Category Archives: thoughts

Crocheters Unite!

I put this up on the CLF Blog, but if you don’t go there to read, how would you know to contact Webster’s to get our definition changed?! Voices add up, see if we can do this! Calling all Crocheters! … Continue reading

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Women’s work…

Ok, crochet is a transgender activity, but it is still considered by many to be the one of those activities held in the category known as “Women’s Work”.  There are many fine men who crochet, even some PHENOMINAL designers who … Continue reading

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Commercial Yarn…Understanding it from a crafters point of view…

Ok…I know we buy a lot of yarn, because we use a lot of yarn. I myself have been buying more than I have in the past five years, because a) all my hand spun is committed at the moment … Continue reading

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Easy, Fun, and Green!

Coin Purse Originally uploaded by CMHS yarn & designs (laurie wheeler). This little coin purse was inspired by a design by Jan Neitzel in the book Kooky Crochet by Linda Kopp (Lark Publishing). The pattern is called “2 Liter Purse” … Continue reading

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Spring, Spinning Group, CLF and more

Spring looms so very close! I think it is my very favorite season. I get to inspect my garden now, watching the promise of this favorite of seasons…Leaf buds ready to burst forth into glorious shades of green. Narcissus blooming … Continue reading

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This is what I was doing when…

Pirate Costume 2 Originally uploaded by CMHS yarn & designs (laurie wheeler). Ok, I have a lot of work to do, but I got this bee in my bonnet and I decided I HAD to make myself a pirate outfit. … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day !! Free Pattern

Happy Valentine’s Day dear readers! I’m afraid I have not slept yet, and no, alas it was not due to a romantic trist with the hubby…I wish it were that! Nope, I have been working on the Crochet Liberation Front … Continue reading

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