Join me in participating in the BIPOC MAL sponsored by Desamour Designs! It is running from October 1st – December 18. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, try new pattern and make new friends! There are some easy to follow rules and chances to win prizes!! I have picked out my nine patterns and looking forward to fun! Follow me on instagram to see my progress! You can find out more at Desamour Designs.
Recently I design two new hats and reworked the pattern for a third. To celebrate the beginning of Autumn and the upcoming election to support the #warmtheline on Instagram, these hat patterns are only available on Ravelry. You can get a free copy of each of these hats, Wanda Hat, CrissCross Cap, and Boise Beanie now through November 3rd.
As I remember it, my Grandmother taught me how to knit and crochet. It was tricky for her as I am left-handed. Immediately, I enjoyed crochet more and starting making clothes for my Barbie, and a pencil pouch. My love of crochet knows no bounds. I crochet goods for my shop as well design patterns for makers to enjoy.
I live with my family in Neenah, WI. My day job is working at our local library. I spend time everyday exploring the art of crochet. Everyday life inspires my work from family to nature.
I hope to share with you inspiration, new designs, techniques, helpful hints to every crocheter!
So I have been spending some time creating and designing in Tunisian Crochet. I have some new patterns to show…
This is the latest.. Sylvi Shawl in two versions a Shawl or Shawlette…
Interweave has a sale for some workshops, one was on photography and it I learned so much! The class is titled, I can Click with Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby!
I have reconnected Zoom with my of my friends that I would meet up with at the Barnes & Noble on Moreland Ave. And then with some of my local friends more zooming.
Then at some point, my two local yarn shops, Fibre and Casting On had introduced the Quaranskein! Are you thinking what is a quaranskein? How it works based on your preferences, you pick a code word, and the amount you wish to spend. The yarn shop owner crafts a purchase and schedules a pick up or delivery! And they both also had trunk shows. So I bought some yarn to help support my local yarn shops.
And then I thought well what about all the other indie-dyers out there, I see all there beautiful yarn on Instagram, so then I bought some more yarn. OMG Yarn Balls, Big Sky Yarn Co., Dyetastic, Laura Nelkin and Katrinkles. Etsy is the place for all this wonderful yarn goodness and everything else too.
Then my friend Vashti from Designing Vashti had a sale and the ChaiGoo Tunisian hooks that I had be eyeing now had to be mine! Plus some of her Lotus Snack Cakes!
As a designer thoughts and vision take over your mind, yeah I could make something fabulous with that and the shopping continues.
And then a visit We Crochet and the value packs, OH ME, OH MY! I have more yarn than when the Pandemic started oh wait we are still in it, but now we can go out with mask and hand sanitizer to visit our local yarn stores in person.
Stay Safe & Healthy! Enjoy!
Last week I introduced the Clementine Shawl pattern on Ravelry, it is a free pattern. I bought the yarn from Oink pigments back in 2018 at the CGOA Chainlink Conference in Portland!
Introducing a few new patterns…
As a member of the Darn Good Yarn Club, I enjoy creating items from the fun yarns I receive. The Aqua Lace Cowl is an asymmetric triangle cowl. It finishes off with a row of button holes and one button offering convertible wear.
|Aqua Lace Cowl|
|Red Granite Cowl|
A duotone pattern of four-pointed stars. The classic appeal of houndstooth is the Holly tote.
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