Saturday, December 26, 2009

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Monday, December 21, 2009

G's poncho

Originally uploaded by barefootin
Just posted my progress on for this poncho I am crocheting for dd7G. I pretty much finished ds-2m?'s blanket, but I think it needs a border- my gauge was off, and it is just too small!

Crocheting time has become a necessity for my sanity lately, and I have really been enjoying it. Though for some silly reason I feel the pressure to learn to knit as well - it seems more ...hmm, how shall I say... respected? I dunno- anyway, I have decided I don't need to learn right now. What I really want to do is get better, and learn more stitches, and make more crocheted items.

Ravelry's site makes it so easy to track my projects and search for free patterns. It is really keeping me focused- I get inspired by other yarnies and all their finished work, and all the beautiful variations and touches that make a handmade item so special.

This poncho is a gift for dd7G's birthday (in just 2 1/2 weeks- must get those party invites out!!) and I will be making a matching one for dd2J for her birthday, which is 4 1/2 weeks. Then I'll finish off the edging on ds-2m?'s blanket and maybe this adorable kimono wrap ( in the same color, just in time for his arrival about 4 weeks later.

I better get off the computer while dd2J naps and get busy! Happy Holidays!
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