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Coral Reef Project

Last Spring, I met with Dr. Jullia Rosdahl and Betty Haskin from the Duke Eye Center.  Dr. Rosdahl wanted to conduct a study about yarn art therapy for low vision patients, and she was looking for an artist/teacher to teach … Continue reading

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Coral Reef for the Duke Eye Center

Touchable Art Coral Reef

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pattern to be published!

My sweater pattern (above), The Emma Sweater, will be published in a new Cascade book (below) this fall.  Yippee! http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Knits-Americas-Yarn-Shops/dp/1936096609

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Tunisian crochet

Yet another Craftsy.com class–Tunisian Crochet with Jennifer Hansen.  What a great class!  Nice projects, good patterns, and a stitch dictionary for future use in your own projects.  This a fun technique that has so much variation.  The first project is … Continue reading

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change of plan socks

John likes socks.  He wears his handknit socks year-round, so it is a pleasure to knit them for him.  I started these in Ann Budd’s Diagonal Rib sock pattern from 25 Favorite Socks.  It’s a man’s sock pattern, and I … Continue reading

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more on line classes

Being so happy with my last Craftsy.com class, I couldn’t resist getting Gwen Bortner’s Entree to Entrelac class when it went on sale a few weeks ago.  I’ve done entrelac before, but there were some techniques mentioned in the class … Continue reading

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domesticity

I like it when something that I use or look at in my house every day can have a crafty component.  And it’s even better when freeform can be added to the mix.  So, I was unduly excited to try … Continue reading

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