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Showing posts from January, 2014


Old business first.

Photo of the blocked "Glam Cowl":

Blocking did make it significantly bigger and opened up the yarn overs.  It also helped with the rolling edges, though there's still a certain tendency to roll.  The nature of the stitch, I guess.  If I were to make this pattern (or something similar) again, I might consider trying a few rounds of another type of stitch.  Not sure it would be enough to make a difference, though...

Photos of afghan blocks (previously unphotographed, as far as I can recall):
First, the Tussy-Mussy Block:

Then the Crocodile Flower:

One more thing.  About a year ago, I crocheted some flowers and leaves from small leftover balls of size 10 thread.  Just having fun playing around with motifs from a new book.  I intended to hot glue them to a couple of baskets of yarn.  It only took me a year to get around to it.  (g)  (I should've reversed the position of one of them so that the leaves would "point" in opposite directions, bu…

Hey There!

It's never a good sign when you begin (or at least consider beginning) almost every post with something along the lines of "It's been a while!" or "Believe it or not, I'm still here".  ;o) 

I didn't make any formal resolutions at the beginning of the year.  Just the same usual nebulous intentions of "doing better"-- healthy living, shed a few pounds, etc.  "Blog more often" should be on the unwritten list. 

After all the rush to have gifts finished/bought/wrapped on time, Donald and I ended up sick (with one of those colds that hang on for soooo loooong) right before Christmas, so we missed one of the family get-togethers.  At least we were well enough by Christmas Day to attend the other planned celebration-- and the other gifts have found their way to their intended recipients, except for one.  (Which, *shhh!*, is actually not completely finished yet...It involves the sewing machine... Oh no... (g))

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