"Be very very quiet!" is not the advice one should take when promoting one's business. I find it incredibly difficult to self-promote, if something (anything) else comes up ... While I've been very very quiet here, I've been working hard! My spring-time goal is to try to write something quick … [Read more...] about celebrate a #yearofmaking
Every day I love yarn, however today (11 October 2013) has been designated I Love Yarn Day by the Craft Yarn Council. How can you show your appreciation of yarn today and every day? There are many ways. Below, I've identified two that I feel help share the greatest amount of yarn love. Knit or … [Read more...] about happy i love yarn day!
A few weeks ago I attended an industry trade show, TNNA. I returned home (well, eventually) with many new yarn samples to try and a few skeins to work new designs with. It's very exciting and I look forward to working more with all of the yarns. The question I receive most often is "Do you … [Read more...] about summer swatching
As I mentioned in my recent newsletter, this is the summer of KALs! Two friends of Little Acorn Creations, Cooperative Press and What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? are hosting many knit-alongs (aka KALs) this summer. What is a knit-along? They're a way to help you stay motivated while … [Read more...] about knit along this summer
Patterns often end up very different than how they were first sketched. My cat, Shadow, kept stealing from my production of partially made catnip-filled mice. I finally gave up after he tried to pull one from the crochet hook and finished off just the tail end of a mouse and tossed it to him. … [Read more...] about crochet pattern release – tail end (a cat toy)
While much of my day finds me editing for others, there are a few patterns I hope to release in the coming weeks. Some are camera shy, but I can preview four upcoming designs. · a lace shawlette · a woven & knit towel · a cowl · knit and crochet cat toys · … [Read more...] about what (else) is coming soon?