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My Brother-in-Law is Tarzan.

12 Jul

He ran a 10k over the holidays – just for fun – (while the rest of us were lazily drinking coffee and avoiding getting dressed).

moM and I had trimmed the Hostas the day before the marathon (yeah, I know, a 10k isn’t really a marathon, but it sure FEELS like it, especially as I only run when someone is chasing me),

moM said she'd never consider displaying these; I can't think why not! Purple + Green = my favorites!


So while B-i-L Tarzan was running away the morning, moM and Chibi made him this:

Victory Crown!

(I may have mocked them, but secretly I think it was pretty groovy).

They also conjured up a medal:

oh cwap. craftiness runs in the family.

B-i-L Tarzan is training to run a for real marathon this fall – barefoot.  You should totally go check out his blog – aptly named SCHIZORUNNIA – and read about how he almost got arrested for running barefoot on a military base.  He also makes his own shoes.  That is all.


Free Pattern Friday: Mardi Gras Beads

11 Feb

To celebrate the Steelers Superbowl Adventures (and since our last game day was the day before the Superbowl), my friend Suzanne made each member of our Girls Only D&D club some fantastic crochet beads!


OMG cute!

I, nerdy nerd that I am, immediately asked for the pattern, which Suzanne graciously shared.  It goes a little something like this:


PUFF STITCH BEADED NECKLACE (courtesy of Suzanne!)

1. ch4

2. loosen the last ch to 1/2 inch long

3. (YO & pull another loose loop through the last ch. stitch) x5

4. YO & pull through all the loops

5. ch 2

6. repeat steps 2-5 until your beads of wonder are long enough to make a necklace, then sl st the ends together & FO.

7. Yeah, you know what’s coming…  VOILA!!!!

Ohhh… look at those ones!  They kind of look like… Valentine’s Day beads!


I bleed black and gold.

Also, if you have intentions of running a marathon for Mardi Gras (though, seriously, if no one’s chasing you I wouldn’t recommend it), apparently these soft, squishy beads are a much better idea than, say, seventy thousand strings of hard plastic beads.  Hard beads + running = Mega Ouch.

Happy Hooking, Everyone!