Category Archives: Crochet

Finding comfort in crochet

It’s been a rough couple of days here. On Friday, I had to make the tough decision to put our 12-year-old calico girl, Miri, to sleep. The vet discovered lymphoma that had developed and spread very quickly, and she had crashed hard. Treatment was highly unlikely to help and more likely to hurt, and just […]

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Kindred Spirits

I’ve been bitten by the crochet bug recently, design name notwithstanding. Meanwhile, Lexie’s developed a sudden interest in an item I knit her a couple years ago (not one of my own designs), which has inspired me to design something similar in crochet (it’ll be my first crochet pattern). I happened to have a skein […]

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Carrying on a family tradition

I recently became a 3rd-generation hooker. At least, I think I’m 3rd-generation. When I think of my mother’s mother and her creativity, I usually remember her cakes–she could decorate cakes better than anything I’ve ever seen in a store–and her ceramics. But I do remember yarn often being around the house; I’m just not sure […]

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Because I don’t have enough hobbies

The DC Metro Yarn Crawl started this Saturday. I’ve been looking forward to it, both because I’ve never done a yarn crawl before (other than unofficial ones), and because of the 10 stores that are participating, I’ve only been to 3 of them before: fibre space in Alexandria, VA; Looped Yarn Works in DC; and […]

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