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This year for the first time my hubby decided to be an election judge. To him it meant getting up at four in the morning and to go to the community building to get everything ready for when the polls opened at six. For me it was a time to schedule a day of crocheting. The timing of second Annie’s Block of the Month club was perfect, as it arrived the day before.

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So while my hubby was helping people vote, I sat down and excitedly opened my second kit from Annie’s Block of the Month club. The pattern booklet was for block 4 (half doubles),

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block 5, (an open lace )

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and a block 6 which was was composed of three stitches to form a pattern.

The blocks do not have names, so I will attempt to describe them as best as I can. The blocks are still all at an easy level. So between the way the patterns are written and the DVD instructions, I would have no problem recommending this to a beginner.

Included in the kit were two skeins of Deborah Norville – Everyday Soft Worsted Solid Yarn by Premier, and this time in off white and not in taupe. I am so glad they chose a yarn that not only looks great, but is easy to work with.

At this point, I boiled some water for a cup of Twinning’s Lady Gray tea, slipped in the DVD and sat back to enjoy the start of a very relaxing and enjoyable morning. The instructor on the DVD was the same as in the DVD of the first kit sent, Kristi Simpson. I think she did a wonderful job in explaining the stitches, and not to the extent of overkill. She did a very clear presentation and then moved on to the next step. The whole DVD can be watched in under an hour.

Tips:
1. Make sure you keep all unused yarn, as it will be needed to finish afghan.
2. I like to keep my squares in 1 gallon zip lock bags. A year is a long time and I do not want to lose one of the blocks, or get them dirty. You can fit 6 in each bag with plenty of room to spare. Also this way I can keep them in order.

So I guess I am hooked, and I am now looking forward to next month and the arrival of my next kit. Six blocks crocheted and twenty four to go. YAY!!!

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.