and i can’t think of a better time to hook up some crochet flowers! this is my newest workshop on Creativebug and i’m pretty excited about sharing my freeform approach to creating a bouquet of yarny blooms. these little cuties are a fun way for new crocheters (or those who are coming back around after [...]
sometimes i daydream about a magical place, where i have nothing that needs doing but to work on super fun projects, and all of the supplies i need are automatically right there, and yummy snacks and meals are all prepared for me too. and basically, i can just make stuff, without a care in the [...]
whew! it’s with immense pride (and relief to have it done!) that i present to you: the Borealis Shawl. by far the most delicate crochet work i’ve ever done, but the moment i saw jill’s amazing Aurora yarn (wool/silk lace weight) i knew i had to design something worthy of it.
i finished hooking [...]
at last! the cat is out of the bag! i am so happy to be able to shout far and wide about this project, which has been in the works (and under wraps) for nearly 9 months now. you may have already peeked at creativebug when i gave you the teaser the other day, but [...]
…that 2011 is really almost done? not to mention that i’ve only posted once thus far during the entire month of december? alas, both are true. the paradox that embracing “slow” seems to accelerate the passage of time is a constant surprise to me.
every year at this time, when the holiday chaos calms down, i [...]
i have often found it hard to articulate, when i’ve been asked (by non-yarnies), just what it is i love so much about the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival. i mean, sure, there’s YARN, and fiber to spin into yarn, and fiber animals, and patterns to crochet or knit, all of which [...]
if you follow me on ravelry, twitter or facebook, this may not be news to you, but i haven’t yet announced it here that i have self-published my first two crochet patterns, Coral Cloche and Wingfeathers Shawl. this is something i’ve been wanting to do for a lo-o-ong time, and it feels so good to [...]
ok, i know that i am dreadfully overdue in posting my account of the wondrous Sock Summit. generally, the more momentous the occasion, the longer it takes me to summon the insight i’d like to have in retelling it…
so without further heel-dragging, here we go. above you see the line to get into the Summit, [...]
i can’t believe i’m in PORTLAND! this is probably the american city that i’ve been most wanting to visit for years. i haven’t seen much of it yet, but so far it’s a really lovely town…
as you probably know, i am here for the 2011 Sock Summit, which begins tomorrow! i can [...]
ok, time for my monthly note about what classes i’m teaching, in the big old apple and beyond! i’m coming down next weekend, June 24-26, and this will be my last trip to the city until September, so hop on the boat and learn a new skill, and you can keep on making all [...]