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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Round baby blanket--1st crochet project! on: October 10, 2009 10:09:37 AM
This was my first "real" crochet project. I am a knitter, but I wanted to venture out a bit. In my very humble inexperienced opinion, crochet is the easier technique for making large projects. I wanted to do something a little different, and I am not a fan of the turning chain (I will just have to get over it eventually). So I made the blanket in a big spiral. I increased stitches a little too quickly at the beginning, so there is some wavy-ness. But I like it. Smiley The yarn is 100% cotton (Peaches and Cream) in a few different colors. It is a present for one of my many friends who have just had a baby or are pregnant (mostly with boys!).

I forgot to measure the diameter, but I would estimate that it is about  2 1/2-3 feet across.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first cable project--Irish Hiking Scarf on: March 09, 2008 08:14:48 PM
For my first cabled project, I chose to knit the Irish Hiking Scarf found here http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingcarf.htm.
I used Bernat Berella 4 in Rich Pink. The photos do not properly represent the color; it is a deeper color.
My roomate didn't want to model the scarf, but she volunteered her teddy bear! Smiley

A close-up of the detail...

3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES / Po-dunk...oh wait...Scottsboro, AL (a little text heavy...) on: March 05, 2008 09:07:20 PM
This is my very last minute "maybe I should do something" entry. Since I really only knit and do photography, I was a little limited (especially due to my lateness).

I grew up in a small town in Northeast Alabama named Scottsboro. Most people have never heard of it, but if they have, it is for one of three reasons: the Scottsboro Boys case, Unclaimed Baggage, or the snake handling crazy church (which was actually not "technically" in Scottsboro). If you want to know the history of Scottsboro, feel free to look it up on Wikipedia; it has a lot of great information thanks to the local historians.

My photo collage represents some of the things that I associate with my hometown:
-- the house which my great grandfather built after the original house burned
-- the street named after my family
-- my great grandmother and a friend relaxing under a tree (it is HOT in AL!)
-- the B.B. Comer bridge spanning the junction of the Tennessee River and Guntersville Lake
-- the Courthouse
-- trains (the major reason Scottsboro was established)
-- my dad as a small child on a John Deere toy
-- the Scottsboro Boys

Obviously, my family in Scottsboro is important to me; I love hearing stories, especially from my grandmother, about the "old days."

You may wonder why I would include the Scottsboro Boys. It was a terrible incident where race was used to wrongly convict innocent people. As a forensic scientist, I strive to find the truth in a case. There can be no bias or prejudice against the accused. When I lived in Sboro, it didn't really mean anything to me, but it now serves as a reminder to why I became a forensic scientist.

Enough talk...on to the collage (remember, it was LAST MINUTE! Smiley )

Oh yeah...I tried to make the "dot" for the city into a suitcase....didn't really work, did it? Wink The outlined county is Jackson County.

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