Feeling Blah

Well it’s another week. It was a weird week at school. Not really sure why. The little germ factories that I teach decided to share their cold with me. I have been battling it all week. Yesterday I did nothing except stay on the couch. I at least got myself out of pajamas today. Taking it easy again today. Going to go pick my things up from the fair later today.

I did finish 3 more minion hats.

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I am still working on my Duvino from Crafsty.

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Standing Double Crochet

Can I just say OMG! I wish I would have thought of this. I don’t know about you, but when crocheting it is annoying to start with chains. You crochet around then you come back to the starting chain and try to push your hook through the top chain. GRRR. Well a fellow crochet guild member shared this great tutorial on a Standing Double Crochet. I hope you enjoy it. This is going to change by life. Hehe. Click on the picture to go check it out.

Standing Double Crochet - joining without the slip stitch! Photo and Video Tutorials on Moogly!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

I love entering items in the State Fair. This is my 3rd year for doing so. It is so fun and nerve racking at the same time. This year I entered 6 items. I am always so nervous when I drop the items off. I just don’t want anything to happen to them. People that do not create things don’t understand this. I dropped my items off Tuesday of last week. I then had a couple of spies go up on Friday and check things out.

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A BLUE RIBBON! First place on my knitted socks.

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2nd place on my crocheted granny square afghan.

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2nd place on my crocheted jacket/shawl. This piece took me forever to crochet. My husband keeps reminding me that it has over 2 miles of yarn in it. DANG!

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Last but not least my crocheted owl pillow. This was our Crochet Guild’s challenge this summer. I am happy with all the results. Already planning my projects for next years fair.

P.S. Thanks to Tamara Gonzalez and Susie Kilgroe for being my spies. Also, Congrats to Tamara, Lisa and Amanda for placing in the state fair.