You can click that photo to see it larger. The sky is so pretty and it has been so long since I could see it! I took two pictures today and had a really hard time choosing which one to use for my 365 Project. The one at the top has a beautiful sky but I think this one is really the best.
It actually warmed up! Yesterday it got to around 13 degrees F and now it is 5 degrees. I have to admit I was actually thinking about slipping out to go to Joann’s since it is soooooo horribly close to me. But, I remembered my new years resolution and decided against it…for now. I’m supposed to be using up my stash and I have a lot!!!
So my next creative project is a CAL (crochet-a-long) and I’m making the wool-eater blanket from Sarah London’s website which will help me use up some of my stash. I have already learned something new. UK and. US crochet stitches are not the same. I found a conversion chart here.
So when she says to work a “dtr or double treble” she means to work a triple crochet or trc. Also a dc/double crochet is really a sc/single crochet.
I also learned something else….. or rather I finally caught on to something. I noticed in Teresa’s (crochet geek) video for the headband I just made that she wrapped the yarn around her hook counter-clockwise… the opposite way I do. I don’t know if I was taught to wrap my yarn that way or if I just did it that way but I wondered why she did it differently. Well, I remember hating triple crochet because the extra wraps never want to come off and I have to grab them with my fingers to move them over to the hook. I was thinking maybe this was the wrong pattern for me because this was going to take me forever! That is when I had my AH-HAH moment. I realized if I wrapped the yarn counter-clockwise like Teresa did that the loops slip over much easier! So now that I know what I’m doing I’m getting started with the same yarn I just finished making my headband with. That will be my first stripe. Now I just have to get the hang of changing something that is so ingrained in my head that I could do it in my sleep. Anyway, I’ll take pictures as I go. This blanket will be for Project Linus and will go to a little one at the hospital. If you know how to crochet or knit, or even tie fleece you can make a blanket for a child too. You can find a Project Linus Representative in your area by clicking here. If you are in Fairbanks, Alaska that would be me. :O)
The NaBloPoMo prompt for today is a challenge to my memory.
Who was your first friend?
Well, I think that would be my sister. I was always close to my sister when I was little until she left home when I was 5. I was brokenhearted when she left. My sister is the oldest and 13 years older than me. She is still the one I call when I’m down and need a pick-me-up because she is really good at that. What surprises me is that even though she left home and the state when I was 5 and I didn’t see her growing up we are still very much alike. We like the same things. When I went to GA for my (our) mom’s funeral I discovered that we made our coffee the EXACT same way. I don’t drink coffee anymore but I used to be very particular about how it was made and no one could make my coffee…. until then. We carry the same lip-gloss in our purses and were wearing the same shoes. The only difference is I was born a tomboy. I didn’t want anything to do with pink or purple, ruffles, lace or bows…. and my sister was all of that. Now that I’m older I’ve found that I like pink and purple but still wont wear ruffles, lace, or bows!