Monthly Archives: January 2013

Week 4: Hawaii, Here I Come

This week I finished another novel by James A. Michener, Hawaii. I picked it up at our library’s used book sale and then realized it was from the original 1959 printing, back when men were men and epic novels cost … Continue reading

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Week 3: Hotel Hope

One of the South African organizations that benefits from Knit-a-square is Hotel Hope, a children’s charity in Johannesburg started by Oliver Quambash. Oliver and his team provide children with a consistent family life, including aunts, uncles and grandparents, in a loving … Continue reading

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Week 2: The Intent-zen of Crochet

This week I came across a blog post on Crochet Spot called “Crocheting with Intention.” The author mentions that she’s “heard of people crocheting prayer shawls, where the crafter stitches not only with yarn, but with intention that is focused … Continue reading

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Week 1: Old Patterns Made New Again

Welcome to my first week of squares! I’m starting off the year with a larger crochet hook, resulting in fewer stitches – 114 to be exact. Not only do I save some repetitive strain on my wrist but the result … Continue reading

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The Square – A Brief History

More than just a geometric shape with perpendicularity, a square can change a child’s life. One square in particular certainly changed mine in February 2009 when I discovered Knit-a-square, a not-for-profit organization that receives 8″ crocheted or knitted squares from … Continue reading

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