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The Orples Want To Crochet Their Own Hand Made Afgan

The Orples couldn’t have picked a better time to visit Colline’s blog and get the incentive to make their very own afghan. Colline made this beauty as a Christmas gift for her son — lucky guy! —  and she has quite a few photos of it on her site to share with anyone who cares to visit her.  Please tell her we said ‘hello’ if you go see Colline.

In the meantime, the Orples and I are going to head over to  Amazon. They have  Lion’s brand woolease yarn on sale  for $2.99 a skein (at this writing).

Those artsy Orples are admiring Collines handiwork.
Those artsy Orples are admiring Colline’s handiwork.

Believe me, that is a GREAT deal on that particular yarn. I love Lion’s brand anyway, but this yarn is particularly nice since it offers the warmth of wool, but the ease of care as seen in acrylic yarns — it is machine washable and you can toss it in the dryer too.  I couldn’t help but share this info for all of you knitting/crocheting/craft nuts out there who just can’t get enough yarn to play with (Jackie, are you paying attention?).  After we are done shopping, I think we’ll stroll back through the neighborhood and see what our neighbors are up to, and maybe let them know about our latest Amazon find.

 

 

The Orples Learn to Knit and Use Yarn

Jackie loves to knit with heart, and believe me, Olivia is eagerly waiting for her to show up to show her how to make things with yarn. Jackie does have a lot of yarn, and knitting needles, and crochet hooks. They will probably be awhile with all of the fun stuff Jackie has to play with in her craft room.

The Orples are learning about yarn, knitting, and crocheting, while they wait for Jackie to show up.
The Orples are learning about yarn, knitting, and crocheting, while they wait for Jackie to show up.

I think I’ll backtrack a bit while they are visiting with Jackie, and see what else the Orples have been doing, visiting the neighbors.