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Summer Crafting

Going back to my childhood, summer has always been a time for crafting. Making stuff filled the days and staved off boredom. As an adult crafting is a mini-vacation from all the chores and duties of life. I recently tested … Continue reading

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A Passion for Purple

In February the blues had me turning to purple. Here is one of my favorite purple projects, the Crochet Goodin Cowl by designer Margaret Kendall. When I saw Margaret’s knit Slipped Stitch Goodin Cowl I asked, could this be done … Continue reading

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End of year projects

This is an interesting time of year to crochet. I find myself drawn to warm accessories, like hats and cowls or scarves. I want to make gifts for special people in my life, in addition to finishing up some projects … Continue reading

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I must be in the right place

When I arrived at Ragdale, my car stuffed with my vibes and all of the tools of my trade, I saw these beautiful carved sheep on the front lawn and thought “I must be in the right place”. I was … Continue reading

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A tale of two hooks

I have been curious about how the new Amour Crochet Hooks (blue handle above) compare swith the Soft Touch Crochet hooks (brown handle), both made by Clover. H hooks (5.0 mm) shown above. I’m a fan of both of these … Continue reading

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Recent projects

I recently finished this project. The pattern is the Elise Shawl by Evan Plevinski. I love the simplicity of the pattern and the fact that I can get a shawl out of one skein of Dream in Color Smooshy with … Continue reading

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More post crochet

After finishing the Honeysuckle Hat pattern designed by Aparna Rolfe I noticed that she was testing a new shawl pattern. I managed to jump in and join the test. Leaflines Shawlette uses post stitches and lace weight yarn to create … Continue reading

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