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Archive for December, 2010

Scarves and not-scarves

I had high hopes for my new endeavor of crocheting and selling some scarves for the holidays – not to mention making scarves as gifts.  I was able to make several beyond what I’d posted earlier.

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Swirling Snowflakes at Dawn scarf

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Bah humbug

I’m not mailing out Christmas cards and a letter this year. I know I say that every year, but really I’m not doing it this year! I write a column every other week, and I write additional notes in my blog. People are up-to-date with my life story, in fact, they’re probably sick of hearing from me.

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Cranking out the crochet

When I do something, I tend to jump in and do it with a VENGEANCE.  So, when I decided I might crochet a few things for sale… well, it’s more than a few.  I’ve been, as my hair stylist said, crocheting my fingers off.

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My friend Merril invited me to the “One of a Kind Show and Sale” at the Merchandise Mart. If you’re unfamiliar with the “Mart”, it’s a mammoth building in Chicago, encompassing an entire city block.  It houses 130 fancy-pants home furnishing showrooms and 2,000 product lines.  I’ve browsed bits of the Mart.  My roommate’s sister works in one of the fancy-pants showrooms.  I’ve seen gorgeous ceramic tiles I can only dream of owning – and maybe owning ONE tile priced at hundreds of dollars per tile, not a bathroom or kitchen full of it.

I thought it’d be fun to go to the “One of a Kind” show with Merril.  It featured handmade items from local artists.  Merril thought it would give me ideas for my recent venture into selling crocheted items.  I just thought it would be interesting to see the artists’ gorgeous work.

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