CGOA 2022: Day 5

Today was amazing!!!! The last class about lining your crochet pouch was fantastic!!! look at some of the finished pieces! I had a great afternoon, visiting with friends. Then we had our banquet. Sophia at our table. We ate great food, saw some awesome pieces in the fashion show, won prizes, and were so tired!! […]

CGOA 2022: Day 4

This morning’s breakfast was practically a fail. Restaurant open but no staff. Ended up at the hotel Starbucks, but it worked. Today’s class was really important to me. It was the How to write crochet class. The students were fabulous! They were soaking up ALL the information. The class was so intense, all I could […]

CGOA 2022: Day 3

This morning started off with an AWESOME breakfast at Freddie’s Chicken and Waffles. I got neither chicken nor waffles but check out this omelet! Then it was all about my embroidery class all day! Sophia was ready to embroider, too!! My sister met her buddy Gwen McGannon of Gwen Goods (who also happens to be […]

CGOA 2022: Day 2

Today started off with a text at 7AM from Lorene that she missed her flight. Long story-short, I agreed to cover her sessions at Professional development day! Yay! We checked in with the conference folks for that and Sophia got a new mask! Isn’t that the cutest?? Really, it’s Claire’s present for being a newbie […]

CGOA Arrival

It took almost 8 hours with traffic and all the potty stops but we made it!! My sister made Sophia from the Golden Girls as her first ever amigurumi and she is our trip mascot. Here she is at a few of our stops and at the hotel. Stay tuned for more!!!

How to Crochet Thin-Thick Art Yarn

HOW DO I USE THIS???  Let me help you in this explanation for using thin-thick yarns.  Also good for pompom yarn, thick slubby yarn, anything that goes from extremely thin to having thick blobs of yarn. I love art yarns.  I’m attracted to them for some reason.  I just love how interesting they look.  Then […]

CGOA Membership Drive Discount

  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 […]

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”   […]