Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Crayon Exchange

The thirty-two sets of Christmas crayons that I made back in July are bagged and on their way to the North Pole. In just a few weeks Santa will be tucking my pretties into the Christmas stockings of foster children! … Continue reading

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2012 #51 – Iris Garden – An Eyelet Ripple

Since I had plenty of yarn for this blanket, forty ounces, I decided, after swatching, – yes, I was a good girl and I crocheted a swatch!, unusual for me when making a blanket – to make a generous beginning … Continue reading

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It’s a Girl!

The news that one of DH’s co-workers just had a baby girl sent me deep into my sock yarn stash. I vaguely remembered this Sockotta cotton/wool blend that I bought, mmmmm, five years ago?, when a local yarn store closed. … Continue reading

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Climbing Jacob’s Ladders and the Aftermath

My funny-looking ripple eventually grew to its full length of 86 rows, or about 56 inches. I consulted Heather Tucker’s Jacob’s Ladder Ripple pattern before attempting the next step – ‘climbing’ the ten-stitch chain sections. Heather’s directions are clear, yet … Continue reading

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2012 Ripple #50 – A Jacob’s Ladder

I’m simply revealing my first Jacob’s Ladder Ripple today, but on Friday I’ll tell you the rest of its story, which will include a photo how-to, this blanket’s ‘before’ pictures and my solutions. Trust me – this blanket did not … Continue reading

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Fiber Fest! – part two

You might want to get yourself a snack and put on your walking shoes, cuz we’re going to a Fiber Fest today! Wool fabrics, both new. . . and ready-to-be-recycled – the sign says ‘Washed – hooking ready’ – were … Continue reading

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Continuing Showers of Yarn

Since I didn’t arrive until about fifteen to nine, I was very surprised to find myself only third in the line waiting for a nearby Catholic Church’s rummage sale to start! Whoo-hee! Once inside the gym I quickly scanned the … Continue reading

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Starting My First Jacob’s Ladder Ripple

I wanted relatively simple stripes and colors to best show this ripple pattern’s unique design/texture/technique, whatever you want to call it. These are the yarns I’ve chosen, listed dark to light: RHSS Claret, Red Heart Plush Wine, medium antique rose, … Continue reading

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#49 – Ta-Dah! – an Express V-Stitch Ripple

In the United States, today is Veterans Day. In honor of all the veterans of our armed forces, I’m calling my first v-stitch afghan, ‘V is for Victory!’ As I expected, I loooove this blanket! The v-stitches give it more … Continue reading

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An All-day Fiber Fest!! – photo tour part 1

DH and I had a marvelous time at the Fiber Festival of New England last Saturday. We were there all day!! But with over 175 booths to explore, plus free demos, the fashion show and a zoo’s-worth of fiber animals, … Continue reading

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