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Square Yesterday, Rectangle Today

I have finished the large granny square for upcycling the large canvas bag. I did add some pink and a some variegated pink, purple, white yarn. I am happy with the outcome. I placed it on the bag to see how it fit. It nearly covers the whole thing. Project Name: Large Granny […]

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Square Yesterday, Rectangle Today — Skrappy Skarves

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I decided to go ahead with a trial attempt baby sandal Wednesday evening after posting that was one of my ideas for a project. I found my BABY BOOTIES pattern from my Kindle Ebook: Beginner’s Guide to Crochet Patterns by Emily Nelson copyright 2013 Location 1499 I got this book in a free promotion […]

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Baby Sandal Attempt # 1 — Skrappy Skarves

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I couldn’t resist, it just sounded too much like a lead in to a joke. hee hee 😀 ( clearing throat) ahh hmmmm Seriously now. I have finished up the other orchid variegated wrist warmer. I decided I would not add the flip top for now, who knows by this winter I might decide […]

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A Wrist Warmer, A Camera Sleeve, And A Granny Square Walk Into A Bar — Skrappy Skarves

Crochet Update

I wanted a new set of wrist warmers for myself. I again used shades of purple as it is my favorite color. I thought this purple, orange, blue and maroon variegated would go well with them. I finished one and decided I wanted to make them into flip top mittens. I joined some yarn to […]

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Number Two Grandson is on the Way

We are expecting our second grandson in mid May. Since he is going to be born in the late spring I didn’t think he needed beanies just yet. So I made this newborn sized visor for him. He probably won’t wear it very long if he grows as fast as his older brother, Marty […]

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Winter, WIP’s, and Christmas

Well winter has finally made an appearance here in my neck of the woods. It has been unusually warm, but on the official calendar start of winter on Thursday the 21 st, it was down right cold and snowing. We did not get a lot of snow but the temps were frigid. Friday was a bit warmer with no snow. Saturday was again, cold with the high only reaching 12 degrees with snow off and on all day long. We probably got about 2 inches on top of the inch or so we got on Thursday.
I am glad I don’t have to get out in it too much until January 2nd. My son-in-law, Justin works at the college here and they are closed for Christmas break until then, so I don’t have to watch Marty since Justin will be home.
The only reason I have to go out until then, is to check on Milly the Shed Cat.
I change her water if it is frozen and fill up her food bowl. She didn’t come out to greet me on Saturday because of the cold. She was staying warm under the sub floor, under the bathtub in the bathroom. You can hear her under there some times, so if you meow at her she might answer you back while you are taking a pee.

So with all this cold I can now work more on my big crochet projects to keep me warm. I have been working on the socks I am making for my daughter, Kay, the last couple of mornings at the kitchen table.

Project Name: Kay’s Purple Shaza Socks
Pattern Used: Colorful Crochet Socks Red Heart Yarn Pattern # WR1783 (free downloadable PDF)
(Also found as Rainbow Sherbert Socks on AllFreeCrochet.com)
Designed by: Kathy Wesley for Red Heart Yarn
Hook Used: E/4 – 3.50 mm
Stitches Used: Single Crochet
Colors Used: Herrshcners Afghan Yarn 100% Acrylic 2 ply Fine Weight in 0112 Seascape and 0069 Grape Frost

 

I think I will start working on the v- stitch blanket tonight (December 23) while I watch tv in the bedroom. I can alternate nights between it and the zig-zag/chevron/ripple baby blanket.

Project Name: Flaming Pink Berries V-Stitch Throw
Pattern Used: V-Stitch Throw
Designed by: Caron Dazzleaire Yarn Label Pattern
Started on: 10/11/2017
Finished on:
Hook Used: I/9 -5.50mm
Stitches Used: Single Crochet, Double Crochet, V-stitch, Treble Crochet and Slip stitch I did rows 1- 6 in Berrylicious, repeated row 6 in Aran, then repeated rows 1-6 in Pink Flamingo, repeated row 6 in Aran for stripe pattern.
Colors Used: Lion Brand- Vanna’s Choice 100% Acrylic 4 ply Medium Worsted Weight in 139 Berrylicious
Herrshcners- Kid’s Brites 100% Acrylic 3 ply Light Weight in 0004 Pink Flamingo
Red Heart- Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply Worsted Weight in 0313 Aran
Caron- Dazzleaire 80% Acrylic 20% Nylon 4 ply Worsted Weight 4 ply Worsted Weight in 2628 Azalea

Project Name: Purple and Pink Fairy Princess (Chevron, Zig-zag, or Ripple) Baby Blanket
Pattern Used: Scarf (Zig-Zag or Chevron Scarf) from
Kindle Ebook “Crochet Pattern Instructions for Beginners” Location 360 – 376
by: Janice Hayes Copyright 2014
Designed by: Janice Hayes
Started on: 10/08/2017
Finished on:
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Double crochet, V-stitch, and Single crochet
Chained 152 for baby blanket size
Colors Used: Herrshcners- Baby Yarn 100% Acrylic 4 ply Acrylic Worsted Weight in 1002 Pansies (Purple), 1012 Ballerina (Pink)and 2001 Fairy Princess (Variegated Pink, Purple, White)

I have made progress on both of the blankets since I took these photos.
Well tomorrow is supposed to be nicer than Christmas Day, so I will be cooking a ham in the morning. The kids (Kay, Justin, and Marty)will come out and we will eat and celebrate Christmas on Sunday (December 24) instead.
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Christmas day was spent watching DVDs and crocheting. It was too cold and snowy to do anything else. It was time well spent. I worked on my socks and both of my blankets. I did two rows on the zig-zag blanket and one row on the v-stitch blanket. It is longer than the zig-zag hence only one row.
I also continued working on the socks on Tuesday. I was able to finish the first one that evening.

A Little Bit of This and That

 

Computer Maintainance

Saturday (04/22/2017) morning I was going to get on the computer to do a few things. When I got over to it there was a note on it saying that the anti- virus program needed to be downloaded. I knew it would be ending soon. I clicked on the program button in the tray. It said it needed reactivated. Now this is Nick’s ( my son) laptop. I knew he did not want to renew the paid subscription. So the reactive choice seemed ok to do. I thought this would just revert it back to the free subscription. I pushed the reactivate choice. It loaded and of course the program needed to do a restart. I let it do that knowing I would not be doing any computer stuff. Nick has his laptop set with a password. I was not going to wake him at 8 am on a Saturday on his day off. So I had to find other things to do until he got up.

When he did get up and he put in his password.  I was concerned by reactivating it I may have actually bought the subscription again. When Nick checked the virus program it had just given a free 30 trial. So I was happy that I had not accidentally bought a subscription. 🙂 Whew!

Sully’s Saturday and a Photo Shoot

Well Sully had been begging at the door all morning. So one thing I could do was take him out for some outdoor time. I walked him around the house and then clipped him to the deck rail. He was able to eat his grass and sniff some catnip under the steps. While he was doing that I decided to take some snapshots of me modeling the new hat I finished crocheting the night before.

I did my modeling by the back of BOB. I took a few with my glasses on and some with my glasses off. The glasses off ones I am doing a whole lot of squinting. I was facing east. 🙂

 

After the photo shoot, I decided I would move some stuff out-of-the-way to get this flowerbed ready to dig.

When I took the picture I had already moved the window glass out of the bed. I then moved the lawnmower. Well after I did that I looked over at the deck. Sully was up on the deck scratching the rail support. Then he was at the door telling me that he was ready to go back in the house.

The Spring Cleaning of BOB’s Loft and Living / Dining Room

After I let Sully in I had lost my motivation to dig the flowerbed. The wind was a little chilly yet. I thought we were going to go fishing later in the afternoon. So I thought I would spend the morning cleaning up BOB. I started by taking down the curtains in the loft bed, the living/dining room and the storage area for fishing gear. I got the extension cord and the vacuum out. I vacuumed the loft bed. I put a queen sized fitted sheet over it. The curtains were now washed and dried so I began putting them back up. The loft ones are always fun. I tend to forget the low ceiling and bonk my head scooting around  to each window. The front window in the loft is on two rods, one that goes through the top of the curtain and one that goes through the bottom. I got them onto the rods and was trying to clip them to the brackets they would not connect. I had put the top rod through the wrong pocket on the curtain. So I had to take them off and rethread them through the smaller top pocket.

I then put all the extra bedding up on the loft. I stowed some other extra bedding under one of the bench seats and some extra dish towels and dishcloth. I was then able to get the sheet and pillow cases off the couch and took them in to wash. While those were going I vacuumed the couch and bench seats.

Oh, by the way when David got up at 9:30 I realized that this job was not going to be done by the afternoon. It turns out that was ok, because David told me we were not going fishing until Sunday. I guess I picked the right day to Spring Clean BOB!

I had an old sheet of plexi- glass that I broke to fit over the flow through in the storage area. I cut the extra bin lid to fit in the bottom of the storage area. I now had a neat tidy place to store all the pole holders, fishing net, fish stringer, tackle boxes, branch cutter, 3 pound hammer, flashlights and umbrellas,  and shovel. We use the branch cutter later in the season when our favorite spots start to get over grown. The hammer is for pounding the pole holders in the ground. We use the shovel to level out spots for our chairs or dig steps down the steep banks. I thought you might be wondering what we used those strange items for when we went fishing.

Now that all that was safely stored I went about putting the living/dining room curtains back up. My plan was to use some old plastic plumbing tube as curtain rods like I did for some of the other curtains. It was a fail as the windows were to long and the plumbing tube would sag down in the middle. 😦 So I had to put them up like I had them before with the rings placed over the end of the boards that use to hold the blinds.

I next vacuumed all of the carpet. I put the rug back down in front of the door and put the cooler back down on it in front of the storage area. Again, I did not get before photos as I had not planned to do this it was just a spur of the moment thing. I did get afters though.

The coach made up and the curtain up.

Update on the Moonflowers

They are opening up their leaves.