There’s something about candles I just love! They are a zen experience for me. The warm glow and flickering of the flame are calming, somehow. Last year, my son Ian gave me a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day…a WoodWick Candle! I adore these because I love the crackling noise they make as they burn along… Continue reading Free Crochet Pattern Candle Cozy
One of the things that has always plagued me as a knitter/fiber enthusiast is an ever growing pile of unfinished projects (UFO’s); items I committed to make for someone, either to myself or personally, sweater’s I just put down and never picked up again, and designs I started, but gave up on…I know I am not alone… Continue reading Share A Book – Getting Things Done
Wow! Hard to believe it has been close to a year since I posted an update to this blog. Life moves pretty fast, doesn’t it? There have been some changes chez Angelarae, but I am sure most of you could say the same. My husband’s brain injury has pretty much had the usual impact on life,… Continue reading
What a wonderful last couple of months I’ve had…many challenges, but blessings along the way, as well. I have acquired new work, secular, so-to-speak…that is, not fiber related in any way…though I will admit to spinning on my drop spindle whilst I wait for work. Shhhh…don’t tell anyone!Also, Hal, my DH, has been dealing… Continue reading Projects!
Hello Everyone! Wanted to let you all know that the Designer Crochet Along for the Ogle House Throw starts today at the Crochet World Group on Ravelry. We will be making our first square today and I will be offering designer insight, tips, charts and video to go along with the crochet along, so definitely… Continue reading New Crochet Along – Ogle House Throw
Plied the last bits of my Woolgatherings Superwash BFL today. The drop spindle is a very hand tool, along with my makeshift Andean Bracelet… Just to free up a couple bobbins for this… The oatmeal BFL from Paradise fibers…the plan is a nice 2 ply to knit a vest. We shall see if 8oz. Will… Continue reading Plying and Spinning
Just received some lovely fibers I want to share with you spinners out there. So scrumptious! The first is a rose color blend by Ashland Bay from Slim Chicken. It is 70% merino (21.5 microns) and 30% tussah silk. I’m spinning it on my drop spindle. This spins like butter, but is really more grey… Continue reading Spinning….
Hello, Everyone! I just wanted to wish all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year!Mine has started well and I am happy to report that I have accomplished many tasks for my first day of this new year and am very pleased that it has started so well. Fingers crossed that this kind… Continue reading Happy New Year 2014
I have a new pattern coming out in the February 2014 issue of Crochet World. It’s called the Ogle House Throw. This issue is available now in digital format, only. But, my pattern is currently featured at Crochet World and is a free download! Each square is approximately 9.5″ across and they are joined with single… Continue reading New Pattern: Ogle House Throw
Hi All! I just wanted to let you all know about a new Ravelry Group, The Gingerbread House. It is a group for anyone working on any one of my designs. This month, we are featuring a Gingerbread Hat knit a-long and will be starting a Dry Falls knit a-long beginning December 1. If you… Continue reading New Ravelry Group