Category Archives: Knitting/Crochet

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Another cold day

Things haven’t changed much around here, have they? Another month gone by… and it is still wet and gray in this part of the world. This was – once again – the view this morning out of my bedroom window:

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Christmas sewing and knitting revealed

You will recall that during December there was very little I was able to share in the sewing/quilting/knitting department, as I was working on “top secret” Christmas presents. I am happy to say that not only was I able to make all the presents on my list, but I actually finished them on time, with […]

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Talking about knitting…

I really do like to knit. I find it more relaxing than sewing when done in the evenings, while watching a movie, because I don’t have to worry about lighting and can actually watch while keeping my fingers busy.

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Baby Cocoons

My oldest niece is expecting a baby girl in May. It’s been nearly a decade since there was a baby in the family (Julian, now 9+, is the youngest member), so it’s kind of exciting to think about a wee one after all these years.

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More finished afghans

My friends and I continue to work on crochet projects. Not during our Thursday meetings, but in the evenings, when the light isn’t the best for sewing, but good enough for knitting or crocheting.

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A finished afghan

At last I have finished my crocheted afghan. Actually, it’s not mine. It’s meant for Alexia’s room… to use whenever she’s here. Again, it certainly feels good to finish a project!

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How to wind yarn into a center pull ball

http://youtu.be/p3dN4lm-pFw

I learned to crochet at my Ecuadorean grandma’s knee when I was five. Knitting was something I started learning when I was eight, at the German school. Yep, we’re talking about near on five decades that I’ve been knitting and crocheting… off and on.

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A Half-Finished Afghan, Crocheted Squares, and Lots of Ideas

Our sewing circle met again yesterday. And it looks like everyone was thrilled with the new yarn shop we found, because we have all been working diligently on our afghan squares. Hmm… I wonder if the motivating factor could be that –once finished– we are all looking forward to returning to that shop for some […]

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Afghans it is

After all the knitting/crocheting I did during 2010, by the end of the year I had accumulated quite a few small bits of different yarns. So had my friends in my sewing circle. So we decided our first activity together during 2011 would be to use up all these odds and ends and make afghans […]

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Follow Friday: Attic 24

She’s young and quirky. Funny and lovable. And oh, yes, she is very creative. But most of all, you will find this gal is all about color!

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Crocheted napkin holders

I am now approaching 100% Christmas mode (as I sit hear listening to Josh Groban’s Noel album… full blast). And I haven’t even started decorating the house. That will have to wait until the 15th, when Alexia and Julian arrive. For me, Christmas is really about family time, and especially about doing things with the […]

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On My Wish List: Crafting a Meaningful Home

I know, I know… I just got some new books and here I go, still craving for more. But just read on and you’ll understand why I just HAVE TO have this one!

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Hat Parade

Alexia and Julian returned to the U.S. early yesterday morning. And so the day turned out to be incredibly quiet around here. For me, it’s comparable to the sensation of coming back after an extended trip: it takes a few days to get used to the place again and find my bearings. And now the […]

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    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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