I did pretty good this month! I did purchase yarn for a project a friend requested, and then I did what I always do and bought some more. (I was at my favorite yarn store! I was supporting the local economy! Are you buying any of this!) I kept it to two skeins of undyed,… Continue reading Yarn Diet – March 2019 Review
Angst. I'm working on angst. This hat, man. It's given me fits. It's for a wonderfully patient and chill friend who is willing to work with me until I get what she wants right. The vertical lines of horizontally worked crochet are a key feature, so I can't do my normal hat construction. Nothing like… Continue reading What I’m Working On – March 17, 2019
This week's project is baby beanies. I have several balls of very nice yarn (merino/silk blends, that kind of thing) that are too small to do much else with. They'd make a good striped scrap scarf project but I don't have enough yardage to complete one and I'm not interested in hoarding them for a… Continue reading What I’m Working On – March 2, 2019
To borrow a term from the beauty community, I'm going to shop my stash for projects this year.
Guys, it's cold. Like, so cold. Stupid cold. It's currently 1 degree F, with a wind chill of -11. My project of the moment is a lace-weight silk and mohair scarf, but I can't stop thinking about afghans. Both in a "will someone please cover me up with one" way, as well as a "I… Continue reading Brr!*
In writing this, it's become clear to me that my goal for 2019 is to be more intentional...
I was lucky to get the very basic of the basics of how to crochet from my grandma and mom, but the rest of my craft skills are self-taught. Since I pre-date the internet and YouTube (*horrified gasp*), much of what I've learned came from books, kit instructions, and trial and error. I learned you… Continue reading The Torture Blanket
Okay, I have to admit, I'm a sucker for a handsome man that can sing. I also adore Ewan McGregor. Annnnnnd he sings in Moulin Rouge, all angsty and lovestruck, too. *swoon* It's one of my favorite movies. So, I was listening to the soundtrack this week and I had an idea for a shawl… Continue reading Music as Inspiration
A lot of us who craft have stories about a beloved older relative or friend introducing us to something that's become a lifelong love. I was always asking my grandma what she was working on and if I could watch her crochet. Now that I have my own daughter, I hope we can share moments… Continue reading Crafting with Kids