Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Crocheting for Pleasure by Mildred Graves Ryan

This post contains affiliate links. This week’s pick: Crocheting for Pleasure by Mildred Graves Ryan. Source: Inherited from my grandmother’s collection. Publication date: 1983 Book Club Edition. Status: Out of print and widely available online. Condition: The inside is in great shape but the dust jacket has seen better days. Craft: Crochet. This is one of my favorites in… View Post

Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway: Laurel Hill Exotic Wood Hooks

Every Sunday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet hooks.  Today’s post features exotic wood crochet hooks, along with a giveaway for two hooks, courtesy of Laurel Hill. This post contains affiliate links. After I (finally) learned to knit a few years back, my two best knitting pals bought… View Post

Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Year one finale in Bruges lace

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 am having great fun with Bruges lace, which I’m learning from the master herself, Tatyana Mirer, in a three-week class at Knit-A-Way.  I’m the only person… View Post

Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Interview with Donna Kay Lacey

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’m really excited to share an interview today with Donna Kay Lacey.  No, she isn’t featured in Crochet Master Class, but she is the designer I discovered… View Post

Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Bullion stitch blocks finale

This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series. You can read the other posts in this series here. I missed my YOP post last week (only the second time I’ve done that), and that was a real bummer.  But today I’m back with some more bullion stitch blocks!  These will… View Post