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My Big Old Granny

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I have been going back and forth deciding what I want to do with all of my leftover scraps of sock yarn. do I want to make a blanket or socks? I started the Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang, but i wasn’t enjoying it and didn’t like how the back of it looked. I started just knitting squares but that was tedious. I started playing around with monster socks put didn’t like joining new yarn and weaving them all in constantly. Then yesterday I started thinking about granny squares. They have to be one of my favorite things to make. They crochet up fast, you don’t have to think to make them, and there are countless ways to do them and what you can use them for. So I got out my big bag of scrap sock yarn and started to make them!

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Then my mom saw them and she fell in love with them. In her “sweet” “charming” voice she said, “Can I have it?” How can I say no to my mother?! So I said of course. I’m starting to see a pattern, with all of the blankets I’m working on my mother decides to “adopt” them. LOL.

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So now I am really digging this afghan, but here is where I call on the help from my fellow knitters. If you have any leftover fingering weight (doesn’t matter what color, or if it’s machine washable or not) that you don’t want or can “donate to me” I would be soo soo soo grateful. If you can, just send me an email at harddaysknit@yahoo.com. I would love you forever 😉

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April 22, 2009 at 3:32 pm 2 comments

Pop of Color

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Started this rippled blanket a couple days ago. My mom saw and she instantly wanted it. So this is going to her. I’m using leftover Red Heart acrylic yarn. I normally don’t use acrylic, but I don’t mind when it is for a blanket. This thig is massive. I chained something like 156.

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I’m setting up a new etsy shop where I’m going to sell dish cloths. I started crocheting these and they are very addictive. It takes me about half an hour to finish a large one. It is so relaxing! I love the bright colors of cotton that they are selling now. Summer colors!

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I bought this journal a couple of days ago. I dedicated it to knitting and I am addicted to it!. I carry it around with me and jot notes, ideas, designs, and info about projects in it.

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This comes especially in handy when I am laying in bed and knitting ideas creep into my head. I can jot them down and I’m able to fall asleep. I have been falling asleep faster and I actually remember my ideas from last night!

I am also putting pics and information of projects in here. It’s like Ravelry in a notebook. I’m doing this so when I become older (hopefully a knitting prodigy by then LOL) I’ll have this notebook because I don’t know if Ravelry will still be here in 40 years. Probably there will be something better and more high tech than the computer. So  I want something like Ravelry that I know will last forever!

These are really fun. I think that all knitters should get one. It really does change the way you knit. Just get a cheap (but cute) journal at Target, and fill it up wit everything knitting!

knitting-022 I bought “Super Stitches Knitting” by Karen Hemingway yesterday. It is a great reference book with beautiful pictures. Each stitch is knitted out of bright color yarn and the stitches are organized beautifully. I already have post it stickies all over it.

Bright coors make me soo HAPPY!!!!

April 9, 2009 at 4:48 pm 1 comment


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