Sunday, August 3, 2014

I'm Back, and I've Moved

Hello Everyone   Welcome to my new followers, subscribers, and those of you who have just dropped in for a visit.  I can hardly believe that the ground is covered with snow in my last post.  We've moved, and I am beginning the unpacking.  We were in our other home for 25 years, so I haven't done this in quite awhile.  It is a slow process.  I'm also a quilter, and you can see what else I'm unpacking at my other blog, Loose Threads.  

I packed my yarn neatly into a few boxes, and put them into our storage unit.  Someone thought that they had found the perfect place for these boxes in between some bigger pieces of furniture.  And, that was ok with me because I thought there would be a walkway...kind of an aisle....through the middle of this 10' X 20' storage unit.  But, as time went on, the empty space began to fill up, and my yarn was in the back.  I had a couple more containers that I'd kept at home, but they soon went to storage and ended up out of reach.  So I have not crocheted or knit in quite awhile.  I'm kind of anxious to get back to it!  

I thought you would like to see what I'm unpacking.  I just found these two afghans.  This one is a ripple afghan.  Right now, I don't know where the pattern is, but it is just a simple ripple.  When I find the pattern, I will post it here.  

This is a Navajo afghan that I made years ago.  I swore I would never make this pattern again after I made the first one in earth tones.  I believe my son has that one.  So I was kind of surprised to find this one.  I should not have used the variegated yarn because it kind of covers up the design.  It is made one row at a time with most of the stitches being single crochet with a double crochet done in the row (or maybe 2 rows below the row you are working on).   At the end of the row, the yarn is cut and you go back to the right side and begin the next row.  I'll look for that pattern and post it, too.

Here is a close up photo.  I think this photo is actually upside down.  

I'll post more as I open boxes and find afghans and my UFOs.  I won't stay away so long next time!  

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  

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