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Kathleen Rogers
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Unparallel'd
Now boast thee, death, in thy possession lies a lass unparallel'd* Defarge Does Shakespeare with hooks.  Once in a while.  Sometimes.  Today I'm featuring another crochet design from Defarge Does Shakespeare.  Inspired by one of my very favorite plays, Anto...

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Titus Who? Act Three
 Misery may love company, but so does oddballery, so I was thrilled to find out I wasn't the only  Titus Andronicus  nerd amongst the Defarge designers. There are two of us fascinated by body parts, madness, and mayhem. While I took it all rather literally,...

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Titus Who? Act Two.
Tamara: Thus, in this strange and sad habiliment, / I will encounter with Andronicus, / And say I am Revenge, sent from below / To join with him and right his heinous wrongs (Titus Andronicus, Act V, Scene ii). Enough with the dismemberment previously discu...

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Titus Who?
Sorry, not Titus Welliver, star of Bosch , but Titus Andronicus , eponymous hero (tragic division) of one of Shakespeare's least produced plays. TITUS: Hark, villains! I will grind your bones to dust, … and make two past(r)ies of your shameful heads (Titus ...

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Defarge Does Shakespeare
Yes, she really does. Shakespeare's birthday is fast approaching and so is the release date of Volume 3 in the What Would Madame Defarge Knit series:   Defarge Does Shakespeare . The book is not only for crafters.  While it includes knitting and crochet pat...

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FO At Last
It may not be as old as the "oldest original permanent floating crap game in New York," but this sweater has been on and off the needles for over two years.  I love the yarn, love the color, love the pattern, so why the delay? Caissa by Anne Hanson of knits...

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Finished and Free
Officially, spring is less than a month away.  Actually, we have at least two more months of wintry weather.  That means it's not too late to add to your supply of thick, warm neckwear. Fisher Hill is an infinity scarf that is long enough to wear doubled.  ...

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FO Holiday
Although I haven't been blogging about them, I have managed to finish a few items. I started these mitts in the fall to be a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law who is a painter.  She requested that the mitts have fingers, and I liked this pattern  Hidden G...

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Stash Down Buffet
I've got my work cut out for me this year:  Two large afghans for the nieces, another blanket, and the Spirit Trail Fiberworks * Stash Down projects. I'm hoping giving myself these marching orders will cut down on my crafting distractibility. Oh, call it wh...

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Blocked Blocks
Block is one of those great old words that sounds like what it means:  like a stump, like a chunk, like a stop.  But in spite of all that solidity,  my blocks are progressing. I've completed three for Molly's Afghan and have decided to think ahead, beyond t...
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