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Entries from December 2009

Silver Lining Thinking

In the pep talks that I give to myself when I am ill, which has unfortunately been a substantial chunk of the last 5 years, and basically ALL of this past year, I try to remember that familiar feel-good saying, “every cloud has a silver lining.” I’m not sure it’s even known who said these […]

Categories: Life

Reversible Knitting

Lynne Barr’s Reversible Knitting was recently published by STC Craft, and it’s one of the most impressive pattern books I’ve seen to date. Lynne has designed 50 brand-new stitch patterns, and these aren’t just simple arrangements of knit and purl stitches that you’ve seen before. They’re original techniques and patterns and take into account the […]

Categories: Artsy/Crafty

Crochet Ribbon Candy How-To

I have been burning the midnight oil to ready my shop for the holidays, finally tackling some craft “to-do’s” by adding new crochet designs and owl soap scents. I crocheted some ribbon candy a year or so ago, but wasn’t happy with the finished look. Ever since I started working on the crochet cheese commission, […]

Categories: Artsy/Crafty