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Another finish

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Another afghan finished. It was a little boring at the end due to the repetitiveness, but it was still small enough that I toughed it out without switching projects.


So, did a swatch of the marcelle afghan with a smaller hook and have decided to frog the entire thing and start over.
Pulled a kit out of my closet to start and couldn't find my K hooks. Metal and Tunisian... I think I know where the Tunisian one is...
I had another that was in progress that I was having issues with gauge that I contemplated.
But ended up finally starting the Ripples and Waves Afghan. Not sure the instructions were correct for the last row...

Got some stash. One of the kits from HAED. Remote for size on the package. Free gifts of a needle threader and needle case. This is for Secret Carousel MC. Given the size of this, I can only imagine what the SSMC I ordered will look like.


Also got some pretty fabric. Not quite sure what no background design will go on them, but the one on the right is sparkly.


Getting close

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Just 5 more rows of the Bavarian stitch before the border. Messed up a bit on the last blue round and fudged it with the purple. Had already frogged two previous rounds to redo some less fudgeable mistake. And I didn't feel like frogging.



Round and round I go

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So this is my next project. A slightly modified Bavarian stitch called the waterlilies reflection afghan


My new shower curtain. Hehe.


And Clyde has reached 50 followers on Instagram. Go Clyde! @ClydeWildHousePanther


Ah, normal finishing time

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1 week is much more normal for me to finish an afghan. Love how quick my crochet is.


And Clyde in a box top.


That took too long

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Finally finished. I don't think there are any major mess ups in the pattern. So I can now declare myself an intermediate knitter. At least in terms of following a pattern. Don't have cast-ons memorized yet, but that's what google's for.


Now back to my crochet to get something done in a reasonable amount of time.


And back in my apartment now that my bathroom is done. Yay!


So close

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First, it's folded because it's too long to really get a good photo of. Second, I'm finally on the last repeat of the pattern. I have that, a partial, and then 18 rows of seed stitch and I'm done with this. Back to my crochet for a while.


Clyde was my valentine, but he kept running from me...


Past the mid point

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Over 50% done and onto the third ball of yarn. Yay! I've kind of figured out why this is taking so long, it's the equivalent of doing a blanket in single crochet. Knitting has not way (that I've seen so far) of adding height to stitches to make it go faster.


Random photos of Clyde who has decided he doesn't like my bed after the two days he slept with me.




And I don't know why, but I bought 3 material packs from HAED because they had a sale... Soul Mate, SSMC It's only forever, and a last minute impulse because it got added, Secret Carousel MC.
Not that I have a plan to do much cross-stitching this year on top of the who knows how many I have in progress/kitted....