Day 7 Knit & Crochet Blog Week – 4KCBWDAY7

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Today is the last day of the Knit & Crochet Blog Week Challenge… I can’t believe I was able to post all 7 days!  It has been fun and I hope you enjoyed it too!  Our last assignment,,, Day 7,,, Is to talk about “Where we would like to be 1 year from now with our Crafting”…

I have already stretched myself this year by opening my blog and life up to all the world with my crochet… It has been a great experience so far…  But, my main goal in the next few months is to get my Etsy Store up and going… It isn’t so much the work it will take to get the store open,, Its more having enough crochet products  available…  Thanks to  my friends at our local store Alpine Originals, I sell many pieces each month there… So I will have to step up my game and get some things going for online sales… Who knows, all this crocheting could work into a full-time job at the rate I am going…

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Since my topic for the last day is asking about the future, I didn’t have any pictures to post to go with the subject,,,, So, I though I would show you a few pictures from my life… Hope you enjoy!

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Our 5 baby Kittens,,, They all have home to go to!!!           Charlie asking me to go for a walk,,,            The trees finally starting to bud out!

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The apple trees in bloom,,,                           Early bloomers in the yard…                              Daffodils Charlie and I found on our walk…

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Great Mt. Shasta View on the walk!                  And the rushing stream….                         And finally home, a much-needed drink of water!

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I cleaned out the first flowerbed…                  Planted my first spring planterbox…             The hubby mowed the lawn…

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Stopped to make some tea….                         And finally… Dinner!

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Also, this morning I attended a great sermon at church and an all church barbeque… It was so fun and great to have some time to visit with all my friends!  But, unfortunately I don’t have pictures to share…

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So here is to What is in the future, My daily life and hanging out with my friends at Church!  Now it’s off to Crochet,,, Can’t Wait!!!

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Elena

Another Busy Day for this Bee! Day 6 Knit & Crochet Blog Week… 4KCBWDAY6

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    Once again I have a busy Bee! I worked on my Crochet-A-Long Ocean Waves Afghan Challenge and completed a set of Pink Face Cloths for Alpine Originals…  Some time soon I would like to get my Etsy Store up and going,,, But, I will have to find a little time to do that in my busy schedule!

I was very blessed today to attend one of my dearest friends 70th Birthday party… We all had a fabulous lunch and lots of laughs!  Yesterday was a Varsity Track Meet for my 17 Year Old Daughter… That is always a fun time together and there was finally plenty of Sun… I think Spring has arrived…

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Pink Face Cloth Set,,, Moss Stitch 8″ x 8″…

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Ocean Waves Afghan,,, 42% complete… 2 1/2 Weeks Left to finish

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So,,, Today’s assignment for the Knit & Crochet Blog Week Challenge is to talk about your favorite tool… Hands down my favorite tool are these Great Wooden Crochet Hooks!  I am building my set and only have a few, but I love working with them far more than any others I have used!  They are very comfortable in my hand and  pick up the yarn perfectly…

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Favorite Crochet Tool,,, Rosewood Crochet Hooks!

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As for yesterday’s post,,, The polls to get to know you,,, not too much voting took place… But, here are the results so far…

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Where do you knit or crochet?   50% Livingroom, 40% Everywhere, 10% Bedroom

What type of yarn is your favorite? 50% Blends, 30% Acrylic, 10% Cotton, 10% Wool

What Fiber Art do you like the most? 82% Crochet, 18 % Knitting …

How many hours per week do you work on your projects? 6-10 hours 28%, 16-20 Hours 28%, 11-15 18%, More than I can count 18%, 1-5 hours 9%

What is your favorite part of a blog? 40% Seeing other people’s work, 30% Tutorials, 20% Pictures, 10% Other

What do you do with your finished projects? 80% Gifts, 10% Sell, 10% Charity

What color group do you use the most? 30% Bright’s, 30% Earth Tones, 20% Variegated, 10% Primary

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There is still plenty of time to add your vote!  I want to get to know all of you!.

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So here is to the Knit & Crochet Blog Week Challenge, Crochet-A-Longs, and getting to know you!

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Elena


Getting To Know You!! Knit and Crochet Blog Week Day 5 – 4KCBWDAY5

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Today is Day 5 of Knit and Crochet Blog Week Challenge…  The assignment,, Try a different way of Blogging…

So.. Instead of you hearing about me,,, I want to get to know you!  Take just a few minutes to answer some of my polls… Lets have some fun!!

Tune in tomorrow for the results and more crochet projects…

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COLOR!!! Knit & Crochet Blog Week Day 4… 4KCBWDAY4

I can’t believe it’s already day 4 of this Knit & Crochet Blog Week Celebration!  Today’s assignment is to show and talk about our favorite colors to work with and what colors are in our stash…

I Love Color!  I have so much fun mixing new color ideas in each project… One of my favorite things is to use random colors,,, not trying to match or coordinate… The projects I do this way almost always turn out to be my favorite ones…

Last night I did get done all of my Crochet Goals for the day… I worked on the Ocean Waves Afghan Challenge Blanket… Made a set of Colorful Flower Coasters (see the bottom of this post for a little surprise!), And… I made my first 2 squares for Sarah London’s Crochet-A-Long,,, 2013 Wool-Eaters Motif Blanket… I was one busy Bee!!!!  We also had a fabulous Bible Study,,, Such great ladies in my group!

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Colorful Flower Coaster Set

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Wool Eaters Motif’s….

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I do lean towards vibrant colors in my projects,,, But Cream is my favorite base color… like in my Sunburst Granny Square Blanket…

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Sunburst Granny Square Blanket…

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My Stash is a completely different story… It has everything.. I try to pick yarn up when it’s on sale… So when I see something that’s a good deal, I grab it!  I love working with all types of yarns, but my main stash is Acrylic Yarn and Cotton Yarn… The yarn is available in so many great colors now! Love our choices we have to choose from!

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This House of Bee’s is going to have to work hard once again today… After work I have to work on both The Challenge Afghan and the Crochet-A-Long… Also,,, I will be working on some project to sell and… Here is my little SURPRISE I promised at the top of the post…

…In the next few days I will post another FREE PATTERN… The Flower Coasters Set Pattern will be available right here at Beatrice Ryan Designs and on my Ravelry Page…

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So Here is to Color, Yarn and A New Free Pattern!

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Elena

Day 3 Knit & Crochet Blog Week 4KCBWDAY3

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Today is a busy day in my crochet life… My list is long with To-Do’s… Both Crochet and regular life is very full!  As you know I am participating in many things currently,,, Here is my attempt to explain my crazy week…

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Tonight I will be working on my Ocean Waves Afghan Challenge Blanket… It is coming along nicely like I said yesterday!  Just 3 Weeks to finish!  My Daughter is loving the progress and the colors she chose!

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Today I am starting  another Crochet-A-Long… I have the yarn and am ready to get going!  Wool Eater CAL by Sarah London

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Also, as you have seen this week in my past posts…. It’s Knit and Crochet Blog Week, Today’s assignment (Day 3) was to place an infographic in the post… Whew… This was something new for me, it took a bit of time to try this new adventure… But, I like how it turned out… What do you think??

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Maybe I should make more for myself… ( :

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I still have a few more hours of work at my traditional job…

Two projects for Alpine Originals  to finish up,, Another set of Flower Coasters and a Bag… I would like to get at least one finished!

Tonight we start a new Bible Study, I am very excited to get back with my ladies after a short break.

Emails to answer and of course cooking and cleaning….

This is why I have the House of Bee’s as my Mascot… Seems like alot of flitting around and industrious work ahead of me today!!

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So Here is to flitting around and being industrious!

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Elena

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