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HOTH: Crochet Group End of Year Contributions

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I am so ridiculously proud of my little crochet group. We have a few dozen members but only about 10 of us that crochet.

This year has been so challenging for so many of us, but we managed to do 60 lapghans (split between our domestic abuse shelter, senior orphans and Moffitt Cancer center; baby hats for Shaken Baby syndrome Oklahoma; hats, scarves, clothing, food and other items for our Senior Orphans.

Now meet some of the crew:

Our Leader and my Bestie!
A Force to be wreckened with Ms M. She’s 91!
A newby and 2 Hook Sisters: 1 from Boston and 1 from Ohio
1 of the Youngins and part of the sustenance provided by our leader.
Me and the newby admiring all our hard work, all tagged and bagged.
Even though she couldn’t be here, she sent stuff all the way from North Georgia❣

The work tables…

From the Lady Cave – Crochet and other thoughts….

This isn’t about crochet solely, so feel free to insert whatever your hobby is into this message.

I was at my cancer center for my 3 year checkup, all clear for another year!

I just love dealing with the people who work here. They are genuinely nice, helpful and down right courteous.

For the last couple years, I’ve made a point of stopping at the volunteer desk. I crochet and like making hats, so I inquired to see if they needed any. Up until today, they’ve always told me they had a surplus. They had maybe a dozen hats and that was it.

So I sounded the bell of need to my crochet friends. Everyone that can has stopped what they were working on to crank a couple hats out. I even joined a couple new Facebook groups just so I could pass the word; they’ve all had a few people agree to help.

I hate the thought of someone going without a hat if they need it. I can’t stop thinking about “what if I didn’t stop to ask?” even though, each year I was told they had all they needed.

My point is, it never hurts to ask. So if you have a hobby and if you’d like to share it, ask a local charity if you can help.

If we all gave a couple hats, no one would have to go without.

pass it on…

HOTH – Poncho and Blankie repair

I made this blankie for a little boy. it was my first “squares” , I loved doing the squares but sewing them is a whole other story.

Almost immediately it started coming apart and it was brought back to me to fix. Sadly, it took me forever to get back to it. Everyone started having babies and I was way out in the weeds. But I finally got to it.

I have to say, I still really like everything about it and I learned a thing or two about joining squares.

@lionbrandyarn #lionbrandcupcake

Now this little project will get delivered this weekend and I can’t wait! A toddler poncho and a Newsboy hat 💘🧶

HOTH – September Projects

Oh my goodness. I’ve been busy!

Baby projects as far as the eye can see…what have you got on your hook?

Making a second on in off white next

These next 2 were made as gifts for a couple of Ladys that have been very important in my life.

The Study of Texture by Mikey, ❤🧶

Alpine Stitch

HOTH – August 2019

Hi There My Yarn Buddies 🧶🧶🧶

Man what a busy Summer its been! Here is what I’ve been working on and/or finished:

15 baby beanies and counting…
Basket weave adult hat & scarf
Book: Noggins and Necks Pattern by Bonnie Barker
Misc yarn, nervous crocheting, small drawstring bag.

Study of Texture – need to get a finished project picture
Ran out of the variegated color, so had to improvise…
Picots are pretty but dang are they time consuming.

2019 Vacay with the Harley (Part 1 of 2)

First, I am not being compensated in anyway. These are my experiences and my opinions only.

Now, let me share…This is 1 of 2 posts on our vacay this year.We started out June 21 from Florida headed to Boston area.

We stopped twice on the way up. Those stops were memorable only because the Super 8 motel’s were cheap but let me tell you, they were sketchy as hell! In this case BELIEVE the online reviews. Ok, that’s all I am going to say about that, rest assured, NEVER AGAIN!

Here are a few pics of a beautiful rest area we stopped in.

Here is my car project I finished on the first day, I’ll definitely make a couple more of these.

At one of our stops, we went to this little place by the hotel, the caveman wanted a cheesesteak hoagie. So he saw a picture of this and thought if it’s close to the picture it’ll be good. I can tell you it looked exactly like the picture and he said it was great! It was cheese, steak, shrimp and chicken…yum!

I haven’t been this far north in a very long time. I was able to snap some pictures along the highway, that honestly doesn’t do the scenery justice. In some you’ll notice vehicles or motorcycles but look in the background. I am also always drawn to rocks and there are plenty of those to see sticking out of the mountainsides.

As I anticipate getting to Boston, I can’t stop thinking about the Revolutionary war. What it must have been like to live during that time. The only modes of transportation were by horse or by your own two feet. When I look out at scenery like this, I think about the people that walked or rode a horse around these mountains and hillsides looking for a better existence.

I also give props to the surveyors that plotted these roads from way back then to modern times, what adventurous souls they must have been.

We Made It!!!

Now for a train ride into Boston!

As I take pictures around Boston, I can’t help but to switch back and forth between color snaps and Black and white because old places just look better.

We hit 3 historical places: The Bell in Hand and the Green Dragon. These 2 in particular were places that Freedom strategies were discussed…total goosebumps!

And the 3rd… well…

We also walked around Boston Commons Park. What an amazing green space and let me tell you the people watching did not disappoint.

One of our guided motorcycle rides went to Minute Man National Historic Park. What, an amazing experience, we only wish we had more time to explore; future trip for sure. Brush up on your History…

To say I took many pictures is an understatement! Please let me know if you’d like to see more. This place is beyond special….We then drove a few more mile’s to the visitors center…

Then we went to the historic town of Lexington for lunch…

A few of us had a few hours to burn so we took a ride to Salem!!! Definitely would like to explore this place further!

I had to buy a new Hat and Broom!!!

Stay tuned for our next leg, going to Washington DC (for the first time ever!) for 4th of July!!!

Hot Off the Hook – June 2019

Woo!!! What, a month!!! The hand surgery I had in May put me out of commission until about a week ago, but I did manage to finish a few things. One in particular is another special one that they have no idea is coming.

So its 40″ x 41″, done with 16 skeins (4oz each) of “Spartans” yarn by Lion Brand and weighs roughly 6 lbs. It started as another Study of Texture from Mikey at the Crochet Crowd. I had to skip some rows because I was running out of yarn, yep even after 16 skeins!

Here are a couple lap blankie I got done before surgery. Patterns were video tutorials by Bonnie Bay Crochet.

So what have you got on your hook?

Here’s my current WIP, that I’ll take on vacay with us…its another video tutorial by Bonnie Bay Crochet.

Hot Off the Hook – May 2019

Hi there Happy Hookers❣️

This particular project has been very near and dear to my heart. It’s a special gift for a special person in my life.

Its been a really long time since I’ve done a personal project. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done dozens of baby blankies and the like for my grandbabies, niece’s and nephews.

I belong to a crochet group and we do alot of lap blankets, baby hats and any number of items for our local charity groups. We all spend alot of time working our hooks like it’s a job and often times I forget just how much fun it is to crochet.

Until, I started this project…it’s called “A Study of Texture” by Mikey at the Crochet Crowd (Yarnspirations), this guy has magic fingers!

Anyways, what got me about this project was it requires you to slow your roll a bit. Not snail slow but just enough, it made me realize I really needed to smell the roses for a little bit. Needless to say, I highly recommend this project!

Just a little about the yarn. I used Caron jumbo (Shady Lane) and Loops & Threads Endless Impeccable (Butterscotch).

So tomorrow, I’ll send this to one of my most favorite people, and she has no idea it’s coming. 🤞🌼

Hot Off the Hook – April 2019

I have to say I wasn’t to crazy about these colors, but the bigger it got the more I liked it. After all, my favorite season is the fall. I think its one of those times like when you try on a blouse and realize that it definitely looked better on you, then on the hanger.

I used 3 skeins, called pumpkin spice by Caron Cakes. Trying to bust my stash…and this was my first try at a 10 point star, I’ll definately do it again just maybe not so big.

1 Skein 33″

2 skeins 46″

3 skeins 56″