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R2D2's Crochet Blanket Journey #1: Why I Am Making My First Pixel Afghan

While I was finishing off my The Art of Crochet Throw – Click To View My middle child, who is 6, who is obsessed with Star Wars, asked me to make him a blanket, as his younger brother has had one made and so had his older sister. Before anyone...

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...

My Crocheting Journal #20: Guess Who!

Oh the joys of crocheting an afghan .. so relaxing… zen-like.. And then came amigurumi … the focus, the details… phew A tad stressful, as I strained over the details but rewarding? Yah. The adaptation: I crocheted the eyes rather than using...

R2D2's Crochet Blanket Journey #2: Part 2: WIP R2D2

So I’ve made a start on the R2D2 pixel throw! I’ve made a dent into 2 balls of yarn, one white and one black! I’m loving how it’s going so far!! http://res.cloudinary.com/cc/f_auto/20180316_152959_yiy588.jpg!

COLLABORATION Entrelac STAR OF BETHLEHEM quilt #1: The Inspiration

CrochetDevee recently posted the following and I was “hooked” (ha, get the pun?) I have tried entrelac crochet several times, as it is Tunisian Crochet that you can do on a regular hook, and seeing this beautiful quilt, I just had to try...

COLLABORATION Entrelac STAR OF BETHLEHEM quilt #3: The First Row

The first row consists of 6 squares (well, rectangles, actually), as per the design/directions by CrochetDevee. NOTE: the following 6×4 block was used by CrochetDevee using cotton yarn. For acrylic fibre. It was found to work better with 6×2...

Inspirations #11: Ode to the Granny Square

As pretty as the traditional granny square is, it seems that in the past few years that there has been an explosion of absolutely magnificent designs. Personally, I’ve never been really into motif-type designs (although I have made a couple of...

My Latest Work #5: A Bad Case of the Doldrums

For whatever reason, I’ve been dealing with a rather long period of the “blahs”. It’s not often I get this way and usually after a couple weeks I snap out of it, but this time it’s lingering. This is how I felt by Christmas, and I ended up...

Inspirations #4: It's National Teddy Bear Day!

We love teddy bears. I don’t believe I have ever known someone who didn’t at least like teddies, and many people had one as a “best friend” as a child (me included!). Ever since the shopkeeper Morris Michtom and his wife Rose made a stuffed...

My Story #3: The Mysterious Item

I was in the process of finishing up my bouquet of flowers that I was crocheting for my wedding and it occurred to me that I had absolutely no plans for what I would be doing with my hair. I had 3 days left to figure it out. In the search for...