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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Darn Good Yarn Cut the Cord Clutch

A beautiful inexpensive pattern is available at the bottom of this post, along with affiliate links and a coupon code to purchase the gorgeous fair trade yarn to make your own clutch. I simply love the Darn Good Yarn company.  Once I found out about Sari Silk yarn, I had to get my hands on […]

Tips From a Tech Editor: Repeat Accuracy

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 […]

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”   […]

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.  […]

Tech Editors Are Guardian Angels

Basically, she’s a guardian angel for crochet designers. That’s what Pam (the messy bun lady) has to say in her latest post over at Crochetpreneur.  Not only is she recognizing tech editors and their importance, but she is speaking about me!!!  I am so honored.  Check out this great article she has that honestly tells […]