Handmade by Dana: My Rock

I want to up my knitting and crocheting game...one piece at a time.

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Reader Survey & Giveaway

How can I help YOU? And a giveaway to say "Thanks!" for your feedback.

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Yarncrafter's Chat with Dana

Yarncrafter's Chat is just that...a video chat about everything from yarn, needles, hooks, to projects and more.

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Prayer Shawls by Dana

You asked...I listened. Due to viewer's requests I have compiled my videos featuring prayer shawls. Enjoy!!!

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Cast Off Thursday with EssenceofMe.com

Several times a month I share my crafting projects via Cast Of Thursday.

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Scrap Yarn Crochet-A-Long

Do you have a bunch of yarn scraps from your holiday projects? Consider joining us January 7th as we make a scrap yarn prayer shawl.

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Simpler than ever Natural Hair Journey.

I am learning to love and care for the hair God gave me. This will include my dabbling with hair products, hairstyles and homemade hair products.

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Quest for a Healthier Lifestyle.

Many years ago the scale neared 200lbs. I have successfully loss almost 70lbs but keeping it off is a constant challenge that I'm learning to embrace one day at a time.

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Websites made easy Crochet, Knitting, and Craft Stuff.

I am a crafter at heart, I think. I learned to crochet as child and I started knitting a month ago. Here's my love of yarn, needles, and things.

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Built to impress Essence of Me Store.

I've been asked over and over again. "Where can I buy your shawls?" Well, I now have a store. Yeah!!!

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Sweater 101 - Essence of Me

Book Review: Sweater 101 by Cheryl Brunette

  Book Review of Sweater 101   (Can’t see the view? Click HERE to view online.) Links: Cheryl’s website Details …

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Worsted Boxy - Essence of Me

Pattern Review: Worsted Boxy

  I finally did it. I made a sweater. Actually not one but two. Today’s pattern review is for the …

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Yarncrafter's Chat #26 - Essence of Me

Yarncrafter’s Chat #26: Let’s Talk About Knit Sweaters

  Let’s talk sweaters… Enjoy! (Can’t see the video? Click HERE to view online.)   Project Links: Cowboys 2-in-1 Beanie …

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