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 […]

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 […]

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”   […]

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 […]

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 […]

Furls for the Summer!

I just ordered 5 new Furls hooks for my birthday!!!  This post has affiliate links, but only because I absolutely L-O-V-E Furls hooks!!!  Furls Odyssey hooks are about to change price from $30 to $33 each on June 1.  Stock up now!!  Click Here for affiliate statement. When I was pregnant with my last baby, […]

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