Get Hooked: Simple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff

Get Hooked: Simple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff Originally uploaded by kpwerker. It’s amazing when one cool package on my doorstep trumps another for blogging rights. Yesterday, I was all set to blog about some books that I had had

The knitter’s other obsession…

This can’t really be considered off-topic, can it? Given how I’ve yet to meet a crocheter/knitter who doesn’t consider chocolate to be a must-have knitting accessory. I was listening to The World today and heard a very funny, interesting report

Crochet Library: Teach Yourself Visually Crochet

I just finally bought Kim and Cecily’s book: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crocheting. Of course, it lives up to all the hype–there are great photographs that make learning new techniques so much easier than following the much more common line drawings


amishgurumi Originally uploaded by plainsight. Or maybe waldorfgurumi? Anyway–my take on Kim’s dude doesn’t have a face yet, but Selma has already layed claim to it after my class is over–I haven’t decided what embellishments to give it yet, but

Hamilton College Hosts Fiber Sculpture

Sculpture Space, a non-profit dedicated to supporting sculptors around the world is putting on an outdoor exhibit at Hamilton College, in Clinton, NY, where I grew up. Among the pieces featured are not one, but TWO crocheted pieces. My dad


I’m straying off topic just briefly because my brother just e-mailed to let me know that The Williams Street Mix–the a capella group I founded with my roommate Kristy when we were sophomores at Connecticut College–has its own listing in

Yarn causes traffic jam…knitters flock to scene to help with cleanup

Ok, so maybe I made that last part up. But a big truck full of yarn did crash and spill all over a highway in South Carolina… Why was their no mention of fiber content? Gauge? The article says a

Alpacas, and Llamas and Bunnies…

“ Oh, yeah–and Sheep and Wool too. I went to Maryland Sheep and Wool yesterday (Sunday). The weather was perfect–the crowds were light and friendly the yarn was plentiful… I was pretty restrained in my buying–I came in looking for

I forgot how fast crochet is!

I’ve been in the thick of a bunch of knitting projects and just picked up my hook last night for the first time in a while–I managed to burn through 100 meters of yummy mohair boucle–almost the entire yolk of