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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Crochet my cares away...

I really could! I adore crochet and feel like I simply cannot get enough! I learned later in life and have been working at it now for 8+ years. And it's only now that I feel like there aren't many projects I cannot make it thru. That is until you throw a diagram in front of me!! I can learn the individual symbols, but to read them together. Ain't gonna happen just yet!

I have a thing for grannies too. Love them! I have great news too!! I am working on my PHD in crochet! Didn't know they had that? Well they do! I'm working on Projects Half Done!!  Ha Ha! I have 4 afghans started and have magically run low or out of yarn. I do a lot form scraps or left over skeins I have on hand so I tend to run out frequently. I have 1 large round bag I plan to line and carry yard/projects in. I have a 2 granny square bags to have to finish and line to carry as regular daily bags. I also made matching make up bags for each that need zipper and lining. So you see I am well on my way to my PHD!! Here are a few goodies:

Here's a cute and easy key chain I made for a friend. We watch her cats while she travels. We kept misplacing her key so I made this! Now it is super easy to keep up with her key. =)

 Okay, this one is a slant shell stitch. I took this picture with it laying in my lap looking down toward my feet. I adore variegated yarn and am stitching 3 rows of solid and 3 rows of a matching variegated. This stitches up VERY quickly and is soooo easy.

Here's mu scrap large granny afghan. I adore this. Think it's my favorite so far. There was no rhyme or reason to how the yarn was pulled for me to stitch. I am 5'2" and if I stand up and hold it up it's as tall as I am and is the same width.

Oooooo, I searched all over for this pattern. And at some point while I was searching Ms. Penny came back ans updated her site with a pattern! How cool is that??  I adore it. Here is the link to the wonderful little star: Puff Centered Star by Penny Peberdy. She has graciously added the pattern as a free download thru Raverly! Thank you Ms. Penny!! I think I will make a bunting/garland out of this and a whole bunch more little cuties!!

Okay, I have to say I adore Lucy at attic24! She has really inspired me to push myself and learn and try all kinds of crochet things. Above it my rendition of her covered tuna car and I also covered a Mason jar for my hooks. In the tuna can I keep stitch markers, tapestry needles and as you can see, my scissors. In the back right of this pictures you can see my fabric rope basket holding a bunch of scraps. Don't know what to do with them. I already called a bird sanctuary that's close to my house.  She advised NOT to put these out for the birds. She said dog hair is better. Who knew? I was bummed cuz I have so much scrap yarn. I have lots of dog hair too, but...

Okay, above are pics of my test pattern. I have seen some really cute crocheted envelopes on the web, so I decided to make my own. I used a sc and lemme tell you - I won't use that stitch again for an envelope. It just took so loooong! tee hee. I do like it though. Don't know what to use it for! But I can say I made one. LOL

Well, that's long enough for today huh?? Thanks for stopping by!