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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Seven

20170606_165216So the neckline is frogged now.  Scary huh?  I’ve got the rework written up, but looking at it, I might do just a little bit of adjustment before starting in.

 

 

 

 

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30 Days of Blog 2016 – Day 1

13329332_1175303959168637_321286527743776729_oLAST June, I was working on Christmas stockings for my family during 30 Days of Blog. I just finished the last one the other day!

 

 

 

13323402_1175303592502007_5239829274076978314_oYesterday I finished the body of a Baby afghan that will be donated to Project Linus because they are in desperate need of blankets for hospitals right now. Over the next few days I will be putting an edging on it.

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Once this afghan is done, I have an order for a newborn mermaid tail cocoon to complete.

 

 

 

 

 

Then I will be starting work on a Christmas tree skirt to go with my family’s stockings. Here’s hoping that I can get all of that done this month!

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30 Days of Blog 2015 – Day 22

I never got caught up from missing last weekend, and then I got sick this weekend. So it looks like I’m about four days down on the month.  I got the last of the red done on this stocking and started the cuff today.  I really should be able to finish this thing up tomorrow.

Day 22

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30 Days of Blog 2015 – Day 17

I’m getting close to finishing this one up. I should have the leg finished tomorrow though I’m not sure I will finish the cuff.  I did pick up green yarn today for the next stocking


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30 Days of Blog 2015 – Day 16

I did it again on this one.  I had problems in the heel area that slowed me down.  This time the problem was because I skipped a stitch on the last row before starting the heel.  I didn’t notice until I’d finished the heel and started back on the last row. So I had to rip the heel out and go back and fix my work.

Day 16
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30 Days of Blog 2015 – Day 15

day-15-aI’m finally back on the Christmas stockings.  I seem to have gotten past the learning curve on the pattern relatively well as I got through almost the whole foot on lunch today.  I expected once I finished the first, that the subsequent stockings would go much faster.  It is also going faster since I’m making this stocking in a solid color rather than changing colors every other row.

Iday-15-b‘m less confident that I can get all of the stockings done by the end of June now, but it’s still possible.
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30 Days of Blog 2015 – Day 14

20150615_145000-1So I mentioned that I had purchased myself a new crochet bag.  As I have started to use it, I have to say I have developed mixed feelings about it.

It’s like a carry on bag, with casters and a telescoping handle in the back, which is very handy.  It has grommets on the front to pull yarn though so you don’t have to open it when working.  There are three clear plastic pouches to go with these on the inside to hold yarn skeins.  There is a zipper pocket on the front with several storage options and compartments in side.  There are pockets on the outside on both sides where I can easily slide in patterns and other things.  And the biggest thing for me is  there is a nice large interior space, particularly helpful for when I am working on projects with large skeins of yarn (like the Caron one-pounders I am using for the stocking project right now) or when I am working on an afghan and it starts to get too large to carry around in my regular tote.  It will also be helpful for taking multiple projects with me on trips.  That was probably the biggest reason I got it.

Tote CollageBut there are several things that I really disappointed in.  The top only zips closed on the two sides.  The front just kind of hangs over. There are three zipper compartments on the inside walls, but when you open them up they’re just directly exposed to the cardboard supports for the case. The aren’t really meant to be separate storage.  Inside the front storage pocket, there are slots for crochet hook storage.  I don’t know about other crocheters, but this is really unnecessary for me because I just keep all of my hooks together in a soft zipper Boye hook case.  I would have liked this space to be used for another storage option.

Finally, the biggest frustration for me is that there really is not another way to carry the tote, especially one-handed, than the telescoping handle for rolling it.  There are straps on each side which really require using two hands, and are only useful for picking the case up from the floor to put up on the counter, bed, etc, not for carrying it.  This makes it very awkward when you are rolling the case along and come to a set of stairs.  Right now, I’m just picking it up by the extended handle and awkwardly carrying it up or down the stairs.  When the handle is retracted, there is not room to get your hand between it and the case to carry it that way.  So, I am currently in the process of crocheting a shoulder strap that utilizes the handles on each side.

I am still very excited to have this case, but I really wish that I had been part of the design team.
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