Saturday, October 9, 2010


For some reason, this has been a slow crochet week. I think I let myself get bogged down in a couple of bigger projects and didn't have the energy to work on the smaller ones.

I mentioned in my last post that I made two skinny scarves this week for the two five-year-old girls on my list. For one I used Red Heart Super Saver's Melonberry. For the other, I used Red Heart Super Saver's Orchid and I Love This Yarn in Seaspray Ombre.

I also made a test run sweater for our Boston Terrier Chester. He likes to walk and has a short coat so I thought he needed a sweater. I used Lisa Hamblin's Dog Sweater pattern. Chester has an odd build. He's a very skinny Boston and is built like a racing dog with a narrow waist and a big chest. This first sweater didn't fit him quite right and he hated being put into it. I'm reworking the pattern to make the whole piece in rows instead of rounds so I can add buttons and buttonholes. I'll let you know how it turns out.

The only other thing I've made this week is 5 Soft Navy squares and 1 Real Teal square for my cousins afghan. On Monday, I start my new job and my leisure time will be reduced considerably. My focus will remain the same: gifts for my immediate family and then all the kids.

My plans for this next week are much the same as they were for this week: squares for the two afghans, a fish, a purse, a dog, turkeys, and 2 hats & scarves for little girls at church.

Today, I'm off to enjoy a local craft festival that my family set up for about 10 years as vendors. I would have my crocheted items, Mom sewed & quilted, Dad made knives, my uncle quilted & sewed, and my sister did different things every year. We haven't set up in about 4 years, but I enjoy being a spectator. So many great things to look at and then the wonderful food!

My weekly updates will likely be moving to Saturdays, but they will still over the week beginning Saturday and ending Friday. Until next time, happy crocheting!

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