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Friday, February 17, 2012

Mishmash of Craft

I finally finished my first pair of socks!!  Here they are:


I have to say, they are pretty comfy, and I'm rather pleased with my first attempt.  I used Ann Budd's book Getting Started Knitting Socks, and she not only commented on my socks on Ravelry but invited me to join her group Budd's Buds.  What a nice lady! 

Now don't judge me too harshly, but I am not on Pinterest.  At this time in my life I feel that I already spend too much time on the internet, so one more thing is just too much.  However, I am aware of it, and I even found out how to see if other people have pinned any of your crafts.  If you don't know how to do it, here it is:

Type in the following: http://pinterest.com/source/
and then your blog address.  For instance, for my blog it is:

http://pinterest.com/source/mcgreenexperience.blogspot.com/


First of all, I was surprised and pleased that any of my crafts had been pinned.  Secondly, I was surprised that my most pinned item was the Capri Sun bag I made for my daughters teacher for Christmas.  It is also funny because this week I was working on another one, this time for my niece.


Lastly, there have been loads of fabric heart cards floating around the web for Valentines Day.  I saw more than one version.  Here are the cards I made for my two special Valentines, they were so pleased!



Check out the Blog Hops here:


24 comments:

  1. Yay for first socks! They look great, and look like they fit perfectly too :)

    Thanks for the pintrest info, must check mine now!

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  2. Great first-time socks! They look really comfortable and the colorway is fun!

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  3. LOVE how your socks turned out. They do look super comfy. Pinterest sucks the time away from you...good for resisting the call. I had to force myself to stay away from it this week. It's addictive.

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  4. That is so much fun and very exciting to know that your wonderful creations are being showcased on Pinterest! Congrats! Also, the socks look beautiful as well, I love how the striping turned out!

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  5. Congrats for completeing your socks! Your comment about Pinterest made me smile......I've stayed away from it too.

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  6. Be careful, socks are very addicting! Thanks a bunch for the Pinterest info- I didn't know that and will be checking it out!!!!

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  7. Congratulations on completing your first pair of socks!! They look great! I too love your capri sun bags and have made quite a few of them. I have been saving them to make some more bags that have been requested by friends. They are so cute!

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  8. Nice cozy socks, they look great! I too am staying away from Pinterest, I was tempted though, but the computer hogs enough of my time! Have a wonderful week!
    (P.S. Love your books, we could totally share a library!)

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  9. Love the socks! I didn't know that Ann Budd HAD a ravelry group, though I guess i shouldn't be surprised...
    I love your capri sun bag, too. I wish I drank capri suns so I could make one.

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  10. The first socks are so darn exciting! Yay you!!

    Thanks for the pinterest info. I haven't been there either, but it does seem like it could be fun. :-)

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  11. The socks are awesome-- also, the pinterest tip is great!

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  12. fun socks, thanks for sharing the pinterest info....

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  13. The socks look great!! I LOVE the Capri Sun bag!

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  14. Your socks are lovely and look great! The bags are cute!

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  15. Yeah for first socks. I still have half a sock to go... one day.

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  16. Those are really nice socks-and I checked out the pinterest info-found 3 of my pictures there-interesting....

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  17. Great socks! While Pinterest can be a time-suck it can also be a place for great ideas and inspiration. I limit myself to a couple of quick looks each day to keep up and it's all working out fine. That Capri-Sun bag is so fun to see.

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  18. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/02/show-your-stuff-11-animal-cracker.html

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  19. Congrats on the first socks! May they lead you to many happy sock knitting adventures! I got sucked into the vortex that is pinterest. I'm going to try your little trick.

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  20. I would like to pass on to you the Versatile Blogger Award if you are interested...see my post

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  21. Your capri sun bag is sooo cute! How clever!! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll join us again next Saturday with more great ideas! -The Sisters

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  22. Your first socks look great! I love Ann Budd's patterns - perhaps I should have used her patterns when making my first pair of socks (which didn't quite turn out as a pair!).

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