200 Ripple Stitch Patterns by Jan Eaton Book Review with Allsorts knitting pattern

Do you love to collect crochet and knitting stitch dictionaries? Today, I’m sharing my review of the new edition of one of my favorite stitch guides. My review also includes an excerpted knitting pattern for a stitch pattern called Allsorts and your chance to win a copy of the book, so read on for details! … Read more

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

Year of Projects 2: I still haven’t found what I’m looking for

This post contains affiliate links. Like U2, I still haven’t found what I’m looking for (in an afghan motif). I’ve done a lot of swatching this week and I’m not that much closer to choosing a pattern for the bedspread I want to make my mom for her milestone birthday. At first, I was thinking … Read more

FO Friday: Grannies in the mail!

This post contains affiliate links. On Tuesday, I mailed a total of 40 six inch crochet blocks to the Binky Patrol in Arizona as part of the Crochetlist April charity challenge.  I shared the first nine blocks two weeks ago, the next 17 last week, and three bullion stitch blocks on Sunday, so today I … Read more

FO Friday: Granny mania

This post contains affiliate links. Since last week, I’ve finished another 17 (!) six inch squares for Crochetlist‘s April charity challenge.  These will eventually become blankets for Arizona children through the Binky Patrol.  I can definitely see how people get excited by granny a day projects.  Once you get on a roll, it is pretty … Read more