Surmount the Stash – October Review

Perhaps this post should be subtitled,”How the mighty have fallen.”  After doing some supersonic stashbusting in September, I had an unusually high level of stash acquisition in October. My accomplishments I used about 1,020 yards of stash yarn for various projects, including a square and a hat for charity, three ripple projects made as samples for … Read more

FO Friday: September Charity De-stash

This week, I finally finished a project I’ve been talking about since last year:  I donated 4,170 yards of synthetic yarn that I had no plans of using to charities.  (That’s the equivalent of about 11.5 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver, in case you need a visual.) I’ve been participating in the Surmount the … 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

WIP Wednesday: Blocks, blocks, and more blocks

I’ve been working on six inch squares from stash yarn as part of the Crochetlist April charity challenge.  These squares will end up going to the Binky Patrol in Arizona. What started as an effort to work through my stash while also working towards my charity crafting goal has turned into a slight obsession. The past … Read more

Must-Have Beginner Crochet Books

This post contains affiliate links. Happy Thanksgiving! Just in time for the holidays, I decided to update my post on must-have beginner knitting resources with a crochet version.  I’ve been crocheting for 27 years and have been a Craft Yarn Council certified crochet instructor and teacher since 2008.  I’ve taught about 125 beginners to crochet since … Read more

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