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The Dog Days of Summer

I remember as a kid I would kind of dread August. First it meant that I only had one month of summer vacation left before school started (in Chicago school starts the day after Labor day). But second, August usually had the worst weeks of summer...

Inspirations #3: Perchance to Dream

I’m still in the process of making the afghan for my nephew and his soon-to-be new wife – I think I’m safe to say that because I don’t believe either one of them follow this blog! – and so I thought that doing a piece on dreamcatchers would be...

Inspirations #2: 10+ Ways to Use Doilies

Some of us have been blessed to inherit vintage doilies. Some of us still adore the delicate patterns so lovingly hand crocheted. Some of us just love all things lace! No matter what category you fall in, most of us succumb to the allure of these...

Finally!

Yes, it took me a while to screw up my courage and attempt to work out the problems with this “simple” scarf/shawl. If you remember, I was lamenting a bit ago about the neckline of this project (The “Simple” Scarf) and how I wasn’t sure how I...

Crochet a Father's Day

I certainly can’t speak for anyone else, but Father’s Day gifts were always a problem for me. My two siblings and I did the best we could, but I’m sure my father inwardly groaned at some of the presents we gave him! Anyway, I decided to check...

Mother's Day Flop

About a month ago I found a beautiful Ice yarn, Air Baby Alpaca. It’s a mix of alpaca, extrafine merino wool, viscose, and polyamide, and it’s so soft. It has been made into a chain, and since I’ve enjoyed working with other chained yarns, I...

Creation Challenge 5: Butterflies #3: Butterflies & Beyond

So we have explored creating butterflies – now what can we do with them? Post your ideas below and let the fun begin. Oh the possibilities!!!

Creation Challenge 5: Butterflies #2: Butterfly Creations

We have our challenge. We have our patterns. Now, to share our butterfly creations. Post below (directly or “embed” a creation post here.)  

Creation Challenge 5: Butterflies #1: Butterfly Patterns

My latest creations are butterflies and when I posted it to the site, meanjaws suggested that we create variations of the pattern. That would be SO much fun! I absolutely love the idea. So here we go! 1. The Inspiration 2. The Pattern The...