Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fun with Beads

I don’t know how long Perler beads have been around, but I’d never heard of them until I read this Attic24 blog post a few weeks ago. – If you’re like me, and know nothing about Perler/Hama beads, you may … Continue reading

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#53 – The Last Blanket of 2014

A color-combo reminiscent of prep school uniforms: navy blazer with golden crested pocket, the mandatory burgundy necktie and a simple white button-down shirt. I combined scraps of three dark blues: two solids and a pretty tweed with tiny flecks of … Continue reading

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Pizza for Christmas

Since I finished the Ninja play set with a little time to spare, I decided to also crochet a few slices of pizza, the favorite food of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Working with a size E hook and fingering weight … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming. . .

of a White Christmas*. Connecticut’s Weather Forecast for tomorrow, Christmas Day: Rain with a high of 56° F, not your stereotypical New England Christmas, for sure. So glad we don’t plan to go skiing. lol. Merry Christmas, Everyone! *(link is … Continue reading

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Good Things Come in Small Packages

A special little box came in the mail earlier this month. I already knew what was in it, thanks to a warmhearted yarn fairy, Melissa in Georgia, by way of Washington State. – Hunh?. . . from Georgia to Connecticut, … Continue reading

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#52 – A Christmas Ripple

Every year I make at least one ripple of Red, Green and White for Christmas. I did 13 in 2013, primarily because of a blanket that I got at Sal’s, ($2.99) which provided more than three pounds of this variegated! … Continue reading

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What Star is This? *

Why, it’s a Ninja star! Not the type, or color, of stars that we usually think about making for Christmas, for sure. lol. Crochet two stars, sew them, one on top of the other, and you’ve got throwable, yet harmless, … Continue reading

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Christmas Washcloths

Even though these washcloths won’t make it to Haiti until long after Christmas, this feels like the right time of year to knit with festive yarns, like the Caron Cotton Tales that I found at a tag sale last year. … Continue reading

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#51 – A Little Ripple

Thank goodness for having some Hot Pink yarn in my stash. Just four single-row stripes of Hot Pink make an incredible difference in how this blanket looks. Can you imagine how bland it would be without them!? PINK!! This one … Continue reading

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Blanket Salvage – Part Three – Success!

I am so pleased; my first attempt to rebuild the beginning chain’s end of a crocheted ripple turned out very well. Yes, this was a finicky chore, but it definitely took less time than making a ripple from scratch would … Continue reading

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