Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sharing Some Vintage Crochet Books, and A Bird’s Eye View of My Library.


While I was busy getting my crochet and knitting books all put nicely on a relocated shelf the other day, I came across a few books I had totally forgotten about!  It was like Christmas all over!  So, I thought … Continue reading

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Originally posted on G-Ma Ellen's Hands – Adventures in Crochet and Knit:
Toys in the Park down the street Left-over berries hanging over the neighbor’s fence Wishing I could bring this beauty indoors Nature . . . flocking the…

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I Am Of Two Minds On The Matter – Cotton Dishcloths


S-o-o-o-o . . . Do you knit and/or crochet???  What are your favorite dishcloths?  Me?  I once was a die-hard crochet dishcloth fanatic.  That is, until I started knitting.  I have fallen in love with Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloths.  I actually have … Continue reading

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Big Herringbone Cowl – the purl bee


This is a fabulous picture tutorial . . .I want one! Big Herringbone Cowl – the purl bee.

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Royal Ball Winder . . . I Can’t Stop! :D


Sooo, I purchased a Royal ball winder online.  Free shipping, pick-up in store, from Walmart.  (I hope that’s not a dirty word.)  I picked it up yesterday after work.  First, I did some organizing, putting my library on a re-purposed book shelf, … Continue reading

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Just Sharing, A Few Finished Crochet Projects


Thought I would take the time to share some things I have been working on. Here is a slouchy beanie I made with some incredibly soft and luxurious organic cotton yarn.  I absolutely love it!  Perhaps I will work on writing … Continue reading

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The Basics of Knitting Cables | Lion Brand Notebook


I swear, I am going to learn to do cable knitting.  Soon.  It really doesn’t look all that difficult. The Basics of Knitting Cables | Lion Brand Notebook. Here is another good blog post at: Author, knitting teacher, and erstwhile crochet-along/knit-along … Continue reading

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TECHknitting: The ball winder–a useful tool, especially with long color repeat yarns


I found this website today which has a plethora of useful information! Case in point, I have been looking for one more good reason  to purchase a ball-winder.  I have recently seen one put to good use in a video tutorial … Continue reading

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I had a comment and emails  from this blog readers about 3D butterfly. The patterns were not developed by me; however, I made a lot of butterflies from the different patterns and I have revised pattern…

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Mitered Square Scarf (Knitting Pattern Link) A Work-In-Progress


“As you knit these shaded squares you’ll enjoy watching the colors and textures create a unique pattern. This scarf will take any outfit out of the doldrums!” Mitered Square Scarf Knitting Pattern Humble beginnings.  My knitting is definitely improving, but … Continue reading

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