GMM: Playlist — Sarah’s 30!! Birthday Jams

This week, I got my hands on the birthday mix CD my friend made me. As promised, it’s full of all of those crank-me-up (and sometimes guilty-pleasure :) jams. Here’s the list — available on Spotify, with exceptions noted.

  1. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars — Uptown Funk
  2. Darius Rucker — Wagon Wheel
  3. Taylor Swift — Blank Space (Oh Tay, I’m so judging you for pulling all your music off Spotify.)
  4. Carly Rae Jespen — Call Me Maybe
  5. Chris Lane — Broken Windshield View
  6. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer — Give Me Everything
  7. Third Eye Blind — Semi-Charmed Life
  8. Garth Brooks — Friends in Low Places (Honestly, I’m not sure Garth understands what Spotify is…)
  9. N’Sync — Tearin’ Up My Heart
  10. Nick Jonas — Jealous
  11. Nelly — Ride Wit Me
  12. Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly — Cruise (Remix)
  13. Taylor Swift — I Wish You Would (Jerk.)
  14. Hootie & the Blowfish — Hold My Hand (Holy sneakers, Darius looks young! Also, that video makes no sense. Such a mishmash of songs / albums available on Spotify vs not. Get your ish together guys.)
  15. Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne — Down
  16. Sheryl Crow — All I Wanna Do
  17. Taylor Swift — Shake It Off (This may be the only one I give her a pass on, just because I enjoy this video so much.)
  18. Scotty McCreery — Feelin’ It
  19. Usher feat. Will.I.Am — OMG

Happy Friday!


WIP Wednesday, Yarn Along edition

Happy Wednesday!

Now that I’m back in the swing of things, I hope that the fact that my largest crochet project right now is Secret and a Surprise doesn’t cramp my style when it comes to participating in Yarn Along. I’ve got a couple other things going on right now that I can talk about, and I hope I can keep that up.

The car seat blanket for my friend who’s due in May is coming along. Still no pictures of that because it is rows of hdc forever & super boring to look at.

I finished most of my boyfriend’s hat over Christmas, and he tried it on then. It seemed huge, but it fits his oversized noggin fairly perfectly. He’s also requested a ribbed brim that he can fold up, so that’s what I’m working on now. I just hdc in the opposite side of the foundation chain all the way around the edge of the hat, then use those hdc as the base for my fpdc, bpdc alternating around to create the ribbing. I’d say I’m about halfway through on the ribbing, then I’m thinking I’m gonna try edging it all with reverse single crochet. Has anyone ever tried this?

Joining Ginny!

What have you been knitting or crocheting lately?


GMM: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors — Another Man’s Shoes

Those days when I can’t decide what I want to listen to, I usually go browse on Spotify. Sometimes this actually does better for encouraging a work-concentration mode than listening to music i’m familiar with. Just that little bit of background melody to drown out what’s going on in the cubes around me (a lot of packing & cleaning lately, since everyone’s gearing up for the Big Move). Today I’m listening to albums by artists similar to Ben Rector. Never heard of these folks before, but I like the simple, bluesy beat & the slight gravelly tone to the lead singer’s voice.

Happy Tuesday!


FO Friday! Colorful cowl

It’s finally Friday! (I know I’m not the only one who’s celebrating that fact…) It also means that I’ve got another FO to share with y’all. Moving right along through Christmas presents, the other one is a cowl I made for a friend of mine for our annual gift swap.

This was one of those free patterns I grabbed while perusing the yarn section at Michaels. It’s from Patons & uses some of their extra thick wool yarn. I chose sort of a rainbow color pattern, but there are a number of different color grouping of their ColorWul, so depending on what you choose, you could get a bunch of different looks.


Let me tell you what — if you need something real quick, this is a great candidate. I finished this up in 1 afternoon/evening. Of course, the yarn smelled a little… formaldehyde-y, so I washed it & laid it out to dry which took a couple extra days, but the cowl doesn’t really  need any blocking so you could totally skip that step.


The cowl is just big enough to slip over your head, so it scrunches pretty close around your neck. And I have it on good authority (from my friend :) ) that it’s quite warm & comfy!

All project details are out on the Ravelry page!