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    Saturday, December 16, 2006
    New blog
    Sorry to have to do this but something went haywire while upgrading to Blogger Beta.

    New blog address is www.showmetheyarn.blogspot.com
    posted by Around74 @ 2:10 PM   0 comments
    Thursday, December 07, 2006
    Geesh~~~December already

    Where does the time go?? It seems that this year has flown right by. I am flying through my WIP's almost as quick. I actually started a couple of new ones this week also.

    My first completed WIP was a table runner that I was testing for Katchkan over at Simply Crochet. I love her patterns because (a) they are very well written and (b) they are simple for those of us whom are thread challenged. I made this particular one for my end table. It's going to look great there (after the holidays and all the Christmas stuff is put up for another year).

    I have also made a couple of doilies. I have tried 2 Patricia Kristoffersen mini doilies. I stuck with using size 3 thread with these. I haven't gotten brave enough to try using size 10 thread yet. Although I did buy some size 10 thread to make a larger one of her doilies. That one might have to wait until after the first of the year.

    I received my Holiday gift swap box from my partner over at the 'Ville. My partner for this swap was Nikki (sfgwife). She is amazing and I can't believe her generosity. She made me a pair of socks, slippers, hat and mittens. How cool is that. The amazing this is that I had already made myself a scarf with the exact same yarn. So now I have a matching set.

    She also sent me some Santa ornaments. I absolutely adore anything Santa. There are now 4 of them (which are Santa thimbles) which will sit on my shelf all year long.

    She also sent me some Chocolate and Coffee. My two favorite things. Those alone will help me through the freezing temperatures we are having right now.

    Well~~I really must run. I am still sorting Christmas presents to make sure that no one gets missed. Maybe I will try to wrap them in the near future. LOL

    Enjoy and have a blessed day!!
    posted by Around74 @ 6:12 PM   2 comments
    Saturday, November 25, 2006
    More Wips off the list

    I have had a great Thanksgiving weekend. First of all, hubby and I were actually off for 4 days together. This does not happen all that often. So for that I am thankful.

    I was also able to get quite a bit of crocheting done. I finished another seraphina shawl. The one with the rounded bottom instead of the pointed one. I like the look of the rounded. I think it looks a bit more femimine.

    I was also able to finish an afghan that my mother started. She made the squares and then got frustrated with the joining. So I did the joining for her. It wasn't too bad and the afghan came out beautifully.

    I was going through my cedar chest looking for some of my Christmas stuff and came across this afghan. It is the first afghan that I ever made. I am guessing that I made it about 20 years ago. This afghan is the reason that I do not like ripple afghans to this day. I am also trying to figure out what I was thinking with these colors. Anyway this was made for my grandmother who was going through Chemotherapy at the time. She loved it. When she passed I got it back and have kept it put up. I am now using it again. I can't justify leaving it in the cedar chest when it is perfectly fine to use.

    I also finished a baby ghan that I am testing for Lisa at Crochet Garden (but can't post a pic of that one until she releases it).

    I think that is about it for now

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

    Enjoy and have a blessed day!

    posted by Around74 @ 5:06 PM   0 comments
    Friday, November 10, 2006
    Autumn Cables Carpet Bag--tested

    Here is a purse that I tested for Anna over at Lullabiesandlacecrochet.com. You should really check out her site. She has some amazing designs and patterns over there. The one thing that I love about her purse designs are that the lining is crocheted in. This is great as I don't sew. I tested this for her. The red one is the full size one and the green one was made by cutting the pattern in half. I really like the way these purses came out. My babysitter made off with the red one and my mon took the green one. I guess I am going to have to make me another one.
    posted by Around74 @ 7:45 PM   1 comments
    Tuesday, November 07, 2006
    What kind of Coffee I am
    You Are an Espresso
    At your best, you are: straight shooting, ambitious, and energetic
    At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung
    You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping
    Your caffeine addiction level: high
    What Kind of Coffee Are You?
    posted by Around74 @ 3:15 PM   0 comments
    Sunday, November 05, 2006
    Another one off the list

    I finished my seraphina shawl. I had this on my to do list for quite a while, and even joined a shawl CAL at the 'Mania with hopes that I would pick some yarn and make it. Needless to say, this just didn't get done. I was looking for the right yarn. I finally found the right yarn last week. I decided to make this shawl in Patons SWS yarn. I chose the Natural Earth color figuring that it would work with most of my dress clothes. I then debated using the SWS yarn as I will have to handwash and hang to dry it or it will end up fitting my daughter's Barbie. I fell in love with the yarn and the color and said to heck with it and 3 days later I was finished. It turned out beautiful. I can't wait to wear it to work tomorrow. The pattern is very easy once you get your sequencing rows down and then I flew through the pattern.

    Off to make another one as a holiday gift.

    Enjoy and have a blessed day!!
    posted by Around74 @ 10:42 PM   2 comments
    Saturday, October 28, 2006
    Another WIP

    I joined a CAL at both the 'Ville and 'Mania. It's The Dude's Monet Afghan. I have Sonia to thank for me starting another project. I am making this for my daughter. I chose to make her afghan in purples instead of her requested pink. I can only have so much pink in her room (no matter how much she pleads.) I have no idea how many I actually have going on right now but I will finish them all. I love this time of year. It's getting cold and I can stand to work on afghans. I also ordered more yarn. Not like I really needed it but I got it at a price that I couldn't pass up. I ordered twice the amount I needed so maybe I will have enough to whip up some Christmas presents.

    Just a side note--I am still sick and went to the doctor again and they aren't sure what is wrong with me but hoping that I am on the tail end of it. Well let me just say---I hope I am on the tail end of this also.

    Enjoy and have a blessed day!!
    posted by Around74 @ 4:17 AM   1 comments
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    Name: Miranda
    About Me: I am a 30 something wife and mother to a 9 year old son and 4 year old daughter. Crocheting is my passion.

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