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Yarn, Crochet Hooks and Puppies

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Challenge: Grown-Up Toys (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Aug 27, 2017
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2017

[Sep. 3rd, 2017 10:19:12 PM]

I don't have any interesting toys.

But I like to do crafts.

And we got a dog in March.

Recently I've been knitting and crocheting again. I was looking through the web for ideas, and saw someone's head wrapped up in a ball of yarn.

It was a great photo!

It's impossible to do.

Well, impossible to do for a self portrait.

I tried. But not very hard. Then I thought maybe I could wrap it around something else and try to transplant it on me.


It's also difficult to do a self portrait with a puppy. (and yes, he is a puppy. Just a large one. He's 8.5 months old.) He wasn't fond of the fire. Neither was I. It was 85 degrees outside. But it just seemed like it would make a good photo.

The new camera has way too short of a self timer. I had to push the button, run to the chair, try to get the dog to stay during this time (puppy. remember??), get the afghan situated and the yarn in the right position.


Did I mention it was hot outside, and I was doing this in front of a fire?

Did I mention that afterwards I found out how to trigger the new camera with my phone? That would have been handy to know.

Anyway. I figured that I really couldn't make crocheting interesting to people not interested in needle arts. But I tried to at least create something cozy.

Thanks for the comments!

Place: 5 out of 43
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Views since voting: 357
Views during voting: 116
Votes: 61
Comments: 13
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09/04/2017 12:30:46 PM
That's one lovely (big) puppy you have there, Wendy. Lovely image, too.
09/04/2017 10:16:09 AM
Congratulations on the HM!
09/04/2017 03:20:01 AM
Really well done - I know how difficult a shot this must have been and you have truly nailed it. Congrats!
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09/04/2017 12:31:11 AM
This was my favorite but couldn't vote. You did a very nice job with set up and lighting. Congratulations for your Top Ten 5th place. Love this photo.
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09/04/2017 12:21:24 AM
That's one BIG PUPPY!
You deserve a metal for hot, fire, wearing an Afghan and getting back w dog in position....WOW
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09/04/2017 12:19:39 AM
Congrats, Wendy!
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09/04/2017 12:13:00 AM
Congratulations Wendy. That is an awesome afghan! Lovely big medallions, gorgeous colour. (Why oh why are they usually compiled from every colour under the sun?)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2017 06:18:40 PM
it's a charming picture. does dog get the afghan.
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08/29/2017 11:33:08 PM
You're sexy and you know it! *grin*

Lovely scene.
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08/29/2017 03:53:33 AM
this is simply weird
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08/28/2017 01:47:53 PM
Peaceful. The blanket colour is really gorgeous.
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08/28/2017 12:24:59 PM
Ahhh this needs to be hung in an antique frame
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08/28/2017 03:24:03 AM
My Nan did this as well as patch work. Even the dog looks interested!!

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