Friday, October 31, 2014

~ campground projects ~

While we were at the campground Laura and I worked on our projects.  Laura made plastic canvas coasters and I worked on a new round ripple.  We didn't get too much done because we were so busy with the Haunted TeePee preparations.

Laura is adding a dark pink border to the two variegated pink coasters and a dark blue border to the variegated blue coasters.

I have run out of the aqua yarn so I'm kind of stuck right now - can't go any further with it.  But I am working on writing out the pattern - I should have it posted within the next couple of days.  I hope you like it.  :)

Have a great day everyone.  ♥
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

~ Boo to you! ~

Hi everyone!  I'm back from the campground, and boy did we have fun!  I haven't got all the pictures edited yet, but when I do, I will add them to this post.

Here is a group of lovely ladies - me, my sister Laura, and our friend Joanie:

This is most of the group standing in front of the Haunted TeePee - I think there are a couple missing though.

my niece Brittany

my nephew Spencer

nephews Travis and Dylan

great niece Taylor

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

~ vintage yarn ad ~

How cool would this be as a Halloween costume?

(I found the picture on Pinterest.)

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Friday, October 17, 2014

~ a baby cocoon and a doily re-do ~

Good morning ladies.  I finished up the baby cocoon last night.  This one is a little larger than the ones I usually crochet.  It measures 11 1/2" across x 14 1/2" top to bottom.  I used 2 skeins of the Vanna's Tapestry yarn I bought at AC Moore a little bit ago.  The color is called 'Peru'.  

I also re-crocheted a border onto one of the doilies I have hanging on my craft room shelf.  I took off the pink border and removed 2 buttons, then crocheted on a yellow border and replaced the 2 buttons with a yellow one and a pink one.  This is the doily before:

this is what it looks like now:

The pattern is from here -
scroll down a little and click on 'knitting diagram'.

That's it for now - see ya next time.  :)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

~ poncho is finished ~

I swear I will never use the bumpy, loopy boucle yarn again.  This stuff was such a pain to crochet with - I had to force myself to keep going.  Not fun at all.  I do like my poncho though.  :)

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

~ a yarn question ~

Does anyone know what brand of yarn this is?

I bought this yarn from AC Moore - it came in a mill-ends bag that gives no information whatsoever.  It feels like acrylic to me, but I'd like to know for sure.

Thanks ladies.  :)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

~ bits & pieces #8 ~

Here's a picture of the progress I've made with my poncho.  I know - it's not much.

this is the mystery yarn I'm using.

A really dusty bird flew into one of the front windows and left a very interesting print.  I hope you can see it.
Don't worry - he must not of been hurt because he wasn't there when I went out on the porch.

This is crazy Ladybug taking a nap.  That's gotta be uncomfortable.

This car's alarm kept beeping at me.
I pull up and open the door -
beep, beep, beep, beep, beep
I get out and close the door -
beep, beep, beep, beep, beep
I walk in front of it -
beep, beep, beep, beep, beep
It did the same thing when I came back.
The alarm is way too sensitive.
Also - maybe they should of spent some of that tire rim money on some parking lessons.
Just saying.

Have a great day.  :)
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

~ ??? ~

"Rosie!!  Rosie!!"  
"Charlie!!  Charlie!!"

The 1st person who can tell me where those two lines come from, will win two (2) skeins of the Vanna's Tapestry yarn in the 'Peru' colorway.  
(the picture of the yarn is in the post below)

Good luck!!

Ok - Melanie guessed it.  It's from 'The African Queen".
Congrats Melanie!!
email me your address at and I'll get the yarn to you as soon as I can.

Vince and I watched that movie last night.
It was pretty good.
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Friday, October 3, 2014

~ bits & pieces #7 ~

I finished up this 'asymmetrical round ripple' yesterday, and to be honest with you - I don't like it very much.  I should of put stripes in it - stripes would of shown the pattern a lot better.  My next one will have stripes for sure.

I went to AC Moore Wednesday and this is what I got.  A new pair of reader glasses that are just so cute.  The sides are pink and they have rhinestones on the front.  A large jar candle - the scent is 'pumpkin spice' - that only cost $3.33!  Definitely a bargain on that.  I also bought a pack of safety pins for the 'guardian grandmas' - I use them to attach the cards to the donations.  And last but not least - 4 skeins of Vanna White Tapestry yarn in the colorway 'Peru'.  This will be the first time that I will be crocheting with this yarn.  It feels soft and squishy, so I think I will like it.

I had bought this yarn from AC Moore a couple of weeks ago.  As you can see it's in a mill-ends bag so I don't know what brand of yarn this is.  It feels like acrylic and it is a boucle.  I usually don't like working with boucle because it's tricky to see the stitches, but I've been wanting to crochet a poncho for myself using the granny stitch and I figured it will be ok since I will be crocheting in the ch-1 spaces.  So far, so good.

It's huge!!

That's it for now, so I will see ya'll next time.  Have a great day!!  :)

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