Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Crochet and Coal (or lack thereof)

Hello all! Hope this finds everybody doing well, and in good spirits!  Let's start with the "crochet" part of the subject title.  I thought I'd share, with you, my latest crochet projects.  First up is this doily I made.  There is no pattern for it.  I just tinkered around and did my own thing.  I held two strands of number 10 thread together for the entire doily.

Next up is my Excellence doily.  The pattern info is directly on the pictures.  I love this pattern!  It is great for using partial balls of thread, which is what I have done in this one.  I have since started one in Fall colors, and hope to share it soon.

Last, but not least, is my CAL square.  I am participating in the Around the Bases CAL.  For more information, check out the following link: https://keitopalette.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/around-the-bases-crochet-along-cal/  It just started this past Sunday, so it's not too late to start.  Here is mine, which includes the starting square, and the first rounds.  I will be alternating these colors throughout.  I'm using all Red Heart Super Saver yarns.  The following is the link for the square I chose to use. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kata  I wanted a flower for my center, but didn't want a heavy, bulky flower, so this one seemed perfect for what I wanted. With this CAL any square can be used.  Again, for more information, check out the link I posted earlier in this paragraph.

Now for the "coal" part of my subject title. On a not so happy note, my husband lost his job on Friday.  The coal business is on a huge downhill spiral in our country (dh worked at a coal cleaning plant), and things are not looking good.  Coal, and coal related, companies are shutting down right and left.  Definitely not a good thing for many of us. I won't go all political on you, but suffice it to say I don't agree with some of the things that are going on in our government right now.  :(