At any rate, the count down is officially underway...and it's an hourly one!!! She is scheduled to be born (or at least to start the process) TOMORROW! Happy dance...happy dance...
**This week's happy dance is the Gangnam style. and don't even ask me how my mom knew about this dance before I did. But she did - she also did it for me - and she's also really good at it. Maybe the rumors are true...maybe I got my dancing from my mama...cause anyone that knows my family, knows that it definitely wasn't from my dad. Sorry dad.
***This just in - apparently mom learned about it on Ellen. I knew there had to be an explanation. Watch this if you didn't see her show last Tuesday. What I wouldn't give to have been at home that afternoon watching her learn it off the TV. Alls I know is next time I hear the beat of Cotton Eyed Joe I am test running this dance move.
Anyway. I taught myself how to crochet (the CUTEST) hair bow the other day. Thanks to good ole' youtube. I love to knit... and I love to crochet...and it's starting to be that time of year! So I pulled out all of my stuff...grabbed some old yarn and welp made only the cutest little hair bows ever!! (I want to get some baby colored yarn - like light pink, or white, or lavender...) alls I had that I liked - and that worked, was dark purple..but oh well - you'll still get the idea!
Here is a quick tutorial run through in case any of you are interested in trying one yourself...
- Slip knot on
- Chain 5 and slip stitch it to make a loop
- Chain 4 then double crochet into the loop.
- Double crochet 4 more times so that you have 5 total double crochets (not including your original 4 chained crochets)
- Then chain 4 and slip stitch it into the loop. You should have 7 total rows coming out from your loop. That is side one of the bow!!!
- Repeat steps 3-5 for the other side.
- Once both sides of the bow are done, pull your last stitch so you have a big loop - take your hook out...but your string about 8 inches or so away from where you ended then pull through to make an ending knot.
- Wrap the 8 inch tail around the center to create the knot in the middle - thread the end of it through the back of the knot you just made and cut away the scrap!
- Click here if you want the full youtube tutorial that I used - it's actually pretty helpful!
Here are the steps in pictures:
And for those that read this blog and/or know me fairly well - you also know, I'm not the best at being patient. I definitely fall into the category of ...if it's on the check list (even if it's something 4 months away) it needs to be organized/done/finished/cleaned yesterday. I used to try and work on that skill...but now I just accept that it's part of who I am - I like to think it's an asset. That it helps make me good at things. Unfortunately for some, and today it was my old scraggle cat, Bella - it's actually a pain in the ass.