Back to the Square

I knew I wanted to make a boy’s blanket and I wanted to do another new pattern. I can’t believe I actually went through five different patterns before I settled on the Granny Square Stitch. Although I have done this pattern countless times. I know there are countless ways of doing the same stitch and if it was a chance to learn something new? 

I crochet and I am opened to learning different ways, because there is “No one way” to actually do a crochet stitch. I enjoy learning something new (#5 – I believe it’s called a standing stitch).

#1: Waffle Stitch

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Lamplight Crochet Tutorial #27 Waffle Stitch Baby Blanket

#2: CATHERINE’S WHEEL

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HOW to CROCHET CATHERINE’S WHEEL – Crochet Stitch Pattern by Naztazia

You can learn how to Crochet the Catherine’s Wheel Stitch pattern in this DIY video tutorial. Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from Naztazia. This is a nice crochet stitch for beginner to advanced crocheters. The stitches are composed of two opposite shell clusters that form a circle, wheel, or round object. This stitch pattern works great in a blanket, a scarf, or a shawl. It would also look nice in a sweater or other fashion accessories.

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#3: Easy Breezy Mile A Minute Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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#4:  V Stitch Square

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Super easy crochet: V Stitch Square

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#5: The Super Stash Busting Granny Square Blanket!

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Blossom Crochet: The Super Stash Busting Granny Square Blanket!

Granny Squares are a great stash busting project. – whether you choose to make lots of small ones or a huge one, this crochet tutorial will help you do it!

Time to get back to crocheting..

Bye IV Now, LD*

Online Traveling #20: Maryland…

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I have been wanting to do something out of my everyday routine. It didn’t matter how many times I said I was going to do something when I got home from work. I couldn’t get past only wanting to rest, eat, and spend some time with my son.

This weekend became a lazy weekend and that was cool. I have been wanting to learn a new crochet stitch and did just that.[  Ditsy Daisy Granny Squares – Crochet Tutorial   https://youtu.be/Z4joYW3RkNs

I may have had to add an extra stitch that works best for my work, I still had fun, and I can’t wait to create more. 

Sidenote:  I will talk more about my new crochet stitch at a later time. I realized I haven’t taken any time to write or watch my next state. Maryland is up. I never really thought about this state, so I have no idea what there is to do or anything about it. I guess it’s time to get some of these questions answered.

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Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to its east. En.wikipedia.org {} 

So my first stop is: https://www.maryland.gov 

What caught my attention was  “Maryland Fun for Everyone,” and here is that page: https://www.visitmaryland.org 

  • This gives you some ideas on what you can do there and some fun things to do online like puzzles to nice pictures to look at.
  • The free state scavenger hunt looked like fun.

My next stop in Maryland was Ocean Pine and the video I watched https://youtu.be/pDhsLyMpP2k   Ocean City Maryland Walking the Beach Boardwalk July 2021.  Was so boring that I really don’t want to look for another video, but that wouldn’t be right.

I only saw more places on the beach, which had too many people (without mask on mind you SMH) and houses for sale. So, I guess I am moving on after all. I was told there wasn’t anything interesting in Maryland, but that can’t be true.

For some reason I found a lot of the best places to live and places not to go. I was ready to call it quits until I came across a 4K video. Like other videos from 4K they are just driving and you are watching from a car’s point of view. If I see something that catches my attention. I would rewide to get a name and go from there.

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Westminster is a city in northern Maryland, United States. A suburb of Baltimore, it is the seat of Carroll County. The city’s population was 18,590 at the 2010 census. En.wikipedia.org {}

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Driving Downtown – Westminster 4K – Carroll County, Maryland USA 770 viewsMay 3, 2021

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#1 This looked to be a nice quiet place to live. There were a few buildings that caught my attention, but I couldn’t see what the buildings were.

The next video started before I could stop it. The music is nice and since it is in another part of Maryland I am watching it. 

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Havre de Grace, the Historic Town, Maryland Visit Apr 26, 2021

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#2 –  I am really enjoying this video.

I would like to say I am going to hunt for more videos, but since my tummy is yelling at me. I can only focus on what I am going to eat, so I am cutting my time in Maryland short. There could be something fun to do or some interesting to learn, but I am going to cut my search short for now. Only time will tell if I come back here, Now that I am thinking about it, I don’t think I will. 

I want to create more creative granny squares and continue to relax for the rest of this snow day.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Anime Watch List #5: Snow With with the Red Hair

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(This picture reminded me of Shirayuki, she liked to look for herbs in the forsest)

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All I want is to watch an anime without fighting in it and that is hard. I didn’t realize how hard it is to find a show I haven’t already watched or one I didn’t care to watch. I don’t want to give up on my hunt…

I almost passed up watching a good show, because I thought it was going to be like a different take on a Disney show. The anime I am talking about is, “Snow White with the Red Hair.” I really liked this anime….

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Snow White with the Red Hair is a Japanese shōjo manga written by Sorata Akizuki. It was serialized in Hakusensha’s bi-monthly shōjo manga magazine, LaLa DX but has since moved to monthly LaLa and is published in collected volumes by Hakusensha. Wikipedia

Author: Sorata Akidzuki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_White_with_the_Red_Hair{}

I very much enjoyed this anime and even though it seemed like it ended on a good note, I couldn’t helped, but wanted to know more about the story. I was watching this on Hulu. I thought that was the end of the story, until I found out there isn’t going to be a third season.

I just had a thought, “is season three in a book?” I did ask Google and something came up, but my computer said the word virus so I clicked off that site and I am moving past this story.

I believe it will have a good ending. I may just go back to one of my favorite shows for now as I work on a scarf for my little one. I cannot believe how cold it has gotten here in North Carolina. It was in the 70’s last week. The sun is out, too bad it’s warmth isn’t with it.

I don’t want to give up on finding another anime. It can have some fighting, but nothing over the top. I am going back to my search and hope for the best. 

Okay, I know there is an anime out there, but for now I am done looking for it. I decided to finish watching the anime “K,” and get back to my crocheting. I just can’t let all this light go to waste.

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The K: Return of Kings manga is an adaptation of the anime television series of the same name, written by Hideyuki Furuhashi and illustrated by Haruto Shiota. It began serialization in the G Gantasy magazine on October 17, 2015.

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I don’t remember why I stopped watching this show, so I am going back to it to get my answer.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Not This Time…..

I saw these red Christmas wine glasses a few weeks ago and thought they would look nice on my table. I knew I wasn’t going to pay $5.00 for each one (I was thinking about buying all 12 glasses) and they would be gone before it got marked down. I was wrong, because I was able to buy two glasses for less than $3.00. Two is better then none at all.

I wasn’t going to walk past something I wanted. Well, unless it cost too much and I have to ask myself: 

  1. Do I need this?
  2. Why do I want this?
  3. Is it worth me buying it?
  4. Can I live without it?
  5. Is it important enough?

If I get at least three positive answers to my questions, then I will buy this item, and be happy I bought it……..

Bye IV Now, LD*

Lost Items…

It is sometimes hard working at a retail store, because there are so many things one can buy. I enjoyed looking at them, putting liked items together, and rearranging them so they would be pleasing to the eye.

Whenever I go into a store I look past what I am looking for and see other items I think I want. If a store is arranged in a nice way, I may just pick up an extra or two. I am not alone in this thinking.

I love cups and I keep telling myself not to buy them, so I will not get tempted to buy another one. I really don’t need any more cups. My coffee table is already full, with my cups, and books. Who doesn’t like to drink a good cup of coffee or tea while studying.

I stopped going past the coffee mugs at my job until I decided I didn’t have a cup with all of Snoopy’s friends on it. S0, it was no longer a want, but a need. I was going to get a new cup and my smile was there as I walked to the back of the store, but that smile faded. I may have put the cup all the way in the back and at the very top. Someone found my cute Snoopy cup was gone.

Oh well, I knew I should have gotten it, because if you look at something more than once, then you should just go ahead and get it. Did I learned from this? Than answer is “No,” because it wasn’t even a full week when I saw something even better. This time the cost was $50.00 and I was trying to save some money. I really want to go home (New York) this summer and every dollar saved now will get me there. 

I couldn’t help, but look at the bag everyday (it was in my area) as I continued to work, but it was hard. I happened to be talking to a friend about it and he asked:

Friend : I missed taking you out for your birthday. Do you want to go out to eat or get that bag?

Me        : I love to eat and get food, but a bag can last forever. 

I was so surprised he gave me the money. I really thought he was joking and I would have given him a hug if we weren’t on the city bus. I wasn’t going to go back to work to get it. I called and had them put it on hold. Too bad it was the wrong one. At least I have a picture of the cutest bag I lost…

It’s okay. I am holding onto the gift that was given to me and the next time I see a bag. It will be coming home with me.

It is hard to bypass items you see and want, because you are trying to save for a bigger item.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Anime Watch LIST#4: The Beginning of Bleach..

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I have stopped trying to find a  favorite anime, because there are way too many to even think about. Then again Bleach has NEVER stopped being to the top. When I heard it was coming back, I was screaming YES!!!!!!  The only problem I have is, I have to wait until it is dub. I can’t read and watch the show at the same time.   

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Bleach (TV series)

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This article is about Japanese anime television series. For other uses, see Bleach (disambiguation)

Bleach (stylized as BLEACH) is a Japanese anime television series based on Tite Kubo‘s original manga series of the same name. It was produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Noriyuki Abe. The series aired on TV Tokyo from October 2004 to March 2012, spanning 366 episodes. The story follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper—a death personification similar to the Grim Reaper—from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki. His newfound powers force him to take on the duties of defending humans from evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife. The anime adaptation includes original storylines not found in the manga with repeated appearances and stories containing these original characters.

Viz Media obtained foreign television and home video distribution rights to the Bleach anime in March 2006. Bleach was broadcast in the United States on Adult Swim from September 2006 to November 2014.

In March 2020, it was announced that the manga’s final story arc, “Thousand-Year Blood War”, would receive an anime television series adaptation, which is set to premiere in October 2022.  {}

My son has been trying to get me to read anime for years, but I find it hard to read right to left. He has told me the new story is so GOOD, but I need to read it. I will have to work on learning this new skill, but right now. I am happy to have restarted the series. Well, I started when Rukia was about to be executed, but he saved her from getting killed. 

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Rukia Kuchiki

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Rukia Kuchiki (Japanese: 朽木 ルキア, Hepburn: Kuchiki Rukia) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. In the series, Rukia is a Soul Reaper, (死神, Shinigami, literally ‘Death God’), in charge of slaying evil spirits known as Hollows. At the beginning, after a brief meeting with the protagonist of the series, Ichigo Kurosaki, who can see supernatural beings such as Soul Reapers, she is forced to give him her powers in order to fulfill her duties as a Soul Reaper. Rukia has appeared in several other pieces of Bleach media, including the four feature films in the series, the two original video animations and several video games.

Rukia was the first character of the series created by Kubo, her design being the one he decided to use for all the other Soul Reapers.[3] Reaction to her character is generally positive. Her differences from typical shōnen heroines is praised,[4] as is her interaction with other characters.[5] Additionally, she usually ranks second in Weekly Shōnen Jumps Bleach popularity polls, and is consistently the most popular female character in those polls.[6] Several pieces of merchandise have been released in Rukia’s likeness, including a plush doll and several figurines.[citation needed]  {}

I cannot wait to watch the new ‘Bleach,’ but until then I will enjoy the show once again. I want to say I started last Monday, skipped the part when Ichigo and the others returned to the real world, and picked it back up Season 6 chapter 110.

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Ichigo Kurosaki

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Ichigo Kurosaki (Japanese: 黒崎 一護, Hepburn: Kurosaki Ichigo) is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo. He is the main protagonist of the series, who receives Soul Reaper powers after befriending Rukia Kuchiki, the Soul Reaper assigned to patrol around the fictional city of Karakura Town. These powers come at the cost of Rukia’s own, and as a result, Ichigo concedes to work as Rukia’s stand-in, fighting to protect people from evil spirits called Hollows and sending good spirits, wholes, to a dimension known as the Soul Society. In addition to the manga series, Ichigo appears in many other pieces of Bleach media, including the anime series, the four featured films, the two original video animations, rock musicals, several video games, light novels and the 2018 live-action film.

Kubo said that Ichigo was created to replace Rukia as the protagonist of the series because he felt she was not suited for the role. In the animated adaptations of Bleach, Ichigo is voiced by Masakazu Morita in Japanese.[1] In the English adaptations, he is voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch.[3] In the live-action film, he is played by Sota Fukushi.[5]

His character has been well received among both readers and reviewers. Ichigo is often featured in Weekly Shōnen Jump character popularity polls. He was consistently ranked as the most popular character in Bleach.[6] The 2007 Japanese Newtype magazine polls ranked Ichigo as one of the top 100 most-loved anime characters. Reviewers of the series have praised his personality, though some consider him to be a stereotypical anti-hero. Merchandise based on Ichigo’s likeness has been released, including toys, clothing and action figures. However, critics disliked his anticlimactic fights in the series’ latter half due to his lack of memorable scenes at these points.  {}

I am about to work on my dark mix stitch project and watched Bleach until  family game time. I was telling my son – it’s too bad Grimmjow is a bad guy, but he is cute. 

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Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez sometimes romanized as Grimmjow Jeagerjaques or Grimmjow Jaegerjaques is a prominent member in the Aizen-affiliated army of Arrancar, and the sexta Espada. He is often considered to be Ichigo Kurosaki’s rival in terms of personality, and is one of the series’ central antagonist and Anti-Hero.

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Played by: Junichi Suwabe

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I Love anime as much as I Love to crochet…..

Bye IV Now, LD*