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Picking Up Stitches Evenly Across

Ever have one of those patterns where it says to pick up stitches evenly across? When a pattern indicates that you will pick up stitches evenly, it means that they must be evenly distributed across the space. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to pick up a stitch at the edge of each row. […] Read more…

Make It For Me with ELK Studio and Me!

Today’s the day! My Make it For Me day. 🙂 This is the second annual Make It For Me event with ELK Studio. Kathy has set aside the entire month of January for everyone to enjoy themselves after all the hard work of crocheting gifts for everyone else and we can now concentrate on making […] Read more…

My Temperature Afghan

I don’t usually jump on internet crochet trends, so for the last two years, I’ve pretty much ignored the interest in temperature afghans. That all changed the other day, when I discovered the Weatherghan website HERE.* What makes this so special is that I don’t have to commit to an entire year to “map out” […] Read more…

Why is Afghan Stitch Now Called Tunisian Crochet?

I see posts everyday asking why Afghan Stitch is now called Tunisian crochet. Most of the time, it’s “Oh, Tunisian crochet? I learned that in the 70s. It’s dense, stiff and bulky. Tunisian crochet is just the new, modern name for it.” After years of research, here is what I’ve found. Tunisian crochet is the […] Read more…

Table Top Christmas Tree Decorations

A few months’ ago, I fell in love with some size 10 thread from Universal Yarn called Nazli Gelin Garden Metallic. It’s available in lots of different colors with different metallic wraps to give different looks. I had a super difficult time choosing the colors I wanted and finally settled on these three which aren’t […] Read more…

While Away from Home This Week

Being self-employed, I work pretty much non-stop every single day of the week. The days just sort of run together into one big never-ending work day. As much as I love my work, it can certainly take its toll. This week, though, I needed to get away and do some personal business. These times don’t […] Read more…

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