Deadlines and Rambling

Progress report on some WIPs and meeting an arbitrary deadline.

Free (Not A)Pattern: C2C Cupcake Throw

As of this morning, I officially have NO active projects. Old WIPS don’t count, by the way. I finished my C2C blanket for a friend, and it looks AWESOME! The only thing left to do is wash it and mail it! Since learning the C2C technique back in April, this is my 3rd throw/blanket. ItContinue reading “Free (Not A)Pattern: C2C Cupcake Throw”

Free Pattern: the Randclaw Blanket

A beginner friendly crochet throw. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchases made from links contained herein, at no cost to you. My college friends are so dear to me, they are the people who became adults with me. When I think of the defining moments in myContinue reading “Free Pattern: the Randclaw Blanket”

Finishing, Finally!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchases made from links contained herein; at no cost to you. For months I have been working on baby blankets. AND FINALLY, I’m nearing the end of my epic baby blanket crochet-fest! Since late February, I’ve started 4 blankets. Frogged one, finishedContinue reading “Finishing, Finally!”

I Got (New) Skills!

I’ve been talking about the baby blankets for twins that I’m crocheting for a couple months now. I made the first, a bobbled pattern and was completely underwhelmed with the result. SO much that I haven’t woven in the ends and I was dreading making a second that coordinated. Now I have less than twoContinue reading “I Got (New) Skills!”

Free Pattern: Beginner Triangular Shawl.

Have Your Cake And Eat It Too. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchase made from links contained herein. Recently I taught a class called “Crochet Tips and Tricks”. A catchall class that covers yarn weights, materials, and preparation, hook sizes and materials, how to pick the rightContinue reading “Free Pattern: Beginner Triangular Shawl.”

Furls Streamline Swirl Hook Review

Disclaimer: All links unaffiliated. No compensation or product was provided for this review; opinions are my own. Back in February I purchased 3 Furls Hooks. The Streamline Wood, the Streamline Swirl, and the Odyssey. I reviewed the wood hook here. By and large, the I (5.5 mm) hook is my favorite size. I own halfContinue reading “Furls Streamline Swirl Hook Review”

The Plod

As a crafter, I go through fits and spurts of “excitement”. Mentally, the beginning and end of a project are the most compelling as the maker. The middle just plods along; particularly large projects. Right now, I have the beginnings of two baby blankets. I started one on Saturday, and one about an hour ago.Continue reading “The Plod”

Furls Streamline Wood Hook Meets the Easiest Hat Ever

I’ve been hearing the hype around the Furls hooks for a while. To be honest, I have enough redundant hooks and spending money on hooks I already own seems a bit wasteful. I have a ton of the Clover soft touch ergonomic hooks in the sizes I use most, and they work just fine forContinue reading “Furls Streamline Wood Hook Meets the Easiest Hat Ever”