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Windy.

I was kept awake all night by howling wind and rain pelting my windows. Oh, the yard looks calm now, but trust me. It’s wiiiiindyyyyyyyyy. Sure, most of the trees that have potential to damage the house (or us) fell victim to previous storms (one, two, three) or just randomly fell on their own (four, […]

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The headband pattern is here!

I am always so excited when I can finally unveil a new pattern that I’ve been working on, and this is no exception. I came up with this idea and made the first prototype when I was supposed to be getting my house ready for Christmas company. So, it’s been a while in the making. […]

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How to connect one granny hexagon to two (or more) others

How is everybody doing with their hexagon blankets? I’ve heard from a few of you who said you started – yay! It’s fun to know that I’m not doing this by myself, and I really can’t wait to see how yours are progressing. If you blog about it, be sure to link to your post […]

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Weekend Favorites

Home and creativity have been the order of the day this week in my Flickr favorites. Click on the image for individual photo credits. Around the web? Plenty of creative links to explore: Yarn All I can manage for this complete collection of Doctor Who amigurumi by CRAFTYisCOOL is “wow.” Just WOW. These are some […]

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Sneak peek and a request

  I’m nearly finished with my new pattern, tentatively entitled “Three Cable Headband.” You probably won’t be surprised to learn it’s a pattern for a headband that has three cables. Yeah, I’m creative like that with my titles. I’ve also toyed with “Three Cable Earwarmer,” but I think I am partial to “Headband.” Maybe. Decisions, […]

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What do I mean by Millefiori Canes?

I know that many of you are here because of your interest in the yarny or fabricky things I do, and that sometimes when I talk about my work in polymer, you might not really get what I’m saying. It’s ok. Every craft has its lingo, and sometimes you just need somebody to clarify a […]

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How to connect one granny hexagon to another

So, you made your first hex for the Lakeside Forest Blanket. Congratulations! That’s one down, ninety-eight more to go… Before I show you how to connect two hexes together, let’s talk a little bit about blanket design and the placement of these hexagons. My blanket will be 11 x 9, and the motifs will be […]

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How to crochet a granny hexagon

Are we ready to start making our Lakeside Forest Blankets? In this lesson, I’ll show you how to crochet a single granny hexagon. We’ll be joining all of the hexagons as we go, so consider this your starting motif. It is the only one you will make that is a standalone hexagon. Any subsequent motifs […]

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