Thursday, December 29, 2011

Announcing: iYarny

First, my apologies as this is going to be a quick, photoless blog - but that's ok because I have some really exciting news.

Today I would like to announce the addition of iYarny to my blog.

Monday, December 26, 2011

My Craft Show Attempt #2

Left Side of My Table
December 23rd found me quickly - a day set aside for my second craft show.

I spent over a week crocheting almost non-stop for this event. In the first picture youc an see all my towel toppers and my cloche (that I'm loving!). I made the puppy hat without a pattern and the scarves/hat above the pupply (blue) and to the right (green/tan/white) were sets.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Year of Projects: Week 26

Project Percentage Complete: 76%
Overall Percentage Complete: 93%

Number of Project Items: 21
Number of Added Items: 120
Total Items: 141


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Yarn shopping CAN be fun!

I started out my Christmas Even on the run - I had to make a few stops here and there so I figured I'd pop into Hobby Lobby and see if they had a certain yarn. I have been really wanting to try crocheting with the yarn that looks like a wide mesh to create a spiral scarf and I thought "what a perfect project for the trip to my mother's house."

As we made our way through the yarn aisle, I had to give a double take.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Year of Projects: Week 25

Project Percentage Complete: 64%
Overall Percentage Complete: 77%

Number of Project Items: 25
Number of Added Items: 105
Total Items: 130

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Review of 30s Cloche Hat

Have you ever looked for that hat that was "just the right one?"

I began a search for hats over on Ravelry a week ago after my craft show. I got an order for one hat I had. The story the woman told was touching - I wanted to send along a second hat with her order. A bonus hat.

The color she requested was "somewhere between blue and green" followed by her pointing to a crazy lime green ornament on a nearby wreath. I don't know about you, but lime green has never been somewhere between blue and green. When I went out that night to grab yarn for the order, I held lime green in hand - but I knew that hat she ordered would not look good in lime green. I knew it. So what do I do?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CwC Changes

I have decided to make a few changes to the blog. Now that I have finished my Master's in Public Health, I should have some more time for the blog. One of the big changes is that on the main page of my blog, you will see that longer posts (anything longer than two paragraphs) will have a nice little "Read More..." link under the text.

Go ahead and give it a practice click to continue reading about changes to the blog.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Crochet Concupiscence Give-Away

If you aren't a member of the all-crochet website Crochet Concupiscence, the I highly suggest you get over there now and subscribe.... oh, and while you are over there, be sure to enter the daily give away. That's right - every day in the month of December, Kathryn is giving away something wonderfully crochet-ey (is that a word... eh, is now!).

So why am I posting this today?

Well, dear readers, today's give away is my pattern "Celebrate the Square" which is three crochet dishcloth patterns written by yours truly.

I hope you all pop over there and check it out.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Buying for Your Yarnie - a giving guide for spouses, children, parents, and friends

There once was a time for me when I found it difficult to understand that some people do not love to stroke fantastic fibers and dream of what can be made. Some folks actually do not create with fibers at all - some folks don't crochet.


As I have gotten older, I have come to terms with this matter and am on a crusade to make the world a better place by joining yarnies and non-yarnies together through education and understanding. Today's lesson comes to you compliments of the upcoming holiday season and the knowledge that the spouses, children, parents, and friends of yarnies may not know what to give their lil addict.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Most Organized Blogger... ME?!?!?!

I am a humbled humbled blogger.

Last night I opened up my Google Reader to go through the many wonderful folks that I follow when I came across a post by Crochet Concupiscence (Kathryn). You see, every day in December Kathryn is giving away something. And every day in December she is giving away a blog award in various categories.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Year of Projects: Week 24

Project Percentage Complete: 64%
Overall Percentage Complete: 75%

Number of Project Items: 25
Number of Added Items: 96
Total Items: 121

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Year of Projects: Week 23

Project Percentage Complete: 64%
Overall Percentage Complete: 87%

Number of Project Items: 25
Number of Added Items: 80
Total Items: 105