just jackie…

doing what Jackie does

T completed his first crochet item, against many odds, I might add.
First, he started with a skein of very old yarn, that we got from the Goodwill.
I didn’t care for it, but I thought it would be ok for him to play with. Well, it wasn’t. Grr – so, take two. He started again, this time with a skein of Mainstay variegated. It’s that blue one – you know which one, right?
Anyway… I can’t remember why that wasn’t working well. Oh – he got sidetracked and started crocheting down the sides!
Don’t you *hate* when that happens? I know, I’ve done it a few times… especially when making shawls!

So, third times the charm, right?!!! I gave him my skein of RH in what I would call, OD Green. He had gotten so much experience with SC, that I decided to show him DC. Boy, oh boy – you’d think I’d given him the key to Fort Knox!
He whipped up that scarf in NO TIME! You could say, he “scarfed up the yarn” ๐Ÿ˜† yup, very puny!

So, he was ready for project #2. He wanted to make a hat. I politely smiled and said, ‘what color?’
Then, he lost his mind! ๐Ÿ˜† He actually looked over at my 122 QT size tote, overflowing with yarn, and said, “hmmm”. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Uh, I don’t think so!

And we headed off to Walmart! He spent about 20 minutes deciding what color he wanted. He’d pick up one, and then walk over to match it with another… “for future projects, yanno. I want to make a hat, scarf, and mittens for me, E & R”

๐Ÿ˜† I have created a crocheting MONSTER!! ๐Ÿ˜†

DH just rolled his eyes, and, I could see him start to feel faint, so he quickly said “I’ll be over in Sporting Goods”. I’m tellin’ ya – location, location, location!!!
Shoes & Crafts are located right next to Sporting Goods & Automotives! Coincidence? I don’t think so! ๐Ÿ˜†

T came home and we found him a hat pattern. He seemed to grasp the concept of rounds vs. rows very well! Sadly, the pattern said, “row 7 -?” and he stopped after that, so the hat is… more like a saucer.
He’s so fortunate to have a crochet connisseur in the house to help him out. So, he frogged it & we’re going to make Lemonade outta that Lemon!

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In *me* news:
I was looking through a vintage copy of Annie’s Pattern Club (number 38 – April/May, 1986) and found the most beautiful square!
I was actually looking at it for the Debbie Ann Doll (it’s the crocheted CPK, if you didn’t know ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) pattern.
I think I’m going to do this square as either my MIL’s square (October) or for November. The colors are peach, green, on a background of off-white, but I’m sure I could make the colors more fall-like, if I opt for using it as November.
I can’t believe I only have 4 squares to go!

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