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About gmaellenscraftycorner

I am a recently widowed, mother of three wonderful, grown children, G-Ma (Grandma) to seven beautiful grandchildren. I work full time at a nearby grocer as the Pricing Coordinator. In my spare time, I craft and blog. Crochet is my obsession, my compulsion. My best friend, my therapist. I also have learned I love to knit! Who knew??? I may never be a master knitter, but I am a happy knitter. :D Work, family, Women's Pool League, crafting and blogging. Pretty much takes up every waking minute of every day, but besides that I love movies and music (which I can enjoy while I am crafting!). And here I thought I didn't have a life! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate every click. :D My Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/gmaellen

Sharing from: 52 Weeks of Free Dishcloth Patterns from KnitPicks.com


I love ‘take-along’, almost mindless knitting.  And, dishclothes pretty much fit the bill. This first pattern I am sharing has to be one of my very, very favorites. It uses slip stitches to make up this visually delightful (and very sturdy, I might … Continue reading

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Knitting ~ Lattice Lace Market Bag (how I got through it!)


Hey all!!!  I finally installed the WordPress app on my phone!!! Duh! How else to upload photos??? My goodness.  What took me so long? I think I may be inspired to blog more often! The only problem I have encountered … Continue reading

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My Version of The Beekeeper’s Quilt – In Progress


I just love this pattern for ‘The Beekeepers Quilt’! by Tiny Owl Knits.    Here is a link where you can take a look at and purchase the PDF pattern. (Well worth the fee. I RARELY ever shell out $$$ … Continue reading

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Knitting Needles and Tools Reviewed


This is a very informative article.  I do believe that if you do your homework, it will definitely be to your advantage when working with different types of yarn. “Much of the mystery of splitty yarns lies not in the yarn but … Continue reading

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I Have Been Absent, of Late . . .


True confessions.  I don’t know exactly why it is, but, I just have not been taking the time to blog as much as I would like to, or used to anyway.  Maybe because I just don’t feel inspired enough???  Or, heaven forbid, … Continue reading

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How to Find Time to Knit & Finish In-Progress Knitting (and/or crochet) Projects


I know, I don’t make enough time and/or effort . . . This is a fabulous article!!!  The number one tip:  STOP BUYING NEW YARN! My second favorite . . . 3.  Frog the projects you’re not into. Please, follow … Continue reading

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MyPicot | Free crochet patterns Lace Pineapple Crochet Stitch


I am just feeling the need to share!  This website is absolutely fantastic.  So many beautiful patterns!  My Picot – free crochet & knitting patterns.  A wealth of information.   This Pineapple stitch pattern is gorgeous, don’t you think?  My Gramma Lucy’s … Continue reading

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Pippin’s Flower Petals – YouTube


I have been trying to find this video tutorial for literally weeks!  In it you are shown how to make the perfect little flower embellishments.  I have wanted to try this technique on something…  anything!  But for the life of me, couldn’t … Continue reading

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My First Attempt at Knitting a Sweater! (Progress)


I am pretty excited about this project!  My first attempt at something wearable.  I was a good girl and made a swatch first.  😛 Free Knitting Pattern: Classic Sparkling Sweater Lion Brand® Vanna’s Sequins Pattern #: L20329 Rating: 5.0 (based on 1 review) … Continue reading

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MyPicot | Free crochet patterns


Oh!  The possibilities!!! This stitch pattern comes with written instructions, as well as photo tutorial. Very nicely done. Foundation Chain: Multiples of 15 + 4 Techniques used in this stitch (British term / American term): Chain stitch – ch Double … Continue reading

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