30 Minute Crocheted Ruffle Scarf

So a friend called me today to tell me she had found the most awesome-quick way to make scarves! (She is always crocheting and I am trying to learn but it just seems it takes entirely too long, and uses too much yarn to make most things.) So – I googled around and found the same video she did, and thought I would share it. 🙂 Can’t wait to make one myself!

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2013 – What will it bring?

No, I have not been posting regularly as I intended to. No, I have not quit smoking as I intended to. No, I have not been dieting as I had intended to. No, I have not yet attended a church here in my new town.

Enough NO’s. 🙂 So much for resolutions! Ha! Some boxes I CAN check off my list for the new year:

CRAFTING:
Yes, I have been crafting – I just mailed my dearest friend a – oh wait! Can’t say what it is on the off-chance that she reads this post! More on that, later. Let’s just say, I re-purposed, err, made my friend, A, a neat, little gift and sent it in the mail to her. We’ll see how “neat” it actually is once she gets it and gives feedback.

I also crocheted my first scarf. I made a “curly” scarf by double-crocheting 3 times in the same chain to form the circular effect. (I must give my sweet MIL credit for this one.) This may be ameteur work to some – but to me – MT. EVEREST! Here’s a pic:

scarf

If you’ll notice however, on the right side of the pic, you can see the end of the scarf that is smaller because I was not able to finish. I ran out of yarn! So as most things in my life go, I completely abandoned ship and have now started a new cross-stitch. (The kit, also a gift from MIL) The scarf, unfortunately, will most likely be left to die in the bottom of my craft storage-ottoman.

Reaching out to friends/family:
Since, I have not yet made any friends here in my new town (Don’t judge, I’ve “only” been here since November) I have vowed to start sending notes periodically via old-fashioned mail to my family/friends back home. I finally got around to making copies of Christmas photos and mailing them to my sisters and my mother. I must say, it took quite a bit of cunning to make said copies, because I went to my friendly neighborhood pharmacy where they were not quite so friendly and refused to let me copy my photos because of copywright infringement. Copywright, schmopywright.

Happiness to all! 🙂

P.S. As I was posting this, I took a brief interlude to remove a sopping-wet load of clothes from the washer. (Overload, much?) I, then, attempted to dry them, which weighed down the dryer too much and caused it to cut itself off. I am now drying them in batches. Fun times!