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"A-Gypsying" Along

I made as many more of the floral motifs as I could stand.  (I think it was about 44 or so.)  Now (as of yesterday evening) I’m back to joining them up again.  I’ll probably need a few more to even things up– as well as the half-hexies to fill in the large gaps.

9/365 - "A-Gypsying" Along

I’ve been thinking about it, and I believe I’ll arrange the motifs so that the half-hexies go on the two shorter sides, with the zig-zaggy sides down the length.  I tend to like the zig-zagged sides… and anything that means making fewer of the half-hexies is good with me.  (g)

In other crafty news–

–Did I ever mention on this blog that I was starting to crochet a hat?  (The “Elegant Hat” pattern.)  Well, that didn’t exactly work out.  I ended up ripping most of it back, turning part of into a pot holder (yes, really), and putting the project on hold.  I still like the hat (again, when made large enough that it doesn’t fit like a beanie), but I really don’t like tons of single crochet… So I’m not sure when I’ll try again.

–I cast-on for a Thick & Quick Ribbed Cowl to use a single skein of Loops & Threads Charisma that looked sad all by its lonesome in my yarn stash.  After a slow start (decided to go down a needle size and had to re-start), it’s been going very well– and of course it works up quickly in that bulky yarn– but it simply can’t compete with the afghan for my attention, so I’m not making much progress on it. 

Yes, it all comes back to the afghan.  I can’t concentrate on any other crafty pursuit until that thing’s done.  Afghan-on-the-brain.  It’s a serious condition.  ;o)


I’m Michael (a female Michael, to remove any doubt).  I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast with my husband, Donald, and our crazy American Eskimo Dogs. 

I love to fill my spare time with various crafts and other hobbies, and this blog is where I share photos, record my progress, and ramble endlessly.

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