Inkked0317

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About Inkked0317

  • Birthday 03/17/1978

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  • Real Name
    Jessica Aneuber
  • Biography
    Stay at home, homeschooling momma of 4 girls. Married to a US Army Reservist. 38 years old, wondering where my 20's went lol!
  • Location
    North Carolina, USA
  • Interests
    Reading, watching too much TV, spending most of my time with my family
  • Occupation
    domestic goddess
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    2000
  • Favorite things to crochet
    baby stuff!
  1. Hi everyone!! I have a bunch of projects made this week so I'm a happy hooker!! I made three Timothy the T Rex stuffies for a set of triplets we know who are turning three. Their bday party is going to be dinosaur themed, so it seemed appropriate. The three stuffies used a skein each (+6). I was asked to make a pair of baby shoes that used up 3 balls (+3). I also made a graph baby blanket for a baby cousin who is due to arrive in October (I have to mail it so I got it done early) and that took 5 balls (+5). And I'm about 90% done with a large stuffed cat I'm making for the daughter of a friend at church which has taken two balls so far (+2) and will probably finish off another tomorrow when I complete the project. WTD: +17 YTD: +340
  2. Hi everyone!! This week I made my third sea turtle blanket (for a friend) and I will be very happy not to make another one for a while! I had to buy one skein for this project (-2), but I used a total of 3 skeins (+6) and 5 balls (+5). WTD: +9 YTD: +323 This week I'm making a trio of T-Rex stuffies for a set of triplets who are turning three (dino themed bday party gave me the direction for their gifts). I'm also hoping to finish my exchange squares and get them mailed off. I hope you all have an amazing week!!!
  3. Happy Saturday everyone! After I posted a picture of the Sea Turtle Blanket I made last week, I was asked to make two more, and I also needed specific colors for a baby gift for my cousin, so Monday I went to Michael's and bought 8 skeins (-16). The rest of the yarn needed for these three items I got from my stash, so it's not as bad as it could have been. I thought I'd be in the negatives this week but I actually managed to be very productive! I made one Sea Turtle blanket completely, started the second, and started work on some squares for an exchange I'm part of. All told, I used up 6 skeins (+12) and 9 balls (+9)! I did run out of one of the colors for the Sea Turtles though, so I'll be stopping at the store again tomorrow before I can continue working on that... WTD: +5 YTD: +314 This week, I hope to finish the second Sea Turtle blanket and my exchange squares. If I manage that, I'll be moving on to the baby gift for my cousin!
  4. Happy Saturday everyone! I just finished the Sea Turtle Blanket my friend commissioned for her daughter's Christmas gift! That's all I worked on this week, as I've been feeling really badly about the delay with my relatives visiting. When I told my friend I'd be done this week, she was surprised it was so fast lol so I guess I've been stressing myself out for nothing! Anyway, I used up 2 skeins and 5 balls (+9) on this blanket this week. WTD: +9 YTD: +309 Next week I'm aiming at making some exchange squares, finishing a gift project I started a few months ago, and preemie hats & blankets!
  5. I'm working on a sea turtle blanket but have family in visiting from out of state and we moved my mom down yesterday from PA, so I haven't actually finished anything off this week! WTD 0 YTD 300
  6. Looks like we have a pair of ties GOLD: greyhoundgrandma & Inkked0317 (+4) HOLDING STEADY: Ellie13 & PBLKNP (0) no negatives for this week!!!
  7. Hi all!! I've got family in from out of state, so I'm late posting my weekly score! I'm currently working on a sea turtle blanket for a friend, and I used up 2 skeins on it! WTD:+4 YTD: +300 I'm going to do the weekly standing now!
  8. Yeah I knew that coupon was gonna get me the Shoot the Moon lol I'll post next week!
  9. I was doing so good this week! But a commissioned piece paired with a good coupon at Michael's sunk me! This week I finished my second Josefina elephant pillow, which was ordered by a friend at church who is literally due any second to have her first daughter. I'm so thankful that she wanted me to make this for her baby, but I definitely need a break from elephants for a bit lol. I used up 1 skein and 4 balls on that (+6). Then I went back to making gifts for a friend's kids...she's got 4 kids so I'm not giving anything to anyone until they're all completed. I had already made a baby doll, but this week I made the soft baby basket, as well as a hat and blanket for the baby. I used Caron Cakes for this set, because the little girl it's going to loves pretty rainbow yarn and I figured that qualifies lol. The basket held 3 strands together. I used up a total of 3 skeins for the set (+6). THEN...another friend asked me to make a turtle beach blanket for her daughter for a Christmas gift. I know if I don't do it now, I will forget until the absolute last minute and I don't want to leave her hanging, so I decided I'd start it tomorrow....then I saw there was 20% off everything that ended today at Michaels and I had a 40% off coupon that was expiring today and....I just couldn't justify paying full price for the same yarn tomorrow just to end the week on a positive score lol...had to buy 9 skeins (-18). I've already started working on this project and it will be my focus this week, so I'm hoping to burn through the new yarn quickly! WTD: -6 YTD: +296
  10. Happy Sunday everyone! This week I finally got back to working on my Mandala Madness that I'd started at the beginning of June, only to realize I'd lost all motivation to work on it anymore. I hadn't counted up any of the yarn I'd used for it yet, intending to count it all when I finished. So, basically I finished the section I was on and counted it done lol. Managed to complete 52 rows out of over 100. Used 14 balls (+14) I also used 2 balls making preemie hats (+2) and a skein making a hat and scarf for Operation Gratitide (+2). And, one of my church friends saw the pictures I'd posted of the Josefina elephant pillow & rug I made my cousin and has commissioned the pillow for her expected little one, so I had to buy a skein of yarn (-2). WTD: +16 YTD: +302 I'm sick as anything right now but I hope to feel better and knock out this pillow so I can do other projects soon!
  11. Hi everyone!!! This week I made the Josefina elephant rug for my cousin. It holds 3 strands together for the majority of the pattern, so I got some stash busted!! 7 skeins and 2 balls of yarn total for that project (+16). I also made a few preemie hats and finished a ball with that (+1). I also had my momma visiting from out of state this week. She is FINALLY moving here next month and we spent a lot of time setting dates and finalizing plans and figuring logistics out. I am going to be SO HAPPY when she's finally here!!! I will say, these elephant patterns are really cute when they're finished, but I am so happy to be done with them and on to my previously planned items! I have worked on 3 big projects this month and finished two of them, but I'm used to having many more completed items each month and it's kind of messing with me lol. WTD: +17 YTD: +286 Looking forward to knocking out more preemie hats and some hats & scarves for Operation Gratitude next week!! July is the last month I'll be doing them for this year, as the triplet momma I'm friends with is doing the donation to the NICU her babies gradutated from in August for their birthday, and I'm giving her all the stuff I've made this year. Also, the Operation Gratitude items all need to have labels tied onto them (each individual item) and have to be mailed off to the charity so they have time to get everything distributed into the holiday packages for the soldiers overseas, and I have no idea what kind of turn around time they have lol so I'm just going to send them off in August too.
  12. Happy Sunday everyone! This week I've been working on the Jesefina Elephant pillow and I'm just about done! I only have to attach the ears and bow and then she's finished! Hopefully after church I'll be able to do that, and then I can start on the matching rug. I used up a full pound skein and 3 small balls (+5). WTD:+5 YTD: +269 I hope you all have a wonderful week!!
  13. Hi everyone!! I have a church friend who's eldest daughter (about 10 yrs old) is wanting to go to a dance camp and is raising the funds for the camp all on her own. She is teaming with her mom to sell Jamberry (nail decals) and has taught herself how to fingerknit infinity scarves to sell. I wanted to help her out, so I have pulled skeins from my stash to donate to the cause! 14 skeins made their way to her this week (+28). I also used a skein and a ball (+3) on a babydoll for another little one at church. That's all my pluses.... as for minus scores....my cousin is due to have her first baby in about 6 weeks. Elephant theme. Saw a picture of the Josefina & Jeffery Elephant rug and pillow on facebook. Asked if anyone knew anything about them...so I told her they are patterns available for sale, and that I'm sure I could make them for her. I also gave her a link to an etsy search in case she just wanted to order one already made. She asked me to make it and even paypal'd funds to me for the patterns and about 90% of the yarn costs. SO....off I went to Michael's to buy all their grey yarn and a little purple. Totalled up to 12 skeins (-24). At this point, I've got the back of the pillow done and the majority of the front as well. Will be working on these elephants as much as possible this next week so I can get them mailed off to WY as quickly as possible. I don't want her, as far along as she is, stressing about if they're going to arrive before the baby lol! WTD: +7 YTD: +264
  14. PBLKNP that's a fantastic reason to go negative though!! Congratulations!!! This week I started the Tides of Change mandala pattern, but realized there are large gaps in it, so I won't want to use it as a blanket. So I stopped, but my oldest took it for a decoration for her dresser so it's not wasted lol. I used 5 balls on that before I stopped (+5). I also made a handful of preemie hats and used another ball on that (+1). I've started doing the Mandala Madness CAL which uses 14 colors, and I'm loving it, but I haven't finished any skeins yet so no change to my score. WTD: +6 YTD: +257 I'm still laid up with my back issues, but I had my physical therapy evaluation this week and I'm scheduled for 2 sessions a week for at least the next three weeks, so hopefully that will help and I won't be hurting so much anymore. I just want to be able to go through my daily routine without hurting!
  15. Oh! I wanted to share a happy from today...got a thank you card from my cousin in the mail today. Her son was born 10 weeks early, and I immediately sent a pair of preemie octopi, a couple preemie blankets, and a bunch of preemie hats for him. In the card, she thanked me for sending the preemie stuff in addition to the regular sized blanket I made later. She also shared with me that the baby in the basinette next to our little fighter was pulling his tubes out repeatedly, so my cousin gave his momma one of the octopi I'd sent her, and once that little one had his own octopus, no more wires/tubes were pulled out! So on a day that I was feeling really down, I got news that because I love to play with yarn, I was able to help two little preemies!