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Long time, no write. I hope this is going to change. Some pesky health issues made keeping up with my blogging all but impossible. Finally I am feeling a bit better.

I did manage to finish the crochet baby blanket that my MIL had started before she passed away.

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As I said, it has been a time since I crocheted and the pattern was all in her head. I kept with the pattern blocks as she had them. The Skipper has a blanket crocheted by her and I looked to that for guidance on how to stitch the blocks together. It seems as though she liked to crochet blocks together using single crochet. Wanting this blanket to be very much still hers and not mine, I connected the baby blanket blocks in like manner.

I also looked at the border on The Skippers blanket but realized I couldn’t reproduce it on the baby blanket as it would not work. While I am pretty sure my MIL’s border would have been more fancy, I decided to make the border out of single crochet. I felt this plain border would keep the emphasis on the blocks she had finished, thereby keeping the blanket as her creation.

All are happy with the blanket.

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Just A Quick Hello

I have not had the time lately to post and I really miss it. But everything here has been at sixes and sevens and I haven’t been able to steal a moment.

My mother-in-law who died was in the middle of crocheting a baby blanket for the newest great grandchild and my sister-in-law asked if I would like to finish it. I was honored to be asked. The package with blanket-in-progress arrived yesterday. As is usual with those who crochet or knit a lot, my mother-in-law was crocheting from her own pattern in her head. It wasn’t hard to figure out where she was going with the squares that will make up the blanket. Nor was it difficult to discern the same hook size she was using. I practiced until my crocheting looked like hers with the same gauge and all. Then I got to work.

I am not first and foremost a crocheter. The squares are done in the granny square style so they are not overly complicated. However, at the end of the round I am at a loss as to how to join the last round and begin the new round. Her joins are flawless and not noticeable at all. I am pretty sure the end of one round and beginning of the next takes place in a corner but the ways I’ve tried are clearly not like hers.

I’d love to show you a picture of the blanket but the battery in my camera is dead and I still haven’t loaded the photo software into the computer after fixing the hard drive. I’m telling you life has just been crazy.

I have this feeling of dread creeping over me that the great grandchild will be in college before I get this thing figured out. That would be completely unacceptable.

I’m off to scour youtube and see of they have any videos on ending and beginning a crochet round.

 

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This week is an eclectic mix. From socks that will knock your eyes out, to a pretty fab green coat. I also found embroidery done on knitted items and love the way it looks. Making another debut on the fashion runways are ruffles and not just at the cuffs and neck. Check it out here.

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Today I am doing something a little different. I am opening up my entire Sunday Images board so you can see what I’ve been hoarding. Each week I will add new pictures to this board and the new items will be at the top of the board.

This week has a sweater for all those who hate sewing in sleeve caps. While the garment has sleeves, the caps are missing. Why didn’t I ever think of that? On the fashion side a small glimpse of Dior 2016. Very small sweaters.

You can find all this fun here.

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I found myself humming a song from “The Wizard of Oz” (my all time favorite movie) as I collected images for this week. The song was sung by the Scarecrow, If I Only Had a Brain. However, I found myself substituting the word waist for brain. So these are the garments I would be interested in creating if I only had a waist. Click here to see them.

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This week, dresses and coats. Some are classics, some push the idea to the edge, some just look fun to wear. Click here to see them all.

ps: last week’s board of free patterns has some new additions to it. I have decided to keep that board current and will be adding to it each week. If you are interested in free knitting and crochet patterns follow the board to get the latest updates.

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This Sunday I thought I’d select images that were free patterns. Take a peek here. Exquisite, interesting, fun, and inspiring are just some of the words that explain this grouping.

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