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Crochet Update

One thing that has remained constant is that I am still crocheting. I don’t have as much time as I used to for crocheting, but I still always have a project in the works and several in mind. Here are some of the projects that I’ve done over the past year.

I made several hats, scarves, and purses for Miss Wiggles and Miss Munchkin.



hat and matching scarf

Miss Wiggles really likes hats and purses!

Miss Wiggles with new hat and purse

Miss Wiggles with new hat and purse

In April I began working on a wedding gift for my niece, Chelsea. She requested a table runner with an apple theme (not easy to find!). I finished crocheting this in August, and got it blocked and starched in September, just in time to take to NY for the wedding.

apple-themed table runner

This runner was just under 5 feet long.

table runner close up

Here’s a close-up of one end, about 1/3 of the total.

Lately, since finishing the wedding project, I’ve been making pot holders and more hats for Miss Wiggles.

assorted potholders

Some of these were wedding gifts while others I gave away to family in NY.

And more hats, because Miss Wiggles washed her hat one too many times and needed a new one!

hats for Miss Wiggles

The top two are for Miss Wiggles and the bottom two are for her younger cousin. These hats are so much fun to make. I’m going to make a few to try to sell for Christmas gifts.

And then I will have to get working on my brother’s wedding gift. Roger and his new wife Nancy also requested a table runner. I have the pattern; I just need to spend some time with a couple of different threads to see which is going to work up best. I’ll post my progress on that when I finally get it started.

Scarves and More!

In my last post (was it really 11 days ago?) I showed the yarn I had purchased for Christmas projects. I have finished the two scarves made with that yarn.

I have also made two Snowflake Scarves from the Learn to Do Bavarian Crochet pattern book that I mentioned in my previous post.

They were fun and quick to make. Next up are matching winter hats.

In addition to crocheting, I’ve been cleaning windows and curtains and window blinds. They never got cleaned after our wildfire excitement last summer and you would be amazed at how dirty they were on the inside! Of course, with our evaporative cooling system blowing outside air inside for six months of the year, I guess it is not so amazing that the windows would be that dirty on the inside. I have the windows done in all the main living area, with just the four bedrooms left to do. Those are very large windows with very wide window blinds that I have to hang outside to wash. I will probably finish them up next week, since this week is rather full of Thanksgiving Dinner and company preparations. I haven’t prepared a full-blown Thanksgiving Dinner in several years and am finding the task rather daunting, which is a strange feeling. But then, lately, many things feel daunting. I think the stress and emotional upheavals of this past year are catching up with me, hence the frenetic cleaning and crocheting.

Family Visit and Crochet Updates

A week ago today I had a lunch date with my Aunt Violet, who lives about an hour and a half from me. I drove over mid-morning, picked her up shortly before noon, and we went to Olive Garden for lunch and then to Michael’s for some yarn shopping. We had a really nice time and I wish I had thought months ago about visiting her during the week instead of trying to find time on a weekend.

Here is a picture taken last May on my aunt’s 80th birthday. That is her standing in back and seated in front are her three daughters, (from left to right) Bonnie, Carol, and Judy. My aunt looks wonderful for 80, don’t you think?!

While at Michael’s, I found a new crochet book that looked interesting, Learn to Do Bavarian Crochet (Annie’s Attic: Crochet). I may have to make this baby blanket, Bavarian Lullaby, that is featured in the book:

And, I picked up some yarn for a couple of Christmas projects.

3 skeins of Michaels Loops & threads Impeccable yarn, in Luxury Ombre, of which 1/3 is already becoming a scarf. Please ignore the red, that is not part of the scarf put actually the red of the cherry table showing through the spaces in the scarf!

And 3 skeins of Michaels Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn, in Fresh Lilac Ombre, which will soon look very similar to the previous picture! I have two nieces that have spent their whole lives in the south and are now about to be subjected to their first northern winter. I think warm scarves will be welcome Christmas gifts!

As you can see, I have begun new crochet projects before finishing my final WIP (Work in Progress) that I mentioned in my October 2nd post Crochet Shrug.

I did complete almost one row of that afghan before setting it aside. I am beginning to think that I should turn that into a small lapghan instead of a full-sized afghan, finish it off just about where it is now, and then find another pattern that I like better to make for David’s graduation gift. I will need to make a college graduation afghan for him in another year and a half and it would be really nice if he received his high school graduation afghan before that, don’t you think?

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