Year of Projects, Year 2: Hanging in there

I’ve somehow made it through two marathon weeks at work (10-12 hour days, working on the weekends, etc.), but crochet and knitting (and blog reading) have been on the back burner.  Yesterday, I opened my Google Reader to find over 1,000 unread posts (!) and while I did get around to reading almost every YOP … Read more

Year of Projects, Year 2: Bruges crochet design, part 2

I’ve been pretty excited about my first Bruges lace design since I developed it and made a sample last weekend.  I actually started a second version yesterday so I could take some tutorial pictures to include with the pattern.  It’s being tested on Ravelry as we speak! I’m making this version with Austermann Step, a … Read more

Year of Projects, Year 2: Decisions

 This post contains affiliate links. This week,  I auditioned six more motifs for my mom’s milestone birthday blanket.  I made each sample with stash yarn, and I’m happy to report that I’m almost to the bottom of one of my plastic yarn tubs! This is my version of Duckbill Dalliance by Margaret MacInnis.  I like this … Read more