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My project so far …

 

Pineapple Peacock Shawl in Parrot Stripe color. I am in love with the way the colors change on this shawl.  This is only half done, and it hasn’t been blocked but look at those colors!  I will be posting a picture of the finished product really soon.

I am currently edging my Virus shawl, and I am thrilled with the way that one is coming out as well. Once I block that one I will post a picture of it.  I am considering bringing my projects to a consignment shop to see if anyone would be interested in buying my creations. I have more yarn than the law allows and need to use it to make room for the new ones that are coming out soon.

Next project will either be a bag or a blanket. I may just work on both!  🙂

 

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Next Project :)

I’m almost finished with the virus shawl that I made for my Mom. I am now starting on this beautiful Peacock Shawl. I have included pictures and the written pattern in the blog post. I have also linked the information on Amy Gunderson (the designer of this pattern at Universal Yarns) at Ravelry.com.

Just a note, I literally taught myself how to crochet by watching Youtube, buying books, and lots of mistakes with infinite patience.  If I could pick it up, you can too just remember you will not be perfect the first time.  I will be posting my projects as I start them.  If you are looking for great deals on yarn (they are good deals, and I am pretty sure you can find whatever you need because my store selection is so big) check out my yarn shop!  I also sell accessories for knitting, crochet, and embroidery.  This will be so pretty when I am done!  I am using the multicolored yarn for my project, but you can use any color you wish.

Pineapple Peacock Shawl
Designed by Amy Gunderson
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width: 56”
Depth: 28”
MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Major (100% acrylic;
200g/328 yds)
• 111 Jewel – 2 balls
Hook: US Size K-10½ (6.5 mm) or size
needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle
GAUGE
Rows 1-4 = 4” high
Save time, check your gauge.

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Pineapple Peacock Shawl Free Pattern

Pineapple Peacock Shawl Ravelry

Amy Gunderson Designer

NolaKitty Yarns and Stuff – My online store

 

The Nola Kitty IT Department

  • Changed out and installed new 1 TB hard drive and installed new Windows 10 software on an HP Slimline that I found in my attic: CHECK

This one was under insulation in my attic along with an EFF-TON of Mardi Gras beads (a couple of cases) and throws.  It looks like the previous residents were in a Mardi Gras Krewe. There appears to be some black looking stuff (I think tar. CRAP!) that is on the bottom of this thing that is getting on my floors. I am happy about the computer working but not pleased about the tar. It previously had Windows 7 on it and 650 GB Hard Drive.  This will be one of my writing computers, so I’m okay with just 1 TB and Windows 10. Please excuse the dust bunnies …  and that black stuff is from the bottom of the computer. This one is a WIN!

***Edited to add: Just checked, this computer is so old there is only Ethernet and Dial-up available to connect to the Internet. Wow. There is no wireless card, no HDMI and in 2010 it was over 500.00. I thought I did something or forgot a connection, nope it is just that old :). Pretty glossy and pretty blue lights though.  ***

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  • Lenovo Laptop upgraded with 2 TB HD.  That one is my son’s gaming computer.  All I know is I am happy that his beloved laptop is now working again. It has a G4 card or something like that, I call myself an IT department but still don’t know what the hell he is talking about half the time.

Second WIN! YAY for saving beaucoup money!

  • Third and last … a FAIL with the Gateway laptop I was trying resurrect for my Daddy. I cannot find a power cord for the darn thing. I rarely used it, and it was just updated to Windows 10.

That was from a dark time in my life, so maybe it is good that it is dead. 🙂 Was going to wipe it and give it to Daddy, but that was a bust. Back to the drawing board and to Best Buy to return the Universal cord. 🙁

My New Laptop Desk …

… I love my new laptop desk! It’s portable, and it makes a difference while I am on the laptop. 🙂

I usually grab a pillow when I am on the couch and vegging out.  I paid a ton of money for my computer so I would love for it to work as long as possible.  The pillow thing was okay, but my back would start hurting, and my wrists would hurt too.  I got a Varidesk at work so when I saw this As Seen On TV gadget I had to try it.  It costs the same as the regular run of the mill lap desks you buy at the store, but this one is better because it is adjustable and you can put it on the counter in the kitchen and use your computer there.

I say kitchen because I am always in my “lab” creating recipes and new ways to cook that will be in line with my low carb diet.

This is what it looks like with my laptop, it comes in handy when I am not at home:

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It also has a cooling fan that is so quiet I thought it wasn’t working.

I’m obsessed I tell you!

Here is a link if you want to get one from Amazon.  I personally love this gadget and not at all mad at the 39.99 price tag. 🙂

If you click on that funny looking link in the caption it will bring you right to the desk on Amazon if you so happen to feel like buying one. 🙂

Still gonna try to hustle, but I will not ever put something up that I don’t have and paid for myself. Too many times I’ve purchased an As Seen on TV gadget only to be mad because it turned out to be useless. 🙂

The space between the two legs is about 15 inches if you are wondering how much space you will have if you use it sitting down. 🙂

Yarns and Stuff!

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When I started blogging again, I mentioned that I was working 7 days a week and almost 70 hours a week trying to make extra money.  I did this for two years! I discovered something …

This Sabertooth Cougar can’t keep up anymore! The Old Gray Mare ain’t what she used to be for real! I was starting look all of 50, and I haven’t hit 50 yet. 🙁  I was exhausted all the time, and I didn’t have any extra time for myself and my family.  I fulfilled my dream of becoming a homeowner, but I was never home.

Did I mention I was exhausted? All the time?? Ten years ago burning the candle at both ends wasn’t an issue, I could function on very little sleep. Nowadays burning the candle at both ends just burned me out. Rapidly.

The past two years I have been trying different ways to make extra money so I can have something to leave my kids and build a respectable nest egg for my retirement.  I didn’t look ahead years ago to save anything because I thought I would be married until “Death do us part.” Well, no one is dead, but we did part, and I was left with trying to make it on my own. Scary when you come from living in a two income situation to just one. I made the decision to save myself from a relationship that I knew wasn’t healthy, so my mind/sanity was more important than savings.

I signed up to deliver food which isn’t the safest thing to do in New Orleans, and it is hard on your car. I transcribe and do other odd jobs online to make a little extra change.  When I scored a work at home job with Amazon, I thought I had it made until I realized I still wasn’t available and was exhausted because my old ass needs to sleep. So I made the decision to stop burning the candle at both ends and try to find some way to make a passive income.  I needed a way to make a little extra money that wouldn’t put me in an early grave from either getting attacked at night delivering for UberEats or Waitr in New Orleans (lots of sketchy, dark neighborhoods) or being sleep deprived from working 30 extra hours a week with Amazon.

I started crocheting and doing different crafts, and I found it relaxing and fun. I had a hard time finding the yarn that I needed in stock for the projects that I wanted to do.  I came across this website that sells a variety of yarns, threads, and accessories and I fell in love. I had the opportunity to open my own online store to sell the yarn myself.  So now I have Yarns and Stuff. I think I may have found a way to make a little extra money without losing sleep or passing out from exhaustion.  I also added links to different Amazon deals that I personally use and like, I cannot do the hours of an Amazon Customer Service Representative, but I do know what sales are good ones on the site, so I added those links on the side.

Who doesn’t shop at Amazon?? So I added links to the deals that they currently have available and will change them as the deals change. I know I won’t become rich from my links and my yarn shop but if you are planning on buying yarn or going to Amazon help this Old Sabertooth Cougar out and check out my yarn store or click on the Amazon links on the sidebar. 🙂

So yes, I monetized my blog, but I will still just write about random stuff, weight loss, and the Meno-Monster that I am battling with (have been fighting with her for 6 years and counting) daily.

I promise, not gonna be obnoxious about selling anything.  I am happy if you just stop by and read my thoughts and maybe learn something or laugh. If you end up buying something that is good too!

I love you all (so far all 15 people 🙂 ) and please don’t run because you see ads. Just a way to make sure my kids don’t dig a hole and throw me in it when I die or just let the cats eat me.

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