Author Archives: Ellen G.

The Soccer Scarf Saga, Part 2

Where we last left off, my sister-in-law, Peggy, asked me to make a scarf that would reflect the colors of her son’s soccer team. The scarf would serve as a fundraiser prize. My thoughts are that if it is a … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Crafting

Writer Anne Miller, wrote on 1/21/15 this fascinating article about the health benefits of crafting. Ditch the Prozac, Take up Crafting As a former mental health worker, I don’t advise you to ditch your meds but certainly she makes some great points … Continue reading

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Learn to Read Symbol Crochet Diagrams!

Have you noticed that I have started adding symbol crochet diagrams in Crochet! magazine in the past 3 issues? I know that wading through columns and columns of text to understand a pattern can be tiring and confusing. But with symbol diagrams … Continue reading

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Congratulations Crochet World!

Congratulations to Crochet World! Crochet World editor, Carol Alexander, shares the win with all the readers! Check out the Crochet World blog, here. The Flamies are awarded each year in several categories to recognize outstanding publications, blogs, designers and suppliers. … Continue reading

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The Soccer Scarf Saga, Part 1

I’m sure, you like me, frequently get requests from friends and family asking for crocheted items. Generally, people in my life have stopped asking because I have been too busy to accommodate their requests. This time, it was my sister-in-law … Continue reading

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The Editor Wants to Know- Do you crochet projects for men?

We crocheters LOVE to crochet for the people we love!  I don’t want to exclude the men in my life from all the crochet goodness.  But… are men more difficult to please when it comes to crochet? Tell me!  Do … Continue reading

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Grand Opening Sale!

Enjoy a YARN SALE now until January 19, 2015 at Use the Code YARN20 Come and see what’s new, browse the new site, look at the Create a Kit feature, shop the Annie’s Signature Collection Exclusive patterns, sign up for the Yarn … Continue reading

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Annie’s Yarn Shop!

I hope you come visit Annie’s new Yarn Shop! Come back 1/13 for a Grand Opening SALE Browse around and see the ‘Build A Kit’ section

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Season 6 of Knit and Crochet Now!

Season 6 of the Knit and Crochet Now tv series begins TODAY! You can click HERE to see if it is airing on one of your channels. In Season 6, you’ll find many, many fun and inspiring projects designed by … Continue reading

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Crochet Resolutions

As the new year approaches I seem to have goals for everything! I have fitness goals, I have financial goals, but what about crochet goals? (Or even knit goals…) Do you have any? Maybe your goal in 2015 is to … Continue reading