Tag Archives: Crochet

Giving the Old Year the Boot and Entering the New Year in Flats

Happy New Year F & F! It’s the second week of the New Year and I realize, to some, it may seem a bit late in the game for that greeting, but I feel there should never be a statute of … Continue reading

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A Fiddling with Fiber Post: The Crochet Heard Around the World

Hi F&F, March 4th is a red-letter day for me.  I’m a history buff and I like to crochet; today those 2 interests merge.   On this day, in 2005, Martha Stewart was released from prison. She had served 5 months … Continue reading

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A Fiddling With Fiber Post: It’s a Sensational day for a Sundance Makeup bag

Hi F&F, I have a new project underway.  On my knitting needles is the Sundance Makeup Bag. The free pattern is from Classic Elite Yarns and it is available online. For my project, I will be using a modified version of that … Continue reading

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A Post-holiday Yarn Wrap up

Hi F&F, With all the holiday festivities going on, I failed to post the pictures of the completed knit and crochet projects I worked on for gift giving (thanks Jenny for the reminder). So below are a few photos of … Continue reading

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A Fiddling With Fiber Post: Knit, Purl and Prison Reform

Hi F&F, The late Elizabeth Zimmerman (EZ) is revered among knitters. I think of her as the Julia Child of knitting. Elizabeth Zimmerman did for knitting what Julia Child did for French cooking.  EZ modernized and demystified the art of … Continue reading

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A Fiddling With Fiber Post: Have a Yawn and Yarn at This B&B

Hi F&F, Some people loath hotels. They claim it’s the coldness of the decor or they confess the phobia that there are cooties under the covers.  Both reasons may be valid, but I don’t have those issues. I love hotels. … Continue reading

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Crafting for Christmas: I’m Throwing in the Towel

Hi F&F, It’s been smooth sailing; working on the project Jambières avec une attitude.   I’ve completed one leg warmer and I am making progress on its mate. I’m not a tease so I won’t flash one leg. Once the mate … Continue reading

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Say Yes to the Wedding Chapel or Tying the Single Crochet

Hi F&F, I’m a member of the New York City Crochet Guild. The group is made up of area crocheters; some professional; some hobbyists; all passionate. We meet monthly in the basement of a church in the East 30’s in Manhattan.  … Continue reading

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Making a List and Checking it Twice or Preparing for Christmas

Today it is a balmy 72 degrees and yesterday we reached 80 degrees. It’s not feeling very fall like around here but, I know it’s on the way. Last week we had a few cool days as a foreshadowing of … Continue reading

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Serenity During the Storm and a Shawl in the Aftermath

Hi F&F, “Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the  storm” – anonymous Here are a few pictures of the completed Take That Irene Shawl.  It was a wonderfully simple project and I found the “rhythm” of the … Continue reading

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