Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sappiness & New Yarn

I know there are a lot of people who follow my blog that don't comment, or at least don't comment very often. When I do hear from you people, it makes me happy. That simple comment can turn my day around.

Because I'm human, sometimes I see that I have 8 or 10 comments on a post and it gets me down. I start feeling like nobody is reading, or I'm boring, or people just flat-out don't like me. Isn't that silly and insecure of me? I have to remind myself that even if I have ZERO comments, I'd still keep doing it. After all, we all started doing this with zero commenters and/or followers, didn't we? I didn't even have the Followers capability on my blog for at least two years, and I still loved doing it.

Anyway, thank you ALL for commenting, whether it's once or twice a year, or nearly every time I post. Or I guess I should say just thank you for reading. You make my life better. You make me happy. You fill a space in my heart that would be empty otherwise, as pathetic as that sounds. It's not pathetic. It's just a part of my life now, this blogging thing. To know I've made someone smile, or feel better, or just entertained you with my silliness sometimes, makes it worthwhile.

Okay, sugary-sweetness over. I'll get to the post for today. Oh, wait! Look at this first...

Look how cute! GAH!
Look at his little toes spread out.
Hee-hee!
Gosh, I'm feeling all sappy and loving today.

Now the real point of my post today...NEW YARN!




 Sammi thinks it smells good.
She kept poking her flat nose way down in the skeins.


I've been dying to get my hands of some of this yarn since I first saw it. I had to order it from Deramore's in England because they don't sell it over here in the U.S. Isn't it beautiful and fun-looking? It's very soft too...78% cotton and 22% acrylic. I just keep staring at it and pondering what I'm going to make with it. I want to make something like a poncho or blanket or something that uses all of these seven colors together. I spent a good two hours looking through patterns yesterday on Ravelry. I'll settle on something soon, I hope.

In the meantime, look at this:

Now THAT'S a granny poncho! It's made with over 200 little grannies! I would never make something like this because I'd never have the patience to make 200 of anything, but I love looking at this one. I love the fur trim too.  And the browns. I love everything about it. Credit and more information:  HERE

This makes me laugh every time I look at it.
He is sleeping HARD!
I got this picture from Pinterest but forgot to save the source.

Have a wonderful day, Friends.


37 comments:

  1. Hi Pammy Sue.. I think a lot about the commenting thing.. and the conclusion I have come to is that you have to give comments to get them. It's kind of a commitment. I comment on everyone in my blog list - that comments on my posts. Sometime I realize that I'm commenting every single time on some blogs and the other person is not doing the same thing. So, I kind of give up if I'm not getting back what I give. I have found that if you take the time to comment on others blogs, they will do the same. :-) I love that yarn you got.. I adore cotton and that washed color is so enticing.. but I must restrain myself. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. Oh my goodness!!! I am one of those that read you daily and don't comment. Please forgive me since I do enjoy your blog so much. I usually share it with my hubby and he enjoys it also. Your humor is priceless. How I wish I had your gift to blog and share your life and crocheting!!! You have inspired me to try new projects and recipes many times. Please know that there are probably many like me out there enjoying your writing!!! Keep it up --- we are loving it and YOU! God Bless!

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  3. Guess I'm one of the hardly evers to comment.
    Do read your blog every day though, have projects bookmarked and love your doilies.
    You always give me a smile.

    Feel the same way about no comments on my blogs too.

    Keep on posting though and know that someone[me] enjoys what you post.

    Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are well.

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  4. Forgot to add that new yarn is wonderful too, have lots to deciDe what to do with too.

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  5. Anonymous2:02 PM

    dear pammy sue...read and enjoy your blog every day! you're funny, wonderful, clever, resourceful, generous, loving and a most beautiful human being. your captain, puppies and loved ones are fortunate to have you a most delightful part of their lives. i have laughed, sympathized, commiserated and cried along with you as you share your life. you are appreciated from your head to your toes ( and those toes of ollie). i hope you receive this message as i have sent others without success, all the very best, sally

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  6. I may not comment all the time. but you are one of my favs i have you listed on my side bar on my blog. i love your blog. love the yarn

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  7. I loooove that yarn, I have like you been dying to have it since I saw it in early summer. I read lots og Dutch blogs and they do tempt me.
    We don't have it in Norway either, but I have to buy it. We have a stupid costums rules here, so we can onlu buy abroad for abt 35$ wich is not much, before we have to pay taxes in addition. Neeeed that yarn somehow.

    Regarding the comments, we have counters, so we see how many are visiting and not so many commenting. Wish we had a "like" button as on Facebook. Are you on Facebook by the way? I am. both personal and my own craft page.

    Enjoy the advent as we do here in Norway.

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  8. Hi Pammy Sue! I love your blog. Seriously I do and I think I comment most of e time. I know how you feel though. I would love to have 8-10 commenters on my blog consistently. But those of you that do comment, I'm very thankful for. And that yarn. I must not be enticed. Hubby would NOT like it. No he would not! It looks squishably soft. Love the doggie pictures too. So sweet.
    Blessings my friend,
    Betsy

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  9. Awww, thank you.
    Been reading you for many years now and always enjoy your sharings and humor.

    Love the new yarn and look forward to seeing your creativity flow...

    Hugs!

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  10. Awe sweet sleeping doggie. I'm posting, just because. I so enjoy your blog. I learn a lot. People occasionally posts comments on my blog too. I'm always amazed that I posted something worthwhile to get a comment.
    So be blessed my friend here's your comment!

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  11. I am one who looks forward to a new post from you! Can't remember if I've ever commented but I do want you to know that I love your blog. You write just like I would --- if I had a blog. Too lazy to start one and am so sure I could never think of anything to say anyway! I do keep a journal and have for the last 14 years. I write in it only once a week and someday my family will read it----but not 'till I die. Have a great holiday season and keep on blogging I enjoy you so much!

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  12. Love reading your blog! I will comment more often. I mostly knit but have crocheted since I was a child and love granny squares. I like to see what you are up to!

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  13. pretty yarn, looking forward to the magic you create with it.

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  14. I am a loyal reader.I am the crazy chick in Alabama that has a deer head chihuahua named Casey.(remember me?)love the yarn,right now I am trying to work my way through some awesome knitpics yarn.Christmas gifts and then Me :) I love every post,Just the shy a quiet type.Keep up the good work pet fur babies for me..Mary.

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  15. I don't always comment but I usually read all of your posts. I think you're very funny and your dogs are adorable. I always enjoy seeing what you're up to. Your new yarn is really pretty, enjoy it.

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  16. I'm another rare-commenter, but I always check to see if there's a new post when I'm on my blog feed aggregator. I look forward to seeing what you're up to, and you've pointed me to some great doily patterns, over the years!

    Sammi poking her nose into the yarn makes me laugh, because my Trixie-dog does the same thing, sometimes. :o)

    Speaking of the yarn, it looks so soft and luxurious. Love that dreamy halo effect, and the colors are lovely!

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  17. Wendy6:10 PM

    Hi Pammy Sue,
    I rarely comment but I wanted to let you know that I love reading your blog.I am a dog lover(mines a lab mix) a crochet lover (43 years now), and love to bake. Your doilies and Afghans are beautiful and I've tried several of your recipes. Hope you continue blogging. Wendy

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  18. Funny for me I don't worry to much about comments I know people are reading if they don't comment that's ok.. I just love posting and sharing whatever I may, can't wait to see what you make with that yarn, love the doggie photos with love Janice

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  19. I enjoy reading your blog Pammy Sue and the yarn looks like it is going to be fun to work with. It seems there are fewer and fewer bloggers out there now that a lot have moved over to Instagram. Take care and keep on blogging, you do make me smile! Heather

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  20. Melany7:36 PM

    Hi, Pammy Sue! I've been reading your blog for years & have never commented. You are one of my favorites! 'Love your personality, your crochet talent, and your adorable puppy dogs! When you were working on the wheel lattice blanket (did I get the name right?), I liked it so much, I made one, too! And, I enjoy your recipes. You're always in my bookmarks. You inspire me to crochet. Thank you!

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  21. Thanks for the blogging perspective, Pammy Sue :-) I get that way sometimes, a little down because sometimes it seems not many people are reading (or commenting) on my posts. Isn't that silly?? I do the blog because I enjoy it, and I like to share all the little things. I've made so many wonderful bloggy friends like you. Now I'm getting sappy! But I really do love your blog and all you share. That yarn looks so yummy!! Have fun finding a pattern that's worthy of it.

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  22. That yarn is fantastic, I really must check it out, I have never seen stonewashed style yarn before.

    Love your cute picture of your dog!

    Helenxx

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  23. Hi Pammy Sue, I also love to read you blog and am guilty of not commenting. Please keep up the good work, you are so entertaining, and a breath of fresh air. I promise to try to comment more in the future. Love you crochet work, your doilies are second to none:)

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  24. Your blog is part of my day. I always have to pop in to see what you're up to. Sometimes I'm lazy and don't comment. Most of the time you leave me speechless!!!!! hahahah! penny x

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  25. Well I think you know what I think of your blog by now Pammy Sue when I see you have posted something be it long or short I have to read it right away you brighten up my day! sometimes I don't have the time to comment but you can bet I have read it. I love that yarn you lucky girl so much loveliness all in one basket I can't wait to see what you have in mind for it, have a great week! :) xx

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  26. Happy Cyber Monday! I haven't been around much at all but you know I love you. Still job hunting, but I have an interview tomorrow at my local post office. Pray for me, that I get it. I need it! :o)

    I miss reading you and seeing the babies. I have been doing a little bit of crocheting. Not like I used to. Although I just finished a throw for my son-in-law for Christmas, because he was the last one to make one for in his family. I was very happy to get it done. Spent most of my Thanksgiving weekend doing it. I made 10 Lattice Wheel motifs with an L hook in different blues and used black around them in joining, 2 rows of black around the outside, ILTY Peacock 2 rows, then finished with 2 rows of black around. Hope he likes it. :o)

    If I don't comment before, Merry Christmas! Hope your and the Captain's health is good! xoxo

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  27. Hi Pammy Sue,

    I have also been reading your blog for years and have never commented. I love all of your posts and truth be told, I love the REALNESS of each of them. I also have a blog and have not done much blogging, but hopefully in the near future I will dig in deeper. I love your blog!

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  28. Pammy Sue, may I ask?
    How do you judge how much yarn to buy when you have no pattern in mind? Or do you always have a pattern or project in mind when buying it?
    I know you are an experienced crocheter so may just follow your intuition. Why I ask is that I see two colors that you purchased 4 skeins of and the other colors 2 each,
    Thanks...I was just wondering...they sure are eye candy. :o)

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  29. Love coming over to Scotty's Place to see what you're up to!

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  30. I'm guilty of reading and not commenting! But in my defense, I only comment when I really have something to say. I like comments on my blog also but as you said, I started out with nothing. Love the yarn!

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  31. Pammy Sue I always look forward to reading your posts. I rarely comment, but 99% of the time I get to the bottom of your posts with a smile on my face :-) Thank you for that!! Will try to be better about commenting in the future!

    Now - that yarn, GORGEOUS!!

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  32. Hi Pammy Sue,

    YAY!!! You got the Stone Washed yarn!!! WOOOOHHH! So happy for you! How about making a shawl?? Or a granny square blanket???

    You know I love to comment, whenever I can. I love looking at your doilies, especially when you make them in fancy colours. Your cute pooches and your cracking sense of humour also makes me smile!!!

    Keep doing what you do!!! <3
    Hugs,
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  33. Gorgeous looking yarn and the colours are great. As always, I love seeing photos of Ollie - he's such a spunky monkey ...... Or should that be a cheeky Chi ?? Keep up the blogging - it's one of the highlights of my day - reading my fave blogs over breakky. xox

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  34. I have commented a few times, but I read every new edition of your blog! I love your sense of humor -- it may be close to being as off-the-wall as mine :-)

    I saw something a few days ago about a source in Texas for Stylecraft yarn (not Deramore, but reminded me of it). Their website is http://www.texasyarnfarm.com. Might be worth checking out!

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  35. Hi Pammy Sue!! Thank you for your comment on my blog. I think I will get back into it in the new year. As for that yarn you have it looks yummy!! I myself would probably try making a shawl some of those colors.

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  36. I feel the same way you do about comments. Everyone wants to be loved and leaving a comment on someone's blog is like giving them a hug. So I totally understand what you are saying. I love reading your blog, you always make me smile. Your doggies always crack me up with their cuteness, too. Oh the yarn is so yummy. Gosh, I'd have my nose shoved into it, too if I were there! :)

    ((hugs))

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  37. I think a lot of people are so busy this time of year they are not visiting or commenting. It makes me sad because then I start to think it is me, and I am a loser and everyone has left me.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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