F.O. Friday and I Love Yarn Day!

Happy Friday everyone!  I’ve been thinking for a while about how to celebrate I Love Yarn Day, since I first read about it on the Craft Yarn Council website.  The CYC has several suggestions about what to do to celebrate (and several projects from famous designers, too!). My post for today is a celebration of … Read more

Must-Have Beginner Knitting Books (and Video)

This post contains affiliate links. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know that while I’ve been crocheting continuously for the last 27 years or so, I only decided to pick up knitting again in the last year.  I was, frankly, scared of knitting.  As a kid, my grandmother introduced me to … Read more

Vintage crochet finds

This post contains affiliate links. Since getting an amazing deal on Modular Crochet: A Revolutionary New Method for Creating Custom-Design Pullovers, I have started amassing vintage crochet books at a rapid pace.  My favorite sources are PaperBackSwap.com (free books!),  Amazon.com, and Etsy. I was inspired to share my recent finds with you by this post … Read more

Interview with Val Pierce, book reviews, and giveaways

This post contains affiliate links. Today, I’m interviewing Val Pierce, reviewing two of her recent books, and hosting a giveaway for both books! Val Pierce is a knitting and crochet designer living in the U.K. Her designs have appeared in Knit Today, Knitting, and Let’s Knit.  She’s also a prolific author, and has had 9 pattern … Read more

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