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Blanket Update

Well I started off simply making a green blanket.
You can see the original post here:
https://ozonethunderstormsgunpowder.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/forest-floor-blanket/

But this blanket turned into what greens, browns and tans I had.
So now it’s my ‘foresty’ blanket instead of my green blanket.
Not really sure if it matches but I think it goes.

I’m still using a triple crochet stitch and a size hook.

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New Circle Scarf

I absolutely love scarfs!
I wear them almost everyday throughout the cold seasons.
I have seen so many that I love while out shopping – especially at Target.
So I decided to make my own.
(good thing I have a ton of yarn around the house)

I started by making a chain and I measured it by wrapping it around me – not counting stitches.

Then I used a single stitch crochet and again measured the thickness by wrapping it around my neck to determine how it would fit.

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This is how long it is on me before I wrap it three times to wear it.
(Please ignore our in progress  walls)

Once I finished with the amount of rows I wanted, I tied it off and left a long string at the end.
Using a yarn needle I sewed the two ends together.

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Scarves are always a fun crafts – they’re quick and easy and make a great gift!

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Forest Floor Blanket

Another blanket started! This dark green is called forest floor and it’s Caron yarn. There always seems to be some kind of sale on the one pound yarn and I can’t pass it up.

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I’m doing a triple crochet stitch and I’m using a size N hook.

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After I recently finished a single stitch blanket I wanted something with a stitch that would take up more space – or cover more area faster.

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I’m only on the second row and using the big hook is making it a slow process but I’m hoping once I get more finished and more of an area to hold on to and work with that I’ll be able to pick up the pace.

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I’m using another green yarn with it, but it isn’t solid and I’m not quite sure what stitch I’m going to use.

I’ll be updating my progress for the next couple weeks.

Crochet – Half Stitch Blanket

Well it’s not new news that I love to crochet. So when I get a blanket request I am all about it. My sister moved into a new apartment over the summer and she got herself new furniture and she needed a blanket to match. I’ve made her a blanket before-neon colors and granny square. So her request this time was tans or browns with no holes. Meaning no granny square. So I decided to do a half single crochet, if that’s even what the stitch is called. It’s a simple stitch but it doesn’t take up much room so this blanket took forever to make! Eventually I had to plan out how much/how many rows I would do a day. But I’m very pleased with it. I love the color scheme and maybe I’ll make one for myself some day-not that I have a blanket shortage or anything. I would love to have the opportunity to make more blankets, take orders etc. Crocheting is a great hobby. There’s something mind numbing and relaxing about it. It’s so monotonous-not a ton of thinking involved and you can just do it while you’re watching tv or whatever.

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It’s the little things

Danny is gone Monday through Friday every week for the Marine Corps. It’s lame but a whole lot better than deployment.
My weeks drag by, and I am always so excited for him to come home Friday evening. I’ve been thinking about and planning this weekend since last weekend-when he ended up being out of town Saturday and some of Sunday as well.

First off, I love this picture.
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which you can see some of my feed on the left and my username is carolmariee)

Danny came home for one night this week and we relaxed together and watched World War Z – which was actually a really good movie. And I put him to work being my yarn assistant.

Saturday: My mom bought me a crock pot recently and everyone is under the insistence that I learn to cook, especially Danny. So my mom figured a crock pot is super easy (does it even count as cooking?) and that at least I could start there; and with fall coming it’s kind of perfect. So my first experiment/meal was chicken and egg noodles. It was a success and everyone wanted more!

Sunday: My parents had us over for a mini cook out. And of course Sunday=football. Both my dad and Danny are really into it and Danny is into fantasy football this year so we are all about football. And when I say “we” I don’t exactly mean me.

This week is Danny’s last week of being gone and I’m so excited!!!

So it’s the little things – like having a weekend with loved ones and spending time at home that makes me happy.

Granny Square Blanket

So the first blanket I shared was one big crocheted granny square. https://ozonethunderstormsgunpowder.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/my-blankey/

This one is, I guess,Image a legit granny square blanket. It took much longer than other blankets I’ve crocheted. My process was basically to make as many tiny squares as I could then I started stitching them together. Image

This is a smaller blanket; I was aiming for more of a throw. I used Lion’s Brand yarn-100% wool. So it was definitely on the expensive side, but they came in larger rolls.

I’me very pleased with it. And I’m thinking it’ll definitely match the decor of the new place. It’s a ‘winter blanket’ though. (Yes-I have different colored blankets for different seasons! I’m currently knitting a spring one!)

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my blankey … ;)

So I started crocheting in 2009 or 2010. (I think it’s weird I can’t remember) It was winter and my friend and I were bored so we decided to go to the craft store and find something to do. We ended up in the yarn section and decided we either want to learn how to knit or crochet. A woman over heard us talking and was nice enough to inform us that crocheting would be easier; which is totally true! So we picked out our colors and jumped on you tube and learned through watching videos. Of course we started with a basic stitch and worked in simple rows-mostly for practice. And finally we learned the granny square which is what I made my first legitimate blanket from. And I don’t mean tiny granny squares crocheted together like usual, we just did one giant granny square which came out great!

So here it is-my first complete blanket:

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It’s so big I couldn’t even hold it up for a good picture!Image

I used simply soft yarn – which in my opinion is the best. I’ve had this blanket for three-ish years now and I’ve washed it many times without any problems. It was a fairly expensive project mostly because that brand of yarn is expensive and I used a lot!