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 […]

Welcome to the Indie Design Gift A-Long!

The what did you say? What is an Indie Design Gift A-Long? Well, let me explain…… Over the past week, over 170 independent designers on Ravelry have banded together to bring you a Gift A-Long of epic proportions. It’s a fabulous idea we all think you will love. Everything kicks off with a 25% discount on […]

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 […]