Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Better Homes and Gardens Crocheting & Knitting

This post contains affiliate links.  This week’s pick: Better Homes and Gardens Crocheting & Knitting Source: Paperbackswap.com Publication date: 1977 Status: Out of print but available online. Condition: Smells like a basement, but in relatively good condition. Crafts: Crochet and knitting. I went on a hunt for this book after seeing Crochetbug’s version of the afghan on… View Post

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL: Laying Down the Foundation

Welcome to the Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL!  If you’re just joining in, you can find the free pattern here.  Ravelry members can join our CAL chat here.  Our tag is 2013PFEcal. Welcome to our second week of the Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL.  Apparently, some speedy participants have almost finished their… View Post

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Coats & Clark’s Book No. 208 Edgings

This post contains affiliate links.  This week’s pick: Coats & Clark’s Book No. 208 Edgings Source: Purchased from CountrynMore2 on Etsy. Publication date: 1971 Status: Out of print but available online. Condition: Edges are worn. Crafts: Crochet, knitting, and tatting. I’ve mentioned this booklet before on my blog.  I bought it when I was planning to learn hairpin… View Post

Interview with Joan McGowan-Michael of White Lies Designs

This post contains affiliate links. About a month ago, I had the pleasure of checking out Vogue Knitting Live with a press pass.  I actually recorded three different interviews at the event, and I’m pleased to share one today. Joan McGowan-Michael is the designer behind White Lies Designs.  In addition… View Post

Year of Projects, Year 2: Experiments and pineapples

Yesterday, I took an amazing class, Double-Ended, Circular Tunisian Tapestry with Lily Chin.  I’d never taken a class with Lily before, but I’ve heard a lot of good things.  Well, believe the hype, people, because she is an awesome teacher!  It’s rare to find a talented designer who is also an… View Post