Play It again Sam!

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My crafting life seems to be like a broken record. I seem to start a project, screw it up, and start all over again. Especially in Knitting. Remember the Hey Teach cardigan I posted back months ago? Well, It layed around on my desk for forever, untouched, and unloved until 2 weeks ago when I cut yarn and said dammit! I. WILL. FINISH. YOU.

I've restarted it AGAIN and this time I am bound and determined to get it finished. I've realized my mistakes from the first time around and i'm really trying hard not to make those again. But I need encouragement. Lots of it actually. So, will you be my knitting cheerleaders?!

As of right this moment of this post, I'm on round on 26 of the Stockinette stitch. Instead of working this on straights, I've decided to use Circulars. I find that I like those much better even when I'm not working in the round. I've got to continue the St St for 8" from cast on. right now I have about 4 inches.

I have realized that my tension is lookin' pretty darn good if I must say so myself. Atleast I have that going for me at the moment. LOL Now, I'm cool with the pattern until it comes to the setup row on the lace. And THAT is where i'm gonna be bitching and whining so be prepared! This is where you smack me in the back of the head and say, SNAP OUT OF IT WOMAN! YOU CAN DO IT!!!! So, when I get to that point, I'll make another post and ask for encouragement to keep going. And if you've made this cardigan yourself, will you please have mercy on me and be my friend and help me? Cause last time I got all the way to the armhole shaping and boy was I really confused. I had the lace pattern all screwed up from that point on because I didn't know where to start in the pattern to keep it all lined up and correct. I've never done a lace pattern before and I thought this one wouldn't be too hard, but apparently for a nincompoop like me. I don't comprehend well. No wonder they don't let me out of the house without a helmet on! *SIGH*

6th Picture Challenge.

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I was tagged by The Elusive Loo for the 6th picture challenge. This is where you find the 6th picture in your photo album and post it and write about it.

So, today I post my 6th picture in my craft album which is the Renaissance Cabled Mug Cozy.

As most of you know I'm a new knitter and this little jewel was my first ever completed Knit project. I opted to do buttons instead of the ties because I thought buttons made it look cuter.

This ended up being gifted to my co-worker Jo. She has this 10 gallon coffee mug that it fit just perfectly! LOL...well, I might have exaggerated a tiny bit on it be a 10 gallon mug...maybe its only about, 9 1/2 gallons. LOL.

It was made in just regular plain jane Red Heart Super Saver in a nice blue color. Blue being my favorite color and all. I originally made it for me, but I'm just one of those people that loves to give stuff away to make others happy. *Sigh* Now I need to go make another one for myself and hope that no one oohs and ahhs over that one or I'll end up giving it away too!!

My Goodwill Find

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I love going to my local Goodwill. Sometimes you can find really great stuff there and if your like me, I love a bargain! It had been a while since I had visited, so this morning I decided to drive down and see what kind of stuff they had. I ALWAYS head straight for the craft section when I go because, well, need I say more?! Just scroll down and you'll see what I mean.

I got there right as they were opening and headed on in, and this....THIS! is what I bought. All for $3.09!!!!!!!! I was amazed!!

1) 4 Pairs of different sized Circular Knitting Needles :

2) 5 Stitch Holders, Crochet Hook and Latch Hook Rug Tool:

3) 10 knitting needles that I have NO IDEA what their used for. Their single needles attached to a plastic cord with a plastic round stopper thingy on the end. If anyone has a clue what these are used for, please let me know! I bought them cause I couldnt resist.

See the round thinger on the ends?

4) And last but not least, a bag of cotton fabric scraps that I can use to line purses and such with!!

I feel like a kid in a candy store!!

Rich Mitered Crochet Throw

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Hi everybody! I have started yet ANOTHER project that I AM going to finish if it takes me forever! I was at the local Wally World the other day scoping out the yarn isle to see if they had gotten anything new in. And of course, NO!!! I'm so disgusted with those people and I wont talk about that right now. LOL Anywho, I looked up and seen the free pamphlet patterns there in the rack and thumbed thru them and came across the Rich Mitered Crochet Throw. Go ahead, check it out for yourself and snag the pattern cause its FREE!. Its such a pretty colored pattern. I'm using the exact colors in the model. And this pattern is SOOOOOOO easy! I'm not one to Crochet while sitting in the living room watching TV because I get to distracted and mess up, but with this pattern I can do exactly that! So far I have 2 squares completed with the 3rd almost done. Its only the 2nd Afghan I've ever done. The first one was my Dragonfly Afghan and the closeup here . I made that afghan for my brother's girlfriend for helping us with my mom when she was dying. She loved Dragonflies and I wanted to make this special for here and tell her how much I appreciated what she did for my mother.

Other than that, there's not much happening on the crafting end of things. I'm about 50% done with the Knitted Washcloth and hope to have finished pics of that soon.

DOH! I forgot the pic of my finished square. Here's the first of 31 total needed!!