Category Archives: summer

LYS – Alexandria, VA Style

Do you go to LYS (local yarn shops) on vacation? We recently traveled to Washington, DC for a five day vacation full of monuments, museums, great food, great cupcakes and of course, yarn shopping! We stayed in historic Alexandria right … Continue reading

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One of my favorite summer deserts is cold peach pie. I got an email that the Loring peaches were ready to be picked at a local farm. We headed off Saturday morning to pick our own peaches and blackberries. There’s … Continue reading

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Crochet Apple Cozy

You knew this was in my future. Couldn’t wait to use some of my cotton bits and bobs to make an apple cozy. Who doesn’t throw an apple in their bags and take it out for lunch only to find … Continue reading

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Crochet Seat Belt Cozy and Free Pattern

Is anyone else bothered by their seat belt strap during the summer? When I wear t-shirts or tank tops, my seat belt strap feels like it’s chafing my skin, especially if I get a bit of sunburn. Crochet a simple … Continue reading

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Cotton Crochet in the Round for Summer

I’ve mentioned before that I love road trips and the chance to do a lot of crochet. These are three projects I’ve made in the car, no pattern, no reading required. Just cotton yarn and a hook. Also, a drink … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ and Crochetin’ 2011

We took a bit of a break and went on a Spring Break Cruise this year to Mexico. Between the day trip to our departure and the five days on the ship, I had lots of time to work on … Continue reading

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Needlepoint Pendants

It’s summer and too hot for me to sit under a mountain of crochet. So, I was inspired by Sister Diane at Crafty Pod to make some needlepoint pendants using 14 count plastic canvas. And the matching earrings: The geometric … Continue reading

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