Pattern: Baby Cardigan

Pattern: Baby Cardigan

I made this little play jacket for my good friend Shahina’s baby who lives in Denmark. Yay! Something to keep baby warm in the cold Danish winter. I again needed a quick and easy pattern so here’s what I came up with. It’s a pattern from Caron Yarns that I adapted. It took me about […]

Fall/Winter Crochet Patterns 2011

Fall/Winter Crochet Patterns 2011

Whirlwind Wrap I like the Bullion Stitch featured in this pattern. [pdf] Renaissance Tunic Love the chest detail. Remove the edging detail at the hem and it becomes less hokie. More updated. [pdf] One Skein Shawl This shawl is made with Caron One Pound. So yes it’s one skein but each skein is also 812 […]

Hello Cotton!

Hello Cotton!

I’m on Hello Cotton, another blog aggregator that happens to feature women bloggers! It strives to connect and inspire by bringing together all the latest news and trends from their rich source of blogs. Part social platform, part girl power. Take a peek and right away you’ll be hooked – it’s not just crafts like […]

Shrek the Sheep

Shrek the Sheep

Meet Shrek, he is a Merino Sheep and one of New Zealand’s most beloved icons. He was found wandering the wilderness on his own so debilitated by his overgrown coat because his fleece hadn’t been sheared in 6 years! As the story goes, he escaped his flock in search of freedom or perhaps to satisfy […]

Pattern: Treasure Hunter Scarf

Pattern: Treasure Hunter Scarf

Materials: Red Heart Super Saver, Medium Thyme #0406, Worsted Weight, 100% Acrylic, 364 yards, $3.99 Red Heart Soft, Dark Leaf #9523, Worsted Weight, 100% Acrylic, 256 yards, $3.89 Catskill Merino, Indigo/Fustic, Worsted Weight 1-Ply, 100% Wool, 140 yards, $19 Catskill Merino, Indigo/Fustic Dark, Worsted Weight 1-Ply, 100% Wool, 140 yards, $19 Crochet Hook: Size N […]

Fiber Futures: Japan’s Textile Pioneers

Fiber Futures: Japan’s Textile Pioneers

Umi kara no okurimono: Air X (A Gift from the Sea: Air X), 2010 Whoa fiber mania! I saw this on TimeOut NY while looking for some birthday things to do for my special treasure hunter. The Japan Society is running an exhibit on the innovative things the Japanese are doing in the fiber and […]

OMG! Heart goes to Sheep & Wool Festival

See Sheep & Wool Festival on Google Photos Album for the full gallery. I made it out to The Sheep & Wool Family Festival up in Rhinebeck, NY and it was so fun! It’s a veritable yarn wonderland, so many lovely yarn producers were showing and there were many sales to be had. I had […]

OMG! Heart goes to Maker Faire

PS. If the above player doesn’t work, see my photos right on Flickr here. I had so much fun at last weekend’s Maker Faire 2011 at the Hall of Science, Flushing Meadow Corona Park here in NYC! I managed to see most of the artists and vendors on my list but totally missed out on […]

Maker Faire NYC 2011

Maker Faire NYC 2011

I’m falling asleep at the wheel! Last year I missed the Maker Faire and Singer Sewing Co. was there giving demos and lots of freebies. I heard from everyone who went that it was awesome! So this year I’m going to hustle it over there. I hope it’s as good this year! In short, the […]

Mass Market vs. Handmade + Crochet

Mass Market vs. Handmade + Crochet

Comez Crochet Machine via Crochet Concupiscence I discovered something new about Crochet! I came across a heated-ish discussion on Twitter the other day about Mass Market vs. Handmade which led me to the discovery above. And the question – Is there such a thing as machine-made Crochet? Knitted items are easily mass produced without a […]