97 dollars, hardly any progress and my major problem…

Earlier this week I told you all about the $97 dollars spent on yarn, and guess what… It came in! (slight squeal and jumping up and down with pure joy :)) I couldn’t be happier with my choice in distribution, and to be honest this is the actual FIRST TIME (yep first!) that I have ever used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. AND I LOVE IT! In the past I have heard great things about it, and now I know why. It’s soo soft, it works up quickly and I’m excited about the project to, so that may be why I’m so happy today?! Ah well, who really knows… I may have something else up my sleeve too 😉

Anyways. I put in a tad more time with my rainbow blanket, but barely enough to notice a difference, so I unfortunately didn’t bother taking a crummy picture. That’s one thing on my “momma wants” list for this year, a camera, and not just any camera but a decent camera that takes decent pictures… Not too much to ask…

This week also yielded a cute head band for my dah-ling sister. It’s the first adult headband I’ve made, and I do like the way it turned out.

There is also something I’m thinking about playing around with once these few (4) blankets get crossed off my list. I have been scrounging around on Pinterest and have seen some very unique stiches throughout entire blankets that I find dazzling. We will see. On a more serious note, I have a problem, with Pinterest. It’s too good, like chocholate, but worse, because when you run out of chocolate your out, that’s it… no more… BUT Pinterest you can never be out of, one pin leads to another, which leads to another, which leads to two hours of time passing and you accomplishing absolutely diddly squat, zip, zilch, zero, nada… nothing. Not that I have experience in that department or anything. I need to find something to settle this problem, but I come up empty every time I try something new. I guess it’s just not meant to be.

ANYWHO, here is a picture of most of the stash from my purchase, and my nice BIG P size hook 🙂 Enjoy!

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God Bless!

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New Year Projects!

Happy New Year!

It’s been a busy week for me, and after taking some much needed time away from my crochet needle and hot glue guns, I am back and ready to knock some projects out of the water. I’ve been in a slump for the past few days as to what I was going to be making for a friend who requested a blanket from me. After a long search and two starts that ended with me hating it before I got anything really accomplished I have found a pattern that I am really looking forward to completing. It’s called the Rise and Shine Afghan from Lion Brand, and I’ve tweeked it just a bit (because this certain friend is over 6 foot tall!) to make sure it is the proper length for her. This particular blanket is much easier than the few things I have whipped out in the past few months, but I think it is going to be the right fit for her.

Also, I have a bit of exciting news… I have finally been introduced to yarnsupply.com. I know long time coming, but I finally pulled up my big girl panties and stepped out of my comfort zone. I have to say I was happily surprised by the fact that the yarn I was looking for was just at 30% percent off. So instead of spending $150, I ended up spending just $107, plus I found a coupon for $10 off $100, so I walked away with 15 skeins of yarn and one crochet hook for $97 dollars… That makes me awesomely happy. (Yes I really spent $97 dollars on yarn.)

Also, I have a baby blanket that I am mapping out, and a rainbow blanket for my sister… Me and BLANKETS… I don’t know what it is with me and friends wanting me to make them blankets, I will gladly do em, cause I love em, but folks there comes a time when I want to get back to things like, the coat I never finished, or maybe some socks, something I haven’t done yet.

I’m going to let you all in on my little secret… I have a problem, I am a yarnaholic, in every form of the word… I just can’t get enough of it. I’m always buying it, anytime I am at the store… And because of that I now have this…

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Horrible picture I know, but that my friends, IS my yarn stash. And that also my friends is why it takes me forever to finish any one project. I have so much to choose from that I forget to hunker down on just one project.

Until Next Time Folks! God Bless!

Rainbow Blanket

When I initially sat down to start brain storming on this blanket I got so lost. Not even lying, it felt like I was in the dessert, with no water, wandering around, waiting for the buzzards to come and get me… Then, BAM!!!! It hit me, I didn’t want my rainbow to be straight blocks of color, I wanted there to be some color laps in it. So I started “doodleing” (If you can really call it that) and all of a sudden I was ready to start. For reasons to be kept secret (mysterious I know ;)) I decided to make this blanket extra wide. And this is where I ended up…

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NEEDS:

Half a skein of each color yarn (half a red heart super saver)

Size H hook

INSTRUCTABLES:

Row 1: Ch 152. Hdc on 2nd ch from hook and on eac ch across (150 sts)

Row 2-140: Ch 1 turn. Hdc in each stitch across.

The pattern for the colors is as follows

6 pink rows, 1 purple row, 3 pink rows, 2 purple rows, 1 pink row, *6 purple rows, 1 d. blue row, 1 purple row, 6 d. blue rows, 1 l. blue row, 2 d. blue rows, 2 l. blue rows, 1 d. blue row* repeat this pattern with all the colors you want to use, so next would be 6 l. blue rows, 1 NEXT COLOR, 1 l. blue, 6 SAME NEXT COLOR AS THAT FIRST ONE OVER THERE… so on and so forth, sorry if that made it seem like I was yelling. I don’t like yelling, so therefore I’d never do it to you all.

Any questions? Ask below 🙂 God Bless!