Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 – Ripple #57

It’s New Year’s Eve and this is the laaaast ripple of 2012. “Auld Lang Syne” Yarns I Used: Red Heart Super Saver Turqua, Warm Brown and White, plus an unknown solid periwinkle and a long color change variegated. Farewell to … Continue reading

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Finally – The Thrifty Granny’s Ta-Dah!

It’s done, it’s done, it’s DONE! Wa-whoo!! It’s so satisfying to have at last finished turning the cast-off granny squares that I found in a local thrift shop during September 2011 into a Big, Warm and Wonderful Blanket! DH is … Continue reading

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Traditionally, the day after Christmas is a huge Shopping Day here in the U.S. I, this year like most, have chosen to instead relax at home. Still I have shopping finds to share with you. . . those that I … Continue reading

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2012 #56 – Kris Kringle’s Ripple

Here it is, #56, the fourth and last Christmas ripple for 2012, another happy mix of red, greens and white. I wanted to squeeze every bit of goodness out of my four little skeins of the ‘Christmas’ variegated yarn, a … Continue reading

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Still Raining – Yarn!

Last week, after I got the Royal blue yarn and Velcro at JoAnns, I went home by way of Savers. It was Tuesday, Senior Discount Day! (20% off) I got six skeins of Red Heart Super Saver yarn for $1.60 … Continue reading

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Cape Day

The deadline for turning in all the gifts for the Adopt-A-Family Christmas project at DH’s workplace was changed from December 17th to the 14th, so last Thursday officially became “Cape Day”! I used this cape template from Jeanine and Amy’s … Continue reading

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Ripple #55 – SPI-der Man!!

At the end of Friday’s Spidey Blanket update I was about to run out of Royal blue yarn and head to Joanns for more. Once I crocheted that laaast blue double-crochet round, I could add the spider web’s black chain … Continue reading

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2012 Ripple #54 – Christmas Garlands

. . .and strings of popcorn. According to DH, blinking Christmas lights too! Yarns used: Red Heart Super Saver Cherry Red, Paddy Green and Aran. It’s fun to see how different these three Christmas Eyelet Ripples look, even though they … Continue reading

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A Spider’s Web – in Progress

I’ve been working fast and furious on Dylan’s Spiderman blanket. The Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan pattern is very easy and I’m thrilled with how perfectly flat this round ripple is! Just a few more rounds of blue and I’ll be ready … Continue reading

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Emily and I heard a hard Thud! at the front of the house the other day and we wondered, what in the world it could be? Surely the box of yarn I’ve been expecting couldn’t make that much noise, could … Continue reading

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