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#66 – The 13th and Last Christmas Ripple of 2013

It’s pretty obvious that I wanted to use up every last bit of my remaining Red/Green/White variegated yarn in this blanket, isn’t it? ‘Tis the Season I thought I had set a new record for myself with this ripple – … Continue reading

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#65 – The 12th Christmas Ripple

I set aside enough red yarn for next year’s Valentine ripple and then planned a Christmasy striping pattern that would use up the rest of the reds in my charity stash. 4 Red – 1 Vrgtd. – 4 Red, then … Continue reading

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#64 – The 11th Christmas Ripple

It’s always fun to gather a bunch of coordinating yarn scraps, the little bits and bobs that many would toss away, and design an afghan. It feels like you’re about to make Something out of Nothing! There’s a little plain … Continue reading

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#61 and 62 – From To-Do to Ta-Dah!

Last week it suddenly dawned on me that if I didn’t take the time to dig out any Christmas fleece prints that happened to be in my stash they’d be stuck up in our attic until next Christmas. Here’s what … Continue reading

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#59 – The 8th Christmas Ripple

I have no idea why I gave this ripple a French name. Joyeux Noël I began and ended with a variegated row. Revolutionary! – or – Revolutionnaire!

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No Wonder!

It turns out that the Christmas blanket/rug was crocheted with double and, sometimes, even triple strands of sportweight yarn. No wonder it was so Dense!! With DH’s help I now have plenty of red/green/white variegated yardage, some with a fine … Continue reading

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Calling All Elves

When I made the Christmas Garland Ripple using my single precious ball of Caron Christmas Glitter, I had no way of knowing that I was soon going to find this at Sal’s: a four-ounce ball of Christmas red yarn with … Continue reading

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2102 #52 – An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Used up twenty-eight ounces of yarn scraps, including six slightly different reds, two whites and a small amount of an unknown dark green. It’s always fun trying to match ‘whites’, isn’t it? A close-up doesn’t lie; I did a Great … Continue reading

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Christmas in Grannies – Progress

Can you believe it’s been an entire month since we last looked at this afghan together?! I admit, I’ve been crocheting erratically on it, but I still managed to add almost one hundred squares. It’s now about 32″ x 35″. … Continue reading

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Even Tiny Yarn Scraps Can Grow Up to Be Afghans

Most people don’t want to waste even the tiniest pieces of a broken candy cane, so they use them to flavor their hot chocolate or ice cream. Likewise, I didn’t want to throw away the little balls of red, green … Continue reading

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