Category Archives: handmade gifts

Totally Stuck on Crocheted Triangle Fringe Scarves


Just taking some time to share what I have been working on. I pulled this book off the shelf the other day.  It’s funny how you can look at a thing a thousand times and not be receptive to any … Continue reading

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Lilac Wine » Savory Knitting and . . . the Tubular Cast On


Savory Knitting is a very nice blog I stumbled upon chatting in my Knitting group on facebook.  And here is a pattern featured, which I immediately fell in love with.  Isn’t it wonderful???  Simple elegance.  I’ve got to try it! … Continue reading

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Sharing . . . A Few Recent Projects


Sooo, today you will get a double whammy.  Since I haven’t been a-blogging in a good long while, I’ll just post some pics of recently (or not-so-recently as the case may be…) finished projects I am most happy with. In … Continue reading

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Whit’s Knits: Seed Stitch Mittens and Hand Warmers – The Purl Bee – Knitting Crochet Sewing Embroidery Crafts Patterns and Ideas!


  I know, you don’t want to hear it.  But, Old Man Winter will be here before you know it!  Best be prepared.  The Purl Bee, By Purl Soho is one of my favorite websites.  They often have picture tutorials. … Continue reading

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Open Shell Crochet Cowl PDF Pattern by GMaEllenCrochetGifts on Etsy


    Instantly downloadable PDF pattern available for sale with this link:  Open Shell Crochet Cowl PDF Pattern by GMaEllenCrochetGifts. Sooo, I just have to brag a little bit.  I opened my email this morning to see that I had … Continue reading

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Off the Needles…My Blanket of Many Colors!


I am so happy with the end result of this beautiful and simple knit blanket!  In fact, I am in love.  I successfully went through a bit of my cotton yarn stash…although, I am fairly certain that I could easily make several … Continue reading

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Free Crochet Pattern 90263AD Kid’s Sun Hat : Lion Brand Yarn Company


Isn’t this adorable???  Kid’s Sun Hat!  It is on my ‘list-of-things-to-do’. This pattern looks super easy…and calls for this fabulous Lion Brand yarn: Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton Recycled Cotton Yarn Article # 482 Spun from soft recycled cotton, this yarn is perfect for … Continue reading

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PDF Pattern – Crochet Lace Shell Wine Bag, Tote, Cozy


Received a glowing review of my pdf pattern today, and I just have to share! 😀   Irene:  “Downloaded the pattern straight away, made next day and have already used it to take a bottle of wine to dinner. Had many compliments on … Continue reading

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“Why bother knitting a scarf?” : TreeHugger


Okay, so…I am not necessarily a “tree-hugger”.  But I came across this article and thought it interesting enough to share.  Please, give it a read! “The act of knitting is a strange combination of relaxation and activism, of protest and … Continue reading

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Knitting ~ The Lucky Scarf – And Thank You Hat


The Lucky Scarf – a free pattern.  I love this pattern so much!  It really doesn’t show it’s true personality until it’s blocked. Next up, the Thank You Hat, which I found at WHIT’S KNITS: THANK YOU HATS  I chose … Continue reading

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