Adorable crocheted figures inspired by characters from Tolkien's Middle-earth.
There are a wide variety of knitting and crochet patterns available for projects inspired by The Lord of the Rings including wearables appropriate for humans, elves, and dwarves. My favorites are for gauntlets, shawls, helmets, and – surprise! – beards. NOTE: Any pattern that I link to is something I thought looked cool. I don't... Continue Reading →
I saw this video on how to make an argyle pattern with a crochet stitch and got all excited. I had to try it. I went through my stash and found a yarn I thought would work (based on their explanations) but after several tries, I hadn't succeeded. Determined to make something using this fun technique,... Continue Reading →
I learned a lot making my contribution for the All We Are Saying peace blanket. As soon as I started, I should have known geometry would rear its ugly head. All I wanted to do was make a circle in a square using yarn. MISTAKE NUMBER ONE: Deciding to make a circle. Crochet rocks flat... Continue Reading →
I'm in the middle of knitting my block for the All We Are Saying peace blanket project. I probably should have tried crocheting it, but I'm still feeling like a bumbling beginner. As a beginner, I'm on the lookout for simple patterns that interest me so I can get some practice in while making something... Continue Reading →
My recent dragon fixation has shifted to dinosaurs. I'm not sure how I got the itch to combine dinosaurs and yarn, but I'm apparently not the only one. There are some amazing dinosaur patterns out there, in a full range of styles. For fast and cute, you can't beat these adorable crocheted baby brachiosaurs (free pattern) designed... Continue Reading →
I've been trying to figure out how to spend my birthday money. The list has gotten so long that I now have way more I want to buy than money to spend. The list includes everything from new headphones to a new dictionary to yarn for a big project to a new purse. Suddenly, it... Continue Reading →
I love snow and I hate snow. I love how peaceful the world feels as it's falling. Everyone hides inside and waits for the storm to end and we wind up with a world that looks new and magical in its fluffy coat. Unfortunately, I don't tolerate the cold well, and all that whiteness eventually... Continue Reading →