Gifts

Making face masks to send to friends

Making face masks: things have changed

Like a lot of us, I'm making face masks. Here's the free pattern I used (and how they look on).
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Wearing a homemade face mask

Homemade face masks for that quarantine chic

Let's start at the beginning, yes? Homemade face masks may not be effective at blocking The Virus. There's some evidence…
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Close up of beanie with leaf like lace

Knitting gifts: fingerless mitts and a lace beanie

Living far from family means missing things. We’ve missed weddings, births, birthdays, hospital stays, a funeral. That’s part of the…
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Granny Hexagon Crochet Blanket in progress

The Big Ugly: My Granny Hexagon Crochet Blanket

I last updated you on my granny hexagon crochet blanket (AKA The Big Ugly) almost two years ago. Since then,…
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An almost-complete Persian Tiles crochet blanket

Persian Tiles Blanket – Progress!

I'm back from holiday, and so is my Persian Tiles blanket! If you missed my last post, I picked out…
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Travel knitting - knitting a complex lace shawl on a train

When Travel Knitting is Everyday Knitting

As crafters, we think a lot about Travel Knitting in capital letters - what to pack for a long plane…
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April knitting, crochet, and more.

April Inventory

April is over and done! I wanted to share April knitting, plus a few of my favourite things from this…
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Yarn Love Challenge on Instagram

Yarn Love Challenge

Are you playing along with the Yarn Love Challenge on Instagram? It's simple: each day in Feburary, you post a…
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Wearing a lace wedding shawl

Amazing Lace Part 2: My Knitted Wedding Shawl

Like a sweater, or a pair of socks, a Really Fancy Knitted Wedding Shawl is a Knitting Achievement. Like passing a…
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Giving Knitted and Crocheted gifts to babies is always worth it.

Giving Knitted and Crocheted Gifts: Is It Worth It?

I know a lot of people don't believe in giving knitted and crocheted gifts, and I get that. I really…
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Crochet with glitter yarn

This Week: Finding Time for Crafting

This week has been about finding time for crafting. It’s been a bit frantic in my part of the world:…
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the only good thing about christmas knitting stress is trying fancy yarns!

Dealing with Christmas Knitting Stress

Christmas knitting stress is a real thing. It’s easy to dismiss it as a pressure we put on ourselves, but…
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