Stash buster :)

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Yarn Lover’s Basket.

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I made this yesterday, I got to use some of my never ending left overs.  The basket will come in handy for moe then just yarn storage I’m sure.

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Ruffle scarves

Crocheted these over the weekend, was super easy to do once I got the hang of it. Knitting them is still a huge challenge with the sashay yarn.

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This one is crazy long, it reminds of a boa but love how it looks.

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Made this pretty purple one it is about half the size of the red one. It will be nice to not have to wrap it around a million times lol.

I also got some new wool, I love the color of it. Now the challenge of where to stash it and until I find something to make with it.

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It is soo pretty. I love retail therapy and I did it just in time as this morning it has stared snowing, looks like it is not going to stop anytime soon. A perfect day to hide indoors and crochet up a storm, maybe I will get that first sock done……

Attempting socks……

I got the bright idea to make some socks after buying some slipper socks, I love them and they were dirt cheap. So hunting I went for a pattern that is easy as I have never attempted them.before. I found a great pattern on redheart.com the pattern is colorful crochet socks and it is easy to follow.  I am using sport weight wool and a 4mm hook my sock is more of a slipper but that is fine with me as it is the first time making them. If/when I make more I will go down a hook size or use the size of wool the pattern calls for.

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Here are the front and back I’m working in the gusset and foot section. I’m excited to see how this turns out and if I can repeat the success with the second one. 

Progress made :)

I’m back to crocheting this week and have made progess on my baby boys blanket.

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I have 60 boxes (Squares), it is as big as he wants it. I have started decreasing now and it should go faster ( as long as I don’t slack off for a week again).  My boy is impatiently waiting and would rather I just cut the yarn and call it done now.

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First row of decreasing.

If I keep at it the silly boy should have his hands on this by the weekend.

Weekend fun!!

We had a fun weekend of shopping and more shopping. It started off with bookshelf hunting and ended with yarn, not a bad way to end the day. Michaels had Caron simply soft of for 3 bucks a ball so of course I had to grab some even though it was not the yarn I was going in there to buy. I grabbed three balls of Red Heart Boutique Midnight yarn in the colour Moonlight, love the yarn but not the price (ouch!!!). The way more then I would normally pay for yarn was used for a scarf called Shades of Grey. http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/shades-grey-scarf I also fancied up a couple of my hair elastics with the bit I had left over, I was struggling with using it in the scrap Corner to Corner afghan although a tiny bit did make it in. 1185362_10151585191100800_1138483655_n

I have fingerless gloves in the works in blue and sparkly black to kind of go with the scarf. I’m not to sure how they will work together but it is work a shot anyways. http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/give-%E2%80%98em-spirit-crochet-wristers

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The Caron simply soft for now has been put away in one of many totes to await use, I got it in two shades of pink which look really pretty together. Once I get one of the other afghans done ( yeah right lol) I will have to find the right pattern to use it with.

School started today!!! :)

First day of school for my big boys, the house is so quiet!!! Tomorrow my baby starts Kindergarten! That means two full hours of uninterrupted yarn time, unless one of them gets into trouble. Tomorrow might just be a relaxing and enjoying the silence rather then actually doing anything lol.

I found a really cool looking blanket pattern in Crochet!  magazine it is called Matrix Throw. I love how it looka but man I want to scream and pull out my hair. The first part of the pattern is easy works out perfectly, get to the part where I need to start a shadow box doesn’t work at all. Made my mom look at it.. stumped her too!! This is the second project this year that has us both going wtf. We are both going to be playing around with it to make it work or I will just skip them and do double crochets where the boxes are supposed to be… For now I have put it aside and went back to the other blankets on the go.

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The first bit of the square.