Repeat crafting

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My mother sent me a link this weekend to a great little article by Franklin Habit.  The article is about repetitive knitting – making the same pattern(s) over and over again and how he’s not known for repeating patterns.  I’m not either – I rarely make a pattern twice.  I’ve made lots of washcloths and afghan squares […]

FO Friday – doll clothes

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I’ve been in the business of helping some hand-me-down dolls from being cold and naked!     Chelsea really needed some sort of dress. Little Chick found her in a bag of little dolls at a rummage sale that she just had to have. But poor Chelsea came with no clothes. She’s been borrowing clothes […]

FO Friday – dyed wool hat

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Last fall, I mentioned how we had received a fleece from a neighbor and Kurth Valley Fiber Mill cleaned it and spun it into yarn.  Unfortunately, Papa didn’t give them very good directions as to how thin to process it.  Holding your fingers out and saying “this thick” isn’t very accurate.  As a result, the yarn […]

Pocketbook slippers

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This is what happens when you don’t post projects as they are being produced … you miss some!  Abbi over at Proverbs31Living commented on my Christmas gifts post: “The pocketbook slippers are neat. It is hard to imagine just how they work without seeing them on.”  I was going to point her to a previous post […]

FO Friday – Moving Forward cowl

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I had one last project I finished just before the year ended.  It was the Designer’s challenge for November – December: Object: a cowl Theme: using big gauge yarn (CYC #5 bulky or bigger) Technique: free choice (any type of project)   I have several skeins of yarn in bulky/chunky weight … but of course, none of them […]

FO Friday – Christmas 2015

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a Finished object Friday. I had to refrain from posting a lot of my projects because I was afraid my recipients would see their Christmas gifts. And now … looking back, I’m sure you don’t want to see each individual one, so I’ve created some collages for […]