Hobbies

A discussion of my various hobbies and pictures of WIP (works in progress) and completed projects.
To start with, I love to read.  So much in fact, I don’t really consider reading a hobby or an option.  To me it is like breathing.  Essential.

Other hobbies of mine include, making greeting cards, crocheting, knitting, sewing, doing jigsaw puzzles, and cross stitch.  Do you notice a theme here?  They are all done inside.  They can be done outside and I have on occasion drug my crafting outside if the weather is particularly nice.   I also have to have a comfortable place to sit once I get outside.  Because we have close neighbors who are somewhat noisy and I find that irritating, I’m not outside much.

Currently I am working on a multicolored crocheted afghan called a “Granny Stripe.”  It is made from leftover scraps of yarn that I had accumulated from years of doing other projects.  It is pretty bright and colorful and a great way to use up your scraps.  Here is a link for the pattern if you’re interested:  http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/granny-stripe.html

Granny Stripe afghanThis is a picture of mine in progress.  I am putting a black border around it now.

I have started a new project.  After years of contemplating them, I am knitting a pair of socks.  I am excited about this.  People that have been knitting them for a while assure me they are well worth the expense and effort.  I hope I’m not disappointed.  Here is the start of one.  I’m loving the colors and the yarn which is Premier Yarns wool free sock yarn in Vegas Lights color.  It is 93% acrylic and stretchy.

20150804_105023sockMy first sock is done.  I’m pleased with the result.   The pattern on the yarn wrapper was simple and easy to follow.  I’m hopeful I can make some of these for Christmas gifts.
T
he pattern for this sock can be found here:  http://www.premieryarns.com/Product/Basic+Sock.aspx

My latest completed project, a scarf for my husband.  Steves scarf
I picked the yarn up on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  I loved the looks of it while it was still in the skein but once I started knitting with it, I really liked the colors.  It made the knitting such a pleasant experience.

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