My travels: The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) Summer Show 2016

A few weeks ago, I decided to take an overnight trip to my old stomping ground of Washington, D.C. for my first The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) summer show. TNNA is a membership organization for needlearts professionals. The summer show was a bit closer to home this year and I decided to visit after interviewing … Read more

Knit-Look Crochet Hat Pattern: Faux Mistake Rib Watchman’s Cap in 8 Sizes

Are you looking for an easy, knit-look crochet hat pattern? Then try out the Faux Mistake Rib Watchman’s Cap, my most popular free crochet pattern of all time (as of January, 2020). This simple pattern makes a cozy, gender-neutral stretchy cap that looks like it was knit. The pattern is available in 8 sizes, with … 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

Small Business Holiday Shopping Guide

In the U.S., tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day of reflection and gratitude.  The holiday is supposed to be about being thankful for what you have and spending time with loved ones (and let’s not forget eating favorite foods), but it has also become the official start of the winter holiday shopping season. I dislike crowds and … Read more

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