Monthly Archives: July 2011

Beginning of #32 – Inspired by Poppies!

The wonderful idea of making a ripple reminiscent of orient poppies sent me to the attic for a thorough dig in my scrap ball box! I re-emerged with this lovely variety of red and orange yarns. The black represents the … Continue reading

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A Yarn Buying Trend – or – Is the Slope Truly that Slippery?

I recently toured A.C.Moore, JoAnns and Michaels with a 40% coupon in hand, searching for red violet yarn for my granny’s border. I eventually got a skein of “Berry” (Red Heart Soft). On the same day, I bought five skeins … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #30 – A Double Baby Yarn Ripple

Using only cool colors, this ripple made for pleasant crocheting spread over several hot summer days. I’m very happy with the results of my new way of creating softly blending colors, and I know I’ll use it again! Cool Lime-Mint … Continue reading

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First of Four Market Bags – Finished

The Crocheted Stash Basket I absolutely love it AND it was very easy to make! My Crocheted Stash Basket can hold up to nine large (six to eight ounce) skeins of yarn. I mentioned earlier that I used an H … Continue reading

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More Crayons! and Summer Tops for Me

It’s been a couple of months since my last thrifty clothing find! I admit, I haven’t been hunting very hard, often breezing through the household, linens and craft supply areas without even touching the clothing department in the thrift stores … Continue reading

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Granny’s Border – in Progress

After much consideration of yarn colors and amounts, I finally started working on the granny’s border! The darker aqua squares which frame the blanket are slighter larger than the inner squares of light aqua, because the darker aqua yarn is … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #29

“Iris” is one of the few ripples remaining from last year’s stash. I photographed it out on the snow bank, just like I did so many others last winter. I was reluctant to show you, because the shot was so … Continue reading

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Crocheted Stash Basket – in Progress

I’ve made great progress on the Crocheted Stash Basket, the first of four market bag patterns I’m planning to try. So far this pattern has been easy to follow and it only requires the chain, single, and double crochet stitches. … Continue reading

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Beginning of #30 – Cool Lime-Mint

I’m trying something new on this ripple, crocheting with two strands of baby yarn. Sometimes I’ll use two strands of the same color of baby yarn, and sometimes I’ll combine one strand each of two different colors. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Another Sock…

for a camera! I finally got around to offering to make a sock for my sister’s camera. The thought had first occurred to me when I finished knitting mine; making another camera sock would be the perfect use for the … Continue reading

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