I’ve been working on another set of these Tunisian Crochet Eco Face Pads for a friend. You might recall I taught this as a class last year. Then I had the thought, if people can’t go to classes, bring the class to them. That’s been everyone’s plan with social distancing, right? So I took my […]Read More Eco Face Pads Pattern
How’s everybody holding up? I’m better than I have been, which I guess is all we can ask for in these crazy times. I just keep looking for the positives, the silver linings. One of those is all of the crafting I can do in the comfort of my home. When it became clear that […]Read More Social DisKnitting: Day 12
NothingButKnit has posted another quiz, and this time it’s hand-knit socks! Do you knit/crochet socks? I absolutely do. They’re great tv and on-the-go crafting. I have crocheted socks before, but I prefer to knit them, now. If yes, how long have you been making them? I crocheted my first pair for Mom for Christmas… 2011? […]Read More On Hand-Knit Socks
I have been trying to get in a D&D campaign for at least the last decade, and now it has finally happened!! I’m beyond excited. We have such a great DM, and the party seems just the right amounts of serious and “I want a lion companion with a flower mane.” If I’m being completely […]Read More Crochet with Scale Mail
I’m so excited about my next class at Yarn Social in Kansas City: the Crochet Sampler! Join me, and learn some fun crochet stitches including: Post stitches (think cables and ribbing!) Spike stitches Shells Crab stitch Cobble stitch Moss stitch Bullions After two classes, you’ll leave with a nice wash or dishcloth! Even better, these […]Read More Up Your Crochet Game
First off, I want to thank everyone who came out, brought goodies, and donated. You all are the best. Well, we did it! Twenty-four straight hours knitting hats, scarves, and cowls for the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. Honestly, we had a ton of fun doing it. There was great food, better company, and we got […]Read More Black Friday Knit-Along Recap
There actually isn’t any knitting in this post, but who can pass up on that wordplay? Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love all the food, and I love to make the family favorite cranberry sauce. I love watching the parade, essentially on mute because we didn’t bother to vacuum […]Read More Happy ThanksKnitting!
InkedManKnitter on Instagram had a fantastic post this summer. He was learning different Tunisian crochet in little squares, crocheting a border, and using them as reusable face pads! It was such a genius idea, I had to do a version of my own: It’s a great opportunity to keep those one-time-use cotton rounds out of […]Read More Eco Face Pads
Yes, it’s not even Halloween yet, but we crafters always have to be looking ahead. Most of us are hand-making gifts, you know. The holiday season is a time of year where we especially look out for our neighbors, and we have a great organization that does that here at home. The Johnson County Christmas […]Read More Black Friday Knit-a-thon
Announced earlier this week, I’m teaching a class at next year’s Knitting in the Heartland! It’s a fantastic regional yarncraft conference put on by the Sunflower Knitter’s Guild every other year. I’m teaching Advanced Crochet Stitches, and it’s a fun one. I’l cover moss stitch, bobbles, cables, lace, Catherine Wheel, star stitch, and more! It’ll […]Read More I’m Teaching at KITH!