Category Archives: craft blog

How to crochet the yo-yo pattern (video tutorial)


Although it looks intricate, it really only requires knowledge of the chain, double crochet, and slip stitch. Source: How to crochet the yo-yo pattern (video tutorial) Advertisements

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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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Why I’m preparing for the fall of Facebook… « FreshStitches


This looks like a very nice website.  I plan on taking a good look around: This article really gives one some food for thought.  Take a look and tell me what you think.  I tend to have to agree! As a designer … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Improve Your Fiber Art Photography Now


  Ten Ways to Improve Your Fiber Art Photography Now   | FEBRUARY 18, 2011   by Kristi Schueler “Only other fiber artists truly understand the hard work, time and love that goes into each stitch. Sharing our work with an … Continue reading

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G-Ma Ellen’s Hands . . .


Sooo . . . did you notice???  I changed the title of my blog.  🙂  Hope you like it.  

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Free Pattern Link: Birch Bark Basket


  Okay, this is a great idea!  To see the entire pattern, go to:  Free Pattern: Birch Bark Basket.

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In-Depth Review of Knitting Yarn


Beat the Winter Blues: 10 Tips for Kickstarting Your Inspiration “People are innately creative. We are a species of makers. But sometimes, and usually when we least expect it, that well of creativity dries up. We pick up our knitting … Continue reading

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Chevron Baby Blanket – the purl bee


This is the most fabulous website: Whit’s Knits: Chevron Baby Blanket “If you lived through the 60s and 70s perhaps you have vivid memories of a chevron afghan. Perhaps you appreciated it at the time; were indifferent to it in the … Continue reading

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Crocheters Are Intelligent, not Stupid or Ignorant


I came across this thought-provoking article at crochetville.com which I think you should have a look at.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter. It brings in to question the intelligence of those of us who crochet.  I … Continue reading

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12 Shades of Winter White Yarns, Including Wool, Alpaca and More. | Lion Brand Notebook


“It’s the first month of the new year, which for us here in NYC usually means – cold, wind, ice and snow.  But there’s something about heading into the dead of winter that makes me really appreciate winter white knitwear … Continue reading

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