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Beanie babies

Have you seen Leslie Friend‘s new hat pattern?  It’s called Chunky Knit Beanie, and it seemed to me that it would be a very simple thing to adapt to the loom.  And since Eamonn needed a new hat, I gave it shot. Please forgive the photo – most pictures of Eamonn are a blur of […]

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Priorities firmly in order

I sat down this morning, before doing anything else, and made myself a list of things that I needed or wanted to work on today.  You will notice, by what I tackled first, that my priorities are firmly in order.  Clearly I always choose to focus on what is most important. Now, now, don’t look […]

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Obsessed with a hat

Completely and totally obsessed.  Which, when I think about it, is really crazy, given the fact that I rarely wear them.  But Erin posted this tutorial, see, and I loved the way hers looked.  And every other one I saw, for that matter.  And I got to thinking, me being needle-challenged and all, maybe I […]

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And so begins the parade of gifts

I’m trying once again to embrace the handmade Christmas idea.  I won’t go entirely handmade, but I want there to be an element of it in everyone’s gift.  I’ve always felt this way, but it’s been easier recently since I’ve expanded my crafty skills somewhat.  There are only so many clay baubles one can give […]

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Can you show me how to do that?

“Mom, can you show me how to do that?” he asks, looking at my fingerless gloves in progress on the loom. “Sure!  Would you like to make yourself a hat?”  He nods excitedly, and scurries off to choose his yarn. We cast on. And he, in usual Eamonn fashion, allows himself to be distracted by […]

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