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The minute I finished Aidan’s blanket, I started this sweater for me. There are a lot of “firsts” for me in this sweater. For instance: the first sweater I ever crocheted the first sweater I’ve made in a cotton/seaweed blend the first multi-colored sweater I’ve made myself So, it’s been satisfying in terms of new [...]continue reading "Spring Saturn Sweater"
I have been kinda laid up since Wednesday. I had a little mishap while grilling up some chicken to take to the beach with us – I stepped on an errant hot coal and burned my foot. So, um, OUCH! A big blister developed on the arch of my foot, which meant no walking, no [...]continue reading "Itty bitty booties and such"
I got the first half of my outfit finished this weekend. It’s probably not accurate to say I am “halfway” there, since it takes a lot longer to crochet a sweater than it does to sew a dress. I can whip that dress up in two days! (But will I? Time will tell… and I [...]continue reading "Halfway there"
Oh, I do like this hat. I did not care much for crocheting with paper, but I think the end justifies the means. And the pattern was fairly easy, too. I could see myself making another in cotton (and probably in about half the time – cotton would be significantly easier to work with). My [...]continue reading "Me and my paper hat"
…the tough start a new project! I had a lousy day Friday, from the moment I woke up, until roughly 6pm, which found me hanging out with my sweet family, and sipping a vodka collins at the Stirling Hotel. Things were much better after that. Leading up to that moment, though, there had been a [...]continue reading "When the going gets tough…"
Remember the last time I showed up here with a photo of yarn + fabric and told you that in a matter of weeks the raw materials would be transformed into a dress and a wrap to wear to my nephew’s Christening? I never did come back and report that I’d worn a totally different [...]continue reading "Another ambitious project"
Phew. That’s better. Thanks, everyone who weighed in on my shirt dilemma. I machine-sewed a seam in the top of each shoulder strap that allowed me to cut off about six rows of crochet from each strap. That made it more reasonable. I zig-zagged the seam to make it less likely to unravel, but I [...]continue reading "All fixed"
Once upon a time there was an artsy-craftsy geek-girl who was planning a four-day weekend in the Boston area. She was just learning to crochet. She had also recently read a glowing review of a new fabric and yarn shop in Cambridge. These three facts came together in a craftacular way, as you might imagine… [...]continue reading "A crafty tale"
My friend Linda Permann of Lindamade, Crochet Adorned, and Little Crochet fame, among many other things (remember Adorn magazine?) invited me to take her online Crochet Embellishments class at craftsy.com and let you all know what I think of it. Well, first let me say, hooray Linda!! I was so thrilled to get her invitation, that [...]continue reading "Crafty Crochet Embellishments"
I’ve been threatening to do this for at least three years, but I never got around to it until now. I guess the acquisition of Granny’s squares just pushed me over the proverbial edge. I’ve got this book on the way, I watched a few YouTube videos today, and then this evening I started Linda’s [...]continue reading "Learning to crochet"