Author Archives: Ellen G.


The Editor Wants to Know…

Are you like me? Have you ever completely ripped out a project even after it was fastened off and ends woven?  I have!  I once “harvested” the yarn from a finished sweater when I learned my first real lesson about … Continue reading

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Four Weeks of Gift Giving Ideas! Week 1

Crazy for Cables Scarf, by Amy D. Brewer is a great gift you can make now! It’s on p. 61 of the Winter 2014 issue of Crochet! I love making crocheted gifts for the kids’ teachers every year. I have already … Continue reading

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CrafterMath!

If the fall out from a big event is an “aftermath” then the chaos that ensues after the completion of a big craft project is a “Craftermath”.  I don’t know who coined the phrase but I totally feel like my … Continue reading

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The Editor Wants to Know…

How big is your yarn stash?  Bonus points for starting your answer with ‘my yarn is SO BIG…’ I’ll start… My yarn stash is SO BIG… that elephants are worried that they will get lost in my stash. Seriously, I … Continue reading

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Behind the Hook at Berroco

 I stand amidst aisles and aisles of yarn at Berroco. If you think you have stash, just see THIS stash! Berroco owner, Warren Wheelock, demonstrates how the yarn goes from the cone to the hank.  This magical machine makes the rainbow color … Continue reading

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I love Yarn Day and SALE!

Friday is I LOVE YARN DAY! The Craft Yarn Council leads the I Love Yarn Day event every year and here are ALL the details. Declare your LOVE! Get involved. Create an I Love Yarn Day badge Teach someone to knit or … Continue reading

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Berroco Bliss

I had the opportunity to visit Berroco yarn with a few members of the Annie’s team. Berroco is located in Rhode Island, two short plane rides away from me in Southern Ohio. Visiting a yarn company is a designer’s dream … Continue reading

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Make a Difference!

Unfortunately, I can’t think of a single acquaintance who hasn’t been impacted by Breast Cancer through a loved one, family member or friend. It can feel very lonely for patients and the friends can feel so helpless. Here is a … Continue reading

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Save the Date!

I Love Yarn Day is coming up! Friday, October 10.  I know, I know, EVERYDAY is yarn day, but this day is special.  Check out the gear and the details here: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/ily-gear I’ve got my eye on the baseball cap… … Continue reading

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Wax on!

 Click the icon for the survey. Take a survey about why you knit or crochet, where you shop and how it’s benefitted you. Win prizes! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE talking about crochet. I’ll talk to anybody … Continue reading

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