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Inkked0317

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About Inkked0317

  • Birthday 03/17/1978

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  • Real Name
    Jessica Aneuber
  • Biography
    Stay at home, homeschooling momma of 4 girls. Married to a US Army Reservist. 39 years old, wondering where my 20's went lol!
  • Location
    North Carolina, USA
  • Interests
    Reading, watching too much TV, spending most of my time with my family
  • Occupation
    domestic goddess
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    2000
  • Favorite things to crochet
    baby stuff!
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    Other

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  1. Inkked0317

    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    This week I've been working on the preemie sets. I've now got 6 full sets made (hat, 2 diapers, tunic, and blanket) made for babies around 14 weeks gestation size. Everything is SO TINY! I've used a total of 4 skeins and a ball on the tunics and blankets this week. I had a blast making those cupcakes and they were a huge hit! I'd really like to try more decorating styles and Hubs has agreed to take anything I bake just to practice decorating on to his job to protect me from eating it lol. His coworkers are also very appreciative of the cupcakes so it's a win/win. I sent in strawberry mini cupcakes w punk frosting yesterday lol. WTD: +9 YTD: +37 I'll update my signature when I'm on my laptop ♡
  2. Inkked0317

    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    This week I made a second Welcome Committee blanket for a baby at church and used a skein and a ball there (+3). I also used a ball up on the preemie sets (+1). Then I was sick for 2 days and made & decorated 9 dozen cupcakes for my two youngest daughters joint bday party tomorrow lol. They wanted a rainbow theme....so I did major rainbows ♡ WTD: +4 YTD: +28
  3. Inkked0317

    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Hi all!!! This week I had to buy 3 skeins (-6) specifically to be used for the new baby blankets for my church to give as gifts. I'm calling them the Welcome Committee blankets. I made the first Welcome Committee blanket start to finish and used a skein and a ball (+3).I also finished the Supernatural bobble baby blanket and used another skein and 3 balls (+5). I've started a second Welcome Committee blanket for another baby we know is expected in April. WTD: +2 YTD: +24
  4. Inkked0317

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Hi all!! This past week I was working on the diapers for my preemie berevement sets. I've now got all 48 hats and all 96 diapers finished. Next up is the little tunic tops, which I've done 3 of the 48 I need, and then it will be on to the blankets. I'll have to take a break from these for the next week or so though. I've decided to make a special baby blanket for a military couple expecting their first and he's due in Feb, so I really need to get cracking on that and I'm only halfway done with it. I'm also really needing to get going on the welcoming committee baby blankets for my church...we've got a baby boy due at the end of Feb and another due in April that I've got to make blankets for.... so I'll be focusing on those three baby blankets until they're done and then picking up the preemie sets after.
  5. Inkked0317

    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Sorry I didn't get on yesterday...the whole day basically disappeared into my cousin's baby shower lol. This last week I worked on the Supernatural themed baby blanket and the preemie sets. I've now got all 48 hats and 96 diapers done for the sets and I'm getting started on the little tunics. I finished off 2 skeins on the sets this week. WTD +4 YTD +22 And I'll update my signature next time I'm on my laptop.
  6. Inkked0317

    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Wooohoo I finished the graphgan!!!! Used up 4 skeins (+8) and roed remnants of 8 into balls (+8). Also bought 3 skeins for this blankets and the preemie sets (-6). I used a skein up on the preemie sets (+2). And I started a new bobble stitch baby blanket and used a full skein already (+2). WTD: +14 YTD: +18 I'll update my signature next time I'm on my laptop.
  7. Inkked0317

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    I started a graph-ghan at the very end of November and I finished it this week! I thought I was going to keep it for myself, but every time I picked it up, a young couple I know came to mind. They are both 17 and in high school (I'm friends with his mom & have seen him grow up for the past 4 years). They are unexpectedly expecting a little boy in March...and this blanket is a Trinity Knot pattern....so every time I worked on it, I thought of them. And every time I thought of them, I prayed for them. It took me a bit but I realized this blanket wasn't for me to keep, it was for them. So I put it in the mail yesterday along with the baby blanket I made for the wee one. As soon as I finished that project, I reorganized my project bin, got the left over yarn back into my stash, and pulled yarn to make a baby blanket...this is for a friend of a friend...young military couple, no where close to home, expecting baby #1. They had a baby shower and no one attended. Their friends shared their Amazon registry on public media in case anyone would want to help them get ready for their new baby. Happily, by the time I saw it, the other military wives near them had gotten together and started arranging a do-over shower with all of them planning to attend, and then entire registry was bought out! I took a look at their story on Amazon, realized they're big fans of the TV show Supernatural (and I am too!), so I'm making them a Supernatural themed baby blanket just because. I've got their address and I'll mail it off and hopefully our mutual friend will let them know it's coming so they don't get freaked out by some random person sending them a baby blanket lol! And I'm back to working on the preemie berevement sets now that the big project is done. I've got all my colors back in my bin! Working on the XL diapers now, then I'll be going back and making the rest of the other 2 sizes (I had run out of blue before). Then it will be on to the gowns. My nearly 5 year old was perched on my lap as I was making these diapers today. She asked me who's baby I was making it for. I told her some babies get born before they're really ready, and they're really tiny, so there's not a lot that will fit them. I'm making these sets for these teeny babies and their parents. And she just looked at me for a minute and then gave me a little kiss on the cheek....I know I mess up daily, but moments like that tell me I'm doing ok by my kids ❤️
  8. Inkked0317

    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Thank you Pam!! I'm at row 174 out of 250 but there's only a couple more complicated rows before it gets really simple. I'm hoping to get this done in the next week or two, so I can move on to smaller, simpler projects. I feel like 2018 was the year of the big & complicated stuff and I'm looking forward to more fun projects that don't make me cry when I realize I goofed lol. I'm really excited about a project I might have gotten started today at my church! The Pastor wants someone to be in charge of giving a gift (on behalf of the church) to each new baby born to our congregation. I love making baby stuff, so I thought it would be great if I could make a small (carseat sized) blanket to be given, with the church funding the yarn purchases. I spoke with the woman in charge of the ministry and she loves the idea. She's going to get the Pastor's approval, and then give me the go-ahead. I've got an idea for a simple design that I'l draw up sometime this week. Once she gives me the all-clear, I'll make a couple to have on-hand because we tend to have waves of pregnancies at the church and now is a good time to get ahead of the game lol. So if you see me mention "church blankets" in the future, this is what I'll be talking about 😁
  9. Inkked0317

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    I've gotten ALL 48 hats done for the 4 different sized preemie berevement sets, as well as all 24 diapers for the small sized sets, 16 medium sized diapers, and 12 large sized diapers. I ran out of the blue I'm using so I'll be picking some up (or finding more in my stash lol) before I can finish the rest of the diapers. Still have the XL sized diapers to make, and then I'll be moving on to the gowns...12 in each size. It's the blankets that will take the longest to finish, I think, as each one takes about 3.5 hours and I've got 48 to make for these sets. I'm well ahead of the game, as I want to get these sets completed and donated by August (when my friend's triplets were born). I've also just gotten a start on a new ministry in my church today. The Pastor was looking for someone to be responsible for distributing a gift from the church to each new baby born to our congregation. I LOVE making baby things and try to make something for every baby I know, so it occurred to me that I could make a small blanket (carseat size) for each new little love as a gift from the church, with the church funding the yarn supply. I spoke with the woman in charge of this proposed ministry and she loves the idea. She's going to get approval from the Pastor, and then give me the green light. Once I get the go-ahead, I'll make a couple up to have on-hand as our church tends to go in waves of pregnancies lol. We're in a lul right now so it would be a good time to get ahead of the game 💕. I've got a design in mind that I'll be drawing up here soon....
  10. Inkked0317

    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    Happy New Year everyone!!!🤗 This week I've been continuing my work on the preemie bereavement sets and the graphghan I'm testing. Finished 2 skeins (+4) that I've been working on for a while. WTD: +4 YTD: +4 I'll update my signature the next time I'm on my laptop ♡
  11. Inkked0317

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    I'm still working on preemie stuff and the Trinity Knot graph blanket. I did finish off 2 skeins this week (+4), but I also bought or was gifts a total of 12 skeins (-24).... WTD: -20 YTD: +199 Happy New Year everyone!!♡♡
  12. Inkked0317

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Thanks Bailey4 I'll check that out!
  13. Inkked0317

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    I plan on being much more active on here in 2019. I somehow got through 2018 without making much of anything for charity and I'm not happy about it. I've started working on preemie berevement sets to be donated to the local NICU in Greenville, NC. I've been blessed to watch 6 different preemies (5 who graduated NICU here in Greenville!) grow up into wonderful strong little kids. It definately gives me a new sense of thankfulness that we didn't have to go through that with our girls. In 2017, my friend (who is a triplet momma) set herself the goal of making 300 preemie hats for the NICU in honor of her kid's 3rd birthday. I decided to help her with that. I had another friend contact me when she heard what we were working on, and she told me that she had lost a baby at 20 weeks and what made things worse was that she simply could not find any clothing small enough to bury him in. It added even more stress and heartbreak to an already horrible situation. She suggested I look into berevement sets, and I did. I found patterns to make a hat, a tunic, a small blanket, and a pair of diapers (1 for the baby and 1 as a keepsake for the parents). I make these sets in 4 different sizes. My goal for 2019 is to donate a dozen in each size. I'm making 4 in white, 4 in pink, and 4 in blue in each size. I started working on these sets to be donated in 2019 already and I've got all the hats done. Started on the smallest size diapers this week. I'll also be making individual hats and blankets (not part of the sets) and possibly some octopi for the NICU (still waiting on this hospital's guidelines for those). The other charity I like to make for is Operation Gratitude. They send care packages to our soldiers who are deployed overseas around the holiday season each year. They ask for donations of hats and scarves. I'll be working on those throughout the year and probably mailing them out around October-ish.
  14. Inkked0317

    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    I'm in!!! Pam, my Hubs gets in on that too...he actually reminds me some weeks to post my scores lol
  15. Inkked0317

    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    I went shopping yesterday lol all yarn was on sale at Michael's...so I got 10 skeins....and I agree I'd much rather end the year taking a hit to my score than start the year negative lol
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