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Just a Heads Up. . .

It's a little bit of late notice, but you still have about a day to enter a fun "giveaway extravaganza" over at Scotty's Place.  The blogger-- Pammy Sue-- is celebrating her fourth blogiversary with five bundles of craft books (mostly crochet, but also a couple of sewing books, if that's more your interest).  Five bundles means five different winners!  Hop over to this post to read all the details on how to enter.

Blog giveaways always seem like so much fun.  I ought to do one of my own, someday. . . (Maybe on my polymer clay blog, though, assuming I ever actually start blogging there again. . .)

ETA:  Seems I was mistaken about the lateness of this post! You actually have until midnight today to enter the giveaway.

Flower Garden Hexagon Update

Even though the first time I blogged about this afghan (in detail) was earlier this morning (thanks to that accidental "save" instead of "publish" click), I'm back with an update.  (Maybe I should do all my blogging this way.  Makes me look a lot faster than I actually am.)

I've been working on the hexagon afghan (which I'm called the Flower Garden Hexagon Afghan, because all those colorful hexagons remind me of, well, a flower garden) for a week or two, now, since starting it over again.  I'm not making lightning-speed progress, but it's growing a little at a time-- usually by at least two or three hexagons every day or two.

Here's my progress so far, looking a little blurry because there wasn't quite enough light (and I didn't want to use the flash):


And another couple views, for good measure. . .



And then just one more in direct light from a window (thus the shadowy bars across it). . .



Just don't look on the back side yet.  …

Hexagon Afghan Yarn

While doing some blog housekeeping, I just came across this old entry that (apparently) I never got around to publishing.  I could've sworn I'd clicked "publish", but nope.  There it was, marked "draft". Oops!  I'll just publish it now, even though it's from 'way before I started the Procrastination Afghan...

It wasn't so long ago that the thought of crocheting an afghan would have elicited a "But why would you ever want to do that?" type of response from me.  The investment of time such a project requires was the most obvious deterrent, then there's the fact that you can buy a finished blanket more cheaply than the amount of yarn it takes to crochet your own.  Where was the appeal?

This, of course, was before I'd been bitten by the crochet bug.  Now it makes perfect sense.  It's about the process of making the afghan as much as (if not more than) the blanket itself.  You get the fun of choosing the colors and memorizi…

Catching Up (Mostly Doilies)

I've been quiet (here, at least) for over a month, but that doesn't mean I haven't been crafting!  Most crafty pursuits have been put (temporarily) on the back burner to make room for my more recent obsession-- crochet.

Let's see. . . What exactly have I done since last time? 

I made six more sprial scrubbies.  I used up the remnants of some variegated yarn I had left over from the Procrastination Afghan, and I've already given them all away (along with some of the square pot scrubbers I made some time ago).

Here they are, all bundled up. . .


Nothing fancy, but definitely useful. I enjoy the actual crocheting of them, too, though the process of transforming the scrubbers from parallelograms into spirals is somewhat less pure enjoyment.

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What else has happened (craft-wise) since the last time I posted. . . ?  Oh yes, I've taken the plunge into the wild ;o) world of doilies!  I did it, and my doilies are recognizable as such! It's amazing! I t…