October is CGOA Membership month and they are offering a discount and a bunch of amazing prizes. Click here for my personal referral link to get your membership started today! If you haven’t noticed how much I love the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America), then please click back to my posts about going to… More CGOA Membership Drive Discount
A little chat about accuracy. I learned this in college. There is a difference in precision and accuracy. Imagine you’re shooting 5 arrows at a bulls-eye. If you land 5 arrows in all different locations all over the place your precision is off. If you land all 5 arrows in the SAME place, then your… More Tips From a Tech Editor: Repeat Accuracy
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… More Outdoor Stripes Sit Mat Story
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” … More Free Pattern Outdoor Sit Mat
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… More The Artist’s Way, A Read-Along, Will you join me?
My second of 3 guest posts on Underground Crafter is now live! Follow the link to see all my best tips and tricks for making big, firm fluffy pompoms. CLICK HERE If you’re so inspired, you’re ready to get your own pompom makers and start making poms right away, try one of these affiliate links… More How to make Pompoms & Tassels: My best tips and tricks.
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… More Day 3 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… More Day 2 at 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… More Day 1 & CGOA
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… More Going to CGOA – Packing