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Oops…Hi!

So, yeah.  Kinda horrible at keeping up with the blog thing, in case you can’t tell from the 8 month gap in posts *facepalm*.  I swear, I meant to come back.  Well, I hope everyone is doing well and is looking forward to summer.

For some flashback stuff, I had my family friend order a bunch more bags for Christmas so I was busy making pyramid bags for a little while at the end of last year.  Some of my husbands co-workers also ordered a couple items, so I made a couple crochet hat and cowl sets and some some coasters and catch-all boxes.  I also decided to make Christmas presents for all my family since I was kind of broke but had lots of fabric (probably part of the reason I was broke lol).  I also learned to do inset zippers and add snaps to projects and have made a couple new projects besides my regular projects.  Oh, and I made a purse for my mom which was definitely a new and different (and trying) project.  I don’t know if I’ll ever make it again, but it turned out well.

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A New Week

So it’s the beginning of a new week, and I’m back in my non-home location for the first part of the week.  Just so you guys know, in case my updating goes screwy, I’m splitting my weeks between home and the city my step-mother lives in a couple hours away so I can help take care of her affairs while she’s in long term physical rehab.  On the upside, it does give me plenty of time for crafts, video games and reading, and another JoAnn’s and Michaels to go to lol.  Actually, I say that, the yarn selection in the stores up here absolutely SUCKS! Seriously, both stores have about 1 1/2 aisles dedicated to yarn and yarn tools and patterns.  I’ve been in Wal-Marts with better selection.  Regardless, I still managed to buy something at Michaels today, ’cause, you know, I need more patterns and yarn lol.  I actually looked at these last week when I was there and got a book for making covers for dish washing liquid bottles that look like dresses that’s all knit (I’m going to be experimenting with knit again apparently lol) and uses crochet cotton, like the Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream; the other is a variegated yarn that’s store brand that you can apparently make a baby’s top out of using just one skein (or 2 skeins if you make a little larger size).  I’m big on one skein projects as they let me try out different yarns without having to spend a ton of money on enough for things like blankets or afghans.  Of course, I’m always looking for non-scarf projects because, let’s get real, I live in central Florida and there’s less than one month a year that gets cold enough to need one.  Then again, I do have an Etsy shop that a lot of my finished pieces will probably wind up on eventually.  If I do put them on there, I’ll let you guys know in case any of you are feeling generous and want to buy something lol.

So, this weekend I worked on the hubby’s afghan some more as well as the one-skein baby blanket and the dish cloth (yeah, I’m only doing a couple rows at a time with that one, it’s why it’s not finished yet).  I’m going to have to get my butt in gear and finish the blanket for my friends since I’m headed up to visit my mom and grandmother this weekend and I’ll be stopping by to see them as well (oh yeah, probably no updates this weekend either).  Also, been playing around with the site, seeing what works and doesn’t for me.  Wish I could set up a separate page on this site that allows posts for my reviews but won’t let me, I don’t think, so they’ll be getting scattered in with the regular posts.

For sales…well Michaels didn’t have anything yarn related on sale in store or online unfortunately, but if you go to their webpage, you can get a 40% off coupon for one regular price item. JoAnn’s is having daily coupon offers through the end of the week for Mother’s Day, so make sure you check those out, plus all their Lion Brand yarns are 25% off as well as a couple other brand types that are on sale.

Starting Fresh

Okay, here we go with my first actual status type post. I’m going to do this in sections for each project just to try to make things simpler.  Where available, I’m going to include the website links to products, however some stores don’t have them at their website but they may have them in store.

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I started the hubby’s afghan yesterday.  It’s a ripple afghan using basic double and triple crochet stitches as well as a couple modified decreases and front post crochets.  I’m including pictures of the first three rows to give an idea of how the color sequence is going to go since it’ll just be repeated until it finishes after that. Continue reading Starting Fresh