Outdoor Stripes Sit Mat Story

Click HERE to go directly to the free blog post of the pattern.  Click to go to Ravelry add it to your favorites/queue/library and purchase an ad-free print-friendly copy. One of the excellent gifts I received at the CGOA Chainlink 2018 conference was a free cake of Bernat Outdoor Stripes.  I wasn’t quite sure what […]

Free Pattern Outdoor Sit Mat

MATERIALS Bernat Maker Outdoor Stripes, Bulky 5 weight (68% Acrylic / 32% Nylon, 249 yards / 228 meters, 8.8 oz / 250 g) Fresh Teal Stripe, 1 skein Tunisian Hook US L/8mm, (Optional normal crochet hook of similar size for edging) Notions: Scissors, Needle   GAUGE 9 pattern stitches & 12 rows = 5”   […]

The Artist’s Way, A Read-Along, Will you join me?

This post may contain affiliate links. With no change to your shopping experience, it helps me support this blog. Through one of my clients, I have discovered Matt at A Boy and Bunting.  He is beginning a read along with the book The Artist’s Way, which is about developing your own creativity.  Personally, I haven’t […]

Day 3 at CGOA

Be sure to catch up on Day 1 & Day 2 at CGOA! What a great conference!!! Anywhere where I have to pack an extra bag to take home yarn is a great place! The fact that half that yarn was free?!?! Even better! (Yes, I know I paid to be at the conference, just […]

Day 2 at CGOA

Be sure to check out my post about Day 1 and see the awesome haul I got from the marketplace!  Day 2, Fantastic. My body must still be on some Central time because I woke up at 5:50 here. I guess, technically, that would be like sleeping in, if I were at home and it […]

Day 1 & CGOA

(Be sure to continue the journey with me and view Day 2 and Day 3 updates.) Today has been amazing. I have met so many bloggers that I have admired for years, and they hugged me!!!! Kathy Lashley hugged me like she knew me! I can’t even tell you how many ELK Studio patterns I’ve […]

Going to CGOA – Packing

The real packing has begun.  Wednesday, I will fly out of Houston and arrive in Portland at an un-Godly hour.  My body will feel like it’s 2:30 AM.  Please pray that I’m able to sleep on the plane.  There’s been a whole level of anxiety just about the flight, what’s safe to take, how to […]

How to Measure Gauge video

Are your crochet pieces turning out the wrong size?  Did you follow instructions but your adult hat barely fits a child? Did you write a pattern for size small and now your customer wants size large?  You need to measure your gauge!!! But how do we measure gauge correctly?  Why does it matter? If you’re […]

Going to CGOA, Part 3, etc.

I haven’t had a random update in a while.  So, here goes.  I have accomplished step 3 in the going to CGOA list.   I bought my plane ticket!!  Wow, there were some pitiful options by the time I was getting mine.  Like leaving at midnight or arriving at 2 AM, or 12 hour layovers.  […]

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