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

Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Bullion stitch blocks, week 2

This post contains affiliate links. This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series. You can read the other posts in this series here. I was under the weather this week, and I’m taking the Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructor’s Program in Knitting this weekend (14 hours of fun, preceded by many days … Read more

Interview with Sandie Petit, founder of Crochet Cabana

This post contains affiliate links. In the early 2000s, when I first learned to read crochet patterns, there weren’t many good crochet websites.  One that I would visit time and again for help understanding a new technique was Crochet Cabana.  Even now, as a crochet teacher I often refer beginners to this wonderful site.  So … Read more

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