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Finishes of all kinds

It has been a pleasantly productive past week! During my search for the missing pattern book, I turned up clothes, shoes, games, and books we’ve outgrown or replaced. A nice fat drop-off at the local thrift shop followed. …and you know how that goes. A closet purge feels good, so […]


I’ve been hard at work on the second of the mechanical doll dresses, the fraternal twin of the one I wrote about when I last haunted my blog. I can only do a little teeny piece of work before I have to pack it all up again and vacate the […]

A short-lived promise

I was so thrilled with my finished shawl this past weekend that I swore I would not start anything new until I’d seen another couple of incomplete projects through. It felt so wonderful to have something accomplished, and I love both the result and the prospect of wearing it. I […]

More kids’ crochet

A hat is a practically perfect stash project: small amount of yarn, and pretty quickly done, so a person can toss off a whole bunch of them in a short time and feel really accomplished in (shh!) relatively few stitches. The group picture here is not wonderful by any stretch, […]

Another tip of my hat(s)

I finished off a few more projects before the deadline for our school’s Mitten Tree! This bunch is all done in knit. Two of these items (well, technically, three, but what’s the use of a single mitten? Therefore, a pair counts as “one”) come together into a matched set, as […]

Hats off to charity

My preschooler’s class had a Mitten Tree project again this year. This was a perfect opportunity to put some of my overstock of yarn to good use. I had a lot of fun with these crocheted hats! As with last year’s mitten tree, these hats were strongly influenced by my […]

Children’s items

Catch up time! I mentioned last week that I’d done a few small projects recently. One of them was this group of things for a children’s winter clothes drive. There’s a longer story in these hats and scarf. It started a little more than a year ago, not long before […]

A (huge!) Friday Freecycle find

I responded to a Freecycle post yesterday advertising 3-yd. and 4-yd. fabric lengths. Free fabric? Oh, yes, please. I imagined I’d be getting a few of those big pieces, maybe with a few smaller scraps mixed in as a little bonus. Freecyclers do that sometimes–especially crafting Freecyclers! So I was […]

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