Author Archives: Andrea Squared

About Andrea Squared

I've been a crocheter since I was 7 years old and I've been knitting since 2013. My life is filled with love and joy from my two boys, Mason and Evan, my dear husband and our Australian Shepherd.

As the Seasons Change

Autumn is one of those weather-crazy seasons in Canada. In a span of 24 hours, it could be sunny, warm, rainy, cold, windy and snowy. Just the other day we had brooding clouds, rain, sleet and hail, all mixed with … Continue reading

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I Love Yarn… Let’s Celebrate!

I Love Yarn Day 2015 is being held on Saturday, October 17. Brought to you by the Craft Yarn Council (CYC), this annual event celebrates yarn. (Personally, I love to “celebrate” yarn at least once a month by squeezing, caressing … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate!

July starts out as a festive month in my household, which is half American and half Canadian, as we celebrate both Canada Day on July 1 and Independence Day on July 4. Fireworks, barbecues and warmer weather abound to mark … Continue reading

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Squares with Friends

Have you ever wondered what 370 squares, five hats, two sweaters, two cuddlebags, one Go-Over, handwarmers and countless slip-ins look like? An influx of squares and hours of work created a backlog that I finally packed, weighed and wrapped. That’s right, nine packages, made … Continue reading

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Wear a Square!

Winter. In Canada, it really is its own entity. I have spent the last three months in denial of the cold, snowy, shorter days and longer nights of Winter. But this week, we’ve had record low temperatures here in the northland, with … Continue reading

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First Fruits of the Harvest

The holiday Kwanzaa was created by the American Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 as a way of reinforcing African culture and heritage and reconnecting Africans throughout the world with the traditions and building blocks of community. The number seven holds a special significance – … Continue reading

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The Knit(-a-square) Retreat

I’ve been crocheting practically my entire life but I’ve only been knitting consistently for the past six months. Last year at this time, my friend Fi hosted her first knitting retreat. I considered going but because I didn’t knit, I … Continue reading

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