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Whip up my WIPs

I spent all day yesterday getting my half finished projects completed. I turned of the computer, turned on some music, invited my oldest kids friend over, put the baby in a nap, and knit until I finished SOMETHING!

My mother in law loves hand knit dish cloths so I usually have atleast one on my needles at all time. She thinks they are the best gifts ever and I can make them in my sleep when I actually pick up the project and do it.

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Very simple but it’s finished and that’s what matters. I ended up blocking it since the bond off corner was doing something weird and the blocking made it not look wonky. I will stick this in my bin for Christmas gifts.

I then picked up that football hat that I was so sure was going to be quick and finished it. I was correct, it was quick when I actually worked on it. It turned out so cute!! I plan to make another for my nephew for Christmas but with a different team patch. This is for a little boy turning the big 0-1 and his mom is a huge steelers fan. I can’t wait to send it to them.

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I have been dying to make a granny square crochet blanket but the problem I was having was I didn’t know how to crochet. So to solve that problem I sat down and finally taught myself. Granted I can only do a single crochet right now but you got to start somewhere right? I made what will eventually be another dish cloth.

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All in all it was a very productive day. I always feel so accomplished when thing are finished. Now to start on some of my orders and finish my entrelac scarf. Got to have atleast one WIP around. ๐Ÿ™‚

Feeding the addiction

I am making a football hat for a friends little boys first birthday. Well I have been to 2 different yarn stores and no football brown yarn!! I went today to a third store and they thankfully had exactly what I was looking for. And it was just by chance because they just got it in yesterday. So yay for good luck.

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Perfect football color yarn! What else does a girl with a huge stash of yarn already need? Nothing right? Well yes, I don’t NEED anything else but when you start walking around looking at all the pretty, pretty yarn and you feel how soft it is, well the line between NEED and WANT becomes a little blurry ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  ย When the lady that runs the store tells you the wool is 30% off the line disappears all together and you start sporting girl wood right in the front of 6 elderly ladies making prayer shawls!!

So this also happened. I refuse to feel ashamed. I will own my addiction and be proud of it. Who needs 12 steps when you have such a soft piece of fiber to keep you company. And the lady wound the hank for me. I think I will propose to her next time to see if she discounts needles ๐Ÿ™‚ย Image