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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yarn Along

Last week I began by talking about the books, so this week I'll talk about the baby blankets first.

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I told you that something was going wonky on it. I sat down with my mom and we figured it out. At first, we were really puzzled because I demonstrated what I was doing and I wasn't doing it wrong. Well, for one, I was using single crochet. I'm not sure if that was the problem, but Mom says no one really does single crochet for that, so I switched to a half double crochet. But as Mom demonstrated I realized how much looser my crochet stitches were than hers, and how much tighter my chains were than hers. And a lightbulb went off for us both and realized since I was only chaining one (very tightly) in the corners, it wasn't enough space for my very loose stitches. So I did two chains in the corner and BAM, problem solved. So here's what it looked like before I ripped it out:


And here is it done to the same size the right way:

it's not on a perfectly flat surface.
And here they are next to each other. At the same stage. You can see there's a big difference:

I ripped one out, then redid it, and waited until the other one was at the same stage before taking it apart so I could show you side by side.

I lost my crochet hook for three days (I lose everything!) so this isn't a full week worth's of stuff, but I was trying like made to make it up.  I'm really excited about how they're turning out.


Okay, onto books. I'm still doing the A Confident Heart study at Renee Swope's blog and am now in week two of the Bible in 90 days challenge. And The Scent of Cherry Blossoms was a novel I read yesterday which was fun.

I put the Nook there to represent Jesus the Evangelist, which I finished this week and reviewed yesterday.  It's not in my Nook right now though because I got my Nook fixed and they had to do a reset, and I've not transferred it back in there. But the Nook is fixed now. Yay!

I'm still reading Healing Your Church Hurt... and will be doing my very first giveaway!! I'm really excited. I'll be doing it on Monday. You should all come back and try to win.  It's really good so far!

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