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Saturday, July 16, 2011
Here is a new (to me) potholder pattern that I have worked up recently. It is crocheted all in one piece, so there is no need to add a back. It is very quick to work up, and thick enough not to burn yourself on hot pans or dishes. I made the "Americana" one after July 4. I'm still reading a whole lot, especially now that I have an i-phone, I can upload e-books from the library for free and read any time I have some free time. "Real" books currently checked out: Secret of the White Rose, Devil Colony, The Queen's Governess, Crown of Dust, The Daughter of Siena, The Lion of Cairo, Fatal Error, The Beginners, The Bone Yard, & The Illusion of Murder. In the car on audio I currently have "A Discovery of Witches" and "Smokin' Seventeen". I have requested several more from the library that I am still waiting on to upload to my i-phone e-reader.
What have I been doing lately? I started on Weight Watchers back in September of 2010 and was going to try to get my weight off before I saw my siblings, so I could surprise them. Sadly, my younger brother's Father-in-Law passed away recently, and at that time, two out of three of my siblings saw me then. I have "officially" lost 41 lbs so far (as of today) on WW, and I had already lost 8 lbs on my own before starting with them. I would like to get another 22 or so off. I have added walking on the treadmill into my daily routines to help get me to my goal. I also walk the stairs with one of my co-workers at break time. No crafting, sewing or crocheting, I have been watching Grandkids and reading a bunch. However I saw all the lovely potholders everyone on Ravelry has been doing and am getting interested again in crochet. Now that my weight is down a bunch, I am also becoming interested in sewing for myself again.
February arrived with an ice storm, snow, and freezing temperatures! March has brought better weather and a trip to South Padre Island and Seaworld. Sadly, I haven't been crocheting, knitting OR sewing much since October. My oldest GS wants a beanie and a neck scarf made with camouflage colored yarn, so if anything, that will be next on my to-do list. I never finished even one Christmas stocking. The 2011 Potholder Swap is on, so I might get some done to send. I have mostly been absorbed in listening to audio books and reading books lately. I have two stacks of books from the library and just randomly choose the one that looks best to me at the moment. Currently my favorites are "Indiana Jones" type thrillers to Medieval Murder Mysteries, American Indian Murder Mysteries and Ancient Egyptian Murder Mysteries. Not much else is happening around here beyond the regular day to day living.
The pattern for the Chicken Potholder pictured above can be found in a booklet called "The Ultimate Book of Potholders", issued by Annie's Attic. I recently found a free pattern online, here, that is very similar.
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