Crochet: the county-line dancing craft

One step forward, one step back.  Two steps forward, two steps back and then a big step to the left. In many ways that’s crochet in a nutshell, you crochet up a row of chains just to realize a row or two later you somehow don’t have enough/have too many so you have to rip…

Brushes off the dust

Ok, I’m back!  I request a pass for missing out on posting pretty much anything last month, it was insanity.  If you’d like full details please see sqpegroundhole because I’m not going to whine about it here too.  Here is a place for happy things like the new friend I’ve made! As a library worker you…

SSDD

Ok, so this is going to look like a copy from another post I’ve made previously because of how much frogging I’ve had to do lately.  The two projects I’ve been carrying around are the Prepster Jacket and my Diana Shawl.  I just switch off working between them and have made some nice, measurable progress….

Shaping Shenanigans

Shaping sucks. Not so much the action of shaping during crochet that, provided you have good, clear instructions can be quite pleasant because you see what you’re making start to emerge and that’s cool.  No, it’s figuring out the shaping of a new project that’s a royal pain in the patootie.  It all started with…