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Whatcha Working On?

I am finally settling in at home after being away at my Dad’s for three weeks. He is doing fairly well after surgery. He has help coming in so I felt confident in coming back home.

We did a lot of tv watching. That helped me to finish the fingering weight version of my Seeing Double shawl. You can find the details here in my blog posts. The yarn was dyed for me by Amber of Crafty Performers.

#seeingdoublemal

Now that’s it colder here in West Texas I found the need to take the blanket off of our bed and work on it. Lol!

King bed cover blanket.

I added to the sides a few years ago. Now I am adding to the length. The homespun yarn can be tricky, I don’t mind it though. This color is called Nouveau.

I am also very close to finishing my cowl for the #somethingnredmal. This is the MAL we are doing for Stitch in Crime Book Club.

Modified Copilot Cowl

This is a modified version of the Copilot Cowl. It’s a free pattern everywhere. I am loving the musk ox yarn I picked up at Woolly Works Knit Shop in Colorado. I’m soft, yet it has lots of substance. I am combining it with mohair lace from Primrose yarn in the color Bourbon Street, and two colors; Blood Oath and Murder She Wrote, by Donna of CrystalSkyesHandDyed. Donna is Amber’s mom. They are very talented yarn family.

Join us tonight for Book Club. And let me know what you are working on ✌🏻

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Piketon Wrap

I have been working on a new project this week. I wanted to play around with using several fingering weight yarns together. I chose 4 cakes from my stash and got started.

Because I have been watching the trial of George Wagner in the case of the Piketon Massacres, I decided to call it The Piketon Wrap.

It takes 4 , there were 4 arrested for the murders, it’s chaotic and interwoven like the the family the accused come from, and the holes from the pattern look like faces to me.

I will post a picture when I finish, along with some written instructions. You can see me working on this during my Stitch in Crime latest episode.

I am really hoping for a resolution to the Delphi case. The family really needs it.

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#astitchincrimebookclub

Tonight is the first meeting of the Book Club Featuring the book by Author and Former Scotland Yard Investigator Steven Keogh: Murder Investigation Team

Hosted by me on the FiberFloozieCrime YouTube channel.

Questions For Tonight’s First #astitchincrimebookclub Meeting.

#1: Which investigative role was Steven Keogh’s favorite?

#2: What does MIT mean?

#3: What are you making for the #somethinginredMAL ?

You can find the book here.

You can find Mr Keogh on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and his WEBSITE.

The Rules for the Book Club are easy: Read the book if you can afford to buy it. If you cannot afford to buy it, you can still join in the discussion. The meetings will be free to everyone who is subscribed to FiberFloozieCrime on YouTube!

We will be making something in red, using the hashtag #somethinginredMAL, and I will be choosing a winner based on the pictures that are sent in to me. You can post them on the Facebook Group Page, or Instagram. You may also send pictures to my email, fiberflooziecrafts@gmail.com.

Looking so forward to this first Book Club! ESPECIALLY since Mr Steven Keogh himself will be joining us on the channel towards the end of the book!!!!!

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Seeing Double Crochet Mystery Shawl CAL Clue # 6!

Hello and welcome back!

I have Clue # 6 for you today! This one is all about the Edging!

Row 1 : Join edge color anywhere; I joined mine on the top side, one or two stitches in from the corner. Single crochet in the same stitch you joined in. Single crochet in each stitch across, 3 SC in corner, Sc across next edge, 3 SC in the tip of the shawl, Sc across the next edge, 3 SC in other corner, slip stitch to join.

Row 2: Sc in first stitch, Work a cluster in the next stitch as follows; yo, insert hook, pull up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops on the hook, do this twice more, 4 loops on the hook, yo, pull through all the loops, Ch 1, * skip 1 stitch, sc in the next, cluster in the next. Repeat from * across and around the shawl. Work 3 SC in both corners and the tip of the shawl. Slip stitch to join and weave in ends.

Congratulations! You are finished!

Here is a video that will show you how to do the edging.

Here is a playlist for the Shawl: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbit-rHFlRlm7DRU2nyqBM-wGbs4huIl4

**Please note that some of the videos do also contain True Crime discussion.

THE YARN! we are using is a fabulous hand dyed 100% Merino worsted from the every talented Donna of CrystalSkyesHandDyed on Etsy. While you do not have to use this yarn, please go over and take a look at what she has to offer, it’s all so beautiful!

OH, I have some gorgeous hanks that would work great for this as well. All hand dyed by Amber of Crafty Performers. Please have a look!

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Seeing Double Crochet Mystery Shawl CAL Clue #4 and #5

I have a playlist for the Clues which you can access here: Seeing Double Crochet Shawl Mystery CAL

**Please note that some of the videos do also contain True Crime discussion.

Here is a written description of the Clues:

Clue #4: Row 1. (Increase Side) Ch 3, Turn. Triple Crochet ( yarn over twice, insert hook, pull up a loop, pull through two loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on the hook) in the same stitch. Triple crochet in each stitch across. Triple crochet in top of chain at the end of the row. Row 2. Ch 3, turn, Triple crochet in the next stitch and across, Triple crochet in chain at the end of the row. Repeat row 1 and 2 twice more. 6 rows of triple crochet.

Clue #5: This is a general guide for finishing the rows.

If you are color blocking each clue in a separate color, you will now reverse the colors. This will create the intention of the shawl, which is to see it in double, or mirroring the work.

You will now work the sections (or clues) in reverse. Clue #4 will be in the center, and you will go back the other way to where you started.

So the order should be: Clue 1, Clue 2, Clue 3, Clue 4, Clue 3, Clue 2, Clue 1.

And of course the color combinations and yarns you use are totally up to you!

I will see you for the final step, Clue #6, which will be the edging!

Have fun today!

The Yarn we are using is a fabulous hand dyed 100% Merino worsted from the every talented Donna of CrystalSkyesHandDyed on Etsy. While you do not have to use this yarn, please go over and take a look at what she has to offer, it’s all so beautiful!

OH, and if you would like to use something from my shop, I have some gorgeous hanks that would work great for this as well. All hand dyed Exclusive Colors by Amber of Crafty Performers, just for the Fiber Floozie! Please have a look!

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Calling All True Crime Enthusiasts!

I have started a new live series on my YouTube channel! We are really moving along on a scrappy blanket MAL too! We get together and talk about True Crime cases, while knitting or crocheting, or just chatting and hanging out.

We have also started discussing ways to increase our situational awareness and how to be a hard target, not a soft target to be taken advantage of.

We will be starting a True Crime and Knitting book club soon! Stay tuned for the details!

Here is the latest edition:

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#vixflooamiMAL22 1st Quarter Roundup

Cheryl and I hosted our 1st Quarter Roundup of the #vixflooamiMAL22 last night! It was lots of fun see all the entries in the slideshow! We are running this Make A Long all year long, so if anyone would like to join in you can email either one of us with your makes:

fiberflooziecrafts@gmail.com or vixenpurple1968@gmail.com

We are picking a winner once every quarter which means we can offer some really great prizes. Head over to the video and take a look! Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to both of our channels, please and thank you!