Free Pattern:Wide Garter Stripe Triangular Shawl

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchases made from the links contained herein, at no cost to you. Originally I designed this shawl for a tips and tricks class I taught at my local big-box craft store. It has an optional provisional cast-on, which I thought was importantContinue reading “Free Pattern:Wide Garter Stripe Triangular Shawl”

I Believe in Miracles

The kind of my own making. You guys. This is huge for me. I finished TWO things within 24 hours (Thursday evening/Friday afternoon). Not just two random things. But TWO PAIRS OF SOCKS. Not the long languishing socks of years past. Socks that were finished in UNDER a month of cast-on. You may say, “ButContinue reading “I Believe in Miracles”

Home Stretch!!!

You guys! I’m SOOO jazzed right now, I couldn’t wait until tomorrow to share my excitement. My “experimental” “Say Yes to Pie” socks are entering the final stage!I added the heel row on the second sock. Only 31 rows to go until I can start the (new-to-me) HEEL!! I’ve opted to complete both heels atContinue reading “Home Stretch!!!”

Busy Work.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchases made from links contained herein. Time has lost all meaning. I haven’t driven my car since Monday, and then it was just over 2 miles round trip. Since days are all kinda blending together, I don’t mind that I am homeContinue reading “Busy Work.”

Free Pattern: Done-in-a-Day Knit Pillow

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchases made from the links contained herein. When I work on numerous large and long-term projects, or have a couple of finishing set-backs, I start itching to finish something I LIKE. I’m also trying to minimize the number of partial skeins IContinue reading “Free Pattern: Done-in-a-Day Knit Pillow”

Progress Report: Socks, Blanket.

Today was not the day I envisioned. The confluence of my allergies and lack of sleep was not a good combination for doing my normal activities. But the combination was good to hang about and work on my “Say Yes to Pie” (working title??) socks. I am going to do the heels together, so I’mContinue reading “Progress Report: Socks, Blanket.”

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.”

Good Intentions

AKA: Failing at Resolutions. This isn’t all about how awful I’ve been at keeping my arbitrary resolutions, but merely a lament that I can’t do it all at once. 2020 was going to be MY YEAR. I have multiple crafting resolutions. I became active in one of the Stash Down groups on Ravelry that I’veContinue reading “Good Intentions”

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”