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I definitely wanted to take a little of my webspace to apologize for being pretty much absent for half a month. Work has been quite insane, but no one here really wants to hear about that. I think mostly because all of us, in some way, have something in our lives that keeps us very busy and sometimes away from crochet.

Well, I have been crocheting, I just haven’t been posting. I think mostly because my crochet has been pretty dull as far as sharing it with others. I have the big blanket of state fair doom in progress and I am making a ton of washcloths and coasters to give away as thank you’s for those who supported my bean bag tournament team at work. That money goes to DonorsChoose.org – a great cause if you ever want to check it out.

I was a little surprised to see that blogger got a bit of a facelift while I was away. I’m going to have to fiddle with that a little bit to figure out where things are. It took me a good two minutes to figure out how to even start a new post.

So until my next post, which WILL be more crochet and yarn related, I wish you all happy crocheting!
Cris

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2012 in Rambles and Reflections

 

March 2012 Giveaway – Winner Announced

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Contests and Giveaways

 

Year of Projects: Week 40

Project Percentage Complete: 80%
Overall Percentage Complete: 96%
Number of Project Items: 20
Number of Added Items: 184

Total Completed Items: 196

Total Items: 204


I was terribly afraid this day would come, especially after starting on the big afghan. I’m getting burned out.

I have only made squares – lots and lots of squares, and I still have around 53 more to go. UGH!

Working on the afghan has totally stalled any and all progress on my list below so unfortunately, no real progress is being made there either. Between the yarn-burnout and a stressful job, everything I do online is suffering. I missed 2 scheduled YT videos, I haven’t shared any FOs, I haven’t had any major insight to share on this blog or my new weight loss blog (which was started, as always, with good intent)… nothing is getting as done as I’d like it to be – and I just lack the umph to get it done.

The garden is doing pretty good. I am vlogging about my progress there on YouTube. We have radish and lettuce seedlings growing as of yesterday.

Yesterday was the close of my giveaway as well. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any blog followers joining in the fun so if you have any suggestions as to why how I handled it was a bad idea OR if there is a way I could do it better, let me know. I plan on doing a giveaway like this every time I get a payout from Google so I’d like to make sure I include my blog followers and my YouTube subscribers since that payout is generated by both.

Because of my lack of anything really to share, not half way to the end of the afghan yet so still not sharing that), I’ll share another one of my random photos.

This was a large doggie cage at a local farm and home supply store. We thought it might work as a good babysitter. *smiles*

Project List Items (not complete)

Lacet Table Runner [frogged – need to restart]
– King Sized (plus) afghan Throw for living room sofa [state fair project – 35% complete]
– Round Afghan/Throw
– Angel Tree Topper

Project List Items (done)
– 14 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments
Easy Cabled Scarf
– Poncho (early Christmas present)

Added Items (not complete)
– Wristlet Bag (adjusting pattern) […65%…]
– 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
– 1 knit scarf [started]
– Girls Trellis Poncho [started – my own pattern that will be posted free]

Added Items (done)
– 1 crocheted Wristlet Bag (making my own pattern)
– 1 Ear Bud “purse”
– 1 crocheted hand bag

– 2 Crochet Bags (Mystery CAL Beach Bag, EnviroTote #4)
– 1 knit doll dress

– 5 Knit Washcloth
– 32 Crochet Wash/Dishcloth
– 1 crochet face scrub finger mitt (Christmas present)
– 1 dust mitt

– 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
– 4 crocheted towel toppers

– 1 WW Yarn Runner for  ledge
– 24 crochet scarves
– 1 knit scarf
– 2 crochet cowls
– 5 Hybrid Hat (pattern coming soon)
– 1 knit hat
– 13 crochet hats
– 2 crochet character hats (sock monkey, puppy)
– 10 crochet hat clips
– 10 crochet headbands (some are Sherry’s Headband)
– 10  Candy Stocking Ornaments
– 2 Crochet Lid Topper
– 2 wreath pins
– 1 Spiderweb Doily
– 1 small decorative Christmas tree (didn’t like, threw away)
– 6 mug cozies
– 1 pair knit socks
– 4 crochet Faux Boob (pattern)
– 24 SIBOL Square
– 5 crochet pet beds (1 was not for donation, the rest are)
– 2 crochet mitts (owl mitts)
– 2 cup cozies (1 knit, 1 crochet)

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Posted by on April 1, 2012 in My Projects