Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Wintergreen Candy Cane Ripple – in Progress

Sometimes I want to start crocheting a new ripple with only a few minutes spent planning. The fewer yarns involved, the easier it is to figure out a striping design, so I chose just three to represent the wintergreen flavor, … Continue reading

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Ideas for Future Watermelon Afghans – with Seeds!

Friday’s Watermelon Candy Cane Ripple turned out so well, I want to make some more watermelon blankets next summer. Obviously, watermelon candy canes don’t have seeds, but traditional watermelon crafts do. (I especially like the watermelon pedicure, which does have … Continue reading

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Ripple #54 – Watermelon Candy Cane

The idea of a watermelon-flavored ripple afghan made me stray from traditional holiday color schemes. Although I still used the usual white with bright and dark greens, it was also nice to include some of my large, yet thrifty, stash … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – Giving Thanks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, a time to gather with family, enjoy a special meal, and, hopefully, to thoughtfully give thanks. I received an email on Sunday that I want to share with you. It’s from the … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #53 – Black Cherry Candy Cane

So far we’ve had Cinnamon, Strawberry, and Spearmint. So that makes Black Cherry the fourth ripple in my candy cane series. I think it’s the most elegant one, by far. 11,690 stitches – 639,076 donated so far this year I … Continue reading

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Thinking About Spring

We’re going to cut down the old sand cherry shrub that was damaged by the freak October snowstorm. We’ve never liked it’s rather scruffy appearance anyway, but I’m concerned about the big hole that will be left in the center … Continue reading

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Ripple #52 – Spearmint Candy Cane

Ta-Da! My interpretation of the clear, refreshing taste of a spearmint-flavored candy cane: 11,690 Stitches – 627,386 Donated So Far This Year I crocheted much of this one by candlelight during an extended power outage. I like it’s striping pattern … Continue reading

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