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Forays into Crochet

I have a hook, and I know how to use it.

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Shame on me for not updating, I know.  Here is the main point for this post:

I have had to do some shuffling around and there is a new address for Forays into Crochet. It is if you are still interested in reading/following! Thanks and I hope to see you there!
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I don't know if it is the weather, or the fact that I'm pregnant (yep, you read correctly! This time it's for real!!) but I have not been doing a lot of crocheting since my last post.  *holds out hand for a rap to the knuckles*.  I just seem to have lost my motivation.  Or, conversely, I have SO many projects that I'd like to start that I can't seem to choose among them.  As soon as I found out I was pregnant I lined up a bunch of things I'd like to make, mostly tops, to accomodate my belly as I get bigger.  My only problem is my general lack of funds, since I haven't had a job since the beginning of February.

The shawl I was in the middle of is one I have decided to frog.  The yarn (Malabrigo Lace) is very soft and very pretty and I want to use it for something that might do it more justice than that pattern.  I will probably still use that pattern eventually as part of the 10 Shawls in 2010 challenge, but with a different yarn.  So, now, I have to find a pattern that calls to the yarn -- or vice versa.  Sigh.

A lot of my time is spent holding still, as my "morning" sickness has started to kick in at random, unpredictable times throughout the day.  I prefer to lie down or curl up in my husband's easy chair and just hold still...sometimes the motion of crocheting makes me feel dizzy, even though I know that's illogical.  Hopefully I will find my gusto soon and get back to hooking.  I miss it, truth be told.  And I also have a sister who is waiting rather impatiently for her Renaissance Tunic (sp!? I never remember how to spell that one!).

It's fixing to rain outside.  I can even hear thunder.  I have a pattern I need to make for my birthday swap partner, so I'm going to go dig out some yarn, battle my nausea, and get to work!
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Here is a baby blanket I recently completed for my cousin, who is having a baby boy later this year.

Gwydion fancies himself a model, I think.

(of course the blanket will be washed and then stored in an airtight container before being shipped/given to my cousin for her bebe!)

My sister likes my tunic so much that she has bought the yarn for me to make her one as well.  She has chosen red for her main color, and brown and a vareigated in autumn tones for her accent colors.  It will be very pretty, I think.  I am also still plugging along on the Malabrigo lace shawl.  I've decided to only use one skein of the two I have, so it may be more of a shawlette, but that's okay.  It's becoming a bit tedious, to be honest!

It's back to hooking for me.