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Hi all, I was recently asked to test a pattern for Corinne at Crochet4mybutterfly the pattern crocheted up very nicely, I acheived the gauge called for in the pattern. It was an easy pattern to follow and had very few mistakes or things I did not understand. Overall it is a very nicely written pattern, I would have been pleased if I had purchased the pattern. I am happy with the finished hat.
What I used to make it:
Yarn – yarn bee first love bulky #5
Hook I (5.5)
Brimmed Hat with Cables pattern by Corinne at Crochet4mybutterfly

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The hat in the above picture has not been blocked yet, head on over to her Website http://crochet4mybutterfly.com/
and see what else she has. Ya’ll have a great afternoon!

Hi all I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend. Mine has been pretty good, I got a bit done around the house and have spent some time with hook and yarn and I’m pleased to say I have a completed project! Earlier in the week Elena from Beatriceryandesigns
posted about these cute Mary Jane SkimmersI went and checked them out and of course bought the pattern. I completed a pair this weekend for myself, I wear slippers at work (no shoes allowed in my room, crawling babies) only they look like real shoes. Since I am on carpet all day I chose not to make them non-skid or outdoor useable, but the pattern author has a nice article about this on her blog: http://hookcandy.blogspot.com/2011/10/making-crocheted-slippers-non-slip.html

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Aren’t they cute! the pattern can be found here on Ravelry
I found the pattern to be easy to follow and well written. It cost a bit more than I usually will pay for a single item pattern, but I am glad I splurged.
I made the XS size with an I hook with Red Heart Love yarn in the color lettuce and Caron One Pound in the color espresso. I really enjoyed working with the Love yarn, even with 2 strands it was nice, the Caron on the other hand was difficult a bit too stiff and hard to work with 2 strands. They fit perfectly, I wear size 6 shoes. I already have plans for another pair, just need to decide on the yarn.
I will purchase from HookCandy again, I saw a couple of other patterns I thought I might like. Time to cook supper I am making Ham and Asparagus Fried Rice from this recipe
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fried-rice-with-ham-asparagus-10000001875644/
Ya’ll have a great week! Angel

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!!!

Hi all, well it’s another gray, cold day here in SW Michigan. Currently it is 36 degrees and is not supposed to warm up until Thursday. I am so tired of cold and gray, so I’ve been looking around on the internet for some brightness and found a bit in crochet Attic 24 I love her blog always something bright and pretty to cheer you up. I also found some at meme-rose I just love all the grannies here. I found the hex totebag at futuregirl and decided it was just what I was looking for an easy project that is bright and cheery. I went stash diving and a trip to Walmart and this is what I found:

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The yarns are in a wine bottle bag from HEB grocery store in Austin, TX. Here’s what they are
Caron Simply soft in:
Melon 0016
Soft Blue9712
Grape Raisin 9610
Pistachio 0003
Strawberry 0015
Lemon 0017

Yarn Bee Soft Secret in:
Bright Blue 98
Ivory 14
I am using a size F crochet hook and I am liking them so far. Here are the first few with 3 rounds done, my 4th round is going to be ivory and I am going to join them as I go.

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I am also going to be good and weave in the ends as I go, cuz I hate having hundreds to deal with at the end. Ya’ll have a great Sunday afternoon!
Oops I almost forgot a link to the pattern page hex totebag
The pattern is actually a 6 part video CAL.

Hi all, the first week of the year has been very busy! I haven’t had much chance to work on much of anything so far. Today I got some stuff done around the house, have done laundry and worked a bit on my CDA classes that started Thursday. I am also teaching the Bernadine Sweater in Loom Class I plan to cast on mine later this evening. For this one I will be using Wool of the Andes
From Knitpicks in colors hyacinth and lake ice heather, this one will be for Chloe.
A while back I purchased the Martha Stewart Knit and Weave Loom, I haven’t been real impressed with it for knitting the pegs have a tendency to come out of the holes as you knit. This morning someone sent a link to one of my loom groups about weaving a heart with it, the video is by Noreen Crone Findley on her Tottie talks Blog I thought it was so cool I had to give it a try. The video is very well done and I really enjoyed making it. I used Lion Brand Thick and Quick in the color oatmeal. I think it turned out great. What do you think?

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I will be making more of these, it was a really quick project. Have a great weekend!


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