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Visiting my gorgeous grandson in FL

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needle roll??

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Finally finished this - about 5"square

The pattern was for a needle roll, but I think I will sew it into a pincusion - square, rather than rolling so that the stitches can be seen.
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I knew I had a skein of Sugar n Cream cotton, and while searching for sock yarn, I found another. Turns out a skein will make 2.25 dishcloths the size I like -about 6" square. So I gathered all my scraps, and made bunches. I like the scrappy ones too.

dishcloths

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I knew I had a skein of Sugar n Cream cotton, and while searching for sock yarn, I found another. Turns out a skein will make 2.25 dishcloths the size I like -about 6" square. So I gathered all my scraps, and made bunches. I like the scrappy ones too.

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I started knitting mittnz for the Cheyenne River Reservation annual blitz. I had recently seen my old trusty handwritten mitten pattern, but then lost it again (senility much?) So I looked at some patterns on Ravelry. None of them were for the gauge of my yarn and size of my hands. I wanted mittens with a long cuff and a gusset, not afterthought thumbs. So I figured out my own pattern, making them the size to fit my (rather large) hands.

The yarn is Lion Brand Amazing, in 2 different colorways.  Now, can you believe that each pair was knit from a single skein of yarn, except for about a half-inch of the top and one thumb?

I love the yarn and all the colors! It is soft, too. But these really don't look like mates.

As soon as he saw the brown ones, my husband assumed they were for him, but he wanted a finger flap. That's so you can get your fingers free without getting your whole hand exposed and maybe losing the mitt. I made him some about 35 years ago. So I bought another ske…
My water heater broke over the weekend. There is nothing more invigorating than a stone-cold hair wash. I had a job interview yesterday, but the new water heater won't be installed until this afternoon (hopefully) (Don't jinx anything!)

deer ornament

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another recent finish. I truly don't know why I stop ALL my projects half (or more) done. 
But it's finished now...

shophop blocks

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got two kit packages for blocks at the local-- didn't have enough of the dark gold - had to add from stash


walking with Pug

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My dog loves to walk - handsome devil, isn't he? OK, his head really does look like it is too small for his body. And this picture looks like the head was added with cut-n-paste!! Poor dog!

McKenna Ryan

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bought a kit in Hardy AR this summer 


over 230 pieces traced, ironed to adhesive, cut, placed, and soon to be sewn

Becca's daycare hands

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My daughter made herself a wonderful going-away present. I'm quilting it,

This requires me to vacuum, mop, get up and down on the floor, and sweat a lot.

Jolly Mill Park - August

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Lovely day for a walk
Never know what strange things you will find...