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 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!!!

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 […]

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 […]

How to Write Crochet: How many repeats on a Square?

Today, on tips from a tech editor, we’re talking about those pesky repeats on a granny square. You’d think it’s pretty straightforward, right? 4 sides. Tell them what to do, repeat 3 times, boom, you’re back where you started. But are you? It really all depends on where you start stitching and where you start […]

A Simple Guide to Grading Crochet

Does the idea of grading a pattern seem scary? Are you completely mystified by the concept? Do you want to create more designs and allow people of multiple sizes to use them, but you don’t know where to start? A Simple Guide to Grading Crochet is for you! I wrote this book after hearing from […]

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