I’ve been wanting to give you a progress report on Eamonn’s blanket for a few weeks now. I would take a picture of the blanket, but then I wouldn’t have time to blog, and by the time I sat down to do it, I’d have more progress to show. So I’d wait until I had […]Read More: Eamonn’s blanket and crochet hooks
It got me. The disease known as Granny Square Brain has got me, and it won’t let go. This is one of those disorders that keeps you awake at night, thinking about color schemes. If you want to get any sleep at all, the only option is to just give in to the fever for […]Read More: Granny Square Brain
I am home. Yay! I had a great time, claying it up at the ‘thon as usual, but I am glad to be home. We moved to a new hotel this year, and while the work room was much improved over previous years (so spacious!) the hotel itself was on the creepy side. Apart from […]Read More: Clayathon recap
Thank you for ordering crochet hooks this week! I’m closing up the shop in a matter of minutes, and then I’m ordering my supplies and taking them down south to the Clayathon. I can hardly wait for the weekend to begin. I’ve got several things I want to work on, mainly your hook orders and […]Read More: Crochet hooks, shoes, and knitting
Before Christmas I showed you how I went down a crazy path, and made a whole set of coordinating crochet hook handles for myself. What I never told you was that I tried to use one of the hooks a few hours later, and it was terrible. I’ve heard people say that they are fiercely […]Read More: Some for me, some for you?
I look forward to this day every year: the day after I close down the shop(s) for the season. It’s a day to take a deep breath, relax, and then jump headlong into the Christmas preparations I’ve been neglecting all month! I’ll be making my gift-giving list later today, and getting myself all organized – […]Read More: Overboard
Last week nearly kicked my butt. I was minding my own business, working on your custom claythings (crochet hooks, pens, and shawl pins, if you remember), when we had a bit of a medical mystery unfold with my older son. I’ll spare you most of the details. Suffice it to say, there was a call […]Read More: For your gift-giving pleasure…
Yesterday was the day I’d been waiting for: no appointments, no other work that couldn’t be postponed… So I dove into hook-handle-making. By the afternoon, I had made enough hook handles to determine my best practice for future orders. By evening, I had sanded and buffed the daylights out of all of the handles I […]Read More: Custom-made crochet hooks, anyone?
Oh, thank you ladies, for all of the hook love this past weekend! I am loving your feedback, thoughts, and constructive criticisms, and you can bet I am taking all of it into account while I plan my next move. Which is? Well, cleaning the kitchen and catching up on business email have to come […]Read More: All work and no play
It seems my granny square cane idea didn’t pan out. It’s not that it’s a bad idea, it’s just that it needs some work. I only had about an hour to spend on experimentation this week, and while I didn’t end up with a useful design in the end, I did generate a few more […]Read More: A handle for a hook