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Invisible Heart

I write best in public places, surrounded by strangers, coffee at hand.  I have a few familiar haunts around town, and in those places am known by baristas and fellow regulars. Today, a pair of well dressed, carefully coifed older women, perhaps my mother's age or older, began talking about the Prairie Fiber Arts Center,… Continue reading Invisible Heart

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My Patterns, Knit & Crochet

Simple Scarf, with Variations

Per special request, this November I will be teaching a delightful trios of sisters how to make a simple striped scarf out of Malabrigo Mecha yarn. I wrote down my simplest scarf pattern, and including instructions for varying the length & width, adding fringe, and using the invisible color change to work in stripes!   The pattern… Continue reading Simple Scarf, with Variations

My Patterns, Knit & Crochet, Afghans & Knit Blankets

Simple Shells Blanket

  The pattern for the "Simple Shells Blanket" is available here from my Ravelry Store, Vintage Vixen Tools & Materials: Crochet Hook J-10/6.0mm Basic Yarn Sewing Kit:  small scissors, soft tape measure, yarn needle, removable stitch markers Worsted/Medium (4) Weight yarn Baby 30" x 30":  400g/600yds Shawl 30" x 60":  600g/900yds Lap 48" x 48":… Continue reading Simple Shells Blanket

Knit & Crochet, My Patterns

Ombre Kitchen Kit

Get the Patterns! The patterns for "Ombre Kitchen Kit" are available from my Ravelry store, Vintage Vixen Designs. About the Ombre Kitchen Kit: This autumn, I began teaching crochet classes at my LYS (local yarn store).  When I was asked to put together a class for brand-new beginners, I designed these patterns.  The "Ombre Kitchen… Continue reading Ombre Kitchen Kit

How-Tos, Knit & Crochet, My Patterns

Best Dishcloths

Whether you knit or crochet, cotton dishcloths are wonderful for your own kitchen and to give as gifts!  My sister knits up dishcloth pairs and sends them to all our aunts and uncles for Christmas.  I used to help, but she is such a fast knitter!  Now I make crochet dishcloths to spread the joy.… Continue reading Best Dishcloths