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Thursday, February 16, 2006

a long time (more scrips and scraps)

I haven't been here for a while, I haven't really been crocheting that much. Part of it has to do with getting adjusted to my time change for work. Part of it is because I am at the finishing up point for 2 projects. I think I got to finish those 2 up before I start another - wow, I must be getting old, that was never one of my comcerns before;)

One project is a pirate turtle. I have to make a captains hat for him, but I need to get a look at a pirate's hat so I know what it's supposed to look like. That's made out of Red Heart (don't complain to me about how awful they are, if it wasn't for Red Heart, a lot of people wouldn't be doing any needlework. You got to start somewhere.) If I ever finish it, I intend to sell him on Etsy. It's pretty cool, but I'd think that because I made it.

The other project is lining a purse made of Ping-Pong (is that Bernat or Paton? I don't remember). I haven't lined a purse for eons, so this should be interesting. I also intend to sell it, providing I don't like it too much;) I also haven't made a purse for eons. A co-worker asked me if I could make a purse to her specifications and I think I can do it, but believe it or not, I don't have the color yarn she wants. I'm not even sure how that is possible, but there you are.

As for magazines, I have long ago received "Crochet!". I like the magazine, I'm a member of CGOA and generally I like the projects. I really did not care to see knitting with beads instructions. Does "Vogue Knitting" generally have any crochet projects? You know the answer as well as I do and that's_no_. So why put it in a crochet magazine? There's certainly enough knit magazines around.

And while I'm on the soapbox, let me toss in my 2 cents sbout books that are "knit and crochet". The last few I've seen that allegedly featured both arts, the knitting projects are more numerous than the crochet. (I'm thinking of "Family Circle Toys" as well as "Wrap Styles" here.) If they would just say in the table of contents "Here's a dozen knitting projects and four crochet projects, that would make me happy. I could pick up the book, scan the table of contents and check out what they have. I've have purchased a few crochet books from a book club and was surprised to see they were mostly knit.

Outside of that, what else do I have - I've been invited to the A.C. Moore "Moonlight Madness Sale". Yeah, I know everybody else in the world has been invited, too, so it's not exclusive. But it will give me a chance to use my gift card from Christmas. I have wanted to go there before but I was holding out for a sale. (yes, I _am_ cheap.)


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