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The Noro Cowl

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Noro Cowl Materials:Noro Hakone, 1 skein (or any super bulky weight yarn)--roughly 108 yards Size P crochet hook Tapestry needle (for weaving ends) Pattern (written in US terms):Loosely chain 18 Row 1: starting on the 3rd chain from the hook, DC across (16 sts). Chain 2. Turn Row 2: DC across (16 sts). Chain 2. Turn. Repeat Row 2 roughly 28 times until 24 inches long (or desired length). Hold starting chain and final row together and line up stitches. SC ends together. Weave in ends.
NOTE: Using the SC will create a thick seam on the inside of the cowl, which I wanted. If you'd prefer little to no seam, I'd suggest using a slip stitch to join the rows together.





The Wordy BitIn 2018, I had the privilege of joining a crochet community that offers online classes and patterns for a monthly subscription. Part of the sign-up was an opportunity to receive a box of luxury/designer type yarns. Now, to be perfectly honest, these are not the type of yarns I would have ever thought about buying.…

Soul Soothing Chicken Soup

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Chicken Soup, Stage 11 3-6 lb whole chicken (either frozen or fresh, depending on method) 4 medium carrots, roughly chopped 1 lb baby Bella mushrooms, cleaned and roughly chopped 1 quart chicken broth 3/4 cup water 2 Tablespoons dried thyme 2 Tablespoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1 bay leaf

Good Gourds!

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The "small" version of my pumpkin set was made using the pattern here:

Make It Sew Sweater Style Pumpkin

I followed the instructions exactly (except for the color choices), and I found it to be an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow pattern. I haven't checked out any of the other patterns on the site, but if you do, let me know in the comments below!

For the medium and large pumpkins, I altered the pattern, as shown below. The medium pattern is printed below, with separate notation for the large pumpkin in [brackets]. If I didn't do it that way, it'd take you a week to read it all. 
Medium Pumpkin, 9" wide and 7" tall [Large Pumpkin, 11" wide and 9"tall]What You Need:2 skeins of super bulky weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Hometown USA or Wool Ease Thick and Quick) in the main pumpkin color 1 skein of super bulky weight yarn in the stem color Size N hook [Size P hook] Tapestry Needle for weaving ends Polyfill (or stuffing) Dried Beans (or weights)--optional W…