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Welcome to my corner of the internet! 

On this blog, I hope to share my latest crochet projects, easy DIYs, and original patterns by yours truly. I've been crocheting for several years and crafting my whole life but decided I needed a place for all the creative overflow. I don't have much up yet but stayed tuned because I have several ideas all at various stages of completion. 

Join me on a wool-filled adventure! 



The Ewe Behind the Blog 

Andromache and her two-day-old babies


 My blog's name is inspired by my very own Ewe, Andromache. I love all sheep a ridiculous amount; some might say a sheep is my spirit animal. But that's simply not true -- I am the sheep's spirit human. Fortunately for both of us, Andromache doesn't mind being stuck with me in the slightest!

Although I hope to mostly focus on crochet and DIYs, rather than sheep, you can expect to see an occasional picture or post about my amateur shepherding experience with my much-loved sheep. 


(A quick note: Although the square in the picture is mine, the pattern is not. You can find Lise by Polly Plum HERE on Ravelry. ) 

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