Starry Starry Night

I relearned to crochet with summer and quickly developed an obsession with granny squares. I was quite content mixing up colours and using up my scrap yarn until I was distracted by a post from my Facebook timeline.     I like many knitting related pages and occasionally a crochet post will creep in among…

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Learning to Crochet

One of the things on my crafting bucket list has been learning to crochet. To be fair, I could do a single crochet stitch. I crocheted a bit in high school; I remember making strips that you joined together to make a blanket. Everyone was doing it* so I joined it. I expect the unfinished…

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An Afternoon of Needle Felting

A few weeks ago I signed up for a needle felting class in Saint John. I’d never tried needle felting and an afternoon class seemed like a great way to give it a try. Even better (so I thought) the project was a cute whale; it seemed like a natural fit. However, after a week…

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When a Knitter Paints

I’ve never considered myself an artist; in fact, I’m about the farthest thing from it. I don’t have a particular talent for drawing. I’m amazed and impressed by people who can. My university roommate was a Fine Arts student; it was truly awesome to see what she could create in a variety of mediums. Knitting…

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The Brown Sweater

In some ways it seems like forever and in others ways it’s like it was last summer that I took a pottery class with my mother and sister. I ended up making buttons there and to say they were “rustic” is a bit of an upgrade: Nevertheless, I was proud of my accomplishment (and felt…

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Triumph

I started doing a scrapbook for my parents for Christmas several years ago. I compile pictures of the family and put them together in one place. Every year I swear I’m going to work on it throughout the year. Every year it’s the last minute and I’m finishing. Tonight, it’s done … except for the…

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