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Favorite toy makes of 2020; First “snow” this winter

Like so many people, I don't feel I accomplished as much this year as I'd hoped, but as I look back on my makes this year, I am pretty satisfied. I brought a spot of joy to some people in my life with my humble gifts, and I had fun in the process. The wire… Continue reading Favorite toy makes of 2020; First “snow” this winter

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Breakfast cookies recipe

On Tuesday, I had an early-morning Zoom cookie-making session with my young nieces in California (it was Monday afternoon for them). They made some pretty spectacular sugar cookies, while I watched, chatted, and mixed together my own breakfast cookies. Cookies for breakfast are absolutely allowed in my house. I'd like to share my own recipe… Continue reading Breakfast cookies recipe

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Favorite garments of 2020 and current WIPs

Winter solstice and the holidays are upon us, and it's that time of year again to look back at the things I learned, experienced, contributed, and created. It's been a strange year in many respects, goes without saying. I was less productive in 2020 than I'd hoped to be in many of the activities that… Continue reading Favorite garments of 2020 and current WIPs

Free Patterns · My Makes

Finished object: pocket shawl / reader’s wrap

Just checking in to share the finished pocket shawl (a.k.a. reader's wrap) I finished last night. It's a wonderfully squishy garment made with Peruvian alpaca and wool. I'm really fond of this design by Crochet with Carrie! You can find this free pattern on her website (you can also find Carrie on Instagram @hey_carriex ).… Continue reading Finished object: pocket shawl / reader’s wrap

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Reader’s wrap and Christmas tree update

PHOTOS: Detail of the reader's wrap. I'm using Berroco Ultra Alpaca in camel and a 6mm hook. Just a quick hello to update on my reader's wrap, which is almost ready for pockets and fringe. I'm really enjoying using a slightly thicker yarn than I usually do! The pattern is moving quickly. This is a… Continue reading Reader’s wrap and Christmas tree update

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A few WIP updates; fire-polished beads

I've been faithfully making progress on all my (too many?) projects. Sometimes I need some "easy" things to work on in between the long-term ones, though. I've got another amigurumi going, this time for a little Cheshire Cat figure that is such fun to make. I'm using Bernat Softee Baby acrylic, because it has just… Continue reading A few WIP updates; fire-polished beads