Busy Fingers, Healthy Mind

Knitting and crocheting are very therapeutic activities.  Here are pictures of my latest projects.

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This “shawlette” is from the book, Sock Yarn Shawls II, by Jen Lucas.  It’s called Zuzu and is rated easy.  My rating is that it was hard but I learned how to slip, slip, knit, short rows, yarn overs and knit two together.

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The last three photos are all crocheted shawls and scarfs from various magazines.  Crocheting is my fallback craft.  I can watch TV, carry on a conversation with someone while working and it doesn’t require counting.  Knitting, if I may be blunt, kicks my butt.  But it is logical, mathematical, challenging and fun.

My main goal now is to work on half-finished projects such as these fingerless gloves-img_5308.

Two more crocheted items are almost done, one that is easy, one that’s a challenge.  Every time I said to myself that I couldn’t finish something a local fiber instructor gave me help and strength and confidence.  Many thanks to Dani from Yarns and Things in Milton, Florida.