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Project :: Granny Square : Coffee Table Mat

 So, I’ve got all these squares that my grandmother made, and I’m turning them into finished objects for several of us… you can get the back story here. I sorted and counted them all on Friday: 123 squares, the vast majority of which had five rounds and three colors.  There is also a respectable number […]

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All fixed

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 […]

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A crafty tale

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… […]

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Crafty Crochet Embellishments

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 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 […]

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Video blog, episode one: If You Give a Boy a Haircut

After keeping myself awake until the wee hours of the morning last night, ideas swimming through my head, I finally broke down and made my first video blog.  I’ve been wanting to do this for ages, but I’m so much more comfortable when I can easily edit my words… video poses quite a challenge for […]

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