Hello all! Hope this finds everybody doing well, and in good spirits! Let's start with the "crochet" part of the subject title. I thought I'd share, with you, my latest crochet projects. First up is this doily I made. There is no pattern for it. I just tinkered around and did my own thing. I held two strands of number 10 thread together for the entire doily.
Next up is my Excellence doily. The pattern info is directly on the pictures. I love this pattern! It is great for using partial balls of thread, which is what I have done in this one. I have since started one in Fall colors, and hope to share it soon.
Last, but not least, is my CAL square. I am participating in the Around the Bases CAL. For more information, check out the following link: https://keitopalette.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/around-the-bases-crochet-along-cal/ It just started this past Sunday, so it's not too late to start. Here is mine, which includes the starting square, and the first rounds. I will be alternating these colors throughout. I'm using all Red Heart Super Saver yarns. The following is the link for the square I chose to use. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kata I wanted a flower for my center, but didn't want a heavy, bulky flower, so this one seemed perfect for what I wanted. With this CAL any square can be used. Again, for more information, check out the link I posted earlier in this paragraph.
Now for the "coal" part of my subject title. On a not so happy note, my husband lost his job on Friday. The coal business is on a huge downhill spiral in our country (dh worked at a coal cleaning plant), and things are not looking good. Coal, and coal related, companies are shutting down right and left. Definitely not a good thing for many of us. I won't go all political on you, but suffice it to say I don't agree with some of the things that are going on in our government right now. :(