A Tech Editor for Knit or Crochet…

Continuing my series about tech editors ~ meet Josephine K, tech editor for knit or crochet. She has an interesting background in Biocontainment Level 3 doing rabies diagnostic testing for western Canada. A very detailed mind indeed. Josephine is another editor with 50+ years experience in knitting and crochet, so she’s familiar with many techniques. […]

What Is A Tech Editor?

Have you ever wondered what it means when a designer promotes their patterns as being “professionally tech edited”? Does it mean something special? Yes, it means the designer has taken the time to have a Tech Editor review their pattern to help make sure it is clear, easy to follow, does not contain errors, and […]

Sedona Shawl ~ new crochet design…

Introducing Sedona Shawl ~ my new crochet design featured in the I Like Crochet, February 2017 issue! When I read the submission call for this issue of I Like Crochet, the Succulent Hues theme caught my eye. Sitting in my stash was the perfect yarn in the perfect color for a shawl. Having worked with […]

What’s My Name ~ Crocheted Cowl…

01/27/16 UPDATE ~ I am pleased to announce the name of this cowl is “Lazy River Cowl”! Thank you to Linda for submitting the winning name. I think the name is very fitting and works with a variety of yarns ~ long stripes, short stripes, gradient and more. And thank you to everyone who participated […]

Designer Interview ~ Christine Guest Designs

Today we come to the last interview in my Indie Design Gift A-long designer interview series – isn’t that a mouthful. 🙂 Our guest today is appropriately ~ Christine Guest. Like many of us, she knit (and crocheted) a long time for herself before venturing into designing professionally. Let’s meet her…….. Tell us a bit […]

Add a Decorative Trim to a Folded Waistband…..

Are you looking for a neater waistband for your knit skirts? Does a drawstring waist seem just too casual for a tailored skirt? Have you considered using a folded waistband instead? The reason I prefer a folded waistband over a drawstring waist, for a knit or crochet skirt, is that you can put elastic in […]

Monkeys everywhere!

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting Dana Bincer and her twin sister Deborah Bagley. Dana & Deborah focus on really unique crochet designs that are fun, whimsical and quirky. Over the last several months they’ve shared some of their ideas & work with me, and both have designs in the just released Love of […]

So I saw this gorgeous dress…

I am always on the look out for tunic style dresses that I can wear as “toppers” during the cold weather. And I saw the most gorgeous dress in Interweave Crochet’s Fall 2012 issue. It’s the “Rockin’ Red Dress” by Doris Chan ~ who happens to be one of my favorite crochet designers. I love […]