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Another Cat Cave

Cat CaveJust finished up a Cat Cave that is heading to Nashville.  Cats love them!  Click here to see others.

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A New Yarn-A New Scarf

I got some different yarn at the Fiber Fair this past weekend and worked up this asymmetrical scarf.  I love the drape of it.  It’s called Zig Zag by Interlacements.  I’ll be ordering some more as I really like it.  Check them out here.

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Walking around the show at Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair we saw so many interesting things…and great ideas.  And the funny thing is we went all the way to Asheville only to find the best new idea by an artist from our own town – Front Royal.  Melissa Yoder Ricks with Wild Hair Fiber Studio had this interesting loom to make these terrific pieces of weaving that can be incorporated into hats, sweaters, etc.  I loved them.  I’ll be experimenting with it soon. Check Melissa out here.

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20171012_201558.jpgIt’s time to start thinking about making Holiday gifts for family and friends.  Here is an easy but elegant scarf you can make for the fashionistas on your list.  Join us to learn how to make this one while learning to double crochet and read a pattern.  Our class will be on Tuesday, November 7th at 6 pm.  Click here for more info and to register.  And remember, “Crochet – It’s not just for Grannies anymore!”20171013_071904.jpg

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Crocheted Bowl Holder

Someone recently shared with me a photo of a bowl “mitt” for those of us who love hot food in a bowl but get tired of holding it with a tea towel.  Theirs was quilted but I worked up a crochet one this week to give it a try.  It worked great.  It would be hard to write a crochet pattern as everyone’s bowls are different sizes.  I’m going to try to make a few others for other size bowls I have.

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Another Poncho

Here is a poncho that I made several years ago and have worn it many, many times.  It’s my favorite.  It is a simple design but very functional.  We will have a poncho class soon.  Start thinking about the yarn you want for your design.

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Bringing Back the Poncho

Ponchos are making a comeback.  And I for one LOVE THEM!  They are super comfy and warm and if you find the right yarn they are super cute!  I just finished this one using some really interesting yarn by Bernat called Dimensions.   The color is Purple Swirl.  Love it!  We will have a Design your own Poncho class soon.  Stay tuned.  In the meantime we have the “Crochet Like Knit” class coming up Tuesday.  Check it out here.

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