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My recent post about โ€œwoman or mouseโ€ reminded me that I had a pattern for a tiny knitted mouse tucked away.

It looked quick and easy โ€“ so I put it in my folder of TV Time projects!

I actually think knitted mice, fabric mice, or mouse figurines are adorable! They make really sweet ornaments, too!

After all, you gotta have a mouse near the Christmas tree for – you know – “Not a creature was stirring . . . โ€!

All that being said, I am afraid of real mice! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Silly, yes?

Well, hereโ€™s the little guy. And the pattern is here.

Why oh why didn’t I remember to put something else into the photo, so you’d be able to see how small he is??? Duh!

Heโ€™s about the size of an egg. ๐Ÿ˜€

One last thing . . .

If, on a “dark and stormy night” (as Snoopy might say), I ever happened to awake and see a little face like this staring at me . . .

Well, letโ€™s just say you’d probably hear me screaming wherever you are! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hugs,
Crystal

A Berry Pretty Scarf ;-)

The other day I finished a scarf that I’ve been crocheting for a couple of weeks – on and off.

I always like to have an ongoing project – something I can easily pick up and work on during TV time.

It makes all those commercials a little easier to bear! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The pattern is called: “Queen Anne’s Lace”, and I’m so grateful to Carol for telling me about it. (You can find it here by scrolling down the page. The photos are no longer with the pattern – but more will turn up with a web search!)

This was fun to make, and easy enough that there’s no need to look at the directions once you get going. I used Red Heart “Soft” Yarn – a medium-weight worsted acrylic. Ordinarily, I’m not too crazy about Red Heart yarn, but I’d never seen this “soft” version before, and decided to give it a try. It’s fairly nice to work with – though it did separate a bit here and there, but nothing serious. The real test will come in the future after the scarf is washed.

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The color is “Berry” and it’s “Very” pretty!! I couldn’t resist the pun in today’s title – shame on me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

What are you working on these days? Maybe you’re reading something that we’d all like? Seen a good movie, lately? ๐Ÿ™‚

See ya tomorrow,

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Easter Eggs to Knit

When my kids were young, I used to decorate for every occasion.

Now that they’ve left the nest, I’m not doing as much of it, but I do still love to have a decoration or two – at least for some of the holidays!

Lately, I’ve been having fun getting ready for Easter with these knitted Easter Eggs. If you like, you can click on the photos to make them larger.

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The pattern is from Julie of Little Cotton Rabbits.

She has very cleverly designed the knitting to fit over a little plastic egg – the ones you find around Easter for filling with candy or treats.

Of course, in this case, you use an empty egg! If you prefer, you can use soft stuffing, but I think the hard plastic egg gives a more realistic egg-shape.

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It isn’t obvious in the photo, but if you look closely, you can see that the egg on the right has a zig zag design!

These are a great project for TV Time. I plan to knit a few more in coordinating colors. Arranged in a basket, they’d make a cute centerpiece; don’t you think?

Hugs,

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The Last Scarf of Winter . . .

I’m sure you’ve heard of the “Last Rose of Summer” . . .

so I thought I’d twist the phrase here to introduce:

the “Last Scarf of Winter”! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Enough with the cold and snow! I’m dreaming of a delightful spring and I’d like to concentrate on making some fun spring-time projects pretty soon – so this will probably be my last “wintry” item for a while.

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I really do like how it turned out, though. This was another one of my TV Projects. The yarn is a fluffy angora in denim blue, to which I added a short eyelash in coordinating shades of blue and a delicious lilac purple.

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I made it extra long, so it can easily wrap around a few times, or even be used as a hood/scarf combo!

It was 58 degrees here today – definitely a sign that spring is near – so I might just carefully pack this scarf away without wearing it.

Next year it will either be a nice new addition to my wardrobe, or possibly a pretty gift for someone else! ๐Ÿ™‚

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