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Monday, April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

YOP5 week 42 and 43

First I want to thank everyone for the  birthday wishes.  <3


I spent some time on the Lily Pond.

And I am making another version of Snappy Tots Buggy Garden flag. Last year I made the Lady bug. This year I am making the bee.



 I finished the Sunflower curtain!


I have to share this, Its not every day you see a pig walking around your yard unless you live on or close to a farm. which we do not. This oinker spent about 15 minutes making a mess of the yard looking for food..lol I was going to call animal control but he wondered out the same way he came in so I guess he wasn't lost. 




To my fellow YOPers, I made a few banners for year 6 and I will post them in the ravelry group in June.  Again, plain but cute.



And one last thing... Rest in Paradise sweet Prince :(
my video of when doves cry was removed. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Update #4 : Lily Pond Blanket

I am getting closer and closer to finishing this monster . Its been in the high 50s this week so I have been able to use the big table on the porch to layout a few blocks and crochet them together.


I am so loving this section!

More later,

Monday, April 11, 2016

Meme Monday

Happy Meme Monday... I just spent an hour looking for crochet memes.... Holy cow there are a ton!!
Here is my fave for the day..


Did you sing along? :) 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

YOP5 week 41 and Lily Pond Update

Yesterday was my birthday. 36! (f*%#) ! I had a good day. I made my grandmother's stuffed green peppers ( for myself - Jon doesn't like peppers) . So yummy!


My MIL bought me a cake .... she couldn't remember if I was 36 or not so she grabbed and 3 and 0..lol  I'll take 30 :) 



On to Lily... 
I crocheted blocks 3 and 4 together


a bit of a close up.

Blocks 2 and 5

Block 5 in 3 stages :) 


This is one version of block 7. ( before blocking) 
This is the other version I am using. 

This was my last update last year. I have almost all the blocks made. I need to finish 5 and 7 and then 8.

I want to finish this before the end of the month. I started on May 7 2015.
 I really want to make the  Frida's Flowers Blanket but I will only be making one block from each update until I am sure I am happy with my color choice. For the lily, I wish I would of used teal instead of peacock and a less dark of a green. I used Paddy green since that's all I had on hand. 












Friday, April 8, 2016

To knit or not to knit

I've wanted to learn to knit for a while now. More than just casting on. I learned how to crochet by my mom when I was 13 (1993) . I wanted to make a blanket for my first nephew who was due in March of 1994.  My mom made one for me when I was born so she seemed like a good enough teacher... I did not have the patience for crocheting . My tension was too tight and I gave up in a few months. never finishing or coming close to making that blanket.
Me at one with the blanket my mom made me. 
In the fall of 2011, Months after my mom passed of brain cancer I picked up loom knitting. Seemed easy and fun... and boy was it.  A year after, I picked up my hook again , The same one my mom taught me with and I instantly felling love .  I wish my mom was still here to see what I've made. She of course would be asking me to make a bunch of stuff for her..hehe and I would be happy to make it.

I see knitting as a huge challenge. I've tried it before and like learning to crochet for the first time at 13,  I didn't have the patience. Casting on was a breeze and I could do it all day but it wouldn't get me anywhere. I'd just have a really long chain.



One of the things I wanted to accomplish this year was to learn to knit. But I need a project .  I saw this Totoro graph in a ravelry group I am in . I can easily use it for a crochet project but I like the way it looks knitted.

I want to learn and I will accomplish something in the next few months. Like I need more projects! But I set my mind to it and it WILL get done :)

I hope you will follow my possibly short journey and if you are a knitter , share some tricks and tips.

More later,

Thursday, April 7, 2016

First Quarter of 16 in 2016 projects

Well its April and that means 1) I am late with posting the first quarter projects and 2) I need to get my butt in gear with this list.
In know I said in my first post I was not going to switch out any projects. Well that wouldn't be me if I didn't change it.

In March I was  asked to make a baby blanket.


It was a bit of a pain. the graph I bought didn't have any written instruction ( which I knew when I bought the pattern ) So I had to count every little square. 

It looks better in person. 



I made this scarf to wear on St Patrick's Day when I went food shopping... well it was in the 60s so I would of looked silly wearing it. There is always next year.  (Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me)



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WIP Wednesday: Hello again Lily Pond Blanket

Its been awhile since I have worked on my lily pond blanket. With the new Crochet along by Jane Crawford posted yesterday ( and I so want to make it!!) I thought I should finish last years blanket before I start a new one.

If I put my mind to it, I can finish the lily pond this month! I have 3 blocks to make and then I have to crochet every piece together.



This wonderful mess above is what I accomplished last night. I crocheted blocks 3 and 4  and 6 and 3. which are the side panels.  

More later. 




Monday, April 4, 2016

Temperature Blanket Month 3: March

So much purple in March. There were a few more snow days.

3/1- 3/7
A few cold days sandwiched in the middle. 

3/8 -3/14
Rouge made another appearance. I am hoping to see more of that color in April. :) 


  3/15- 3/21 
(3/17 was St, Patrick's day so I added a shamrock to the square)  

3/22- 3 /31

The high for the month 72 ( rouge) and the low for the month 31 ( turquoise - with snow) .

91 and above - Cream
81 - 90            Perfect Pink
71 - 80            Rouge
61 -70             Lavender 
51 - 60            Orchid
41 - 50            Bright Orchid
31 - 40            Turquoise 
21 - 30            Delft Blue
11 - 20            Jade
10 and below- Peacock


Sunday, April 3, 2016

YOP5 weeks 39 and 40

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. My fiance had the weekend off so I was unable to get to the computer and post week 39 and it was a good week, I got a lot done! here is week 39.....



I made this cutie to remember my mom's pug Max. He would be 17 this April. My step dad had to place him in a Pug Rescue when it was time for my mom to go to a hospice 5 years ago when she had cancer. 



And a few more Hook Challenge projects crossed of my list
I used an F hook for this Gingerbread man bust


And I used an I hook for these bunny coasters . I made these for my fiance and my Easter dinner . (Tater Tot casserole....mmmm)

I also learned a new stitch  that was on my list... Standing Double Crochet. that post is HERE
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 Week 40 was just as good a week.....

I am almost finished the Stewie Amigurumi. 3 down 9 to go. 



I am making a curtain for my porch. For the 2 windows I want to cover (bottom half) I will need 16 more squares. 


And another new addition... Dr Who nesting bowls. here is the bowl for the 10th dr.




My plans for April : Finish the Lily pond blanket!!!!! It is not fair to all the beautiful pieces to be apart. I need to finalize a few colors for the lily squares. This week I want to slip stitch along the long panels like the pattern suggests. I should of done it when I was making the panels but I wasn't sure I would have enough Peacock to finish the other blocks. 

See ya next week :) 







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