Saturday, January 20, 2018

New Year, New Knit & Crochet Scarves, Lap Blanket & Frogging



First off, let me wish all of you a very Happy New Year!
I'm late, as usual.
It might surprise all of you to know that in my personal life I am never late.
I wanted to post a bright spot in my winter days so I am sharing a pic of my Christmas cactus.
It has been blooming for weeks, and when I think it is finished it surprises me with a few more blooms.

This year has started off rather rough. There was a death in the family of my beloved Uncle Gene who was 90 years old. He would have been 91 on March 1st. Then if that wasn't enough, today I found out that his youngest (and only living brother) has a spot of cancer on his skull and they will be treating that with pills. These two men were the brothers of my stepfather who passed in August of 2011.
They had lost another brother who was killed in the Korean war way back in the early 50's.
Sorry to start my post on a down note, but that is life and we all have lost loved ones.


 Now I share some fun stuff. 
I bought this Mary Maxim kit back last fall and got busy right around Christmas time. 
This one was for me.

 
 Love this yarn, it feels heavenly soft and works up great.







 I do have a pic of the finished cowl but need once again to figure out how to get it off my phone onto my pc.


 I found this pattern on Pinterest. It is called WindowPane Scarf.
The pattern shows a cowl, but I made mine into a long scarf. 
It is a simple, easy pattern and works up quickly. I made it for my youngest daughter Meghan.
She loves purple.
To find the pattern just do a search on Pinterest and the pattern will come up and just follow the 
info to download the free pattern.




Then I used up some more left over yarn and made it into a large granny square lap blanket.




I ran across this little knitted hat and it is now a Christmas ornament for 
Meghan's Christmas tree. Don't remember where I found the pattern, probably my go-to place, Pinterest.


Below is the headache frogging project that took me several days.


Turning a previous work into this:


and eventually this:


I had a whole plastic container full of these little balls of yarn and used them for another afghan/blanket.
I will share that pic soon as I figure out how to get that picture from one place to another.

 I am not very savvy anymore with all this technical stuff. Just keeping the cords straight to what belongs to what is a feat. I will have to one day sit down and put tags on them all. Some days I am proud of myself for figuring things out and on other days I get frustrated and walk away from it. My biggest problem is that I don't do the task on here often enough to really get the hang of it and then weeks go by and I'm back to square one. I can understand now why older people get upset when taken out of their comfort zone of ignorance. Can you believe it, I have 5 younger brothers and 2 of them have never had a computer in their home. They just recently got cell phones. 
It annoys me that they won't move up a notch or two into this computerized world, but on the other hand 
they aren't sitting in front of a computer that at times makes me want to rip out my hair.
They just don't know what they are missing!

I love comments and want to thank the friends that take the time to continue to read my blog and 
post a comment. We live in a busy time and I know from personal experience how demanding life can get.
I still need to get that "Followers" list back up on my blog. Heavens, maybe when I was adjusting it I might have lost it? Sometimes a person just needs to leave well enough alone.

Until next time, be well, be safe, and keep the peace.
And, by all means pass on some kindness. It doesn't even need to cost you a penny.
Even a smile is free :)
♥♥♥

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