Category Archives: crocheting

One stitch at a time

I have been working, one row at a time in stolen minutes between statistical models I’m running for my day job, on being a more consistent crocheter. I want to make the stitches tight on the hook but that makes … Continue reading

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I made a thing!

I finished my crochet shawl! I love easy crochet patterns! They are my new favorite! As you can see, I need to work on my tension and stitch size. But, first (third) projects have that look about them. (As you … Continue reading

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Decreasing….and other things

I’ve been meaning to post all this week but I have had a very busy work week (plus, it was graduation this week and some old friends were in town to get hooded so in addition to work being busy … Continue reading

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Reading Crochet

Friday marked the beginning of the CftC Makealong and I went out guns blazing. Or, I tried. It took me awhile to remember how to half treble crochet or double crochet or whatever it is called. Then, it took me … Continue reading

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Hooking?

I took a break from statistics this evening to buy The Shawl Project on ravelry. With Crafts From the Cwtch’s Make Along starting in just a few hours I thought I should get the pattern squared away. I’m very excited … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to Making

Friday marks the beginning of May and the beginning of Crafts from the Cwtch’s Make-along. I’ve decided I’m going to try to up my crochet game. (Since my crochet game consists of exactly one complete project as an adult which … Continue reading

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Cold Sheep Revisited

At the end of the last year I realized that my yarn stash was eating my life. (More accurately, it was eating the corner of my bedroom where it lives.) The logical solution to this problem, other than to de-stash, … Continue reading

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Accidental Hiatus…and why I craft

I haven’t knit a stitch in more than a month. Now, this is pretty unusual for me. Knitting is very relaxing and centering for me (and for many people. It used to help rehabilitate prisoners and many people have written … Continue reading

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Why first projects in a new craft are often for yourself

I have recently been learning (or re-learning) how to crochet. I decided I wanted to learn this craft because my friends who crochet seem really prolific. Crochet projects just seem to go so fast. This made me think that this … Continue reading

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