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Spring Saturn Sweater

The minute I finished Aidan’s blanket, I started this sweater for me. There are a lot of “firsts” for me in this sweater. For instance: the first sweater I ever crocheted the first sweater I’ve made in a cotton/seaweed blend the first multi-colored sweater I’ve made myself So, it’s been satisfying in terms of new […]

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When the going gets tough…

…the tough start a new project! I had a lousy day Friday, from the moment I woke up, until roughly 6pm, which found me hanging out with my sweet family, and sipping a vodka collins at the Stirling Hotel. Things were much better after that. Leading up to that moment, though, there had been a […]

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All fixed

Phew.  That’s better.  Thanks, everyone who weighed in on my shirt dilemma.  I machine-sewed a seam in the top of each shoulder strap that allowed me to cut off about six rows of crochet from each strap.  That made it more reasonable.  I zig-zagged the seam to make it less likely to unravel, but I […]

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A crafty tale

Once upon a time there was an artsy-craftsy geek-girl who was planning a four-day weekend in the Boston area.  She was just learning to crochet.  She had also recently read a glowing review of a new fabric and yarn shop in Cambridge.  These three facts came together in a craftacular way, as you might imagine… […]

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Crafty Crochet Embellishments

My friend Linda Permann of Lindamade, Crochet Adorned, and Little Crochet fame, among many other things (remember Adorn magazine?) invited me to take her online Crochet Embellishments class at and let you all know what I think of it. Well, first let me say, hooray Linda!!  I was so thrilled to get her invitation, that […]

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