Author Interview: Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet by Brenda Bourg

I love playing around with Tunisian crochet. It’s the perfect in-between craft for knitters and crocheters. It’s like the best of both worlds. My friend Brenda Bourg recently came out with a new book, Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet. It’s full of awesome Tunisian patterns with that beautiful fair isle colorwork look. Brenda Bourg is a knit and crochet designer, as …

Coming Soon: Ask Lindsey

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  Coming Soon! Feeling lost with your project? Have a knitting conundrum or a crochet question? Wish you could just ask an expert and get help? Now you can. Ask Lindsey will be a weekly crochet and knit Q&A with Lindsey Stephens. Think Dear Abby meets Car Talk for stitchers. Send your questions to Lindsey at support@poetryinyarn.com

National Crochet Month and a Giveaway

Happy National Crafting and Crochet Month! I’m so happy to be participating in the Crochetville Blog Tour! The theme is travel, and while I haven’t been able to go on a real life trip this month, I’d thought I’d take you on a small tour of my little corner of the internet. First Stop: Crochet and Knitting Patterns Did you …

Flashing my Crochet Stitch Dictionary Stash

I’ve been talking with friend, client, and fellow Craftsy instructor Beth Graham lately about crochet stitch dictionaries. These books are any designer’s best friends for ideas and inspiration. If you like to make your own designs, or think you might want to, try adding one to your crochet library. Beth asked what crochet stitch dictionaries I use and love, so …

National Craft Month – Win for Charity

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  March is National Craft Month and that means we’ve got a lot to celebrate! Later this month, on the 28th, I’ll be doing a special giveaway in conjunction with Crochetville’s National Crochet Month Blog tour. In the mean time, I have some other exciting news: Starting today, use this link to shop my online Craftsy class and you’ll be …

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 …