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It’s the Crochet Pumpkin

Okay, last post I showed you what I had accomplished in crocheting thus far.

I’ve been practicing the basic crocheting technique: Single crochet.  I wanted to make sure I was really comfortable with this step before I tried anything else.

My first project was making a pair of bracers, because I’ve always wanted some.

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I might try and put more of a design on them, but for now, this is what they look like.

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And here’s something I made last night.  Just a little bracelet to show off my Irish colours.

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On Monday, I looked up a video on Youtube for crocheting balls.  It was very helpful.

After the first three tries—id est, after failing three times because my concentration often wanders…what were we talking about?… —I finally managed to finish what I started.

But before I show you the finished ball, here is something I made to practice the first couple of steps.

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It’s about the same size as the bell I made last time.

And finally, here is the ball! (now known as, the Pumpkin)

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As you can see, the bottom of my pumpkin is a little loose, but regardless, I’m pleased with how it turned out.

The yarn is from Knit picks.  I bought it awhile ago because I thought it was pretty, and it was on sale.  The colour name is—what else—Pumpkin.

(Here’s a size comparison for you…

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If you don’t know this little sneak, he’s 3 1/2″.)

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The Novel Ends

As soon as one saw the other, they began to cry.  It was a strange thing for both of them to do at their age, but it could not be helped.  For all of what their past holds, this moment seemed so surreal.  What Broderick dreamed of the most when he was a child was no longer a dream, but reality. “You made it, brother,” Farerick finally said, and embraced Broderick with a smile.

Well folks, tomorrow is the last day of NANOWRIMO, and I hope everything has gone well for all the participants.

Now then, I have been waiting a whole month to say this.. Ehem… I WON! Ehem…thank you for listening.

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It was a long/short month, for sure.

My final word count was 61,274.  This is the longest book I have ever done in my life!! Twenty-Six chapters, 374 pages, and I think I like them all. (I hope I like them all).

Here is a quick summary for you:

When Riverwood is in danger of going into war with the goblins, the ill-stricken king calls for his finest Horseman, Broderick, to lead his men to fend off their enemy.  During this time of preparation, the king dies, bringing forth his son, Deyorn, to the throne.      
Now king Deyorn—with bitter emotions towards Broderick—and a little persuasion from one of the local lords—decides not to send the men into battle.  Broderick must now fight with himself whether he should follow his king’s orders and have the possibility of his homeland going into desolation; or disobey and  have the possibility of being discharged from his position.
 

And that is it.

Now, I know NANO is over, but that doesn’t mean you should stop writing.  Keep at it!

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