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Saturday, July 23, 2005

 

Showing Off!

More projects finished since my last post. I am slowly, but surely, working my way through the large yarn stash sitting in my spare room.

This giant scarf is from a pattern in the archives of CrochetMe . I changed up the stripe patterning. It's made with Lion Brand's Homespun yarn using a Q hook.

You know how much I really need a giant scarf. I live in Mississippi where the temperature is currently 95 F and the heat index is expected to be 105F.

I kept the picture a bit big so you can see the other works-in-progress I've got going. One day I'll finish them all. (maybe) There's also a basket of cotton yarn there and the big brown thing has more yarn inside.

In the tote of left of picture is a baby blanket that I just need to finish putting the flower border on. The folded object below it is a scrap afghan that will one day fit over our queen-sized bed. (It's a rather ambitious project.) The white tote on the right has a wool sweater I'm knitting. I've got the back done and one sleeve almost finished. (See above for the temperature today and you'll know why I'm not working on it in July.)


Crocheted blue bag made with Aunt Lydia's "Denim" thread. The pattern is
here . I added a flap so the bag wouldn't always be wide open. I really like this. It's a nice size, perfect for carrying my sock stuff around.

And speaking of socks, I finished knitting one. I'm going to wait to post a picture until I have two though.

I'm almost finished with my doily for the great Crochetville Doily Swap. I've made a few 8-inch squares, but they didn't photograph well so I'll have to post them later.


Other than that, it's HOT & HUMID here. My yard needs mowing and so far I've been unable to get the dogs to help with that chore.

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Monday, July 18, 2005

 

Hi Mom & Dad!!

Just a quick post in honor of my parents who have finally gotten internet service out there in the country. I've got some pictures of more stuff, but I'll get them posted later. And Dad, the Jackson paper is at www.clarionledger.com . Click on Opinion/Editorial on the left, then scroll down for the letters to the editor.

Love ya both - Julie

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Saturday, July 09, 2005

 

Blog Doodlin'

I made a button! With the ducky face!! (I really like that duck. ) I've been trying to figure out how to make a neat looking button. I came across a web tutorial of how to make a button using Paint Shop Pro. While reading the 3-4 page tutorial, I realized that I could make exactly what I wanted using the Paint program that came with my computer. So I did and you can see the result in the sidebar.

Also, I've applied for approval to join the Crochet Blogs web ring. I think web rings are neat and they can lead to some really interesting places. So I've got my fingers crossed that this blog will be approved for admission to Crochet Blogs. It's still a new blog and doesn't have a whole lot of content yet but I think it will be okay.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

 

More Stash-Busting

I like to read crochet patterns. I spend alot of time reading patterns online and imaging how the crochet process goes along. In my mind's eye, I substitute different yarns and colors. Just by reading patterns I can crochet countless items over and over without ever actually finding a hook and yarn.
However, this habit is not helping my yarn stash actually shrink. (And I own way too much yarn!) So, I printed out the very first pattern in the very first issue of Crochet Me and voila!!

It's a crocheted washcloth made from Lion Brand cotton yarn. I changed the pattern a bit by crocheting in the back loops only. I like this. It's a nice size and very soft. I haven't used it yet but I plan to make several more to put in a basket in my bathroom. After all, I've got plenty of cotton yarn in various colors.

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