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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Eye Mask Update

The eye mask worked pretty well, but I noticed a few flaws  in my execution:
1. Be sure to make your stitches tight (light gets in if you dont)
2. Choose a dark color (I used a pale lilac and it lets a little light through)
3. Use ribbon or elastic for the band (tying and untying the yarn can be a pain)
4. Be sure to use a soft yarn (Caron Simply Soft is recommended)

I think the next one will be made with a darker color and softer worsted weight yarn and a contrasting color for the finishing border. If any of you give it a try (or want one), let me know :)
Until next time!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hello, World!

Hello out there! 
This is my first attempt at a blog, so I may be a little slow at catching on. But I just wanted to make a quick post to say hello to all and I hope we have a wonderful time on this journey through the craziness that is my life and my adventures in crocheting. 
Crocheting is my newest addiction and I find it quite relaxing and enjoyable. I have an Etsy shop(Aggie's Crafts that I sell my completed items on. 
I want to learn as much as I can about the craft, as fast as I can. I have mastered the basic stitches, working in rounds, and the crocodile stitch. I am currently learning Tunisian (ick) but I am determined to master it too. I have even made a few Amigurumi items which have proven to be the most fun and trying, but I absolutely LOVE them. Me and the Granny Square are quite friendly now and I am currently working on a Granny Square afghan that I think is fun, fresh and funky. I am not a designer of patterns, but I hope to be one day. Thanks for reading my ramblings and I look forward  to more fun filled posts and updates on my projects.