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My 1st Christmas tree away from home!

My 1st Christmas tree away from home!

Memory: How funny is this? I was trolling though my old photos and stumbled upon this “great design”. It was my 1st qtr at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and my roommate Diana and I got creative! Clearly we were on a budget! We lived in a relatively new dorm – Ellis Hall. The first coed dorm, Edwards Hall,  opened our freshman year. You might imagine that my parents weren’t having any of that. The joy of so many old photos is that they evoke so many memories. In this case, I so enjoyed my roommate but she didn’t make it past 1st qtr. When she left I think she was planning her marriage. We lost touch…but I’ve never lost the memory of Diana!

More memories created in 2013: These photos are a revisit to photos I posted when I returned from the Pugh Family Reunion in my home town (one of my three) of Stratton, CO. My cousin’s wife, Avril and one of my dear friends, and I visited her mother Lily. This visit and trip through Lily’s craft life of quilting and crochet will be forever special to me.

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It’s true! I have quite a collection of stoles.  Let’s see…there are six knit, one crochet, and four woven. I do believe I am all wrapped up! Each one of these has a story to share…so many have memories of people who have been and continue to be important to me.

Black/Taupe Crochet Stole…..this was crocheted for me by one of Skein Lane’s customers. Carol is a prolific crocheter and this happens to be one of my favorite pieces that she has ever made. The yarn is Bamboo from Southwest Trading. I was recently  “fussed”  when I discovered  that one of the threads had broken. I quickly dug into my memory bank of darning techniques that Auntie Kate taught me when I was a child.  Success….only I know and now you.

………Bamboo available through Skein Lane Studio

..be sure to click on the photos for a close up of the pattern and fiber!

Tomorrow: The Saga of the Stoles – Part 2

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