Have you ever wanted to create a project but worried you might need a little extra guidance along the way? Have you ever wanted to participate with a group for fellowship and celebrating everyone's accomplishments? What about having the chance to win some really awesome prizes? Well I am so thrilled to announce that I … Continue reading Crochet Along With Me & Happily Hooked Magazine!
Before I get into the low down of dyeing this type of fiber, I should really give you the back story on why I had to do it in the first place... Picture it, Sicily 1927, a little town north of Chattanooga TN in the summer of 2009... I was in Hobby Lobby, on the … Continue reading The Nitty Gritty on Dyeing the 8 Year Sweater
Can you believe there are only 12 more days till Christmas? I mean seriously, it seems like I blinked and this whole year passed! But just like so many of you, Christmas is such a magical time for me - all over again now that I have grand babies. 11 of my favorite designer friends … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas 2017
Next up on my Fellow Designer Spotlight series is Carol from Sweet Potato Crochet Creations! TBSB: Hi, Carol! Tell my readers a little about yourself. Carol: I’m a wife and a stay at home mom to 2 super energetic kids (4 and 1). When I’m not busy with them, I enjoy crocheting and Netflix binging. … Continue reading Fellow Designer Spotlight – Sweet Potato Crochet Creations
Who doesn't love the 12 Days of Christmas? Besides the Grinch, that is... Well, 11 other designers are joining me to bring you 12 days of really fun surprises, gifts, and special offers, and the fun will begin on December 13th! Here are the participating designers bringing you all the awesomeness: The Blue Star Boutique … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Coming Soon
Next up on my Fellow Designer Spotlight series is Christine from Sweet Potato 3. TBSB: Hi, Christine! Tell my readers a little about yourself. Christine: I am a Wife, Mom, and Designer. That about sums it up. I know that sounds simple, but boy does it keep me busy. I have been blessed to be … Continue reading Fellow Designer Spotlight – Sweet Potato 3
There are lots of tutes (tutorials for the lay folk) out there on the interwebs for all the various post stitches, so I won't be redundant and reinvent the wheel. BUT... I had one heck of an epiphany the other day when I was working on a new pattern design that I do want to … Continue reading Post Stitches Demystified!
Are you a blocker? I never used to be personally, but I couldn't figure out what my projects were missing. I mean - I followed patterns correctly, matched gauge, and executed all the steps, but my finished projects just seemed to lack that extra oomph, ya know what I mean? Until I discovered steam blocking.... … Continue reading Steam Blocking Tutorial – Taking It To The Next Level
Can you believe it's time for the last installment of the KAL?!?!?! It seems like it has passed very quickly for me, and I hope you all have enjoyed it so far! R51-54 Repeat R11-12 R55 Repeat R11 R56-60 Repeat R1 Finishing BO in pattern, leaving long tail for sewing. Lay … Continue reading SKYSCRAPER FINGERLESS GLOVES KAL – PART 3
Happy Monday everyone! It's time for the 2nd installment of the KAL! Are you ready??? We have a big chunk to go through this week, but no worries! You can do it! R18 (k6, p9, k7) across, turn R19 Repeat R11 R20 Repeat R18 R21 – 26 Repeat R11-12 R27 … Continue reading Skyscraper Fingerless Gloves KAL – Part 2