Sunny Spring Saturday

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My daffodils were so pretty this year. They began blooming last of February and then burst into a glorious display early March. I had began to think they were safe from snow
and then…
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March 12, 2022 we got a heavy, but pretty snowfall.
It caused my daffodils to freeze-to-death.
That made me sad.
However, at least we’re done with that ‘snow-laying-on-daffodils-once’.
Now Spring can continue to bud and bloom…
(until our last frost in a month or so, which hopefully won’t freeze so hard that it bites all the beautiful green things to death.)
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Speaking of Spring, my day-lilies have awoken and are growing. Shelibean posed in front of them for me.
Bless my wee-boy’s-heart, he’s starting to show his age, thankfully he’s still a puppy at heart and a loving, happy little soul.

Happy Spring to you all!


2022 1st Snow – Crochet Temperature Blanket

The 1st day of 2022, the high was 77° rainy and stormy.
The 2nd day of 2022, the high was 57° rainy and stormy.
A cold front moved through during the night. The temperatures dropped to the teens and Mother Nature blessed us with a majestic snowfall. I love waking up to such beauty when we don’t have to leave the house.
The 3rd day of 2022, the high was 30° cold, windy, snow melted off the roads, but it’s still pretty.

With the wide spread of temperatures, I was inspired to start a 2022 temperature blanket. I’ve adjusted my 2019 pattern to make the blanket a bigger size. I’m using my same color key for the temperatures.
At this moment I plan to make only a high temperature blanket (but I could change my mind and make a low one too, or not, we’ll see… probably not… )

The Degrees are Fahrenheit.
The yarn is Red Heart 4 ply
0° & under, white
10°& teens, Amethyst (it’s more purple than in the photo)
20° Orchid
30° Blue
40° Light Blue
50° Spring Green
60° Lemon
70° Saffron
80° Pumpkin
90° Cherry Red
100° & above, Burgundy

Wishing you all a year of good times and happy crafting!

 

Christmas Giftie 2021


I hope your holiday preparations are full of good cheer!
Our holidays start early with a tree trimming in mid-November.
Mid-december, cards are sent and the gifts
for our special loved ones are delivered.
We reminisce about the past and
contemplate the future with hope.


Here’s a small giftie of a coloring picture to print off & color & decorate.

Merry Christmas!
Sending warm wishes for you all to have
a holiday filled with love and hope.

 

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fireplace animation ©joysofcreating
fireplace coloring picture ©joysofcreating

 


 

Holiday crochet vest – red metallic

My husband surprised me with several skeins of red metallic yarn. He said that he thought I might want to make something pretty for Christmas out of it.
It took me a couple days to decide on a vest… then I searched for a few more days for different patterns and downloaded several of them and printed them off. I tried them and was not happy with any of them. Then it occurred to me that I can free-hand a vest using an ‘open shell stitch’. Tah – dah and that is what I did.

This vest looks better offline than in the photos.
This vest is a fairly good example of shades of colors. It was made from yarn bought off the same shelf… however, there is a difference that I cannot see, but cameras pick them up.
I’m thankful that, to my eyes, in real life, the vest looks like it’s all the same shade.

Here’s a photo of the skeins I have left. Without the photo, I can’t See the shade differences of the skeins.
Next time before I start a project, I’ll take a photo and see which skeins are shaded. (If I can remember.)

This is hilarious (to me, but I’m old and sometimes easily amused)…
I wanted to get a fairly good photo of the ‘open shells’ to show the stitch is prettier than the photos of the vest show.
So, I laid the vest into the scanner and scanned it. To my surprise, it scanned the upper part to be gold and the lower part to be red. ~hearty chuckle~

Well maybe with all these bad photos, you can get the gist of the colors and the stitch pattern. 😉

Here’s wishing you successful holiday crafting!

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Autumn Beauty Blanket

I crocheted another blanket. I once again used the sunburst granny pattern.
I wish I could get a photo of the blanket showing the colors more closer to the way they are in real life. I managed to get a photo of a single block closer to the actual colors. I like the way these colors look together. My husband thinks the blanket is really pretty.
I’ve been having big fun with the sunburst granny square pattern. There’s so many pretty color combos that make me wish I could make them all.
I call this blanket ‘Autumn Beauty
Finished size is 56 inches x 64 inches

Red Heart yarn
4 skeins carrot
4 skeins tan
2 skeins Aaron
1 skein tea leaf
Bernat yarn: 1 skein walnut

Crochet Hook Size I
Pattern Sunburst Granny
56 blocks
I like my crochet squares to be a bit tighter than the norm, so I adjusted the pattern:
I did not put single crochets between the puffs and the clusters
I put only one single crochet in the corners.
I did not use triple crochet, I used double crochets

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Wishing you all a Safe
and Happy November
full of crafting!

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