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    Default Like I needed a new hobby...!

    I was NOT going to start knitting. Or crocheting. I SO do not need another hobby to sink time and money into, I still have so much to learn and do in quilting! I've seen so much fabulous knitting and crochet stuff on Pinterest that I refused to even pin, because I wanted to try them... But NO, not another project!

    But then I started thinking about our upcoming holiday to Tenerife and what I would bring to do with my hands there... I was going to keep working on my hexagon quilt (which I do almost every day at home) but it's just so huge now that I've started assembling it for real and I can't really fit it in the luggage without some serious side effects such as not bringing enough shoes. We'll have of that thank you very much!

    So my resolve has been crumbling and this last weekend I started hunting for a good beginner's crochet pattern/project that would occupy me all holiday week (in between other holiday stuff of course) and also get me back in the swing of crocheting. Not that there has been a lot of swinging here... But I know the basics. Long story short, I am now the proud owner of two Craftsy crocheting courses (they were half price!) and a bulging Pinterest board with patterns and inspiration. Choosing what to do was agony! Or well, you know... Hard. But I settled for one project, went and picked out some lovely 75% wool / 25% polyester yarn in four different colours today at lunch and tonight I started! I've already caught the bug! This will be so much fun!! This is the blanket I've started (mine will be approx 60" wide):

    Attic24: Neat Ripple Pattern

    Anyone else have a hard time choosing one craft and sticking to it? Any other crochet-addicts out there?
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    Default Re: Like I needed a new hobby...!

    I was a former knitting addict. I also crocheted a bit. I had to give it up due to carpal tunnel and I miss it so much I enjoy sewing, but knitting is my first love.
    Lori

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    Anna, I can't stick to one craft. I crochet, knit, make soap, draw, paint, whittle....the list goes on, but what I spend most of my time on is some sort of quilting. There are times when I get a away from it a little, then I will do one of the others.
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    have lots of interest, knit, crochet, hand embroider, sewing and quilting is my passion, I also dabble in furniture refinishing and miniatures, also some beading.
    Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
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    Default Re: Like I needed a new hobby...!

    I love crocheting, but I did put it aside for now because I so much loving the process of piecing and learning to fmq. I do not expect to much crochet, but baby hats and blankets may still be done in the near future.

    The ripple pattern is such a beautiful basic. Cant wait to see your completed afghan.
    Karen
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    Default Re: Like I needed a new hobby...!

    These directions were great. I am going to try this again.....although there's a great YouTube set of direction for those of us were are visual learners !
    I retaught myself to knit due to a great blog by Staci Perry, called Very Pink Knits. Not only does Staci have knitting tutorials but she also has crocheting tutorials as well. She has a lot of free tutorials too.
    v e r y p i n k . c o m » Tutorials
    Also, do you know about Ravelry ? This is a website for knitting & crocheting too
    https://www.ravelry.com/account/login

    Oh! Before I forget.....sure I have trouble deciding what hobby to persue.....so I do all three, but sewing / quilting tops the list !

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    I do it all! I sew, knit, crochet, smock, counted cross stitch, tat, quilt, scrapbook, etch on glass, and each hobby comes with it's giant Rubbermaid tub 'o stuff that goes along with it. Because when I get into something...I want whatever goes with it! I am trying, though, to streamline. To see each project through and get it out of my sewing room. So tired of bags of UFO's lingering. So thankful for the UFO group on this forum...inspiration!!
    "She who dies with the most fabric wins"

    Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom."

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    Anna, Anna, Anna....What to do with you. But we all know what they say about people in glass houses that should not throw stones. You are a woman of my own heart, so I completely understand where you are coming from. Now, I will also have to get some 'ripple action' going on at some stage in the future.
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    Wow what an amazing collection of crafting (Sandy even whittles, who knew!). I'm happy I'm not alone in this and I will TRY to be organized as we just got rid of a lot of (baby) stuff in our basement and I don't want to add lots of new stuff the first thing I do. That being said I'm an "all in" kind of person so we'll see how it goes hehe.

    I've finished the dreaded first row and I'm on to the fun part, where I hardly even have to think about what I'm doing. Yay!

    Lori I'm so sorry you can't do it anymore. I hope the carpal goes away and is quick about it too!
    ~ Anna ~

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    Anna, don't forget to take another bag along to Tenerife. A crochet wooll blanket is heavy too. I'm sure you'll have it finished when you come back. I usually take a crochet work too during holidays, but then I do some snowflakes (album) and such, they are not as heavy. It is too bad we cannot crochet during the flights anymore. I did a lot of crochet work during flights.
    I bet that will be a gorgeous blanket.
    greetings from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

    Michèle

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