I finished the walls on my Tuscany! All that’s left is the backstitching!! I’m over the moon to finally finish this. (I put my square doily away because I was getting bored with it for now. Plus, realistically, one Finish A Thing a month is more likely to get finished.)

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oof those grapes are all black and dark purple. oof

I finished my hat! I love it. It’s soft and warm. I tried Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off for the first time and loved that too.

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It looks better on. SO soft and warm!!

My oldest turned 7 last week, and requested a T Rex about a week before his birthday. He’s so sweet, he said “I know it’s short notice so it’s ok if it’s not done on my birthday. He’s the coolest guy ever. He wanted to put the safety eyes on so we that last week. I got a cold too, (gross), but am slowly getting over it and ready to finish his lil dino.

I can’t get the picture to load. Oh well. Another day.

I was working on another neat hat for me, the Women’s Peaked Cap (by Yarnspirations), but I tried it on at round 14, like it suggests, and it was too small. Well that was about 1/3 of the way, so I frogged it and started over with a larger hook. It’s a fun pattern, so I took it as practice for the second round, and I’ll be even happier knowing it will fit! I named mine Reichenbach Falls Cap. It looks like a stylized, feminine version of the deerstalker Holmes is famous for. Now I can solve mysteries and go on adventures in style! If that’s not enough UK fangirl for you, I love to work on that hat while watching The Great British Bake Off on PBS on Sunday nights. swoon!

I started following The Crochet Crowd and they’re the ones who suggested this cute hat. They have some very cool blanket patterns and ideas too. The videos and posts are fun and light; I’m glad I found them. I like having a few of those unicorn-chaser websites to go to when the world gets dark.

Day 8 of the TIAS came out this morning! I’ll upload the progress on Day 7 and 8 soon!

Another fun day! I still think it’s a starfish, maybe a regular fish. I’m very happy with the colors I chose. :-) There are a lot of guesses that it’s a rabbit, which I could see, too.
More soon!!

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hmmm….still thinking a starfish but other guesses of “rabbit” might be right too! A thinks it’s a dolphin. ;-)

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I’m just having so much fun with tatting. x-D

I think a weekly WIP update would be fun. :-) I hope I can keep it up throughout the year, then I’ll have a nice narrative to reflect on later. Plus, you know, progress pictures are awesome!
Here’s my first addition, the Dreaming of Tuscany project. I’ve been taking it to my son’s exercise class twice a week, and I get to work on it uninterrupted for 45 minutes (at least!) each time. I’m getting a lot done! I only have the vineyard, both sides of the wall, and then finally, backstitching. That’s my favorite part, honestly. It brings the whole piece to life! These pics are from the last two weeks, one night at a time, from my most recent pic backwards in time to the first one of the year.

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:-)
Here is Bruce’s Tatted Doily, I’m almost done with the second Round. The third and fourth should go much faster.
(I hope!)

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I’m trying to update my Ravelry page more often too for my knit and crochet stuff.

Feeling stuffy and sore today, so here are some progress pics. I’m going to meet this potential head cold head on (haha) with coffee, hot chocolate, and yarn. Hoping to make serious crafty progress today with my friend PBS.

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I have this picot round to finish row 2, then it's onto row 3.
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I know no one will see it because they don't have the pattern in front of them, but I got some grass on my cheese. Heehee

I started the vineyard part, in the middle. I found out that I made a mistake somewhere around 4 years ago and, long story short, that middle vineyard part will be mainly made up. The pattern is just a suggestion at this point, lol, but luckily that area allows for some imagination.
Hoping everyone has a nice relaxing pajama Sunday. ;-)