It’s National Crochet Month!

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Thank you to Amy and Donna over at Crochetville for inviting me to be part of the amazing blog tour that she’s arranged in honor of National Crochet Month.

The tour is part crochet-evangelism and part promotion for our chosen charity. The bloggers participating chose Project Night . . . → Read More: It’s National Crochet Month!

Lobes of Love Valentine Heart Earrings

These little crocheted earrings are set off by tiny crystal beads and sterling silver fish hook findings. the crochet motifs are only 2 and 3 rounds each, so they go fast and are fun to give and wear. If you’re new to crocheting with thread, try making the motifs with yarn first to get a feel . . . → Read More: Lobes of Love Valentine Heart Earrings

A new book that got my fingers itching for a hook: Crochet Master Class

The book is called, Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters. It came in the mail last night from the publisher, and I was immediately drawn in. It’s a book you can sit down and read and enjoy, not just flip through looking at pattern pictures. When I went to find the link . . . → Read More: A new book that got my fingers itching for a hook: Crochet Master Class

Feeling Sheepy

photo credit: JOE MARINARO

I’ve always had a thing for sheepy yarns. You know the kind I mean. They smell earthy, feel a bit like lanolin. They maybe even have a bit of straw left in them (Spinners call this “VM” for “vegetable matter”). When I lived in Maryland I was surrounded, north and south, by . . . → Read More: Feeling Sheepy

A shawl for late summer

I’m heading to Wisconsin and Kansas in a couple of weeks for a little vacation with the kids, and for my cousin Johanna‘s wedding to her fiancé Ryan. (Aren’t they cute?)

It is still quite hot, I understand, “down south,” (i.e. anywhere south of Alaska), so I’ll be bringing my Hemp Shawlette:

It’s soft, but not warm, like . . . → Read More: A shawl for late summer

New Pattern: Isoceles Shawl

I made this shawl last fall for the new Tension Magazine and it’s finally been released. This narrow shawl was worked in Filatura di Crosa Superior, a very fuzzy cashmere silk that was lovely to crochet. It’s a filet-crochet style pattern that shifts organically from triangles (hence the isoceles) to diamonds (double triangles) and back to . . . → Read More: New Pattern: Isoceles Shawl

New Pattern: Sookie’s Scarf

If you haven’t been sucked into the world of vampire fiction, you can just consider my newest pattern something sweet for Valentine’s day and spring.


This scarf celebrates my love of hearts and my love of vampire fiction–especially Charlaine Harris’ novels, The Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries. Sookie sometimes wears a little scarf around her neck the . . . → Read More: New Pattern: Sookie’s Scarf

Designing for Grannies, Pt. 1

GRANNIES!!!!!!!!!! This is how Julie Holetz and I have felt lately talking about granny squares.  Julie and I are working on a new project: A small book of granny square and granny inspired projects that will have you running for your hooks and your scraps of yarn.

What is it about grannies that . . . → Read More: Designing for Grannies, Pt. 1

Tis the Season for snow, and gifts!

Yesterday we got a huge dump of wet, wet snow, the city almost shut down which is saying a lot for Cordova. The snow removal machines (And James who seems to be constantly shoveling our BIG driveway) have had a very hard time keeping up. Snow keeps falling off the roof (roofalanche!) and piling up in . . . → Read More: Tis the Season for snow, and gifts!

Day Two: A Snowflake Ornament Two Ways

One of the fun things about this project is finding out about new blogs and web sites that I haven’t seen before. I found out about today’s snowflake ornament from someone on Twitter. She pointed me to the blog, Attic24–written by a wonderful British crocheter with a love for granny squares. She has a step-by-step tutorial . . . → Read More: Day Two: A Snowflake Ornament Two Ways

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