My New Favorite Scarf

Posted: September 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

The pics don’t do its colors justice. This bi-colored accessory is in mustard and dusty brown. I love this color combination! The scarf was super simple crocheted all in back loop half double crochet giving it stretch and bounce.

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Scarf Mania Continues

Posted: September 17, 2016 in Accessories, Chatter

Made yet another scarf in the last 24 hours. I’m blocking three of my creations now. They should be dry by midday or so. Pics to come!

Peppermint Candy Scarf

Posted: September 16, 2016 in Accessories

Just a little something I made to pass the time. For some reason it reminds me of peppermint candy canes and cotton candy.

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Scarf Kick

Posted: August 28, 2016 in Accessories

I’m on a scarf kick! I’ve fallen in love with making scarves all over again. They give me a chance to follow a simple stitch pattern and lose myself in the rhythm of the movements. In the past two weeks I’ve made two of them. They are in Tunisian crochet simple stitch with some super easy color changes. (You can click on the pics to enlarge them for better viewing.)

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My thanks to nature for help me take these pictures. LOL!

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Here are both scarves folded resting gently together on my porch railing.

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I’ve been thinking again about opening a Crochet Cafe, an idea I’ve had for about 14 years now. And I have what I think is a cool idea for a scarf project that would be more than just scarves. I’m still thinking about it. :0)

Get YARNY!

Shhhh! Don’t tell anybody!

Posted: August 20, 2016 in Chatter

I’m yarning away again…

In a few days I think I’ll post pics of the scarf I completed last week and the one I’m working on now. Instead of trying to accomplish something with crochet, I’m doing what worked so well for me – using it as meditation. I like just doing a repetitive pattern in which I can lose myself and let color bring visual interest to the finished work.

The last several years have been a complete overhaul of life for me. I’m now living in Aiken, SC. And two months ago I moved into a place of my own for the first time in six years. No more being homeless! No more being a guest in someone’s home! No more renting rooms! I am so grateful for the progress I’ve made.

There were plenty of hard times that made me tale a good look at myself and what I was thinking and believing about life. I’ve come back into alignment with my spiritual center and discovered unconditional love and happiness. So, it was all worth it! I’m excited about seeing what life I create now and what creativity comes through me. Let’s just see!

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Coming Back From The Brink

Posted: January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Long time, no crochet! The past three years were hellish. I was in and out of homelessness fast enough to make your head spin. Hopefully, this current trend in my life is a permanent upswing. At any rate I’m crocheting tonight. My crojo has hit me and gotten my attention.🙂

What A Year!

Posted: November 1, 2012 in Chatter

I had a huge upset earlier this year when I was illegally evicted from my residence. I had nowhere to go on low income and short notice.  So, I ended up living in my vehicle on the streets on Atlanta.

To add insult to injury, I was paid up on rent for two months past the date of my eviction! I filed a small claims suit against my landlord and could have gotten her for the triple damages allowed in this state. But the stress of the situation was triggering my heart condition causing me to have bouts of atrial fibrillation. I needed to lower my stress level. Otherwise I would end up in the hospital or worse. So, I had the court dismiss my case without prejudice. (That gives me the option of bringing it back within the statute of limitations.)

Things have greatly improved since then. After a few months, I found someone to rent me a room for $310 a month with no deposit. After dealing with being homeless during humid 100+ degree weather, I’m grateful to be living indoors again. Phew! To top it off, I’m now a land owner – 6 acres of practically virgin country land! I found a way to start on my dream of owning my own home again free and clear even on a low income. I call my place Homestead Acres at Freedom Farms.

Now that I’m on the upswing after several years of life challenges, my desire to play with yarn has come back. And boy has it come back with a force! I took out my Bond knitting machine that had been sitting in its box for 4 years and started going to town with machine knitting. I’m loving it! I’m even making things for sale to supplement my income. This is the perfect time of year for it. I only been at it a few weeks and it’s already profitable! I’m inspired to keep going and see just what I can make of my little start-up knitting business. It is giving me something to blog about again.🙂