Blog Hop and Crafty Resolutions

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Today is my stop on the fabulous Craftsy Instructor Blog Hop. If you’ve been following along on the stops you may notice that I’m a bit different. I’m a crochet instructor while all my fellow Blog Hop hostesses are sewers and quilters. One of the fabulous things about Craftsy is that it gives you the ability to dive deeply into …

It’s a Blog Hop

This week is a great Craftsy Blog Hop I’m participating in with some of my fellow Craftsy Instructors. Here is the schedule with links to all their blogs: Monday, December 7 Jackie Kunkel  – Canton Village Quilt Works Kate Colleran – Seams Like a Dream Tuesday, December 8 Wendy Gardiner – I sew  Amy Johnson – Free Motion Quilting Adventures Wednesday, December 9 Maureen …

Special Craftsy Offer for Poetry in Yarn Followers

Special Offer for Poetry in Yarn Followers Purchase a Craftsy gift card for a friend today and be entered to win another class of your choice! Use my special link to buy a Craftsy class for someone you love. They can use it for any class they’d like. On 12/14 a winner will be chosen from the purchasers who use …

Book Review: Scarves in the Round

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  Book: Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves Author: Heather Walpole Since I’m moderating the neck things group for the Ravelry Gift-a-Long, I’ve been thinking about neck things a lot. So, today seems like the perfect time to post about a new book I received, Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted …

Book Review: Crocheting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein

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  BOOK: Crocheting on the Edge AUTHOR: Nicky Epstein Recently I received my reviewer’s copy of the new Nicky Epstein book, Crocheting on the Edge. It’s a very nice book that is going to have a special place in my library. The front section of the book gives you the keys to success with a nice section on how to …

Happy New Year!

To all those who celebrate: a happy, healthy, sweet new year filled with yarn!

Book Review & Giveaway: Warm Days, Cool Knits

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One of the happy things to show up in my mailbox recently was my reviewer’s copy of my friend Corrina Ferguson’s new pattern book, Warm Days, Cool Knits: Lighter Designs for Every Season. Growing up in a warm weather climate myself, I appreciate the need for fun knits that don’t require blizzards to wear. Warm Days, Cool Knits has a …

BIG NEWS! Craftsy cat is out of the bag!

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Over the next few weeks, and for a while after that too, you’re going to hear me talking a lot about Craftsy. Maybe you haven’t heard about Craftsy before, or it sounds vaguely familiar but you didn’t really look into it. What’s a Craftsy? Craftsy is the fastest growing crafty community on the web with over 5 million members in …

Beaded Lace Knitting: Book Interview and Giveaway

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Beaded Lace Knitting: Techniques and 25 Beaded Lace Designs for Shawls, Scarves, and More is a brand new book out by my friend, Anniken Allis. Anniken resides in the UK, so her fantastic book has only recently become available in the United States. Anniken was kind enough to “stop by” and answer some questions about her new book. When did …

Book Giveaway: Colorwork Knitting by Sarah E. White

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As mentioned in Poetry in Yarn Video Podcast episode 5: Colorwork Knitting: 25 Spectacular Sweaters, Hats, and Accessories Author: Sarah E. White This book is a great survey of the various knitting techniques for colorwork. Instructions and patterns are included for striping, striping with self-striping yarn, slip stitch, stranded, and intarsia. I loved the tips for knitting stripes in the …