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Yarn Storage and Pattern Tests

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For YEARS I’ve wanted glass front storage for my yarn, so that I can see all the colors but it’s all protected from the cats, mice (I lived in front of a cow pasture growing up so mice and rats were common, and one day I had an unfortunate, stressful event involving two adorable little mice and my entire yarn stash, not cool), and anything else. A few weeks ago I got this cabinet from my Nana just for that purpose and man, does it make such a difference! I love being able to see all my yarn, it helps me see types and colors I had forgotten about or not been so inclined to use, and to know what I’m running low on or out of so that I can be more efficient when I buy new yarn.

crop top yarn storage

After a few weeks of struggle with patterns failing and just not working, I was reminded of one of my favorite yarn/stitch/hook size combinations and utilized it in a new way in a fringe crop top and this experiment above. I wanted to try changing hook sizes to create a waist, and while this top turned out okay, I think the method would work better for what I want using smaller hooks than what I used (or maybe increasing the width of the waist, since what really bothers me is how the stitches stretch out when the top is worn, and I’d like a more solid look), although I do like the colors in this top and the general idea. I’m not sure I’ll make more exactly like this one, though.

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The cabinet has also become Phoe-bug’s favorite new nap spot for now. She’s even up there sleeping at this moment.

Anyway, hope you’re having a good week. God bless ya’!

Waters Wears: Blue Flowers

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I’m kind of loving this shirt right now. It was passed on to me by my sister-in-law, and was always one of my favorite tops of hers. Now that the weather’s warm I’ve worn it several times. I love the neckline, it’s different from all the other tank tops in my wardrobe, but it’s not finicky; it covers regular bra straps well enough.

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Long pants were fine enough this day, but the next day we finally reached 80+ temperatures, so it may be a while before I attempt to wear pants again. (I was even silly enough to take a 2 1/2 mile walk with friends in this weather, in these pants. So silly, what were we thinking?)

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This is Phoenix, our tiny girl cat. She happened to stop and chill for a second in frame.

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I’ve worn this headband before here. Basic headbands like this have been a favorite of mine for a long time. I like that they’re so simple to put on, and can be used to pull bangs back and out of your eyes if desired. One of my favorite things about the fact that I can crochet is that I can quickly whip one of these up if I want. It’s just a simple chain stitch, which was the first stitch my mom taught me and which I would make long, long strands of as a child.

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Top: Old Navy (old)
Jeggings: Faded Glory
Sandals: Faded Glory (several years old)
Headband: made by me

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