I was kept awake all night by howling wind and rain pelting my windows. Oh, the yard looks calm now, but trust me. It’s wiiiiindyyyyyyyyy. Sure, most of the trees that have potential to damage the house (or us) fell victim to previous storms (one, two, three) or just randomly fell on their own (four, […]Read More: Windy.
Month: January 2013
The headband pattern is here!
I am always so excited when I can finally unveil a new pattern that I’ve been working on, and this is no exception. I came up with this idea and made the first prototype when I was supposed to be getting my house ready for Christmas company. So, it’s been a while in the making. […]Read More: The headband pattern is here!
How to connect one granny hexagon to two (or more) others
How is everybody doing with their hexagon blankets? I’ve heard from a few of you who said you started – yay! It’s fun to know that I’m not doing this by myself, and I really can’t wait to see how yours are progressing. If you blog about it, be sure to link to your post […]Read More: How to connect one granny hexagon to two (or more) others
Home and creativity have been the order of the day this week in my Flickr favorites. Click on the image for individual photo credits. Around the web? Plenty of creative links to explore: Yarn All I can manage for this complete collection of Doctor Who amigurumi by CRAFTYisCOOL is “wow.” Just WOW. These are some […]Read More: Weekend Favorites
Sneak peek and a request
I’m nearly finished with my new pattern, tentatively entitled “Three Cable Headband.” You probably won’t be surprised to learn it’s a pattern for a headband that has three cables. Yeah, I’m creative like that with my titles. I’ve also toyed with “Three Cable Earwarmer,” but I think I am partial to “Headband.” Maybe. Decisions, […]Read More: Sneak peek and a request
What do I mean by Millefiori Canes?
I know that many of you are here because of your interest in the yarny or fabricky things I do, and that sometimes when I talk about my work in polymer, you might not really get what I’m saying. It’s ok. Every craft has its lingo, and sometimes you just need somebody to clarify a […]Read More: What do I mean by Millefiori Canes?
How to connect one granny hexagon to another
So, you made your first hex for the Lakeside Forest Blanket. Congratulations! That’s one down, ninety-eight more to go… Before I show you how to connect two hexes together, let’s talk a little bit about blanket design and the placement of these hexagons. My blanket will be 11 x 9, and the motifs will be […]Read More: How to connect one granny hexagon to another
Fun with freebies
It’s Sunday morning, and I am sitting alone in my hotel room, sipping coffee and waiting for my family to join me in a google hangout that they probably have no idea I’ve invited them to. It sounds more needy and sad than it actually is. The coffee is quite delicious, and if I don’t […]Read More: Fun with freebies
By this afternoon, I should be on my way to the 2013 Clayathon. Wheeeeee! Admittedly, I have put very little thought into what I want to accomplish this year. I’m just hoping something will come over me when I get there, and that I don’t have to run out and buy supplies to make it […]Read More: Weekend Favorites
How to crochet a granny hexagon
Are we ready to start making our Lakeside Forest Blankets? In this lesson, I’ll show you how to crochet a single granny hexagon. We’ll be joining all of the hexagons as we go, so consider this your starting motif. It is the only one you will make that is a standalone hexagon. Any subsequent motifs […]Read More: How to crochet a granny hexagon