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Variegated variations

Variegated yarn doesn’t always look like I think it will once it’s worked. Witness these two dishcloths: The first yarn, I loved as soon as I saw it. I was imagining the knitted piece would run from one color to the next much more quickly than it did, though. Instead […]

Cardigan sweater

I’m finally working a pattern I bought more than a year ago. So far I really love how this soft cream-colored yarn is working up. The pattern calls for about 1500 yards, and the two balls I bought for this project (Lion Brand “Pound of Love”) have over 1000 yards […]

A sample of the stash

I already had a healthy (or is that unhealthy) stash multiplying in my closet, dribbling out of drawers, and sneaking out over the edges of my workbasket when my mom called. Tillie, a dear friend of my grandma’s, had died. Tillie’s husband emptied Tillie’s closet and passed along to my […]

How this blog works

The blog on Hardworking Handmade is divided into several major categories. 1) Hardworking Handmade Item This post category is where I share the things I’ve made, particularly if I liked the result enough to make it again, out of leftovers and other found materials. Often (though not always), Hardworking Handmade […]

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