Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 1: Choose a stitch pattern and yarn

This post contains affiliate links. (This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 1 (Note to my readers who don’t knit: Even though my Design Week project is a knit, the steps I’ll walk through are common to knitting and crochet, and I’ll … Read more

Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Bullion Stitch Blocks, week 3

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series. You can read the other posts in this series here.) The subtitle of this post should be: Unraveled. Yesterday, I learned that squares for Heartmade Blessings, the intended charity recipient of my bullion stitch blocks, cannot contain any black yarn.  So last night, this: became this. I … Read more

Knit and Crochet Design Week with Stacey Trock

Stacey Trock from FreshStitches is one of my favorite bloggers and designers to follow.  She shares some really great projects, tips, and photos on her blog, and she is hosting Knit and Crochet Design Week from March 12 – 17.  I’m really excited to participate and to share my introductory post! Who am I? Welcome … Read more

Book Review and Giveaway: Knits for Nerds

This post contains affiliate links. Today I’m reviewing Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy by Toni Carr, and I’m also hosting a giveaway for my review copy, courtesy of Andrews McMeel Publishing, so read on for details! Book review Knits for Nerds has a simple concept: if you like to knit and … Read more

Book review and giveaway: Knitting with the Color Guys

This post contains affiliate links. Today I’m reviewing Knitting with The Color Guys: Inspiration, Ideas, and Projects from the Kaffe Fassett Studio by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably.  I also be giving away my review copy, courtesy of Sixth & Spring Books. I first became aware of Kaffe Fassett when I was quilting.  His colorful and creative … Read more

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