Hearts and Knots

Since I am going with the “holiday” theme . . . .in February I was inspired to create something for my daughters to wear that again combined a symbol of the holiday (Valentine’s day) and a crocheted knot. I found a great heart knot on You Tube created by JT of “Tying It All Together” (TIAT). His tutorial videos are excellent and so is his first book, Decorative Fusion Knots. Here is my crocheted version of the heart knot that[Read more]

Christmas in July

Christmas and many other holidays always inspire me to craft and create. This past Christmas my family and I went to see an Irish traditional folk band – “Cherish the Ladies”. I wanted to go wearing something festive and celtic so I designed and knotted this necklace – Christmas Celtic Knot Necklace. I used metallic cording, glass beads and wire and wore it with a plain light green sweater (as seen in the photo) so my creation was “center stage”.

Happy Independence Day!

I love the fourth of July. It’s the official start to summer and a great day to appreciate our freedom. It’s also a time to hear children playing in pools and a time to smell barbecues cooking. It’s a time to hear oohs and ahhs during the fireworks and a time to smell the sweet scent of fresh cut grass. It’s a time to relax with family and stay outside all day. And it’s a time to . . .[Read more]

Spring Class Went Well

Now it is officially summer and I am just getting to my blogposts! “Hooked on Crochet – Gifts Edition,” our spring class went very well. It was full of new crocheters and returning students. We completed a variety of projects from bags to shawls to granny squares. The photos will be posted soon on the class project page. Next semester we will work on Gifts for Girls (and Women).