On March 27, I wrote an about and welcome post to this blog, and since then I’ve been posting regularly. I know I was mostly (only?) talking to myself for the first few months, but I’m glad I stuck with it. Today, I’m sharing my favorite posts of 2011.
- The Essential Crochet Supply Kit has sentimental value as my first series.
- Getting started as a local needlecrafts teacher has lots of tips for those of you who want to get started teaching in your community.
- Crochet 101 was my first CAL and I’m looking forward to hosting more in 2012.
- I love this kick off post introducing my plan to work my way through Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters for Year of Projects. (If you look really close, you can see that Rita Weiss commented on it! after the link to this post was shared with her by a staffer at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. See, trackbacks do make magic things happen!)
- Need a creative boost for 2012? Check out what creativity coach Carlota Zimmerman has to say.
- Vanessa from Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts was my very first interviewee! (You have her to thank – or blame – for my love of interviews.)
- Candice Miller talks about All Things Fiber Camp. I’m thrilled to be one of the teachers and hope to see some of you there in May :).
- You can find links to the rest of my interview highlights in this post. (Think of it as my acceptance speech.)
- This multi-year blanket retrospective is followed by the answer to a burning question.
- The triumphant finish of the hexagon baby blanket! (Ok, ok, this is only on my list to motivate me to finish another blanket.)
- All of my crochet book reviews are linked up in yesterday’s post.
- Visitor’s Guide to New York City Yarn Shops
- My five (current) favorite yarns
- Must-have resources for beginning knitters
- I had so much fun at the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival (and who doesn’t love pictures of alpacas, sheep, and goats?).
- I found this amazing vintage book, Modular Crochet: A Revolutionary New Method for Creating Custom-Design Pullovers, for a great price.
- I show off some of my grandmother’s crochet creations, inspired by Barbara from Made In K-Town.
- Fiber care instructions gift tags
- Chubby Sheep pattern and photo shoot
- Twisted Crocodile Stitch Keyhole Scarf pattern
Thanks so much for reading :).
Happy New Year!