Monthly Archives: April 2011

Freshly Baked Crayons

Back in February I got a huge amount of crayons from the Goodwill outlet with plans to make molded crayons for Easter baskets. Right away, I removed all their paper labels, sorted them by color and broke them into little … Continue reading

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Thrifty New Knitting Books

Not every thrifty buy comes from a thrift store. The closest Borders store was closing and I had a $25 gift card I wanted to use up. I paid $20 for it with reward money from one of our credit … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #15

As is often the case, I planned this ripple around the colors found in a variegated yarn. This one has a very soft blending of tan, golden brown, and greens, resulting in a neutral colored ripple. This solid green reminds … Continue reading

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Just How Many Stitches?

Yes, I’ve made “alottastitches”, but just how many? I wonder how many crochet stitches are in one of my ripple afghans, in the eighteen ripples I have donated so far this year, in the two other afghans. I think it’ll … Continue reading

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Beginning of #16 – Purple and Purple

Although I know purples and pinks are the first color choices of many little girls, I have somehow managed not to make a single purple ripple, and, out of fourteen Ripples of the Week, only four even contain pink! That … Continue reading

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Twin Cardigans – Twin Hats?

I grabbed this Eddie Bauer wool and alpaca cardigan at Sal’s last month, along with the ball of light grey yarn that ended up as part of DH’s balaclava. It had a half-off color tag, so it was only $2. … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #14

This scrappy afghan shows off an interesting mix of yarn textures. There are several colors of Simply Soft, which has a lovely sheen, a coral chenille, and a bright orange with a little sparkle. I planned its color mix around … Continue reading

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