Tag Archives: crochet

Happy beginnings


Hi everyone, Kirstin here again. Long time no post! Remember the baby hat and booties I made a little bit ago? Well, it seems they are getting some use! Everyone, meet Clark Andrew, the newest member of our extended-extended family. I … Continue reading

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Better baby booties


Well! Those baby booties I made for my friend went over well, at least among followers of the blog. I’ve filled my first order of the cute little things. I ran out of the “baby grey” yarn I was using, … Continue reading

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Daisy chain throw


The first thing I ever made with yarn, 8 years ago, was a blanket for Mom. The colors border on garish (cream, plum, and forest green) and one side is six inches wider than the other, but I loved the pattern. So, … Continue reading

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Baby hat and booties


Well! Long time no crochet, but I think I’ve still got it! I made these baby booties and hat for a friend’s baby shower. Although I’m still not sure if I got the sizing right for a tiny person (they … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions


The family took some time on New Years to examine our accomplishments from last year and what we’d like to do better next year. I couldn’t deny that my update record here on the blog has been spotty lately. It’s … Continue reading

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Fluffy white yarn


Pillow soft and a creamy white, this yarn is my favorite of product of my almost painfully productive weekend. I’m calling it “Clouds Over Tuscany, Due” (“due” means two in Italian). I spun it up as a medium-bulky weight yarn, … Continue reading

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A few beginning knitting tips


I’ve talked before about the importance of crafting with friends, and I can’t say it enough: group knitting (or spinning) is the best way to get inspired to work on a project and have fun while you work. So when … Continue reading

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Artist show recap


Sooooo. Here are the long-promised pictures from the Cimarron Sky Dog Artist Benefit Show. Nice, right? We had over 100 products, all hand-made at some level, all done this summer. We most definitely pulled out all the stops. It was … Continue reading

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On letting go


You all remember the prayer shawl I just finished? The one I crocheted from my own handspun yarn? Here’s what happened when Mom, Aunt Geri, and I went to put a price on it for the show: I’d just driven … Continue reading

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“Going Out” prayer shawl


It is done. My first ever crochet project with yarn I made myself. The pictures are a little iffy, but have a look! We have so much time invested in this shawl. Mom designed the fiber blend. She washed Brittany’s fiber … Continue reading

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