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Pattern release – Crandall the Cranky Crab

  sigh Crandall. He makes me both proud and nostalgic at the same time. You see, this tiny little crab was one of my first designs. Not THE first, but pretty close. He’s waited so patiently for 8 long years to be officially introduced to the world. Or maybe it wasn’t so patiently. Perhaps that is why he’s so cranky!     The good news is that he now has some friends to play with. They’re all bigger than he is, but he doesn’t mind. This crab  ...

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Pattern release – Crevices Hat

It seems hard to believe that it’s been four whole months since I last released a pattern. That dry spell is now over as I’m now bursting with energy and ideas again! Let me introduce you to Crevices Hat.     This hat is so named because it reminded me of craggy rock cliffs. My prototype hat was made using some luscious KnitCircus Ringmaster speckled yarn I picked up early last December. How could I not buy this fun colorway, especially with a name like “Mischief  ...

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FO Friday (er, Saturday)

Apparently it’s been a while since I’ve shared any of the crafting projects I have been working on.  I found oodles of pictures – some back to Christmas time!  In an earlier post, I talked about the socks my sister received before Christmas.   I love making hats and I find they’re an easy gift to make – especially for the men in my life.  Men.  Ha!  The one on the left is for my “baby” nephew … who’s now 22 years old!  How did he  ...

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Join the #LitLoveKAL!

  I am so excited about this!! My friend Jennifer (aka DriftlessKnitter on Ravelry) and I have teamed up to bring you a fun KAL.  We’re calling it the Lit Love KAL – because the challenge is to make any fiber-based project that can be tied to literature.  The project can knit, crochet, weaving, spinning, etc. as long as you can somehow claim it is literary-themed, whether through the pattern name, designer name, yarn brand or colorway, etc.  You just need to convince us  ...

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