Archive for the 'crochet' Category

Kit Kat Kittehpants!

I’m not very good at assembling stuffed animals. I always sew things in the wrong place and they are crooked or look weird. This amigurumi kitty was no different. whoops! It didn’t help that I’d run out of the pink yarn and for some reason decided white would be a good idea, with little bits […]

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Tawashi, Man

the winner Back in June, I made a few tawashi. I used them some, storing their colorful selves near the kitchen sink and tossing them in the washer and dryer with the towels every week (they go in dirty and gross but come out looking brand new. magic!). In September we moved into this house […]

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Tawashi, Or How I Return to Crochet

I came around to knitting four years ago because crochet was wrecking my wrists. Knitting — at least the way I knit, which is a little strange looking to others — generally doesn’t hurt my wrists (rough cotton aside). I still really liked crochet, but given my career and other hobbies, I needed to limit […]

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College Girl, an Afghan, and a Puppy

Once upon a time, a girl went away to college 650 miles from home. Thinking of her, her mom crocheted her an afghan. Taking into account the lack of washer/dryer in the dorm, her mom crocheted it out of easy-care-but-super-soft acrylic (Caron Simply Soft). College girl, one of those types who always has to have […]

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You Must Love the Manolo

crocheted grocery bag sandals The Marvelous Manolo posts about them here in: Garbage for the Feets! [they look well-made, but I look at them and think: they must be hot! When I pick up after the dogs, I keep a plastic bag on my hand for ease of clean up -- it sure doesn't let […]

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Happy Birthday MiL!

Today is my MiL’s birthday. She mentioned offhand a while back that she would like a pair of handknit socks to wear around the house. I happened to have one hank of some koigu that fit her color palette, and you know, it’s my MiL! Koigu is the perfect choice for the important people in […]

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