Crochet and Knit Washcloths

So, I never said I’m the fastest crafter (any type of craft) but man!  I disappeared (as in didn’t even turn on the computer yesterday until after hubby got home from work) and this is what I have to show for it!  Well, I do get easily distracted and have been working on a creative something in my head (will post pictures once I figure out how to do it and get it done … have to devise some sort of frame) so that may explain the multiple attempts at the one (yes, just one) knitted wash cloth.  I kept dropping stitches and messing up the pattern.  That’s why I didn’t have the computer on at all yesterday.  That was the only way I could concentrate enough to finally get it done.

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The two green and one tan were crocheted using this pattern.  The tan one looks used, well, because it is.  I wanted to try it out in the shower.  See, I wanted something that would really scrub my skin, so that one is wool (don’t freak out … it’s not fancy wool.  I had barely half a skein of something labeled “Mothproof 100% Virgin Wool Knitting Worsted” from Kmart … the price tag says it cost $1.07 so that should tell you how old it is … got this one in the grab bag of yarn from the thrift store).  It worked well except my fingers kept poking through the holes in the pattern.  All the other yarn is acrylic.  Here’s a close-up:

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The burnt orange on is knitted with this pattern.  I love the way it turned out and would have been even better if I hadn’t lost track of which side I was on and got the pattern backwards.  Oh, well.  This is why I am not selling the fruits of my crochet and knit labors.  🙂

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Time to catch up on all my emails (and Facebook posts) that I’ve neglected.  Once I finish that, it’s onto something creative.  I really want to paint something but currently do not have the right paints (I need something for wood and/or metal).  I just haven’t gotten that far in the planning stages for those projects.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Potted Baby Groot – Crochet

Isn’t this adorable? Not sure my skills are up to this yet.

http://blog.twinkiechan.com/2014/08/13/free-crochet-pattern-potted-baby-groot-from-guardians-of-the-galaxy/

Chunky Cable Crocheted Slippers

Remember when I whined because I couldn’t make this pattern of slippers?

http://www.mooglyblog.com/simple-chunky-cable-crochet-slippers/

Well, guess what?  She has a tutorial video now!  I think I may have to give them another shot!

Garden Party Crochet Hat – pattern

Another free crochet pattern before I get off my computer for the night. I look awful in hats but I think I wouldn’t mind looking awful in this one! 🙂 The link to the .pdf pattern is on the right.

http://mylittlecitygirl.com/2010/03/garden-party-crocheted-hat-free-pattern/

Border Collie is Ready to Herd! – Spinning Wheels

Take a look at these spinning wheels!

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collie wheelcollie wheel detailOur latest wheel is about ready for testing once the varnish dries a bit more.  I like the way things turned out, even though it kept me alert all the time as so many things were new with this one.  Because Jan requested a border collie in classic pose for the handle, I needed to make it removable and it turned out fine.  I will add this option to my bag of tricks when people request delicate handle embellishment.   It is held in place over the regular handle by two rare earth magnets.  Just pop it off and pack it carefully for travel. I felt it was necessary to keep the woodwork simple so as not to compete with the art.  Sorry for the indoor photos.  Usually we haul the new wheels to some place interesting to photograph them but today we have rain.  The  dusty shop had to double…

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