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Ponderings...

It seems like I have been on a crochet frenzy for the last year and a half. Blankets for almost every member of my family and the venturing into new territory of learning to read patterns and experimenting with all the new stuff I have been learning in the last 6 months. Working nearly everyday, through the frustrations and challenges, tirelessly persevering.

Since my injuries, I have had 3 weeks of light crocheting when I can. The problem is... I have hit a sort of plateau. My desire to sit down and crochet has somewhat waned. I have a tote bag that just needs a strap and yet the desire to make that strap is blah. I have also started a ripple baby blanket and I just don't have the fervor to get'r done, like I once had last year.

I am beginning to think that I might have burnt myself out too fast and furiously. BUT I know myself all to well, that if I was just to stop crocheting altogether, it will just make it even harder to pick it back up again. Oh the conundrum!

Just thought…

Bibs and purses

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So I haven't posted anything since the 8th. I bet your wondering why, what happened? Did she forget or stop crocheting. Well I didn't forget, I just haven't been able to crochet for the past two weeks but that didn't keep me from trying a whole lot.

Monday 13th...I had started some baby bibs to give to my mother's church for the nursery (Bernat handicrafter Cotton baby crochet bibs and booties)the next day after finishing the dragon. I had them nearly complete but the pattern called for buttons as the closure at the neck. I went and purchased the buttons but hadn't had the time to put them on, plus I was debating if I should even use buttons, to me that was just a little too risky. I finally agreed with some sound advice that buttons were too difficult (for mothers) to mess with and plus they are a choking hazard for infants. So I undid the last portion of the pattern and proceeded to converted them to ties instead. But before I could get them finished I stabbed…

WIP Update

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Dragon - DONE


Etrelac Stitch - Still not going well

Alligator - got changed to a pillow puppy - DONE


Niece's blanket - still sitting there waiting for me

Bf's grandson's blanket - Still haven't even begun yet

Fingerless gloves with mitten flap - Ran out of black

Kitty hat - DONE


Fozzie blanket - Still working on getting pattern

Ripple blanket and knitted shawl..forget about it! LOL!

Slowly but surely I'm getting there!

Dragon!!

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Yes! I finally finished the dragon I was working on. Sad to say I cheated a little. I was having such difficulty putting the legs in place and on straight. It was a total new experience for me, I'm sure a more experienced crocheter wouldn't have had my troubles. I thought if I could just get those legs pinned in place all would be just fine and I could finish sewing them on. Well like I said maybe for someone else! I finally got all different types of glue, the first 3 types of glue didn't work...So I finally broke out the bad boy hot glue gun! I so was nervous that I was going to end up ruining all my hard work.

Let me tell ya....when that first leg stayed in place...I did a jig!! I was smiling from ear to ear and punching the air! My heart was racing from my victorious win of this dragon! LOL! I'm sure if there had been a camera on me it would have had people laughing all over the world! White haired chunky woman wins battle with a dragon! Oh yeah the felling was sub…

Working on a Dragon

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What has been going on in my crochet world. Well not a whole lot actually. As most of ya know I have been trying to do this dragon pattern. Needless to say I have come across quite a few problems. Again there is no fault in the pattern itself, it is all me. I admit I am only 6 or so months into being able to read patterns, so problems will arise no matter what cause all writers use some different language. Like some writers (I guess) assume we all know to do a turn chain, so why write it into the pattern....hmmm lets see...cause I need you to!!! LOL!

I have done some guessing along the way with this one but I am totally stumped now. I have sewn on the legs only to see that they are crooked, one foot sitting on its heel and the other pointing out, so I cut them back off (very gently). I tried again, only to see that the legs wont actually stand upright, they spread out and so once again I ripped'em back off. Me and this dragon have tried over and over to cooperate with each other b…