I’m back!

Had to take a break from the blog due to illness and work but I’m feeling better now. I’ve been working on the Frida Kahlo wrap and that’s coming along nicely.

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I’ve gone through my stash of blue yarn to build up the length. I’m using a DK Merino Superwash by Plymouth Yarn and a 5.00 mm hook.  It is lovely to work with and I am pleased with the quality.  Of course I am one skein short on the blue yarn which means a return trip to Redlands Yarn Company. http://www.redlandsyarncompany.com/

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The pattern I am using I found at http://bizzycrochet.blogspot.com/2008/09/sweet-and-simple-shawl.html. It is a free pattern which is awesome! Once I figured out how to work the pattern, it was quite easy to crochet row after row. I love to get to that point on a project, it’s why I love to crochet so much.  It’s therapeutic for me to work with my hands.  I have always been process oriented, meaning it’s the process of making something, whether it’s a painting, a ceramic bowl, or a crochet piece that excites me.  The end result of my efforts is not as important as the journey to get there.

I also had the idea to make more coffee dispensers. I ordered ten coffee dispensers from an internet distributor and created sleeves for five so far. Making the appliques is my favorite part. I’m becoming slightly obsessed with buttons, add that to my yarn addiction and it spells trouble for my wallet.

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I like to play around with the eyes on the skulls.  I try different combinations until I find the one that works.  I must say, my least favorite of my little canisters is the the one with the blue skull. I had some left over owls from the graduation party I help plan and decided to try one out on a canister.  I like how it turned it.

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As a side note, I have to share this with you.  The family and I went to a dog festival which would make sense if we had a dog but as we are currently sans pooch, I decided to get my dog fix by checking out the festival at Liberty Station http://libertystation.com/history .  It was a beautiful day and the different pet rescue organizations where out in force with their adorable pooches.  One particular vendor caught my attention.  They we selling coffee…yes…coffee at a dog festival.  This is no ordinary coffee vendor since 20% of their proceeds help rescue organizations. The coffee bags are the perfect size for my coffee dispenser so I decided to try one out.

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The coffee is excellent and I was happy that my purchase helps the rescue organizations that do so much to help all the doggies out there to hopefully find their forever home.

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