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Hi all, these 2 granny squares arrived in the mail today from Marvalee in Louisianna, she was my swap partner from the granny square exchange on the AtmyhouseYahoo group. Aren’t they pretty! I just love getting stuff in the mail! Ya’ll have a great evening, Angel

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Hi all, Happy Memorial Day! First I want say THANKYOU to all who serve/have served in the Military. My oldest son Nicholas is in the Army and I am very proud of him.
Are ya’ll having a good long weekend? I am, I took Friday off, so mine has been a bit longer. I spent the day going to yard sales with Crystal and Samantha and boy did I score! I found this lovely vintage cabinet for $10.00! I love it! It has already found a home in my house.

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Saturday I spent the day at Tim’s helping the kids have a yard sale, mostly I just sat in the chair and loom knit in between collecting money and got sun burnt ! It was pretty cool all day. I was working on more Hexipuffs, they make a great take along project! These are all the puffs I made over the last week:

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I’ve been playing a bit with changing the colors in them, I think I like the pink/ gray one best. What do you think? I changed color each round except on rows 8,9 and 10, I think it turned out real pretty.

Yesterday I spent a lazy day loom knitting and watching movies. I was working on more Mason Jar Covers. I am going to be doing a class on them over in Loom Class http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoomClass/ from June 3-15, you need to be a member to participate. They have been fun to work up. We had steak and potatoes cooked on the grill for supper, yum!

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Today has been more loom knitting, movie watching and some pattern writing. It is cool and rainy here today so I don’t mind being inside. Rob and I made breakfast burritos this morning, yummy they are great for grab and go during the week cuz it is back to work tomorrow 😦 ya’ll have a great rest of the day! Angel

Good morning all, I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. Mine has been pretty good, this afternoon I will be going to the movies ( I haven’t been in a couple of years) I am going with the kids and we are seeing Star Trek Into Darkness http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1408101/ it should be fun.

Lately I have been having a lot of pain in my right hand especially if I crochet, so I am taking a little break from it and have been loom knitting lately. The project I chose is the lovely Wingspan Shawl. This shawl has a pattern available for needle knitting ( original ) one for loom knitting and one also in tunisian crochet. It was offered as a class last year in LoomClass http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoomClass/?yguid=219940051 and I didn’t have time to make it then. Later I came across the tunisian version and wanted to try that too. I have the pattern and will try it in the future when my hand problem is gone. Here are links to all 3 versions

Loom knit http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wingspan-for-loom-knitters

Original needle knit http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wingspan-2

Tunisian Crochet http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tunisian-wingspan

Anyway I am using this yarn with 2 strands held together.

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I am using this loom

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It is a Kiss 2 way adjustable loom http://kisslooms.com/vmchk/slim-adjustable-looms.

I’ve Also been working on more hexipuffs, these are what I completed this week

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Hope ya’ll have a great rest of the weekend

Hi all, I just love it when I get home from work and I find goodies in my mailbox! Today my exchange arrived for the coaster exchange from the AtMyHouse yahoo group that I belong to. My partner was Tami Dye from Missouri. She sent me a lovely set of four coasters in blues and greens and also a set of Spa Day Scrubbies using the same colors. Thank you so much Tami.

20130515-192225.jpg I wasn’t expecting them quite so soon, what a nice suprise after a long work day. Both sets will be well used. Hope ya’ll have a great evening.

Hello all, At the beginning of the year I decided I would make a table runner for each season or holiday. This one is my spring one. I sewed the first 2 one for Valentines snx ond fof St Patricks day. This is my spring one. I finished this little table runner last week and have been waiting for the sunshine to take pics. I used Tunisian crochet and I got the idea from this afghan http://appleblossomdreams.blogspot.com/2012/10/rockman-afghan-cal-week-1.html?m=1
I made 4 strips of 15 squares using the tunisian simple stitch each square is made up of 10 stitches by 7 rows for each color block. I did a border of shell stitch.

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The yarns are simply soft and an H hook.

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Good morning all! We are back in the freezer here in Michigan! Temperatures are in the 30’s. Brrr! Eventually it will stay warm here. I have been having some hand pain recently which I am sure is caused by crocheting too much 😦 So I pulled out my looms and started working on some Hexipuffs. I am using the Hexigonal Geopuff pattern from loomlady the pattern is in the sidebar. Until yesterday I had made all of them on the flower loom called for in the pattern. I decided to try them on a Kiss Loom

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The loom I used has 24 pegs and I made it according to the pattern I marked every 4th peg and just knit the extra stitches. I really like the way it turned out! It feels a little softer and squishier and is slightly larger than the ones on the flower loom.

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I still want to make a blanket out of these I guess I should work on them more often. My little pile above has 28 in it! Not very many since I started these a year ago. Ya’ll have a great day!

Hi all hope everyone had a great week. I have the day off today and it has been so nice this morning. I have been sitting here crocheting a granny square and listening to it rain! I was so thankful I did not need to go out in it. The rain should be ending later today. I wanted to share a small lapghan I finished recently

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I used the Summer Garden Granny Square from Attic24.
and I have been working on it since last year. I made 48 squares, I joined strips of 6 squares using this invisible join

Than I crocheted a granny row on each side of the strip than I joined each row of strips using the join as you go method
I added 2 rows of regular granny around the outside.

I am not totally happy with it, It is crooked and the border is waffily but I guess it still looks pretty. Time to head out for grandparents day at Molly’s school, ya’ll have a great day!

Yarn balls or Yarn cakes

Hi all hope you had a great Monday! Mine was pretty good, I am having a short week I am going to be off on Friday to attend Grandparents day at Molly’s school. should be fun.
I was thinking earlier as I was winding off a ball of yarn from a large skein what do other people prefer. I have this electric yarn winder and it makes the cakes of yarn. I don’t like it much the cakes are wound loosely and especially when I get near the end of a cake the yarn tangles as it comes off the ball and I really really like using a hand wound ball of yarn. I like how easily the yarn comes off the ball. There is also something very relaxing about winding a ball of yarn it is kinda soothing. I wind most of my yarn into smaller balls, these are some of my leftovers

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I think they are easier to take with you and very rarely does it get tangled. A couple of weeks ago I tried winding a center pull ball by hand and really liked it, so I might invest in a nostepinne I used these instructionswhen I tried it I used a ruler and it worked fine. What is your preference cakes or balls? Ya’ll have a great week!!!

Good morning all, I had a very busy week so not much time for blog or crochet. I did get a little crochet in I have 2 main projects that I am working on a granny square pillow the pattern is from Sarah London’s book Granny Square Love. (I have the Kindle version) Also a tablerunner of my own design it was inspired by this afghan http://appleblossomdreams.blogspot.com/2012/10/rockman-afghan-cal-week-1.html
I am also working on the WoolEater Motif CAL,http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/wool-eater-motif-cal-2013/ I just managed to get 3 motifs completed, I’ll post pictures on Wednesday.
I did complete 1 project, the owl hotpad I made for my daughter and it has been delivered.

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I used this pattern http://www.etsy.com/listing/90970702/crochet-pattern-owl-obsession-a-colorful?ref=sr_gallery_6&ga_search_query=owl+obsession&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=owl+obsession that I purchased on Etsy. I made 1 owl block and 1 circle block and joined them together using this method http://whiskersandwool.blogspot.com/2010/07/two-color-border-tutorial.html

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I was pleased with how it turned out. The owls on the wall are what inspired me to make it! Ya’ll have a great weekend.


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