Idle Hands

I have few hobbies. I like to take photographs, read and crochet. My aunt taught me how to make Granny Squares when I was around ten, since then I’m mostly self-taught. If only the internet and Pinterest were around when I was a kid… Since first reports about COVID19 in January, then the subsequent “shelter […]

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100 Word Challenge: Homemade

It’s barely September and I have finally begun work on my Christmas projects. I’m worried that I’ve started a smidge late, and hope there’s enough time to finish everything. I’ve got five crochet items going right now and am sure a few more will be added to the list before I’m done. They are: Large […]

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One down…

One Christmas gift finished and a bunch yet to go. I got a little behind, got distracted with this whole knee thing dontcha know. Anyway, the remaining gifts shouldn’t take long so I think I can still get finished in time to mail them out for Christmas. If not, I’ll send a photo to let […]

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100 Word Challenge: Classic

My Mister’s grandmother, his mom’s mom, was a crafter. She did needlepoint, cross-stitch and crochet. When his grandmother died, his mother, knowing I also crocheted, gave me all of her mother’s patterns – stacks of magazines and type-written patterns from the 1930s, 40s and 50s – classic shawls and home decor items considered vintage today. […]

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Hooked

Tied up and twisted Hooked, chained, spun, dyed in the wool More than a hobby

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100 Word Challenge: Obsession

I like to crochet. It calms me. My aunt taught me how to make basic granny squares when I was around ten. Since then I taught myself how to read a pattern chart and have, to some degree, mastered a few difficult techniques. It’s not a craft that I practice all the time. I’ll get […]

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