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Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

I made and decorated a batch of chocolate cupcakes for Valentine’s Day and they turned out quite lovely. I used this chocolate cupcake recipe, which is probably one of the best I have ever had. I put a red fondant … Continue reading

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My favorite Valentine’s Day pattern

Here is a cute pattern for a lovely heart lace shawl that looks intricate but is really quite easy to make.  The pattern is Sweet Heart Shawl from Girlie’s Crochet and, although written for #3 crochet thread, will work for … Continue reading

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Hook and Yarn Size Conversion

If you are using older patterns handed down in the family or found in thrift store, you may be confused by the yarn sizes called for in them. Since most of the yarns old patterns reference are probably not made … Continue reading

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Review of new Caron Pantone Yarn

This is a new yarn exclusive to Michaels that comes in a nifty looking braid in hand selected Pantone color combinations.  It is a 10 strand twisted yarn that is 60% Acrylic, 20% Nylon, 20% Merino Wool.  It is only … Continue reading

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January 31 Super Moon

I wish I had a longer lens, but here is tonight’s super blue moon here in Pickering, Ontario at around 11pm.  This was using my Nikon D7000 and a 300mm lens on a tripod.  

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Work in Progress: Cabled blanket

I saw this pattern online and just had to try it.  This is my first try at crochet cables and I am liking it.  I may have messed up the center braid a bit but I don’t feel like backing … Continue reading

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Which type of crochet hook do you prefer?

Whether you like aluminum, bamboo, or just plain old plastic crochet hooks, you still have to pick a style of hook.  The two main ones are the in-line Susan Bates type hooks and the Boye type hooks with the nipped … Continue reading

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