Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 1: Choose a stitch pattern and yarn

This post contains affiliate links. (This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 1 (Note to my readers who don’t knit: Even though my Design Week project is a knit, the steps I’ll walk through are common to knitting and crochet, and I’ll … Read more

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Great Gifts for Yarncrafters

This post contains affiliate links. Happy Thanksgiving! In the U.S., the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) signifies the official start of the holiday shopping season.  In the spirit of keeping the holidays a little more handmade and small business and a little less mass produced and corporate, I’m sharing several holiday gift guides today. Great … Read more

Interview with Melissa Horozewski, author of Austentatious Crochet

This post contains affiliate links. My interview today is with crochet designer Melissa Horozewski.  Melissa was nominated for the Crochet Liberation Front Flamie for Best New Designer in 2009,  and her work has been published by Crochet!, Crochet World, Inside Crochet, Interweave Crochet, and Leisure Arts. Melissa is also the author of Austentatious Crochet: 36 … Read more

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