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Crafty Corner: Learning New Skills

I took a bit of a hiatus from this blog over the holidays. And then last week, I was taken down by the flu. With all the craziness of life over the holidays and being sick, I didn’t get much done anyway, so there really wasn’t much to report on this front. But, I did get some gift cards for Christmas to two different craft stores. I love people who get me. 🙂 For a little while I have been wanting to learn to crochet as well as knit. So, I took one of the gift cards and bought a teach yourself to crochet kit. So, I have spent some of my time learning that.

Finished:

Last night I finished the woven cable cup cozy I started at the beginning of the month. It only took about 3 hours and 45 minutes total time from start to finish.

Woven Cable Cup Cozy

Woven Cable Cup Cozy

cup cozy - around cup

cup cozy – around cup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Progress:

I’m working on a pair of crochet slippers right now that I started last Friday. Actually, I started them before that, but I had to start over because I got one finished and realized it wasn’t going to be quite long enough to fit my foot. So, I started over again on Friday. I’m a little more than halfway through the second slipper and have only spent about 4.5 hours on it(not counting the time I spent before I restarted). I should be able to have it finished soon.

slipper in progress

slipper in progress

finished slipper - laying flat

finished slipper – laying flat

finished slipper

finished slipper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Up:

The next project I have planned is a pair of fingerless mitts from Lion Brand Yarn. I was going to start them before, but i didn’t have the right weight of yarn. The yarn I got isn’t the exact same the pattern calls for, but I’m pretty sure it should work. I’m planning on starting on these today. And once I finish the slippers, I’m planning on starting one of the patterns that was in the book that came with the crochet kit.

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