Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday and a Giveaway

The fair wore me out more than I thought; I've spent the last two days sleeping! I've done a good amount of work too; the contacts I picked up at the fair have required a lot of follow up.

Giveaway details first! During the last few hectic weeks, my little blog passed the 50 followers mark. 50! I never thought it would get that high.
Simple rules: be a follower and leave a comment on this post only telling me you'd like the prize. I'll do the drawing next Wednesday the 27th, and you'll have one week to claim your goodies.
So what's up for grabs?

2 skeins of Red Heart Boutique Sashay yarn and a P hook 

6 handmade cards for spring

4 Rose in Bloom dishcloths

and a sparkly 4 leaf clover embellishment because I'm so lucky to have all of you!


On the hook this week is Stashbuster # 8: The Wool Eater. This one's going to take awhile, but I'm putting it in the stashbuster category because I'm only using stash yarn. 

I'm also working on Stashbuster #9: Subway Scarf. I thought this looked neat, and it's perfect for my friend's birthday next week. He travels to work very early in the morning and often says he needs a scarf, and his favorite color is purple.

And then there's Stashbuster #10: Place mats. Inspired by the Little Squares Doll Blanket made by Lucy at Attic 24. It looks like a bright cheery place mat, and I love any type of linens. So I'm making tiny little one round granny squares to sew together to make place mats. I'm not sure how many I'll need yet; I just know I enjoy making them. 

I've been also working on two scrap blankets I started last August (they're not counted in the Stashbuster Challenge for that reason). Nothing special, just another yo yo afghan and a granny square afghan. I've been making the yo yo's and squares whenever I have a spare moment and little yarn, but I'm reaching the end so my production has picked up lately. That, and I love simple mindless crochet sometimes :-)

The granny stripe is no more; I loved the pattern but came to the realization I didn't like the way the colors looked together. So I frogged the whole thing and added the yarn to my stash bins. I think I'd like to make another one with all different colors. Later.

I did get more black yarn finally so I can continue on with my Polka Dot blanket.

And, finally, I didn't forget about Stashbuster #5: the No Beginning Chain Egg Blanket. Here it is!

It's very small; 35" by 27". One half ended up being fluffier than the other because I ran out of Lion Brand Baby Homespun and had to use a couple skeins of Red Heart Baby Clouds. I was thinking it would be very nice blanket for a small dog.

My camera was lost the last few days so I don't have any pictures for my Photo a Day Challenge. And I'm working on getting caught up with my Dishcloth a Day Challenge and Granny Square a Week Challenge. Too busy life = too little hooky time!

Thanks for reading!
Blessings :-)

Daily Inspiration




34 comments:

  1. You are always so busy with all the stuff you do. Love all your crochet projects.

    "I'd like the prize" - I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thank you. :)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me another lovely comment :D

    S x

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  3. Hi I see you have some lovely projects going on. Like Debi said always busy:)

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    1. Thanks :-) Yes, always busy; wouldn't have it any other way.

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  4. Good Grief..you have alot of WIPs..I am so envious of those that can do that and not go crazy. I get really anxious to have more than one going at a time...good for you. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. and congrats on all the followers!

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    1. That's funny; I'm envious of you! I can't have just one project going; it makes me nervous. I envy those who have the focus to work on just one.
      Thanks :-) Good luck!

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  5. Holy cow you are one busy lady. I absolutely love all of your projects. Granny squares are my all time favorite thing to crochet. I don't even mind sewing them together. I think I have about 12- 15 crochet projects started, but I'm in a cross stitching mood for the last year or so. I have made a couple of baby blankets though. What an awesome giveaway. I would love to be entered.

    Linda
    bengalcatlover10@yahoo.com

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    1. I wouldn't know what to do if I wasn't :-) Thanks! I like making the squares but haven't found a way to join them that I like.
      I need to start cross stitching again; all your wonderful projects inspire me :-)
      Good luck!

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  6. What an awesome giveaway! I would like to learn a new technique with the yarn and the cloths match a towel i just made! Love your works in progress! Makes me feel a little guilty over what is in my stash! Please enter me in the drawing!

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    1. It's fun to play with :-) I love making the Ruffled Scarves with it.
      Thanks :-) That's why I started working like a fiend; the yarn was starting to take over the house!
      Good luck!

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  7. Excellent stash busters! That wool-eater should help you use a lot of yarn ;-)

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    1. Thanks :-) I hope it does. Then I can buy more :-)

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  8. You have an awesome blog. Keep up the good work! I would love to win a prize!

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  9. Love seeing another homeschool mom who manages to find time for some stitching. I am more into needlework, but have the itch to crochet. And I love all the WIP's! Who can have just one?
    Please enter me in the drawing.

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    1. I have to, or I would go crazy! I'm sure you understand :-) I love to cross stitch, too, but haven't picked up the needle in a long time.
      Good luck!

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  10. Congratulations on passing the 50 follower mark, happy to follow along and see your wonderful creations. Would love to enter your drawing also.

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    1. Thanks :-) I'm now a follower of yours, too! Good luck the drawing.

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  11. Oh My, you are going gung-ho too. I thing we will have to share the "Queen" of stash-busting title that you bestowed upon me. ;-) I love all your projects and I would love to be in the running for those rose bloom dishcloths. You know I am so dishcloth obsessed. Now i better stop blogging and crocheting and get some cleaning done with them. haha.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. No way! I crochet too slow; you definitely have me beat!
      Cleaning? What's that?
      Good luck!

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  12. Yay! Sign me up! You've got some great projects going on. I have to come back for a better look later when I have more time to enjoy. Happy day! Xo

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  13. oh how funny...I couldn't read the first word for the prove you are not a robot thingy so I tried the audio and the voice sounded alien like.

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    1. What's even funnier is I didn't know I had that security on my blog!
      I can never read those things, either; I just keep hitting refresh until I can!

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  14. I would love to have my name entered in your contest,please.Have enjoyed your blog...love the hearts.Thank you for the offers.Elsie

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  15. I also would love to be entered! Great giveawawy! You have a lot of great projects started. I know you home school dont know where you find the time.

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    1. Thanks :-) I usually crochet while I homeschool and late into the night (chronic insomniac).
      Good luck!

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