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i do love crocheting, but my job and crocheting are hard on my hands. i have to stay away from smaller hoooks now, no more filet crochet for me. i have been thinking about getting an ergonomic hook holder thingy.

i've been steadily working on my 4 colour spiral. winter is a good time to work on a blanket because it keeps you toasty warm.
 

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Dinah - I don't know if I already said this, but a spiral afghan is definitely on my to do list this year. I can't wait to see a pic of yours. What colors are you using?

FF - know what you mean. A great reason to crochet is to keep the hands busy and out of the snacks. Reading can be the kiss of death for me.
 

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FF - I know what you mean. I love my alpaca afgan and my two wool afgans because they're really warm. It definitely feels like winter this year. (Unlike last year when it was springlike... in January.)

I'm almost done with the brown afgan that I may give a friend if she likes it. Then it's on to the Harlequin afgan since that one's got enough done on it to keep my lap warm. It's not long enough to reach my feet yet but it's longer than the rose garden one that I only just started.
 

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My last three lapghans, headed for hospice. I made these while I was off over Christmas and New Year's.

This was made to use up a difficult green - RH Classic artichoke. It doesn't really do with other greens I have. It's not quite as washed out looking as in this photo, but I'm still not very happy with it. Unfortunately, I have some of the green yarn left. Maybe next time I'll come up with a better color scheme.
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This is made with Caron One Pound. I'm not fond of red white and blue together, but I wasn't keen on anything else I was using with the dark blue. I wish there was more color selection in that brand.
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I really like this one. The orange on the outside is what I was trying to use up. It's RH Classic tangerine, that I found a difficult shade of orange to use, but it looked good next to the red. I first had it next to the lighter orange, and it turned that a more brownish gold so I had to rearrange the planned color sequence.
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I'm almost finished with the next one - only a couple of rows to go. I LOVE round ripples, and since they are donated and all go to different people, it doesn't matter if I use the pattern over and over. Of the round ripples, this one is my favorite pattern, a 14 point.
 

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I really like that round ripple pattern. As for me, wait time yesterdzy made it so I finished one + dishcloths. Just trying to use it up.....
 

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Love the pictures, enthusiasm and ideas! Have been doing a lot of coasters for swaps. Since DMIL has given me all her yarns, I have more varieties to play with! I am blessed. Now I have to find those gnomes I was crocheting last year and stashed safely away someplace on Maui. It is going to be a gnome Christmas this year!
 
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Thanks dcomp............for the pics. I like the first one............and of course, you know I will say this..........looks like that green might go with peach...:laugh:

I like peach and 'the right' color of green.........but my monitor tends to screw up the green colors..........have learned that the hard way!
 

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I hadn't though of peach with it, but I don't think it would look very good. It doesn't seem like the right type of green. But since I have some left, I'll consider that when I come to it again.

I don't know if I told you about my "stick game" here. I have all my yarns written on craft sticks and draw one for a new project, at least I will most of the time. The first three I randomly picked resulted in these three lapghans. They treated me badly. The green and orange were difficult colors I've been avoiding, and the Caron One Pound Midnight Blue is a nice color, I just didn't know what to do with it.

Now, though, I'm abandoning the evil sticks for a while. I have some odd things I want to use up and get out of the stash. A couple of Caron Simply Soft colors (which of course don't go with each other) and a Herrshner's yarn. I've started another RR with the Simply Soft baby brights, but I'm going to set it aside and try a two color spiral next with Pound of Love creamsicle and bubblegum.
 

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Yesterday was not as long of a wait time, but still managed to finish off the one dishcloth I had half done, finsihed off another small one to use ukp that skein of cotton, and started another one.

I also like peach and green together, but agree they have to be the right colours of each or eeww!
 

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i keep plugging along on my spiral. the colours are black, yellow, dark blue, and red. it started as a small project for my theology class that i decided to keep making in to a blanket. each colour represents part of my spiritual journey thus far.
 

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Still plugging away at my afghan. Ugh, I hate this thing BUT I will finish it. Hoping to have a big chunk of time to work on it tomorrow. :)
 
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Can certainly understand why afghans would be popular to make this time of year for all of you in the cold country!

Dinah - love the idea of using colors as representations on yourjourney!
 
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Can certainly understand why afghans would be popular to make this time of year for all of you in the cold country!

Dinah - love the idea of using colors as representations on yourjourney!
Making afgans in winter/cold weather is always a wonderful thing. Now if only at least one of the afgans I'm working on was long enough to cover my feet at this point. lol But at least I'm pretty working on two that are going to be for myself, rather than something I'm giving away.
 

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I finally finished the last RR that was nearly done. Well, I have 4 more tails to tuck in, but that's five minutes attention tomorrow morning while I drink my tea. I have another started, but just barely. As I may have posted, I need a break from crocheting after furiously cranking out stuff last year. Now I'm immersing myself in cross stitch for a while. But I'll be back! Meanwhile, I check the thread to see what everyone else is up to.
 

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I love to snuggle under afgans in the winter. It is finally cold enough to need one here. ( 18 degrees this am) I started another afgan on sunday. It is supposed to be a one skein afgan, but that was a one pounder skein. since I am using smaller skeins, I suspect it will take 3 or 4 skeins.

Happy stitching!

WTG on your projects. maybe I can stay motivated.
 

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A one skein afgan? That sounds more like a lapgan to me. :) Still, I have some leftover alpaca yarn so I started a lapgan for myself. I may put that aside since it's still so small and go back to one of the other full sized afgans that I've already started. It's pretty cold here too and looks to remain that way for the rest of the week. I think the dusting of snow we got last night is probably going to stick around for a while.
 
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