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Monday, January 31, 2011


I don't know what I'm going to say today but I want to keep moving to stay warm.  We are being threatened with another snow storm.  They say 3-5" this time.  It is supposed to get very cold and it's  very windy so I just want to stay inside and crochet.
My daughter came home early tonight and so we went out and got something to eat.  She works the Swing Shift and so we don't get to do that very often.  It was so cold and windy that we ate in a hurry and headed for home. 
I looked at my yarn today and found I only have four and a half balls of White Mohair to make this afghan.  I only have six octagons done and none of the squares that go in the middle.  I would appreciate it if anyone has any of this Mohair would they consider selling it to me? I need 24 Octagons and these are only fifty gram balls.  There is good yardage in each one, considering the weight.  I also have to make 15 squares for fill-in.  I think we can make a deal for me to buy them. 
Well, I have nothing more for tonight so I'll close for now.  I would love to have some more followers for my blog so if you're interested please sign up.  Clara

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blanket of Roses

I am crocheting an afghan that I have had on the drawing board since 1984.  i really love this afghan and I hope I have enough yarn to complete it.  The yarn is older too and is made up of Scheepjes Mohair 85%  Acrylic and 15 % Kid Mohair.  The picture of it is here too.  If I have enough yarn I will post the real one when it is finished. 
This afghan showed up in Woman's Day in 1984 and was offered as a kit.  I didn't have the pattern for it but was fortunate enough to get a copy of it from one of the women on the website  when I asked. My search went on for about five years. I never dreamed I would get the pattern and I checked with Bernat and Woman's Day and they had no information on it
and no record of it ever being in their files, so I'm assuming that it is in Public Domain by now. 
It is fun to do and is so colorful.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  

This is the yarn I'm using.  It is really soft and great to work with. 
Here is what I've completed so far.  

My Grandsons Afghan

I've created afghans for many of my Grandkids. This is my Grandson Ben's choice of Colors for his. I made this on my Brother Knitting Machine which is another whole blog about the problems I had and the time it took to get the machine fixed.  Yes that's little ole me sitting beside the afghan

My own little corner of the Craft World

Hi, I'm Clara and I had a webpage that kind of got behind. It's a little harder for me to do or get help with. This seems much easier to do.
I've done many different Crafts but my favorites at the moment are Hand Knit and Machine Knit, Crochet, and Tatting. I'm going to take my time and get used to posting here, hopefully, and upload photos of my finished work and problems I've encountered along the way. I hope you enjoy the blog, and photos.