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

Doubts

This is an unusual crafting week for me, which is perhaps why I’m plagued with doubt.  First, I have both a knitting and a crochet project going on at the same time.  Second, both projects are using colors that are outside of my comfort zone.  And, both are intended as gifts, which will hopefully be … Read more

Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Hairpin Lace?

This post contains affiliate links. This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series. You can read the other posts in this series here. I mentioned in my post for Day 6 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week that hairpin lace is one of the crochet skills I want to learn.  As I’ve been thinking more … 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

3KCBWDAY6 – Improving Your Skillset

This post contains affiliate links. I’m an advanced crocheter, but there’s always more to learn – and more people to learn it from.  As a crochet teacher, I consider it part of my own continued development to learn from other teachers.  Since last July, as part of the Year of Projects hosted by the Come … Read more