Category Archives: My Favorite Things

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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How to Stitch a Hat: Calculating How Many Stitches to Cast On


I came across this link from Craftsy.com  in my facebook feed this morning.  I thought it so full of useful information I just have to share!  I am only giving you the high-lights, so be sure to click the links … 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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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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Finished Project: the Mirth Cardi, from Interweave Crochet


Firstly, let me share the original blog post where I had started this beautiful project.  You will find all the information needed to make one yourself! I used some 100% mercerized, combed cotton thread I had stashed away waiting for the … 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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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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Super Simple Slouchy Beanie | biStitchual


One of my favorite new things to do.  I hope you will enjoy this pattern as much as I do. I am hoping that winter is about to be over.  But, this is such a quick and satisfying project, and … Continue reading

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Navajo Knitting (or Crochet) . . . Triple Strands From One Source.


I have been going crazy with this method of tripling yarn.  It is ingenious!  I am posting this to show you how it’s done.  Later on, I will share some of the projects I have been working on using this … Continue reading

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