Finished Object Friday: Wisteria Shawl

Hooray for finished objects! If you’re anything like me, once you’ve blocked it and woven in the final loose end, you want to cheer and let everyone and their grandmother know that your project is done. Between a few of my coworkers (especially Sara Dudek) and me, we’ve started so many projects it could be […]

Read More >

I’m one of the fortunate people who can say that my sister is my best friend. This becomes somewhat ironic for me because Sisters Day and Friendship Day happen on the same date in 2017, kicking this week off. Granted, not all of our growing-up years passed in sisterly bliss. I can remember some horrible […]

Read More >

Color Changes

Color adds so much personality to crochet projects—in fact, it may be what got you hooked on this craft in the first place. (Yes, I deliberately punned.) Often patterns explain exactly where and how to change colors. But if you want to color outside the lines with your own modifications, this brief tutorial provides some […]

Read More >

Walking is great exercise, but it’s definitely not my favorite method of getting my heart pumping unless I’m walking with someone. But what if your walking buddy isn’t available? Well, now you have the perfect solution: Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day. According to www.daysoftheyear.com, on this day, “proud plant-owners can show off their […]

Read More >

Swing Into Summer Crochet Style!

Hammock—the very word evokes images of relaxing on the beach or in a shaded backyard. Along with these images come thoughts of laughter as you watch friends and family try to climb on without rolling off! What would make this experience even better? Perhaps a glass of iced tea atop a coaster on a small […]

Read More >

Are some yarns seasonal? Is cotton better than wool for summer crochet? Susanna Tobias, project editor at Interweave, and I love to debate these deep yarn-related questions. More often than not, we disagree (respectfully, of course). And summer yarns are no exception. Susanna believes that yarn is seasonal (certain yarns are better for certain times […]

Read More >

Gravitating Toward Gradients!

For some reason, I’ve really been into gradients lately. There’s something about watching colors flow from light to dark or vice versa that makes me sigh in satisfaction. And, since it’s summer, I’ve been thinking of how to work gradients into my summer crochet projects. Last summer, my goal was to make my first crocheted […]

Read More >

POW: Bust a Move and Bust Your Stash!

If you’re anything like me, your stash is, in a word, HUGE! And it’s not confined to hanks, balls, and skeins—my stash includes random odds and ends that I might use . . . someday. Sigh. If you’ve reached this point, as I have, it’s time for a stash-buster project. Of the various types of […]

Read More >