Interview with crochet designer, Julie Yeager

Today, I’m happy to share an interview with crochet designer, Julie Yeager. Though we’ve never met in real life, Julie and I share a love of crocheting squares and blankets, and of participating in crochet related swaps. (And, I learned from the interview that we also both grew up shopping for yarn at Woolworth’s in New York … Read more

Interview with Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain

I’m delighted to share an interview with Aoibhe Ni today.  She’s a crochet designer from Ireland who has done some lovely Tunisian crochet designs.  You can find Aoibhe Ni online on her website,  her blog,Twitter, YouTube, and Ravelry (as flick, in her fan group, and on her designer page).  Photographs are by Half a Dream Away and … Read more

Book Review and Giveaway: 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet

This post contains affiliate links. Today I’m sharing my review of 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet: Beautiful Patterns to Mix and Match for Afghans, Throws, Baby Blankets, and More by bestselling British needlecrafts author Betty Barnden.  St. Martin’s Press generously provided me with two copies of this collection of crochet motifs inspired by flowers, so I can keep my … Read more

100 Snowflakes to Crochet: Interview with Caitlin Sainio and giveaway!

This post contains affiliate links. Today, I’m excited to interview Caitlin Sainio, author of 100 Snowflakes to Crochet: Make Your Own Snowdrift—to Give or to Keep and host a giveaway for the book, courtesy of St. Martin’s Press.  (I’ve recently begun reviewing books for the Crochet Guild of America blog, which is where you’ll see my … Read more

Year of Projects, Year 2: Therapeutic

 This post contains affiliate links. I guess that crocheted motifs are my go to project when I’m feeling stressed, which is how I managed to finish 9 during another busy week.   My running total of grannies for charity is now 25, so I have 27 more to go.  Let me tell you a little about … Read more