Sher calls this her Bolero but to me it looks more like a Shrug – and it looks perfect for Spring and Summer to ward off evening chill or the draft from the AC.  Once again, Sher is offering this â?¦

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I was going to write a very brief article to share with my readers how much I am in love with the slippers Sher Marchman Day crocheted for me.  But we’ll get to that.  When I went to her site â?¦

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Galler Yarns is a company that was new to me.  They sent me a skein of delicious Inca Gold Cotton.  I wasn’t sure it would be delicious since I am not a fan of crocheting with  cotton yarn.  â?¦

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I’ve never seen a square handled crochet hook before, but I’m intrigued.

These hooks claim to be ‘ergonomically designed’ (as do many others) and are a bit pricey for mass-marketed hooks, but if they live up to even half of â?¦

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Since the release of the much advertised Knook, there has been discussion in the crochet community as to whether Knook is a form of crochet.  This is not really a new issue.  It is just new to some of us.  â?¦

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Vickie Howell sent me a couple skeins of her new yarn Stitch.Rock.Love Sheep(ish) in two yummy colors – Magenta(ish) and Teal(ish).  Now, she doesn’t know me personally, but these were two very good color choices for me.  Magenta â?¦

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Time and again, I read and hear about people who would like to make money with their crochet.  It’s difficult to get paid a fair price for crocheted items.  People who do not crochet have no idea of the â?¦

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Do you ever wonder what catnip does to cats?  I know!!  It’s Lavishea Lotion Bar to me.  No kidding!  I am totally addicted to this stuff.

My nose discovered the Lavishea Lavender Lotion Bar when I was in BAH Yarns â?¦

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I continue to be a fan of this wonderful UK produced crochet magazine!  I thought I would share a few of my favorite projects from inside this issue.

First, I just happen to have one of the recommended yarns for â?¦

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Are you a fan of charted crochet designs?  If so, Bendy Carter has created a book that is perfect for you!

This is Bendy’s latest crochet book.  She has authored quite a few before, titles which will likely be familiar â?¦

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Annie’s Attic is the latest entry into the field of Irish Crochet.  This small, attractive book contains some really lovely patterns, familiar to those who are fans of the very traditional Irish Crochet.

How is Irish Crochet different from other â?¦

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When I saw this cap, I fell in love with it!

This is one of seven crochet patterns offered at the etsy.com shop of maybematilda.  She also sells many completed crochet items for very reasonable prices.  This hat just really â?¦

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Do you treat yourself to wonderful, yummy, exquisite yarns from time to time?  Do you wish you were an internationally known crochet artist who would receive yarn free to design with?  Do you have lots of $$ to spend on â?¦

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Every now and then I receive a copy of one of my crochet magazines (I subscribe to most of them!) that reminds me why I subscribe every year.  The latest issue of Crochet! (May, 2011) is one of those special â?¦

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This sweet book is not so little, but it’s full of designs for the little ones.

I’m becoming quite the fan of Linda Permann.  While a lot of the designs in this pretty book cover familiar ground, there is a â?¦

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