I enjoy watching episodes of “Uncommon Threads” – They have many interesting guests with creative projects. One week they had a woman demonstrate how to make a shrug very simply and she included several variations on the basic pattern. I used her idea and created my own design in a child size version for one of my daughters – it turned out so well that I tried one in my size shown here. It works up very quickly since I[Read more]
Our Fall Crochet Classes just started this week. I have named the class, “Hooked on Crochet – Gifts for Girls (and women). We will be making a lot of simple and quick projects that will make great gifts. Here are a few close-ups of some of the projects we’ll be working on so you can see the stitch details.
One afternoon this summer I had about an hour to rest and relax in my hammock. The weather was perfect – perfect for laying on a hammock and crocheting. I decided to create another “yarn bomb” for the many trees in our yard. I simply started by crocheting a rectangle with some dark blue Super Saver yarn. I just used the DC stitch. Then I worked in the lime green color around the middle of the row in a pattern[Read more]
Again from Linda Permann’s book I tried out a crocheted trim to add to a turquoise tank top I had bought. I changed a few little things with its construction but I liked the basic look of a crocheted necklace. A brand new Hobby Lobby store just came to our area this summer and it has been a treat to peruse the different yarns brands that they carry. One of the yarns has a very pretty shimmer woven into the[Read more]
I have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar and finally, this summer I was able to take a class. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience especially since the class I was in ended up being just me for the last few weeks. It was great to have the teacher all to myself and I really appreciated her extra time for me. One week her ceiling fan kept turning the pages of my music and she dug around to[Read more]