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I am a knitter and crocheter and love to design when I get a chance. I am known as the crazy cat lady with 3 dogs. I am a mother to 3 of my own and step-mother to several. I am also a grandmother.

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Welcome to my blog. I hope to blog about my knitting and crocheting as well as everyday life. The patterns that I post are original and as such there is copyright on them. When they are based on another pattern there is a link to the pattern.

My husband and I adopted a beautiful dog named Leo. He is a dachshund and absolutely adorable! we adopted him on June 23, 2010 and he has become the love of our lives.

I love to share patterns that I find along the way or to talk about some of the neatest designers that are out there today, so I love to post links to the designs or the designers.

So grab a cup a and sit and enjoy the blog.


Cora

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

18 New Patterns This Week from Lion Brand Yarns-check them out...

Lion Brand Yarn What's New This Week in Patterns
Patterns uploaded to LionBrand.com from April 26 to May 2, 2010  
Crochet V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug

Crochet V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug
 
Looking for an easy-to-make, sophisticated shrug? Well, look no further! This ruffly shrug evokes the wings of butterflies while working up fast in easy-care and silky soft Homespun yarn! Pair it with our Flutter Baby Top for a "mommy & me" set!


Click here to view pattern details.
Knit Cable Check Bag

Knit Cable Check Bag


A cable bag is a great way to add texture to your outfit! Make this fun and classic bag with easy-care, durable Wool-Ease yarn in 50+ colors. 


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Crochet Morelli Scarf

Crochet Morelli Scarf

Crochet this lace scarf that's a great accent piece in the spring and summer! Similar to our Elegant Simplicity Shawl, it's a great project when you want to make a special gift!

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Knit The Stitch is the Thing 
Hat and Scarf
Knit "The Stitch is the Thing" Hat and Scarf


This simple but classic set is a great gift for both men and women. Made with easy-care Wool-Ease, you'll have wonderful choices for color combinations from pale shades like the once shown to darker favorites like navy and burgundy. 


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Knit Baby Blankie

Knit Baby Blankie
 

This simple basketweave blanket is a classic, made in our bulky mohair-look yarn, Jiffy. Easy-care makes it great for Mom and soft cuddliness makes it wonderful for Baby.


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Crochet Al Fresco Market Tote
Crochet Al Fresco Market Tote


Cotton-Ease provides a fun palette of soft summer shades for this beautiful and useful tote bag. Bring it shopping or for a day at the beach! 


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Knit Midday Hat and Scarf Set

Knit Midday Hat and Scarf Set
 

Play with stripes! This colorful keyhole scarf and matching hat is a fun project for both men and women. See it in another colorway with the Into the Woods Hat and Scarf Set.


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Crochet Supernova Cowl

Crochet Supernova Cowl
 

Made in glittering Vanna's Glamour, this cowl is a stylish statement that is equally elegant over jeans and a t-shirt as it is pared with a stunning summer dress.


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Knit Hearty Wine Wristers
Knit Hearty Wine Wristers

Make these fast-finish chunky wristers that show off your funky side! With so many brights in both Hometown USA and Vanna's Choice, you can really make them stand out!


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Crochet Swashbuckling Scarf
Crochet Swashbuckling Scarf
 

Make a statement with this fun and easy to make scarf in bright Vanna's Choice Baby. Customize it with one of its 14 bright, fun shades or the 50+ shades of Vanna's Choice, its interchangeable companion line of more sophisticated colors.


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Knit Gypsy Gauntlets
 Knit Gypsy Gauntlets
 
Customize these arm warmers by making them in your preferred color (with 50+ colors of Vanna's Choice to choose from) and length. Go dramatic with opera-length sleeves or casual with short wristers perfect for driving or keeping cozy while typing. 


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Crochet Layered Parfait Scarf

Crochet Layered Parfait Scarf

With pom-poms and lacy layers, this scarf is a fun and standout project! Make it for the teenager in your life in the colors that she loves!


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Knit Faux Patchwork Baby 
Blanket

Knit Faux Patchwork Baby Blanket


Constructed in striped strips that are sewn together and embroidered to look like a patchwork afghan, this project is fast-finish and fun! Make it in DK-weight Babysoft yarn for a light blanket that's great year-round. 


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Spool-Knit Celtic Interlace 
Knot Medallion Necklace
Spool-Knit Celtic Interlace Knot Medallion Necklace
 

We'll be featuring this beautiful and deceptively easy project in this week's issue of our official newsletter, The Weekly Stitch. Designer Noreen Crone-Findlay shows us how to make this gorgeous project with two strands of Vanna's Glamour! Look out for the article!


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Knit Diagonal Stripe Lapghan

Knit Diagonal Stripe Lapghan
 
Classic neutral stripes make this project a perfect complement to any room. It's an easy but impressive looking project that makes for a wonderful housewarming or wedding gift. 


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Knit Hooded Seed Stitch Baby 
Blanket
Knit Hooded Seed Stitch Baby Blanket
 

Featuring classic, nubby seed stitch, this hooded blanket is comfortable and easy care. Make it in any of the classic pastel colors of Pound of Love for a one-ball project that's sure to please!


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Crochet Mixed Granny Square 
Scarf

Crochet Mixed Granny Square Scarf
 

Practice a few variations of the classic Granny Square with this sampler scarf! Made in our undyed Fishermen's Wool, it's a subtle statement that's perfect for cool weather. 


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Knit Ramstar Falls Hat and 
Scarf
Knit Ramstar Falls Hat and Scarf
 

Make a classic hat and scarf set for someone in your life! Featuring a subtly self-striping color of Homespun, this project gradates from one shade to the next without the added work of changing colors. Soft and silky, it's a great gift for both men and women!


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