Favorite Online Crochet Resources: Tips and Tricks from FreshStitches

Every Saturday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be highlighting one of my favorite online crochet resources.  Today’s featured site is FreshStitches, my favorite source of tips and tricks for crochet and small (crafty) business. This post contains affiliate links. I’m a huge fan of Stacey Trock, also known as FreshStitches.  I had the pleasure … Read more

FO Friday: My first ever knitting pattern and an interview with Marsha Cunningham

I’m really excited to unveil my very first finished knitting pattern, the Sandworm’s Journey Beanie, today.  The pattern is part of a collection for charity to support the Knotty Knitters 2013 calendar, so I thought it would be fitting to share an interview with Marsha Cunningham, the founder of the Knotty Knitters for Autism.  I’ll … Read more

Orange you glad I’m starting over?

Remember this? I started this knit hat design during Knit and Crochet Design Week.  (You can find my posts here: Intro/Kickoff, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, and Day 6.)  Somewhere along the way, I decided that I wasn’t pleased with the way the decreases were working out.  I still haven’t … Read more

Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 6: Finishing off

(This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 6 Today’s Design Week theme is into a pattern. As you can see, I’m no where near finished with my beanie at this point. I mentioned before that the stitch pattern, Sandstorm, reminded me of the Dune saga … Read more

Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 5: Cast on

(This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 5 Today’s Design Week theme is problems.  I don’t generally have too many problems until I start the project!  Once you get the yarn on the needles or hook, fantasy meets reality, and all sorts of interesting things … Read more

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