Category Archives: Reviews

Stitchable Santa (Review and Finish)

I love the idea of wooden stitchable pieces. In fact, this is the third wooden piece I’ve done. (Check out my butterfly here and my keychain here.) I haven’t been very happy with my experience with any of these project, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies

It seems to be baby season around here again. Two friends of mine, who just happen to be sisters, are both due to have their second child; one in June and the other in September. (In a weird bit of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Knitlandia

I really enjoy knitting, but I don’t go to any of the big yarn shows or the sheep and wool festivals because I am very allergic to wool. I’m not talking the itchy skin type of allergic. I’m talking the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Crochet Stories: Grimms’ Fairy Tales

I am really enjoying the Crochet Stories series from Dover. The latest volume is called Crochet Stories: Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Vanessa Putt. Just like the previous volume, Crochet Stories: E. T. A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker, this book intersperses stories … Continue reading

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Tool Review – FriXion Highlighter

How do you handle your chart when you stitch? Do you work off a digital chart on your tablet? Do you work from the original, or do you make a working copy? Do you mark your chart or just keep … Continue reading

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Book Review – Crochet Stores: E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker

Crochet Stories: E. T. A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker by Lindsay Smith is the first book in Dover Publication’s new Crochet Stories series. Each book presents a story (or series of stories) and interweaves it with crochet patterns for the story’s … Continue reading

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3D Diamond Embroidery Kit Review

I will admit it: I’m having too much fun with AliExpress. I’ve ordered super cheap cell phone cases, pretty earrings, inexpensive knock-off Perler beads for the little man (not as good as the real ones, but better than the ones … Continue reading

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