Crochet Pattern: Simple Lace Isosceles Shawl or Scarf

I’m sharing a beginner-friendly crochet pattern today. (For all you crochet pros out there, this makes a good “tv project,” too.) The Simple Lace Isosceles Shawl or Scarf uses a very simple lace pattern to make the perfect cover up to protect against a breeze on a warm night. This project can also be worn as … Read more

2013 Temperature Scarf: Lessons Learned

I’m excited to say that I did finish crocheting my temperature scarf this week.  The 113 remaining rows just flew by. I ended up using 8 different colorways for this project.   Four of the skeins (Dream in Color Classy in Spring Tickle and Happy Forest and madelinetosh tosh vintage in Fragrant and Cove) were purchased at … Read more

Ice Age

Temperatures are dropping in New York City.  Yesterday, it was so cold I could barely stand being outside for even a few minutes – which I did anyway, just to take pictures for this blog post (and to buy cat litter). I bundled up with my current favorite cold weather scarf, my sample for the … Read more

Temperatures are rising

The last several months have been a whirlwind.  As a result of constant activity at work, home, and in life, books languished in my Currently Reading shelf on Goodreads, crochet and knit projects stalled in my project bags, and over 100 blogs I follow sat unread in Feedly.  But recently, things have cleared up – I … Read more

Conceptual startitis, or Am I Crazy?

It’s usually when I have obligatory projects with looming deadlines that I suddenly have the urge to begin new projects.  My current case of startitis revolves around two projects for me: a pair of socks and a conceptual knitting project, my 2013 Crocheted Temperature Scarf. The backstory: While procrastinating on Sunday night, I came across the … Read more