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Ferris Wheel Yarn.... A Love Story

Ferris Wheel Yarn.... A Love Story

I picked up a ball of Ferris Wheel by Lion Brand on a whim, and boy was I in for a nice surprise! Just in its own balled-up existence, the colors are so eye-catching. (No wonder one of them just landed in my cart that day!)

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Patchwork Mystery CAL Completed

Patchwork Mystery CAL Completed

This post contains affiliate links and links to other websites. As an Amazon affiliate, I may recieve a small compensation for items purchased through my links. I know the suspense has been building for weeks now, so without further hoopla, here is my finished blanket: My blanket is about 6.5 feet square, and I used a total of 18 skeins of yarn on this bad boy. I haven't yet weighed it, but I estimate that it weighs somewhere around 7 pounds. I originally joined them with a slip stitch in the back, but once I turned it over and spread...

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Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Twelve

Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Twelve

Wow, the last pattern is here already. The past 12 weeks have really flown by somehow! Now the task of joining all 36 squares is at hand. (Why did I punish myself by making 3 of each square? Oh, yeah. Because they were so fun to make!) This week's square is called the Jacob's Ladder square by Jo's Crafty Hook. Find her pattern HERE. I had to frog a couple of times at first because a) using the recommended hook size, this was the one square that turned out much bigger than all of the others. (My squares have all...

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Stars and Stripes Head Wrap- FREE PATTERN

Free Pattern

Stars and Stripes Head Wrap- FREE PATTERN

  This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate, I may receive compensation for purchases made through links. If you want to skip the fluff and get down to hooking, you can purchase the PDF     Today is my mom's birthday! She should be 60 today, but she went home to Jesus a few years ago. Still, this year I sort-of made her a present. I purchased some Lion Brand Comfy Cotton yarn a few weeks back. By chance, the colors in stock that day were red, white and blue. I started thinking of what kind of...

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Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Eleven

Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Eleven

Week Eleven, y'all. Can you believe it? I now have 33 squares completed, ends woven in and blocked. As soon as I finish the last 3 next week, it will be time to join them all together. Joining squares is what has made me say, "never again" at least 6 times already, but I love the look of a patchwork blanket. That's probably why the quote "Never Say Never" exists. (And yes, I am humming the song from An American Tail right now, which unfortunately shows my age.) This week's square is called the Phoenix Square, designed by Stardust Gold...

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