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Craft Update – April 4, 2016

I couldn’t even call this one a weekly update. *hangs head* I haven’t posted anything since FEBRUARY! For shame…

I do have reasons though. School. Ballet. School. School. Ballet.

Yeah, I’ve been busy. School of course takes priority. Ballet just controls the rest of my schedule. Happy to report that my final grade for my first class at University of Phoenix was a 99.1%. First week of my second class ends today, four more to go.

Anyway.

I haven’t had much time to be crafty. Which is sad. But, as ballet winds down, and I get the hang of this whole school thing, I’m hoping I will find time.

I will update you on the tiny bits of things I have managed to find time for over the past month-ish.

First and foremost the fairy…

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A little bit of background since the last update I think (I hope) if not this will be just a repeat of last time lol…

Okay, the big rippled afghan. I still have “issues” with either gauge or how much yarn this is really going to need, but I’ve decided to just roll with it and see what happens.

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I do like the look and feel of it, so it will just end up being as big as it will be. I figure I’ll just keep going until I run out and although the stripes won’t be perfect, it will still be warm and pretty.

Lastly, I did start another project (yes, I was being a bit ADD about it) but I did have reasons. We were travelling for Aladdin, and at the studio a LOT for Peter Pan, so I needed something a bit more portable than the afghan. When you take up two or three chairs with your project, it stops being reasonably portable (in my mind anyway, I know I tend to spread out a bit with projects, and I try not to be rude and take up way more space than I should).

I found the pattern here and I fell in love with it. It includes one of my favorite yarns, I’ve mentioned before, Boutique Unforgettable, and you’ve seen some of the scarves and things I’ve done with it over the past couple of years. I screwed up a bit when I started, because it is REALLLY a good idea to read ALL of the instructions before you start. I didn’t read the whole “carry yarn along” part, and was tying off every row the first couple of times. Oops. Oh well, I didn’t FROG it or anything I just kept going, I will say it’s much neater this way since you change every row.

Here’s what I’ve got of it so far…

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I will say this is one of the first times I actually bought the yarn by exactly what the pattern said. Usually I pick my own colors, but these just worked for me. We’ll see, maybe by next fall I’ll have it done. 😉

That’s it from me today. I might actually go and try to crochet for a bit…

Keep Smiling!!


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