2021 Year in Review

Here, I will reveal the numbers and types of patterns I have tech edited in 2021. 2021 was my fourth year of professionally tech editing and it was fantastic! It seriously ended with a BANG! How Many Patterns? In total, the patterns & projects worked in 2021 counted 526 patterns. Of those, 502 patterns were […]

2022 Goals or No Goals?

One more year has come and gone. If there’s anything the last 2 years have taught us is that you can’t plan for everything. But God isn’t asking us to plan for everything, He’s asking us to live. Are you living your life in a way to love, serve, and know God and to love […]

Circles

There’s a great many items we make in crochet that have circular construction. We want them to fit. It’s easy to measure the head or body circumference, but it’s hard to measure the circumference of a flat crocheted item. We can measure the diameter of the item, but it’s hard to measure the diameter of […]

Darn Good Yarn Sari Silk Scarf Review

I love so much about the Darn Good Yarn company. As an affiliate, I’m offered the change to get a product for free so that I can review it and let you know what I think. Here’s my review of hte Sari Silk Scarf. First of all, it’s gorgeous! No doubt about that. In all […]

Your best next bag!

The Sari Silk Tote Bag was sent to me by Darn Good Yarn for a review. Well, here’s my review… IT’S GREAT!!! My first impression of this bag was how light weight it is. It’s amazing!!! It weighs virtually nothing!!! The best thing about this bag is that you can have it with you ALWAYS. […]

Abbreviations in Crochet

Abbreviations are great. They help us to write more quickly without causing eye strain to our readers. Abbreviations can help convey complex crochet moves in a concise way. But, too many abbreviations can get repetitive and annoying. The biggest and best abbreviation advice I can pass on (and it did not originate with me) is: […]

Letter to the Yarn Community

Yesterday, I sent this letter to my newsletter. Today is the Feast of All Souls and truly Election-Eve. I implore everyone in the yarn community of the United States to read, breathe, contemplate, and seriously consider being kind to your audience because if they are a representation of the American populace, half of them are […]

Furls Blog Hop Glass Cozy

I was so excited when Furls launched their worsted weight yarn! The original Whims Merino DK is awesome, but it’s so fulfilling to work something up faster with bigger yarn. Be sure to check out all the other great patterns and designers in the Furls Blog Hop right here. Standard affiliate notice: Links in this […]

2019 A Year in Review & Looking Forward

What happened to January?? I’ll tell you what, you guys knocked it out of the park!!! January had a total of 66 patterns edited plus an ebook with 7 more patterns! What follows with the rest of this blog post is a rehash of what my brain was doing in the first week or so […]

How to Write Crochet: Yarn Description

Yarn, thread, roving, hemp, cording, ribbon…there are several materials we use for crochet. When your reader finds your pattern, it is usually because your photo was so awesome that the reader thought, “I want to make that!” Which means they want to know exactly what you used in your photographed item. The yarn description in […]

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