LadyBeBop...Just an Overaged Kid

Hi. My name is Kathy, AKA LadyBeBop. This blog is combining two of my favorite things in this world...crocheting crazy things and Idol shows from all over the world. Yeah, I know they don't exactly relate..but...well I'm strange. :P

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Yesterday's Dutch Idol, today's yarn event...and oh yeah, Elvis.

Marescha was voted off in yesterday's Idols Netherlands, ending up in 8th place. Most of the people who follow Idol outside of Holland were disappointed since she was a favorite outside of the Netherlands. A few wanted her to win. But no one was surprised. Even though she had a perceived good voice, she was constantly in the bottom three. She wasn't one of my favorites, although she was good. My favorite remains Floortje...and the rumor mill has it that she received over 40% of the votes yesterday. Hmmm....is my favorite going to win for once in an Idol competition? (Only had that happen once before...Mike in last year's Indonesian Idol).

Do you want to watch the videos of yesterday's show? Go here. http://www.rtl.nl/shows/idols3/liveshows/liveshow5/content/liveshow5_videopagina.xml

The site is in Dutch, but just click on each link next to the word "video" and you should be able to watch. The first minute of the video is a little explanation in Dutch, so you might want to skip ahead to the actual song. After the song is the judge's comments...of course all in Dutch.

Idols Netherlands (and DSDS...German Idol as well) are different than American Idol and most Idol shows worldwide in which they have the performance show and the results show all on one night. The performance show is early in the evening, then the voting, then the performance show late in the evening (I think close to midnight their time).

Today was the yarn event at Michaels. I went strictly to watch the quickest crocheter competition..and was roped into competing. I totally suck when it comes to speed crocheting...and it showed today. The winner crocheted 44 double crochet stitches in three minutes..and I could only handle half of that...22 stinkin' stitches. Oh well...I'm comforted in the fact that since I only crochet half as fast as the fastest crocheter, I only spend half as much in my hobby. Somehow, that' not much of a comfort.


Finally got a couple of my big projects completed this weekend. (Funny how I finished both projects in the same weekend. The first is my Elvis afghan, I made as a family Christmas present. That took over a month to make...All done in blue and black..100 stitches by 128 rows, then an additional 21 rows all around to make it afghan length. But I think it turned out well. :) Everybody that's seen it thus far seem to have liked it. :)


The second is a Care Bear for my goddaughter's baby daughter. The baby was due yesterday, but Katie was two weeks late, so I'm not expecting her until late this week...at the earliest. This was a pain to crochet. The head, body, legs and arms weren't bad...but the features (the hearts) were done in thread with a steel hoook. Now I know why I don't do doilies. :P

Friday, January 27, 2006

Yeah! It's the weekend.

Considering I haven' t posted since Monday. Haven't really had time. I've been busy trying to juggle finishing the Care Bear for my soon-to-be born great niece and my Elvis afghan. I'm sooooo close to finishing both of them. One or the other should be done by the end of the weekend. Can't wait to take pictures of them to post on line. Can't wait to find the digital camera (now what the **** did I do with it?)

Signed up for the Crochet Olympics over at both Crochetville...http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=21314&page=1&pp=10 and Craftster.org...http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=74471.0 . The jist of it...you have to start and complete a project during the run of the Winter Olympics. The project has to be challenging...no fair making a bookmark that takes ten minutes. You cannot start until the opening ceremonies in Tornino (appx 2 PM EST on Feb 10), and you must complete by the closing ceremonies on the 26th.

Badrhinogillett, a villager over at Crochetville, posted a link to a cool site of craft graphs. http://www.breienmetplezier.nl/index2.htm I think it's a Dutch site, but it's also in English. She crocheted an Elmo afghan for her daughter. I'm going to attempt a Snow White baby afghan for my great niece. It's about 80 rows, 60 stitches across. It will definately be a challenge; one row has about 20 color changes. I've already bought the yarn (Coats and Clark Red Heart, the 7 oz skeins), and I'm winding each skein into numerous balls. Hopefully, that will cut down on the knotting I had with the Elvis afghan.

Let's see...Dutch Idol tomorrow (go Floortje). German Idol has the week off. American Idol Las Vegas auditions supposed to be Tuesday, but I think it's being postponed in Cincinnati until the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Guess I'll be taping Idol this Tuesday.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Well, it has to begin somewhere.


Yup, that's me. Kissing a stingray. That's one of the main attractions of the Grand Cayman Islands. You take a boat off the island several miles to a sandbar where there are tons of stingrays. Friendly little buggers. They love to be pet and kissed. They don't harm a fly.

What does this have to do with anything...especially since this picture is nearly two years old? Nothing..except I'm willing to do anything within reason..which doesn't include riding roller coasters and eating green peppers.