Nurse Mildred Ratched

Halloween for me is almost like a cosplay.  Last year I did Bride of Frankenstein.  This year I’m doing One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest.  I’ve completed my props and I kept them simple this year.  I made the PA system, a sliding glass window to dispense the medication, and a padded wall.  And my costume is a bit of a Cosplay of Nurse Ratched.

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Spooky Spider Web Shawl

About a month ago, Shaina E on  The Crochet Addiction Facebook group posted a photo of a spider web shawl/poncho that she designed and free-handed.  I thought it was so clever, and I thought I could probably recreate it.

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This would be the first time I ever tried to recreate something by a picture.  I did recreate her design, and I think mine came out pretty close to hers.  She said she just used all treble crochet (tr) and chains, but I had my stitches grow from double crochet (dc) to quadruple treble crochet (qtc).  I may have made that last stitch up.  I haven’t seen anything written about that one, but I imagine it’s out there somewhere.

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Washcloths

Aren’t my article titles so clever?  I like to be to the point.  This post is about washcloths.  I’ve never made a washcloth before in my life.  I know that crochet washcloths are popular and quick.  In fact I had an old coworker who used to say she would only use crochet washcloths.  I just never found the thought of making them very exciting.  Then I started to see all this scrubby yarn all around and I wanted to make a scrubby washcloth.  I also found some patterns of cute washcloths on Pinterest, so I thought, “What the hell?  I can make some as gifts!”

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Crochet Hooks

I thought I’d write a little about all the various crochet hooks that are available out there.  I’m always seeing people ask, what are the best crochet hooks?  I think it’s a matter of what your grip is and what your preference is.  But I’m still going to review some of the available sets and styles that are out there.  NOTE:  I paid for all of these hooks and these are my opinions only.

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I keep my various hooks in small bags and a plastic bin.

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