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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

W.I.P. Wednesday

Well....I can officially say this is no longer a W.I.P.  It is now a F.O. (Finished Object)

I finished the baby afghan I have been working on.  Since my co-worker (who I was making it for) is not pregnant yet (and I'm not sure if she is still trying), then I will hold on to it for now until she becomes pregnant or some other baby shower comes up in my future.  I've very happy with it.  It is super soft and is such a sweet pattern. 



Now on to the final W.I.P.  Whoo hoo - I have so many other projects in mind that I want to do but I PROMISED myself that I would do these first and so far...so good.


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Monday, April 25, 2016

New Crochet Technique

Over at the Crochet Crowd....they had a call for Dishcloths and they posted several patterns.  I know I said no new projects until all the WIPs were completed but a dishcloth is something I can whip out in an hour.

The Crochet Crowd was looking for submissions because they are going to feature dishcloths, I believe, in their next e-magazine.  Not sure they will even give mine a look but I decided to make one anyway.

I have heard a lot of buzz lately about Corner - to - Corner (or C2C) afghans and this dishcloth is a C2C dishcloth - so I thought - why not give it a try and learn a new technique.

It really took about 30 minutes to do - which I thought was pretty good considering I never made this pattern before.  Not sure I love the look of the pattern but I liked doing it - it was fun, different and quick.

I used self-striping Sugar N' Cream yarn and made it while I was watching "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (which I discovered is a REALLY long movie - almost 3 hours - luckily it was on TCM and therefore didn't have commercials)

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WIP Wednesday

I'm getting very, very close to finishing my 2nd WIP for the year.  It has taken a while but at least it will soon be finished and no longer a work in progress. 

The person I intended this for hasn't mentioned if she is still trying to have a baby or not so I don't know if she is trying (and that is not a question you ask someone unless you are super close to them) - it can be an emotional subject.

I did find out that I have a cousin that is due in October so unless my friend is pregnant by then, and assuming I am invited to my (2nd) cousin's baby shower, then she may be the receiver of the blanket (and perhaps matching booties)

I haven't worked on it much in a couple of weeks because I just been busy with other things.  However, I am super close to finishing now.

I added the corners which consisted of making 24 tiny little granny squares, then sewing them together in groups of 6, then sewing them onto the blanket (sewing is much slower than crocheting), especially when you are sewing through back loops only.



I love the colors.


I just need to add 5 rounds of border (or is it 6?).  That should go pretty fast (I hope).

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