.
So, I guess this blog is more 'jen makes and fixes stuff' than 'jen crochets'! Which is likely to be the case for a while, as I have a lot of crafty (and some, not-so-crafty fixer-upper-type) ideas for my new condo! Now, if I only had the time to make them all!
The reason I put a curtain on a closet on the stairwell landing is that's where my cats' litterbox is. When I was shopping for a new home, I wanted a place where the litterbox would be out of sight, but not totally out of mind (otherwise I'd always forget to clean it out!) When I saw this little closet on the landing of the stairs, I knew I had found the perfect new home! :) I took the door off the closet (because the kitties haven't yet mastered opening doors!) and popped the litterbox in it. The only drawback was that it is exposed whenever you walk up or down stairs, which, when it's just me and the furbabies is acceptable, but if I ever have company, I wanted a way to hide it a little more. And since I am in the midst of planning a belated housewarming/belated birthday party, I needed to get to work on concealing it a bit. One thing that I am very proud of (yay me!) is that I didn't use a pattern!!! I made it up all by myself. Of course, curtains are probably about the easiest thing in the world to 'make up', but I don't care. :)

Shadow checks out the new decor. He's too masculine to admit he likes the botanical print. (I think he just wanted to pose for the camera!)
Scout comes downstairs to give her approval.