Book review: Sweater 101 by Cheryl Brunette

This post contains affiliate links. Last June, I had the great pleasure of taking a series of Bruges crochet classes with designer Tatyana Mirer at Knit-a-Way.  Tatyana had some stunning sample garments, and I asked her about her favorite resources for sizing.  She brought me over the bookshelf and pulled out Cheryl Brunette‘s Sweater 101: How … Read more

2012 Year in Review: Exploring Ravelry

Although I’ve been a Ravelry member since December, 2007, I barely used it until 2011.  Last year, I finally started to browse Ravelry regularly for pattern searches and began to participate in several groups.  My Rav goal for 2012 was to use the notebook to track all of my projects. Adding projects (and even taking … Read more

Year of Projects, Year 2: Burst

Yesterday, I had a burst of creative energy and the time to crochet.  I designed a Bruges lace scarf pattern and made the sample. I don’t usually finish one of my Year of Projects goals on the same day that I start it, so I’m as amazed as you are.  This will ultimately be a … Read more

FO Friday: My version of the Sparkling Wave Scarf

On Monday, we had a respite from the heat wave and I was able to finish the Bruges lace scarf. I started this during the Bruges lace class I took with Tatyana Mirer at Knit-A-Way back in June.  The pattern is the Sparkling Wave Scarf from Margaret Hubert‘s The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet. This scarf … Read more

Holiday

This post contains affiliate links. I’m making good progress on the Bruges waves scarf for my friend, OB.  I started it during my final Bruges lace class with Tatyana Mirer last week.  (More details on the yarn and the classes.) When I asked OB about her preferred colors for a possible winter accessory, she asked … Read more