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Captain Rogers

I am loving Crochet!

As you will notice, all two posts I’ve done this year have been about crocheting… I know I said I’d do one about my books—and I will—but until then, I want to share my latest project with you…

Can you guess what it is?…

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I bought this kit at Costco about a months ago, which is why I really wanted to take up this terribly addictive hobby.  The kit came with the yarn to make two figures, and out of the two, Captain America was the one I liked, so, I started with him…

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One thing I struggle with in crocheting is the concentration, which I think I mentioned in my last post.  When I was making his legs, I lost count on the SC a couple of times, which is why the one is a little bit fatter than the other.. though, I’m not sure if the one is small because I left something out, or if the other one is bigger because I added something…

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Always helps to wear a smile.

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The pattern in the book calls for his helmet instead of his hair, but I wanted him to have his hair.  I just used the pattern for Hawkeye’s hair and it worked just fine.  I think I’ll still make Cap’s helmet someday, but first things first I need to make his shield. . .

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Cap: “I thought you were dead!”  ,   Bucky: “I thought you were smaller…”

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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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Crochet

I’ve pretty much always wanted to learn how to Crochet, but never found the time to teach myself, or find someone to teach it to me.  Seems everyone I know who can crochet lives so far away…

A few years ago, I was given—for a birthday gift—a Winnie the Pooh Crochet kit.  Now, more recently, I bought myself another kit, and am finally teaching myself how to do it!

Before I try making any Hundred Acre Wood friends, or Superheroes, I’m just trying out the basic steps.

Here are my first attempts at it…

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The first one was doing fine until I took a wrong turn, then the rest just kind of…

Well, after a few failed attempts to go on to a second row, (as you can see by number six, seven, and eight,) I finally got the hang of it—thanks to a Youtube video on crocheting.

And here it is! My first project—which was an accident.

I crocheted it, and it looked like a bell, so now we have yet another Christmas ornament  for the tree.

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(And just to give you an idea of how big it is)

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So, the reason I haven’t posted in such a long time is, I couldn’t get this site to work on the computer.  Then I couldn’t remember my password… but I got everything taken care of, and now I’ll try to post more in the future.

Oh, and I didn’t finish my NANO this passed November.  It was doomed from the beginning! I can’t write a love story when the love story is the only focus.  Not only that, the characters were boring and I just couldn’t find it in my heart to like any of them. Seriously, who wants to read a book where even the writer doesn’t like any of the characters?

I did finally get my 2014 NANO book through to Create Space and I now have my very own copy! I’ll do a post on that some other time.

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4/9 of the Fellowship

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I have not made each Fellowship member.  I plan on making others in the future, but for now here are 4 of the Fellowship of the Ring members.

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Here we have Frodo Baggins: Innocent Hobbit of the Shire, heir to Bag End.  Swept off on a journey to destroy The One Ring.  You know the story…

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Next, we have Boromir.  Ah yes, one of my favorite characters.  And why not?

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And now, Merry, and below him lies Pippin…literally.

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“Fool of a Took…”

These little fellows are made from felt.  As for their hair, my sister found it and used it for another project a few years ago.  It was in the “Edgings aisle” at a local craft store.  I was so excited to have it for my Hobbits and Boromir, otherwise I would have had to stitch on their hair, or perhaps use yarn…

The book in their background is a Tolkien Dictionary.  I thought it would go well with the pictures.

Elrond: Nine companions…so be it! You shall be the Fellowship of the Ring.

Pippin: Right! Where are we going?… …

Please do not copy or transmit any images or crafts without permission! Thank you for respecting the copyright, and have a great day!  🙂
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Nature Walk

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