Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ripple Round-up

This year, for the first time, I stored all the ripples I made during the warm months. I’ve filled Rubbermaid bins in our attic with ripple after ripple since late May. As the weather has started to cool I’ve been … Continue reading

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Good Night Sandy

Just a quick note to say we’re fine and, although we lost internet access for a few hours, we kept our electricity! Whowhee – we are so grateful! Many in CT are without, 634,000 homes at the peak. Sandy’s sustained … Continue reading

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2012 Ripple #47 – Inspired by a Scarf

I excitedly went through my charity yarn stash pulling out yarns to match the colors in this little scarf photo. I ended up with a surprising amount of Red Heart Super Saver: Coffee, Burgundy, Ecru, Buff, and Light Raspberry! But … Continue reading

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When it Rains, it Pours. . . Yarn!

Although I’ve shopped at the local historical society’s fall tag sale several times before, this is the first year I’ve donated boxes of ‘stuff’ for them to sell. When I made my delivery I asked the energetic volunteers, all busy … Continue reading

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2012 #46 – Auntie’s Sofa Afghan, a Wriggly Ripple

It’s been a couple of months since I last made a Wriggly, long enough for me to enjoy rediscovering how simple and fast this ripple pattern is! Once I had counted my way through the beginning chain and first double-crochet … Continue reading

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Announcing a Ripple Crochet-A-Long

Marie Segares, crochet designer and author of the Underground Crafter blog, is leading a month-long CAL called. . . get ready. . . Ripple Mania! Now please try to imagine that announced in a very dramatic rolling bass ‘radio voice’. … Continue reading

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HUGE Progress on Mushrooms!

At long last. . . I have finished crocheting the lighter-colored mushroom squares. YAY! Which means ALL of the mushroom squares, both light and dark, are done. YAY, again! And I have about 235 of ’em, more than enough for … Continue reading

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