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November 1, 2021
Crochet Hexagons from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted to share the hexagon project progress. I've added more to my pile of finished hexies. These really are great as a carry-along project. They work rather quickly. 
Here are the finished hexagons. I have many more to make before I join them together into a blanket. At least the weather is changing so I won't feel smothered under a partially constructed blanket. 

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October 29, 2021
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm still working on my crochet hexagons. 
I've been reading. This was when I was finishing the Wheel of Time (affiliate link) series. I'm so excited about the Prime series that's coming out next month. 
I went looking through my notebooks and found the delightful little sea creature hiding in the pages. Sometimes I'm surprised by my own creations. 

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October 8, 2021
Knitting Rainbows from Becca's Crazy Projects

I finally finished my little poncho. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. Maybe after I mend in the ends and block it I will. 

Yarn is sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns.

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Stitch markers: CLOVER Lock Ring Markers 20/pkg  
RuMe Bags Baggie All (Aspen) (to hold my hand-finishing supplies: yarn needle, needle threader, scissors, Kitchener directions, stitch markers, etc) 

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September 29, 2021
Knitting Rainbows from Becca's Crazy Projects

Check back in a week or two for the finish. I've almost reached the final color of this great yarn. 

Yarn is sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns.

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September 22, 2021
Knitting Project from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm still knitting on this... well, I'm not entirely sure what it will be. In the end, I hope it will keep a human warm and have some great color. 

Yarn is sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns.

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September 15, 2021
Sometimes you just knit from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm not entirely sure how this one will turn out. I started with a narrow crescent. No pattern, just an idea and a need to knit. Nothing but knit stitches.  
Then joined in the round. I'm using two cakes of sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns. My hope is to end up with a small poncho. I think it more likely I will end up with a cowl. I'm going to soldier on in any case. I love watching ombre yarns change colors. 

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September 1, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm still working on these hexagons. 
One row... 
On top of another. The stack of finished hexagons is slowly growing. 

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August 12, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

This yellow is so much brighter than it looks here. A real sunshine!
This is the latest crop of hexagons. I combine colors when I don't have enough of a single color to make the hexagon. I am hoping this will make the finished blanket more interesting. And, I won't have a bunch of short pieces of yarn leftover. 

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August 6, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend gave me some Brava Worsted and I wasn't sure I would like it. It is a 100% acrylic yarn. I was pleasantly surprised. It is a great yarn to work with if you need something that is machine washable and wool just won't do.  
I've decided to make as many 6" hexagons as I can and stitch them together into a blanket. 
The pile of hexagons isn't very big, yet. These are great because I can make one in the evening after dinner and I feel like I have accomplished something. Do you have ...

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March 26, 2021
Circle and Square Hat from Becca's Crazy Projects

Just a quick update today. I've had a busy workweek and it shows. 
I grabbed these two balls of yarn and got stitching on my third Circle and Square hat. 
I think these colors are really fun. I hope my family want striped hats for next winter because that's what they're going to get. 

Pattern available on Ravelry: Circle & Square by Martina Behm

Stitch markers: CLOVER Lock Ring Markers 20/pkg  

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March 24, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I keep wanted to try another mosaic crochet project. I decided to give Tinna's Queen a try. I'm not making it blanket-size. If I don't run out of yarn (yeah, that might happen) I'm hoping to get something more shawl-sized. 
With only a few rows I thought it was coming along great!

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March 17, 2021
Circle and Square Hat from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is my favorite step when making this hat. When you get to cut those worked stitches in half and double up the fabric. This really makes for a delightfully squishy and warm hat. 
I am having so much fun with this pattern. It is the perfect knitting while watching television project. What am I watching? Right now we're watching Schitt's Creek.
Another great finished hat. And yes, I have already cast on another one. I still have yarn. 

Pattern available on Ravelry: Circle & Square by Martina Behm

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March 10, 2021
Circle and Square Hat from Becca's Crazy Projects

Remember this little avocado from last week? 
Not so small anymore. These really are fun to knit. I wonder if I can make a marled one? Oh, the possibilities!

Pattern available on Ravelry: Circle & Square by Martina Behm

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March 5, 2021
Circle and Square from Becca's Crazy Projects

This week I finished my second Circle and Square hat.
I ran out of yarn as I neared the finish line so I switched to another self-striping yarn from Knit Picks with brown. It isn't perfect but it is warm.
Then I immediately cast on another one. This start looks like an avocado.  

Pattern available on Ravelry: Circle & Square by Martina Behm

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February 24, 2021
Circle and Square from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been wearing my Circle and Square hat for about a week now. I decided to make another. 
This is one of the best television knitting projects. Very little counting and loads and loads of knit stitches.
I am almost to the fun bit of this project. The construction is fun because you work ever increasing rows until you cut that in half and then decrease to the end. I love projects like that!

Pattern available on Ravelry: Circle & Square by Martina Behm
 

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February 19, 2021
Circle and Square from Becca's Crazy Projects

I finished my Circle and Square hat! I shared this about a week ago when I started. This is what I would consider the front of this hat. 
This is the back. I love working a project that decreases as you get to the finish line. It just seems to pick up speed at the end. 
I'm really pleased with how this turned out. It's warm and fun! I'm sure I'll make another one. Mostly because it was an easy knit. Also, I still have yarn.

Pattern available on Ravelry: Circle & Square by Martina Behm
 
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February 10, 2021
Circle and Square from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted to try Circle & Square by Martina Behm for a couple reasons. Like Martina, I am not a fan of the purl stitch. Sure, I can do it but if I don't have to do it I am a much happier knitter. 
The self-striping yarn is doing most of the work on this one. I may have to make one using an ombre yarn. 
This picture makes it look somewhat egg-shaped. That's just how I'm holding it. It really is an oval. 

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February 1, 2021
Time for Cake from Becca's Crazy Projects

I received a bunch of yarn from Aunt Betty last year. I decided I wouldn't use it if I didn't get it wound up into cakes so I could just grab it and get knitting or crocheting. I grabbed my swift and my ball winder and got cranking. 
I ran into one snag along the way. Straightening this one out took almost as much time as winding the entire hank into a cake. 
When I was done I had all this yarn ready to go. Now when I am inspired I can just grab and cast on. Now ...

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January 27, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working on this mosaic crochet blanket for a while now. I'm using some of the Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted a received from Aunt Betty. 
This is a one-row repeat made with two contrasting yarns. I made color changes when I reached the end of the ball of yarn while maintaining contrast between the two colors. There was so much blue yarn that it became my main color and I moved through others trying to keep the color moving between like colors. The result is just awesome! Mosaic crochet is my new favorite technique ...

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January 4, 2021
Fiesta Crochet from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been wanting to try more mosaic crochet. I've been eyeing the Fiesta mosaic crochet design on Ravelry. 
If you want to try your hand at this kind of crochet I recommend you check out Tinna's YouTube channel. Seriously, if you can single and double crochet you can do this with your tutorial. 
This was my first try at the design. I know what I would do differently next time but this was an excellent learning experience. 
The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% wool) and the pink is Cascade 220 (100% wool). I ...

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