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I'm a wife, a step-mother, a Grandmother...and a very proud Veteran of the Air Force. Over the years, I've learned the value of being a "crafter", mostly because of the comfort it gave me on the extensive travels that I've had over the years. Since I had to live on everything that I could fit in a suit case, knitting and crocheting have been my traveling companions for many years; mostly because knitting needles and crochet hooks travel easily but also because yarn can be obtained almost anywhere…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 2
  • Joined June 15, 2010

Favorite materials

soft acrylic yarn, bamboo knitting needles, bamboo circular knitting needles, aluminum crochet hooks, bamboo and aluminum double pointed knitting needles

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UPDATE: I have a Facebook page and an Instagram account for Cape Cod Stitchery up and running, please feel free to check them out...coupon codes for 20% off are on both of them:

https://www.facebook.com/CapeCodStitchery
~or~
https://www.instagram.com/cape_cod_stitchery

I'm a wife, a step-mother, a Grandmother...and a very proud Veteran of the Air Force. Over the years, I've learned the value of being a "crafter", mostly because of the comfort it gave me on the extensive travels that I've had over the years. Since I had to live on everything that I could fit in a suit case, knitting and crocheting have been my traveling companions for many years; mostly because knitting needles and crochet hooks travel easily but also because yarn can be obtained almost anywhere.

As is can be assumed, I've had many professional titles over the years. One came along by accident..."the baby blanket lady". Since I was never able to have a baby of my own, I began making baby blankets and giving them away to the people I worked with when they were blessed with babies of their own. Many of the recipients were young Airman that could barely afford to put a roof over their young families heads, let alone afford the "nice" things that every parent wants to give their baby, so I made it a point to create the most beautiful baby blankets that I possibly could...so I did. The gratitude I received far outweighed any dollar amount I could have possibly received, so I did it for many years and gave away well over 100 blankets.

More often than not, when I received feedback for the blankets, I frequently heard "I could never make anything like that, it looks so difficult!!" and I repeatedly assured that it wasn't, it was just a matter of experience that made it effortless for me to do. Finally, a female officer (that was a dear friend) wanted to knit a blanket for her own infant son but had no idea how to go about doing it. Since modern women use modern tools now days, I set out to create a digital pattern, for her to follow, for the blanket of her choice. Much to her surprise, with a little trial and error (and some after hours Facebook messages) she was able to knit a beautiful blanket of her own with the basic knowledge that I taught her on lunch breaks; cast on, knit, purl and simple cables. Needless to say, she encouraged me to refine the pattern and make more for my other blankets. So here I am.

The premise of my patterns is this:

1) With basic knitting and crocheting skills, the blankets can be easily made.

2) The patterns are professional looking and clearly made with the assumption that the reader has a basic level of knitting and crocheting knowledge; line by line instruction is provided along with a complete chart...if a chart can be of assistance. All required information is in the pattern, no guessing is needed; my personal "hints and hacks" are included.

3) The baby blankets are baby, and parent friendly; all of the blankets I have ever made are made from easily acquired yarn (Walmart, Michaels, Joann's, Amazon) that is 100% acrylic yarn...which is completely machine washable and dry-able.

And the best one...

4) The patterns are available for Instant Download in a PDF format; no shipping or waiting for the pattern required.

As I'm going through my archive of past baby blankets, the patterns will be posted so it will take a bit of time to do but since I want the patterns to be nice, I will take the time to do it correctly.

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