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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Buzzing in Washcloths... and future projects...LIKE IN TODAY!



I have been buzzing in yarns....although I felt my washcloths days were over, I wanted to attempt a design on my own....and I wanted scalloped edges...So yesterday after another visit with our VET...
seems Sumatra after her dental surgery, just was not herself because she got a UTI....So with all that time worried about her, I kept my mind and hands busy..





She is much better this morning, we just got back again....and they flushed her with fluids again ...she is coming back slowly to her sweet self...
( i think she is thinking...I don't want a car ride to the VET)

Seems when stress comes down on our home....I get creative... So I finished this one this morning...I love it and it is perfectly squared....Now on my schedule today...we were to go off for a salt bath, we thought best to stay home today for our sweet cats..... WE will get back to our day trips tomorrow...

Today.. I am going to work on a round coaster pattern....it is from the 1800's and it took some digging to find it but I think I can do this lol

I bet it looks pretty simple to most of you...and I am sure it 
for all those who know how to crochet...but I am only 2 weeks into this....lol

Cori has this on her list too....she will master it I just know it! 

And I ordered this lovely pattern for this capelet..
now this one is knitted..and I can knit but i am not great in following patterns..
this is on my list to do very soon...

I ordered all the yarn for it...and I want it in this black and grey and white...so suits
me to a T...The designer is brilliant...

I want to be brilliant some day in crochet and knitting too..
my new goal now that I have so much more time for ME...lol






31 comments:

  1. Samm, that washcloth looks beautiful. You are making me want to make some of these too. I love the scallops, so feminine. They look perfect. I am going to get some coasters done today, in white. I love these too, so very cute! So glad Sumatra is feeling better, poor kitty. It has been a rough week for her.

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    1. I actually like it a lot..thinking of making maybe just a few more as soon as I can master some coasters...not doing so well..made 6. one looks adequate.....went through one whole skein lol
      Sumatra is a bit better today..with another visit to the vets....hopefully our last visit for awhile..

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  2. The scallop is so pretty on the washcloths. Great colors. Enjoy your crocheting.

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    1. I am really am....frustrating at times...but enjoyable just the same lol

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  3. Scallop edged washcloths make lovely gifts paired with hand made soap (not necessary made by yourself... there are lots of craft fairs coming in the fall.) Both our daughters have let me know that the ones I made them years ago need to be replaced so I'm watching for sales on cotton yarn.

    That knitted cape is lovely!

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    1. Ohh you are funny....no plans of making soap, unless it was the formula for baby's own....a soap I used for decades that was taken off the market as it was not a block buster ....but I have a few cases...so soap I am good lol now washcloths...I would love to make more..I figured I am making them for less than a dollar fifty a piece..that is pretty good..yes? lol

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  4. You are really having a great time with all of your ME time. You will have it mastered in no time at all.

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    1. yes me me me me it is about me and my David, kids, cats, board meetings, lunches lol...

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  5. I love the cute coaster pattern with its scallops-I know that you can do it! That capelet is sew you!
    Glad to hear that Sumatra is on the mend.

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    1. I am trying Ev...really trying...I will get there...getting close lol

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  6. Hope Sumatra is back to perfect soon. Great going with your crocheting. You got me Hooked again. I did a basic shawl last week and started an afghan for a Christmas gift for a dear friend. Lovely pattern for the caplet.

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    1. Hi Selena...that is nice to hear...I have heard quite a few crochet hooks have been dusted off and patterns being found hidden away....love to see your afghan....

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  7. You will looks snazzy and jazzy in that caplet,

    Poor Sumatra. The vet is a place of torture. My boys hate it.

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    1. Oh Gosh ....forget the cats. I am not to fond of them either....( although on a nice note...our vet has been wonderful and Sumatra actually likes her--- she has a very good heart...the vet too lol )
      She is feeling a bit better today... and the capelet...I love it....

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  8. Samm I'm so sorry Sumatra's not been well - I know that worries you. And I love!!!!! that capelet. :) blessings, marlene

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    1. Both of our cats have made our hearts pitter patter a few more beats...I thought you would like it too...

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  9. Love the capelet - so pleased Sumatra is doing well.

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    1. Thanks Karen...she is feeling a tad better...you knit don't you ? NZ has great yarns...

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  10. Our wonderful fur-children are the most important part of our families for they give us unconditional LOVE. Brilliant will be very attainable for you dear with your "get it done" attitude. Lovely washcloths and very sweet with the scallops. Gorgeous cape. So very thankful Sumatra is feeling better. Creative Bliss Dear...

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    1. I could not agree more...we have moved back a bit this morning....she is so trying to be well...it has been a long week...our attention is here with them both ... good we are both home...

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  11. Hi Samm! It's no doubt you're going to master crochet! Your progress is so fast! I wish Sumatra health,
    Yours,
    Olga

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    1. HI Olga...I am not sure of being master, but I will get better...I have to lol...
      Sumatra can feel the love x

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  12. You are really coming along nicely on your crochet projects.
    I hope Sumatra is feeling better soon.
    Marilyn

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  13. You on conquering the craft!! IMHO, if you can knit, crochet is a shoo in!! I always wanted to knit but to be honest, I just don't want to use valuable time to practice when I could be stitching on fabric. I give you TONS of credit for your perseverance!!
    xx, Carol

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    1. What I love about this new venture, is I am making things I actually can use..I have always sewed things that were needed and not put in a closet or chest....and there is clinical evidence that knitting and crochet is very good for our brains....sewing too...but more so a receptive motion lol. I want my mind as sharp as it can be for as long as it can be lol

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  14. Oh Samm - you are brilliant already. You are so creative and multi-talented and busy. You see something that you wonna do - and you do it. And you do it perfectly ...!
    The wascloth looks amazing - and I am very sure you will make very pretty coasters (I love these you are showing on the picture too - and made some already).
    I am very much looking forward to see the coasters crochetd and of course to see this pretty capelet knitted by you!

    Hugs
    Hilda

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    1. HI Hilda...now those coasters...I kept trying most of the day..I have one of 8 that looks a bit like it...I have classes soon, so if I have not figured it out by then, i am sure I will get help in reading the pattern....my issue at the moment is trying to read someone’s pattern that may or may not be easily read by me lol. and the capelet I will try that as soon as my yarn arrives..

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  15. The washcloth and coaster are beautiful. I wish I could crochet. I love to knit washcloths. That's the one thing my daughter requests. She'll ask if I have any "extras." I used to knit them exclusively for her. Last year for Christmas, I knit one for each lady in my widow's group at church. One lady asked me if I would make 2-3 for her that she could purchase. Of course, I make them and blessed her with them. I need to get busy for Christmas this year as our group as grown. Thanks for a gentle reminder. Maybe I need to find a crochet class.

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    1. Knitted or crochet I think washcloths that are in cotton yarns are really amazing..I wish I knew of their benefits ...and I knit and love to, but I find crochet is much quicker with a nicer variety of stitches that look like knitting..

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  16. I'm sure your versions will turn out fabulous. Your projects always do.

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