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Yarn, yarn & more yarn…

I recently went a little crazy and purchased a bunch of yummy, deliciously fabulous yarn and wanted to share them all with you!  LOL

First up is a yarn that I have been eyeing for months & finally decided to purchase.  It is the Watermelon Sock yarn by Artistic Yarn by Abi on Etsy.

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An Afghan Full of Meaning….

It’s finished!  It’s finally finished!  Yay!  I’m so excited to have finished my second afghan!  And this one has so much meaning to me!  I call this my “Leftover Yarn Afghan”  Its the second one I make.  Basically what I did was take a bunch of leftover skeins of yarn & put them into a large bag & start knitting.  When I run out of a skein I just reach into the bag and grab another skein.  There is no rhyme or reason to the colors, it is just whatever color comes out next.  It kinda makes it fun because you never know what color you are going to get next.

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Boot Cuffs

I finished a pair of boot cuffs for myself….getting ready for the cold Florida winters.  LOL  I know…..  But on those few days when the temps get down below 75 I like to wear my boots & I love the way the boot cuffs look so I decided to make some.  I used a pattern I found on Ravelry called Rebekahs Boot Cuffs.   I loved the pattern.  It was so simple and it looks so cool.  I think I may actually make a pair of socks using this pattern.  I used the left over yarn I had from the comfy socks, just because I love it!  And I used size 7 DPN.  I cast on 54 stitches and I added the ribbed cuff at the top & the bottom.  I wanted to do K2P2 but the number of stitches didn’t work out so I did K1P1.  I did an inch of ribbing at the top and a little more at the bottom just because I could flip them around and have more ribbing showing or less.

Boot Cuffs

Boot Cuffs

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It’s a Whole New World!

I’ve had my blog for almost a month & I have to say it has really opened my eyes to a wonderful knitting/crochet community!  You see, I am the only person that I know of that knits in my little circle of family and friends.  When I need (or want) yarn I went to Michaels or ordered from Mary Maxim or Knit Picks.  When I wanted to knit something I looked for patterns on the Lion Brand website or looked through the various catalogues or magazines I had.  But with this blog, I have discovered what seems like a whole new world!  I’ve been able to connect with other people that knit/crochet & have read about the projects that they are working on.  I had no clue there were so many people that knit!  I love it!  It is so exciting for me to go through and read the different blogs!  I never knew about spinning your own yarn!  It sounds fantastic!  One of these days I am going to try it!  And also dying your own yarn!  I’m also going to try that!  And one of the biggest things that I have discovered is this wonderful website called Ravelery!!!  I am AMAZED at everything that is on here!  OMG, I can spend hours & hours just browsing through the different patterns! Continue reading

Working on More Than One Project….

I know there are several knitters or crocheters out there that have several projects going at one time.  My mom used to do it and at any given point she could be working on a scarf, a sweater and a pair of socks.  I have such a hard time starting something else when I’m not finished with my original project.  I tried it once and I just couldn’t do it.  I kept thinking about the original project that I had started and how it was just sitting there waiting to be finished.  I almost felt guilty for putting down my original project and picking up something new.  I couldn’t enjoy the new venture I had started.   Continue reading

How I Started Knitting…

For as long as I can remember my mom always had yarn & needles in her hand.  We lived in a small town south of Boston.  So she made us all sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves, and anything else you can think of.  I never had much interest.  Even as a adult, it never interested me.  But then one day I read a book by Debbie Macomber, “The Shop on Blossom Street”,  and I was totally hooked.  I can’t remember which book in that series was about knitting socks but I wanted to knit socks and knit them now!  I called my mom and told her I wanted her to teach me how to knit socks.  She was so happy to teach me how to knit!  She came over the following weekend with her favorite yarn (Homespun by Lion Brand) and a set of needles for me.  She said she bought me the wooden ones because they were the best to learn on.  And we started. Continue reading