Category Archives: Productivity

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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New Crochet Basket, Using “Navajo Knitting”. ♥ Cotton Yarn ♥


As promised, I said I would share my adventures with “Navajo Knitting”/Crochet.  As soon as I watched the video, I went straight to my overabundant cotton stash and found this beautiful Rose color.  I must have had about 2 lbs, … Continue reading

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Easiest Shawl Pattern. Ever.


The easiest shawl.  Ever.  Really!   Now, I am trying it with a very different kind of yarn.  This is Nashua Handknits ‘Zinnia’ in Magenta.  It is a wonderful, squishy Cotton blend yarn.  It is not unlike a Bouclé yarn.  But, not quite … Continue reading

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Completed! Ruffle Scarf . . . I think it’s glorious


I have completed my Ruffle Scarf.  \o/  Finally.  It turned out much bigger, and heavier than I expected it to.  The edging added a lot of weight.  As to that . . . I changed my mind on the edging … Continue reading

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Trying My Hand At Short Row Knitting . . . Spiral Scarf Beginnings


I have been wanting to learn to do ‘short rows’ in my knitting for awhile now.  I don’t know why I thought it would be too complicated! The most difficult thing about short rows is picking up the wraps around … Continue reading

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Finally. Completed Crochet Neckerchief, in Leaf Green


I am very happy to have finally completed this beautiful neckerchief.  Of course, I had to put my own finish on the pattern with a fabulous ruffle.  I think it finishes it off very well.  I had contemplated putting some … Continue reading

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Doing Some Serious De-Stashing, with some SERIOUSLY BIG STITCHES.


Hey!  Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend.  Mine is spent keeping busy . . . as usual. I have been looking at these two huge stashes of yarn for quite some time now and thinking to myself . … 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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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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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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