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  • Learn to Read Crochet Patterns!

    Are you comfortable with the basic crochet stitches, but feel like patterns are written in a foreign language? Fear not, help is here! Pattern Reading Workshop on Craftsy I’m delighted to announce my new workshop: Crochet Sampler Cowl, which is designed to teach you to read patterns step-by-step. In this workshop, we’ll crochet 3 different […]

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  • 3KCBWDAY7: Balance in the Fiber World

    Life is all about balance, isn’t it? For me, being content means striking just the right balance between being challenged and interested, but still relaxed. Oh, of course… and be surrounded by yarn! Balancing Difficulty At all times, I like to have one ‘interesting’ project and one ‘mindless’ project going on. So, I often have […]

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  • 3KCBWDAY6: Improving my skills!

    Are you having an awesome blog week? I’m having a total blast looking at everyone else’s posts… and the topics just keep getting better! Today’s topic is to talk about how we’re expanding our skill set, and I’m excited to show you my plans! (as always, click on a photo to see the project’s Ravelry […]

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  • 3KCBWDAY5: The making of a caterpillar

    I’m having so much fun with with Knitting and Crochet Blog Week! Today’s challenge was to try something a little different… So I’ve made a video! Watch the video below to watch the assembly of a crochet caterpillar… all sped up! (click the square in the lower right corner of the video to view it […]

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  • 3KCBWDAY3: Designers that make me drool

    You know what I’m talking about. You look at a new design and instantly start salivating. Then, you glance at the byline and exclaim, ‘Oh, it’s by so-and-so… THAT’S why I love it! Some designers have a knack for expressing their unique style and designing gift in every piece they publish… and these are my […]

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  • 3KCBWDAY2: Get your photography juices flowing!

    Welcome to day 2 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week! Today’s topic is creative photography! I’ll fess up: I’m still working on being creative with my photos. I can’t wait to have a peek at everyone else’s posts! My Current Level: I adore my baby tripod, since it allows me to take photos of me […]

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  • 3KCBWDAY1: I love color!

    Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be taking part in Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, hosted by Eskimimi Makes! It’s an annual event, and she’s a total genius for organizing this thing and coming up with fabulous topics. I couldn’t be more excited about today’s topic: talking about color! I’m a nut about color! When […]

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  • Look who’s hit the cover of Let’s Get Crafting!

    Squee! Super-exciting news… I’ve scored an interview (and cover photo!) on this month’s issue of Let’s Get Crafting Knit & Crochet! The issue is available on newstands in the the UK (and probably occasional shops in the Commonwealth), so check it out if you can! If you’re in the US… sorry, it’s not a readily […]

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  • A Verb for Keeping Warm: Oakland, CA

    store: A Verb for Keeping Warm address: 6328 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608 website: www.averbforkeepingwarm.com/ date of visit: April, 2012 In my recent trip to San Francisco, I just had to make the drive out to A Verb for Keeping Warm… retail shop for the indie dyeing company by the same name. I was […]

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  • FO Friday: Wingspan, socks and a ladybug!

    Wingspan I had a very long flight this past week (just to San Francisco, but a giant lightning storm meant that various delays occurred), so I finished my Wingspan before even getting to my destination! I used leftover sock yarn, and I’m very happy with it: And since it’s pretty lightweight, I can tell I’ll […]

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