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Work Bench Build #7: Onward and Forward

I found some hardwood at a local lumber middleman, none of our mills have any type right now and might not until spring. I even had to order this birch from off island at an outlandish price. Four boards for over $200 and the condition is atrociou...

Crochet: what's next? #1: Owl Inspirations

Next on my list for an amigurumi creation is an owl, so off to google I went to find some patterns that caught my attention. [Image]https://www.tejiendoperu.com/amigurumi/b%C3%BAhos-coraz%C3%B3n/ With Valentine's coming up, these guys definitely ...

WIP: Afghan

Last year, I didn’t do any decorating for Christmas. This year, I purchased a new tree (CanadianTire.ca) and, then, found some gnomes at Costco that matched beautifully. Although I hadn’t crocheted in years (I don’t know how that happened), my sta...

Learning Curve: Afghan Edge

Having been away from crocheting for a few years, the learning curve to remember the tips & tricks is very frustrating. I had previously documented my techniques but two computers later, they are all gone.  So, it’s time for a refresher course for...

WIP - that didn’t take long

Well, here I am, just a couple of weeks into my return tony craft of  #crochet and I already have the “more than one project in the go”. So here’s my excuse: I was progressing along on my afghan, comfortable in the process but not really feeling ...

Crochet: what's next? #2: Moose Inspirations

Being a Canadian, I just have to add a moose to my amigirumi collection! Now, to find the right pattern ... It might be this one: [Image] Marty the Moose, by the "left-handed crocheter". Pretty adorable! But then... these guys: hmmm his/he...

The Learning Curve #2: Amigurumi SCULPTING FACES

My journey into amigurumi has been fun and challenging. One of my biggest challenges is creating a face that looks good. I am NOT a perfectionist and "good enough" is good enough ... but when the face lets down the entire project, well, somethin...

The Learning Curve #8: Flat Stitch (Tunisian Crochet)

Finding my way back into the world of #TunisianCrochet I discovered a project that used what they called a “flat stitch”. I don’t remember ever reading about this stitch before but I do like how it looks.It is an easy stitch to do: through the fr...

The Learning Curve #7: Tunisian Corners (afghan)

Disclaimer: this may not be the right way to do #Tunisian corners for “in the round” but it is how I do them and, if I am consistent, it will look okay in the end. (That is my real tutorial lesson) Let’s begin with a picture of the corner I am wo...

The Learning Curve #4: Magic Ring / Circle

As you may know, I hadn’t done any crocheting for a few years and the learning curve has had its moments of challenges - with the Magic ring being one of them.  On my first few days, I tried to remember how I held the yarn and wrapped it around m...

The Learning Curve #6: Crochet Rings

As part of my “12 things for Christmas", I decided to make some crocheted #jewelry - rings, to be specific I searched some designs and decided on a basic design, to get things started. BASIC:  SOURCE • Chain 15 or 16 (depending on your desired...

The Learning Curve #5: Connected DC

When making my "Basic Hat" I decided to use DC (double #crochet) stitches to speed up the process. My goal is to make 12 hats for my guests at our Christmas dinner.  On their own, DC stitches don't really create a very warm product, as there are ...