So, I find it so interesting, but there really seems to be two camps in the world of yarn. I was browsing my Facebook this morning, and I have countless crochet-related "Likes" and I realized that one in particular the members are ALL about Red Heart and other cheap brands. (Don't get me wrong - I'm not knockin' Red Heart, they have some fantastic yarn!). But, for the most part, I prefer to have local, hand-dyed, and lovely natural fibers. I am a yarn snob. They had a FB status which asked…Continue
There's been some discussion lately on my local stitching group's site on dyeing with Koolaid. I've done it before and gave my two cents, and already one person has gone for it. Now I'm starting to feel like doing it again myself! I thought I'd share some how-to's, in case anyone here wanted to try it. It's fun!
Main thing is that you need an animal-based fiber yarn (or fleece, if you spin). Superwash is fine - it actually takes up a bit more color than regular wool. Also, my big tip…Continue
My crafty set up depends what I'm doing - when I crochet, my favorite thing is to sit on the couch in the family room; Ottlight swung over my lap, glasses hanging on my nose, pillows in perfect position (I like a certain one in my lap to raise my work, and its partner as my right armrest), blanket tucked in around my feet, table with drink in front of me, remote at my side. Of course, I can crochet ANYWHERE if need be, but this is my usual place every evening.
During the day I'm doing…Continue
I've been browsing patterns on Rav, and I must, say, there sure is a lot of fun, shall I say, woman-oriented patterns lately? Love it! In celebration of International Women's month, and Crochet month, perhaps? This is my current fave: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boob-scarf
There's no end to the clever, creative things crocheters come up with.
Now, from here I could go into all kinds of neo-political…Continue