Monthly Archives: January 2013

Some Progress on the Entry Way

You’ve probably read the story here before about how I got this wooden shelf at a tag sale for $8.00. We planned to hang it over our old wooden bench, which I painted to match the shelf. They would go … Continue reading

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2013 Ripple #4 – Windchill

The recent frigid temperatures and 30 mph wind gusts have helped me learn how to do a FAST four-step ripple photo shoot: 1. Fling, 2. Smooth, 3. Shoot, and 4. GrabandRunBackIndoors. When the temperature into the teens ‘GrabandRunBackIndoors’ becomes a … Continue reading

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Border Trials

Having finished joining the rest of my Mini Scrap Granny’s squares, I moved right on to the blanket’s border. The first round is simple granny clusters worked in the same green yarn as I used for the blanket’s background, Red … Continue reading

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More Like Five-and-a-Half Old T-Shirts

Our new t-shirt bathmat is so cushy, smooshy, comfy, so much nicer on the bare feet than our old terry cloth one! And since it’s 100% cotton it’s very absorbent, but I think the rather loosely knitted fabric will still … Continue reading

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2013 #3 – Aquarium – A Mirrored Ripple

Aquarium is a scrappy Wriggly Ripple (my free pattern, here). I used nine different yarns, some in as few as four rows! Notice the somewhat sparkly blue row on the left? That’s Berroco Candy FX, in color #8758, a teal … Continue reading

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Special Delivery

I’ve been anxiously waiting for this package to arrive for a couple of weeks now. I never expected it to come by Air, let alone by “Royal” Mail!! lol. A Ravelry member offered one of my dear readers yarn for … Continue reading

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Only Four More

My, my, the Mini-Scrap Granny is finally starting to look like a Real Blanket! It’s about time! I’ve been working on this project off and on, mostly off, lol, since last July. But here I am, with only four rows … Continue reading

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2013 Ripple #2 – Springtime Scrappy

I’ve finally made use of the little bit of variegated yarn, four rows worth, that I had left after making ‘Bunnies in the Garden’, ripple #31 of 2011. Obviously I had no plan. Since I was using so many yarns … Continue reading

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Eleven Old T-Shirts

I discovered the Ravelry group, Got T-Shirt Yarn?, a couple of years ago and started saving every t-shirt that we no longer wear. DH has lost weight so he contributed several. I really want to try the pattern, Bridgetown T-shirt Rug, … Continue reading

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A New Award for a New Year

What an exciting way to start 2013. . . Patricia of DaniellaJoe’s Blog has given me the 2012 Blog of the Year Award! It’s always special to be chosen for a blog award, extra special when it comes from a fellow … Continue reading

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