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 […]
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 […]
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Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) conference is this July 25-28th in Portland, Oregon and I’M GOING!!! I’m so excited. I meant to post an update about it on Friday, but this last week has been a very difficult one for me personally and emotionally. Regardless, I’m back and I’m here now. As soon as my […]
UPDATE 4/27: I heard from Craft Yarn Council, Downloadable symbols are Basic, Easy, Intermediate, & Complex. In this first edition of the Tips from a Tech Editor series, learn the truth to Project Level definitions. It’s about stitches, not skill. The article previously published by Novella titled What’s in a Skill Level? written by yours truly […]
Finding the center of a skein of yarn can be difficult. But following my method, you will always stitch from the center of your skein without any tension problems. Step 1: Find the outside end of the yarn that the yarn company stuffed into one side of the skein. Pull that out and tuck it […]
Technical editors and designers, we are both people who need people. But we are often so different in our personalities and levels of introvert vs extrovert that we don’t travel in the same circles. Designers are often the people that are bubbling over with awesome new ideas and frequently claim that they aren’t “math people” […]