Packing also counts as packing

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Five! Five boxes packed.  Ah, ah, ah.  Well, more than five.  I have boxes and bins stacked all over the house.  Thankfully hubby procured the storage unit yesterday so now I can run boxes down there as they are packed and don’t have to leave them sitting around.  It’s still going to look like a wreck when the realtor comes on Monday.  Poor thing, I bet she faints.

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Most of the yarn stash is in storage. I feel faint. I feel like I’ve left my child in daycare on my first day back at work. It’s like I’ve put him on the bus on his first day of Kindergarten.

Now to tackle the sewing and cross stitch stash.

Oh my gosh, I hope I don’t have to put my spinning wheel in the storage unit. That would be asking way too much of me right now.

Crocheting counts as packing

We’ve decided the time has come to sell our townhouse and move into a bigger house.  We simply don’t fit. What comes next in my life is sure to be a whirlwind of packing and cleaning so this house can be staged for selling.

If I finish a couple of blankets I have on the needles, then those blankets can be sent to their new homes, thus freeing up space in the house.

Thus, crocheting counts as packing.

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A tale of several grannys

While I was on vacation in Texas, I ran across this yarn. It was so brightly colored that it made me happy just by looking at it. I thought it would be perfect to make a granny square blanket. It was only Red Heart but the cheerful colors were just what I needed to boost my crafting mojo.

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I made a few of these squares and thought I would add some rounds of solid colors. The whole crafting plan slowed to a crawl. I made square after square and couldn’t seem to find the look that I wanted.

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I really want a traditional looking granny square blanket with bright colors. The blankets I like have squares with only one row for each color. I kept shying away from that because I didn’t want to weave in a lot of ends.

It still wasn’t doing anything for me.

I finally sucked it up, made the squares with only one row of color and I think I have finally arrived at the look that I want.  These will either be edged with white or black.

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Another blanket or two

I finished a baby blanket.  It’s been handed over to the new mother to be so I can post about it here.

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A simple granny square made with Caron Simply Soft. This is the first baby blanket that I’ve made with bright colors.  Before they’ve always been traditional baby colors.  I love how it turned out, the yarn is very soft. I have to say though, that I didn’t care much for the yarn while I was crocheting with it.  It untwists horribly while crocheting.  I have enough yarn left to make another blanket if I change the order of the colors.

I’m making another blanket now with Lion Brand Baby Soft and in comparison, it’s heavenly to work with. No untwisting at all and it’s an S twist just like the Caron. This colorway is Circus Print.

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I also finished another blanket made from Red Heart Baby Econo, a yarn that is sadly no longer made. It is also easy to crochet with. They have a similar one now but this particular colorway Rock A Bye, is out of production. It is one of my favorite colorways of this yarn, so this blanket goes into my Future Grandbaby stash. The yarn isn’t soft right out of the skein, but it softens up just fine after a few washes.

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