Finishing unfinished projects!

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My daughter bought yarn for scarves before she left for college. I finally got around to knitting them. In total, I made her four extra long scarves, two pairs of fingerless gloves and a hat made with the left over yarns.
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She is living where it gets cold and stays cold for a while! I made her gloves fingerless so she can still text when she is outside in the cold!!
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Keep warm and keep knitting!

Following directions

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I made this yesterday, it’s suppose to be a square! I tried reading directions and this is where it got me!
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It seems I am better at reading patterns, no problems here. I had fun practicing with scrap yarn, I think this pattern will be my first when I make my next afghan.
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Finished my hat and scarf. I kept wondering why I loved the colors, then it hit me! It brought back memories of the ice cream mom use to buy when I was a kid, she still buys it.

Keep warm and happy crocheting!

Baby, it’s cold outside!

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The temperature is suppose to drop tonight and tomorrow. I am ready! I am actually looking forward to curling up by the fireplace with my dogs and knitting.

As you can see, I have my loom out. I needle knitted a couple of scarves for Christmas gifts, I also knitted three scarves for one of my children and several pairs of fingerless gloves. Now it is time for me to be selfish and knit myself a scarf!!

I have seen some of the hate posts on Tumbler when it comes to loom knitting. I really can’t understand the reasoning behind it. As long as we enjoy what we are doing and have a hobby we love, does it matter how we make our things? No, especially when it’s not hurting anyone else!! And what business is it of theirs how we make our hats?

I say crochet on, knit on and loom on!! And if you are getting hit by this cold, stay warm and please bring your pets inside!

Starting out!

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As I was shopping my favorite book store, I came across this book on clearance for only $5. (I am also a bargain shopper!) I looked through it and discovered this is the exact book I needed if I wanted to learn crochet. It has all the stitches and great photos with easy directions, something this gal needs!! (As you can see, I have marked the pages that I know I will be turning to for reference!) I realized all the scary patterns and abbreviations were actually easy to understand after I started reading my book. I am now feeling more confident.

I have another book that I bought several years ago.
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I actually forgot that I had it! While going through my books, I came upon it! It gives directions on how to form circles, squares and so much more. I use both books together when I practice. (I need practice before I start on any project!) The other day, I practiced making squares.
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Totally nailed it! (Not!) Thankfully I can laugh at myself and had fun with this square. As you can see, I need to master it before I can crochet an afghan that is gift worthy!

Happy crocheting!!