February 6, 2017
February is short, but it’s full of great things: Super Bowl Sunday, my husband’s birthday, my daughter’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, National Carrot Cake Day**, AND the blog tour for Every Which Way Crochet Borders!
Starting tomorrow, we’ve got a great line-up of bloggers here, including some from across the Atlantic! I was super-excited to discover a couple of new-to-me blogs, Rest assured that their readership has gone up by at least one this month.
Here’s a list of folks you’ll be hearing from in the next couple of weeks:
February 7: Cre8tion Crochet
February 8: Crochetville
February 9: Crochet Spot
February 10: Crafts from the Cwtch
February 11: Crochet Concupiscence
February 12: Fiber Flux
February 13: Moogly
February 14: The Stitchin’
January 30, 2017
Lately I’ve been on a hat-making kick. Grab a ball of yarn, start crocheting or knitting and a couple of TV shows or a movie later, I have a hat.
OK, I’ll admit that sometimes it takes two movies to finish the hat, but they are still pretty quick.
Good news: I’ve been writing down the patterns as I work, so it should be easy to get them into shareable shape.
Bad news: My good intentions fail when it comes to photographing, preparing a stitch chart, and finalizing the pattern. I want things to be Just So,
January 26, 2017
Double knitting is one of those techniques that may seem out-of-reach to the average knitter. After all, how can you possibly knit two fabrics at once with only two needles? And adding a second color and patternwork surely must require a magic wand in addition to knitting needles. Fortunately for us Muggles, no magic is required; you just need yarn, two needles and two hands. In my new Double Knitting Workshop from Creativebug, I’ll give you all the skills you need to get started with double knitting.
What is Double Knitting? Read more about: Double Knitting Workshop: Learn a New Skill »
January 13, 2017
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My 75-year-old neighbor called me one day and said, “Do you still do that knitting thing?”
I admitted that I did, and she asked if she could come over for some help. The sweater she had knit for her grandson wouldn’t fit over his head. I expected that it would be any easy fix: I would just show her how to do a more flexible bind-off for the neckband, and she’d be all set.
She arrived with a beautifully knit pullover.
December 22, 2016
Red Heart has just published three new designs by yours truly. These are all quick and fun to make!
November 29, 2016
Intro to the Christmas Stocking Crochet Along is here.
Your stocking should be looking like a stocking by now! You just need to finish the toe, make the hanging loop, then decorate it to suit your style. Instructions are below, and the how-to video is at the bottom of the post
I’ve provided some ideas of how to embellish your stocking, but I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing what you do with yours!