VikingRunnerGirl

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About VikingRunnerGirl

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  • Birthday 11/01/1978

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  • Real Name
    Lauren
  • Ravelry ID
    VikingRunner
  • Location
    Pennsylvania, USA
  • Occupation
    chemist (not the pharmacist type)
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    I learned in college, so since roughly... 2003ish. I don't work on it very regular so far.
  • Favorite things to crochet
    3D objects/blankets
  1. Hi all! I haven't been yarning much at all lately, so I haven't been around the board too much. But I was just reminded to pop on so I could say thank you to Brenda for the lovely card and ornament she sent! It was such a touching thing to receive. Little Viking was very impressed by it (he opens all our Christmas cards for us). We got it just as we set our tree up - there are quite a few pretty crocheted ornaments on there now! 2017 was a pretty hard year for a lot of my friends, though my own family is in a pretty good spot right now. I think my goals for 2018 are largely going to focus on trying to help make things better where I can (that, and finishing my stormtrooper armor ) Our little guy is in first grade now and doing really well. He still loves going to school and learning new things, so we're hoping to stretch that out as long as possible! I got back into cut paper art this year, and I want to pick up painting again. So much to do and not enough time to do it! I hope everyone's been doing all right, and that the new year treats you well as we move into it!
  2. Wow, it's gorgeous! Owl, you are amazing to get that all together and edged so quickly, And your design sense is excellent, too; it all looks so well balanced! Haha, I think both the color-corrected and uncorrected color schemes look great! Katie, the last time I was in I didn't see that you got to post - good to hear from you! You had us all worried, you know. I hope things continue to mend smoothly for you!
  3. Better the couch than the dog! I'm working a scarf right now with one 10" and one 13" needle, because the dog ate the other half of each pair. I told her if she eats another one I'm turning her into jerky!
  4. Just dropped two squares off at the post office. I think they said three days for delivery! ????
  5. Ah, I remembered what it was. What's the timeline we'd like to have squares sent to... actually, to owlvamp or Tampa Doll? I'm not clear on if that's been determined yet. So to who, and when?
  6. Sounds like an excellent plan! Count me in for a square or two; I think I still have owl's address in my file but I'll pm if I need to. I'm so glad to hear news, though I wish it had been better (like maybe just a computer melted), though I'm glad it's not worse (hooray for being home!!)! I was going to add something else, but then the dog and cat tore through and deleted my post and the dog kept stealing photos of Little Viking to get my attention, so I'm pretty cranky now.
  7. That is really scary snowbear. I hope he comes out ok. Oh my goodness! She's gotten so big! Just checking in for news... :-/
  8. Afternoon everyone. I keep checking in to see if Katie's posted; I thought it was a little odd that I didn't see a post from her when I was on the other day but I didn't go back any pages so I thought that was it... After reading since then I'm worried now too. If anyone hears from her outside of the forum, you're going to run right here and let us know, right? I hope everything is ok...!
  9. pineknott, I dropped away from posting last year but I'm the same way - I keep this thread in the back of my mind when I'm tempted and it's been a big help with keeping unnecessary purchases down! (It doesn't help that I can't really enter my craft room right now... too full of stuff! ) Don't add me to the list for now because I don't know how often I'll be on to post; just wanted to share that I'm still with you in spirit!
  10. Long time no see, everyone! ^_^ Don't have much time to sit and type anymore, and so reading falls behind as well.... Gosh it's good to see everybody's posts though; doesn't even feel like I've been away that long seeing them.... I wanted to jump on and say belated happy holidays and happy new year, and to give a big thank you to Brenda for the lovely ornament! I was truly touched that you thought of me; thank you so much. We had a huge tree this year (seriously, eight feet wide - I measured - it was great! The dog couldn't fit behind it to chase the cat! ) and the star fit in with the rest of the ornaments just beautifully. Sorry it took so long to get on and say thank you; I kept thinking of it but only when I was away from my computer! Hope everybody had the best holiday possible. We had to leave Santa a note that his cookies and milk were in the microwave to keep them safe from the pets, and Little Viking instructed me to add a post script that he wanted a trampoline for Christmas, and Santa came through! Family over for dinner and at the end of the day it was declared "the best Christmas ever!" (We play PokeGo too, owl - we've been loving all the extra starter spawns for New Year's! We don't usually get a whole lot that's interesting in our area.)
  11. Got some used up last week, but nothing completed, so for me +0
  12. I'm jumping into the thread now! I managed to finish in the positives last year and my goal for this year is to do it again. ^_^ So I started off by donating some spare bits to the library for a sock puppet project they were doing. I gave up two skeins, and 12 balls (I tried to come up with interesting textures and colors, given the project! ^_^) so that puts me atttt.... +16 wtd That's a great start for me!
  13. Hey everyone! I'm sorry I've been missing for so long. We've been busier than ever lately and I just haven't had time to keep up. I have a picture to share! Katie I am so so so sorry. I took this the day these arrived, it's been sitting on my phone judging me all this time. But they are lovely and much appreciated! And, as always, the little guy was very excited to help me open the puffy and examine them all. I have to say that I'm going to be changing my preferences to "not receiving, just sending when I can" for the foreseeable future. I still love you everybody! But life is interfering with yearning right now. And just look at these colors! Aren't they wonderful?
  14. A separate post since I just couldn't switch gears in that one. I got a puffy this week! Thank you, Brenda! Little Viking opened it for me (he always does) and he was more and more delighted with each thing he pulled out. We had to start drawing pictures with the stencils right away, of course, so I got a picture of that along with the whole package! The ornament is absolutely beautiful - I love the colors so much!
  15. Bonsoir, everyone! I just finished catching up since my last visit. We've had so much loss here lately; my heart goes out to each and every one. I admit the children affected me the most... I've lost older family members and it's never easy, but since the moment we found out we were pregnant I have not been able to deal well with bad things happening to children. The poor families.... It's a hard time for so many of us right now. I hope everyone can find some peace.