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Mug Cozy Madness…

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The  weather is changing and so are the colors of spring… I was inspired to make some Twisted Stitches Coffee Cozies in new bright spring colors!  I decided to try a few in Bright Cotton Yarn and see how they sell at Alpine Originals for the spring/summer season…  This pattern is available for free HERE or by clicking on the Patterns tab at the top of the page…

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Twisted Stitches Coffee Cozy- Large Mug…

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Ready for sale at Alpine Originals… Spring Green, Deep Ocean Blue and Buttercup Yellow!

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With only a few days left to finish the Ocean Waves Afghan Challenge,,, I have been working hard on my blanket each evening to complete it… Only a few more rows and it will be done… I will post the pictures in just a few days… It is turning out beautifully!

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So here is to Coffee, Crochet and Challenges!

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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


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

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