Yes, I've been gone for two years, but...I'M BACK! Crocheting my hands and fingers off. I'm going to post as much as I can today. This is one of my favorites, given away to a friend as a rug for her office.
I took a large bag of blankets over to LCFS the other day. . Now I'm beginning to fill the bag up with 2012 blankets. Hopefully they will all be newer patterns. I'm beginning today with one I've never tried before. It's an Entrelac stitch. I'm using the Tunisian hook, so it's going to be a little time consuming. Thanks to two teachers I'm working along with. Teresa and Beth from Texas. It's going to be a challenge because they're just doing samples to start you with, and I'm going to tackle a baby blanket. Just started tonight. As it progresses, I am going to post pictures during the progress.
I just completed two blankets. Love them a lot. I'm going to post them as soon as they get properly blocked.
It's amazing to me. When I open my eyes in the morning, after my morning prayers are said, the nect thing on my mid is, what's my next crochet project. I keep patterns beside my bed, just to try to figure out if I want one f them, or do I want to go online and check out any newbies.
My niece asked me if I needed an intervention. I wear a wrist guard for my CP. I wash my wrist every night with alcohol, excercise my fingers every night, and believe it or not, I crochet every other day for 6 hours. Like medicine, every three hours for 2 hours at a time. Not too much fun doing it this way, but I get a lot accomplushed by doing it that way.
Well, I'm getting ready to read up on a pattern I've been wanting to do. So, cya!!!
Oh, found a better pharmacy. I forgot to blog about it earlier. She's a Temple graduate, and a Doctor in science. She worked over 10 years or more at Walgreen's pharmacy. She left Walgreen's about three months ago. Opened her own pharmacy, and she's doing great. We decided to drop out of Walgreen's with our prescriptions, and support her, On time refills, home delivery, free, but we go to the store. Naturally I want more than my refills.
Her name is Dr. Idayat Adewunmi. I call her, ID. Her pharmacy is located in Mt. Airy, on Greene Street, in a small strip Mall. There's a Pizza parlor next door, and a cleaners on the other side. A Family Dollar store on one corner, and a Daycare center on the other corner. The neighborhood has embraced her, and she's happy.
Time to take my batch of blankets to the church. I finished over 20, including a beautiful white one with rosebuds. Even though they are for all babies, I want this one to go to a very special baby girl. I may hold out until I find someone I know to give it to. That's what I really want to do. I'm waiting for any of my Facebook friends.
I have to make up my instruction care cards today, and pin one to each blanket. Then, I'm going to start another batch, maybe 10 blankets and hats to match, for a shelter. I need to make a lot of hats. I seem to be stuck on blankets.
I have so much scrap yarn, and it doesn't take that much to make a dozen or so baby beanies. I have two projects I must do before the hats. One I have to complete. Half way through, and the second one is a must. Found a neat pattern from ePatterncentral, but had a hard time reading the instructions. And that's not like me. So, I went to a crochet forum, found a person to help me, and she gave me the instructions on how to work the stitch which had me stumped. Now, I have to make this blanket, and then I'll start the beanies. It's never too late.
I have not blogged in a while, but I found it very necessary to blog tonight. I'm sort of torn between crocheting a scarf for my niece.
I crocheted one pattern, but I'm not too happy with it. I talked with her today, and made her aware of my dilemma. She was sold on the idea. If I was not happy with it, she said, you don't want to pass off unworthy work.
Although I cannot be perfect in crocheting projects, I want to be near perfect. So, I'm going to complete the one I started, and make two more for her. I found two patterns which I rally liked, and since she's going to be living in Canada for a while, and the weather gets unbearably cold, I'm sure they will be appreciated.
I can't wait to get started. Then, I'm going back to my original commitment, Baby blankets.
She asked me if I needed an intervention, because I awake in the mornings, every morning, wondering what I'm going to crochet today. She's funny...
Well, I finally completed four blankets that were in progress, and a stole. It took me a while to finish because my wrists need a lot of loving care, and I ran out of a color yarn. The color I needed was not in stock, so I had to do a lot of searching the Net for the color.
My favorite sites to shop for yarn are: Knitting warehouse, Herrschner's, Caron, and Lion Brand. One day, I am going back to NY, and I'm going to visit the Lion Brand store. There are two yarn stores here in Chestnut Hill, but they do not carry the yarn I need. They are higher priced yarns, and I just need baby yarn for blankets. The yarns carried in the stores in my area are for people who crochet or knit clothes, and I do not crochet clothes.
I took pictures of my completed projects the other day, but I forgot to bring my camera upstairs to post them on my FB wall, so tomorrow, I will get it together, and show the world what I just finished.
These are for the Winter, so I have to get back to making many more before the cold weather, (can't wait) sets in.
Although Charlie gave me so much yarn, I ran out of some of the colors to make double blanket patterns. Some of the patterns are so beautiful, they have to be repeated.
Since the last posting, I have created five blankets, and a cap. Here's my problem. I'm trying to crochet a couple of hours at a time, so my wrist won't act up.
As long as I do this, and wear my brace, I won't have to see Dr. Raphael, because he wants to operate.
I'm working on my Winter projects for babies. This will keep my mind off of the heat outside. Don't like the heat. I'm a Fall and Winter baby. Yes, I said baby. Usually, I have a cup of coffee and a bagel each morning, and a bowl of oatmeal or Cheerios. Then I start my crocheting while watching the Rachael show and the View. But now since the heat is on, along with my fan and AC, I drank my last cup of coffee , because I do not drink coffee in the Summer. I stop that nonsense on May 30, and pick up my first cup of coffee or tea on Labor Day. Beer is my Summer drink, twice a day, but I have my physical in three weeks, so I have not had a beer in two months. Don't want my doctor mad! So, I drink my water, sit and crochet for two hours, rest for four, pick up again for two hours, rest for four, pick up again at midnight until 2:am while watching CSI NY.
I'm having fun. As soon as I get this pink blanket completed, I can't wait to beginning my next project. It's going to be a couple of baby hats and a couple of sweaters. I just found the patterns for the sweaters on you-tube. Thanks to bobwilson123, who by the way is a woman from Australia, who posts tutorials on you-tube, along with many of my other favorite crochet gurus.
I'm addicted to my home, crocheting and my friends. My life is full and good. Right now I'm waiting for my UPS Alice.com order of my Cheerios.