Category Archives: blanket

T-Pins Tip

I’ve been working on my Persian Dreams Blanket (somewhat secretively), but I had to share this quick tip: if you need a lot of T-pins for blanket squares, hexis, or lacework, head over to your local office supply store! Do … Continue reading

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Stornoway Throw: Border Wrap and Turn

If you are making the Stornoway Throw by Anita Grahn, you are in for a real treat. The body is easy to memorize and the cables are fairly intuitive (with the exception of the Left and Right cable corners, which … Continue reading

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Cable On! And Help with Cable Corners

As I’ve mentioned a few times, my blanket-a-year project for 2016 is the Stornoway Throw by Anita Grahn. It’s a bit behind (a few other projects took precedence)  . . . but now, I’m back on track and cabling up a … Continue reading

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Blanket Update!

It’s summer and once again, I’m under wool. Maybe it’s the frigid indoor temperatures; maybe it’s my dogged determination; maybe I just have more free evenings in the summer? Whatever the reason, blanket #3 is coming along. The pattern is … Continue reading

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Summer Blankets

Summer is officially a week away! In the meantime, a new blanket is in the works. Summer + Blanket? Oxymoron? Well, yes and no: it’s been about 55-65 degrees here for the last week and so, I’ve been personally fine … Continue reading

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Jean’s Crochet Creations!

I have a lovely yarn’in partner-in-crime in NY. She is a crocheter, not a knitter, and yet, we get along swimingly. So, don’t let all of those artificial divisions get you down! I made some handspun for Jean and she made … Continue reading

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In Progress: Persian Dreams (Worsted)

My 2016 One-Year-One-Blanket is Persian Dreams (worsted) and I could not be more excited. Indeed, just writing up the 2016 To Learn List–and finding out that there was a worsted weight version of this fingering-weight blanket–got me motivated to go … Continue reading

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