Halloween Knit and Crochet Horrow

Seeing as today is Halloween, what if your favorite horror films got a knit and crochet makeover? Alien – Instead of aliens popping out of people’s chests, it’s a swarm of wool-eating moths! Noooooo! Halloween – Michael Myers isn’t a homicidal maniac in this version. Instead he sneaks around undoing people’s knitting and crochet projects. The worst scene is when …

Which Yarn Diet is Right for You?

If some of the more common diets were related to yarns: Weight Watchers Points: Each yarn has a point value and you are only allowed to buy so many points worth each month. You earn extra activity points by destashing. Mediterranean Diet: Only buy yarns from Greece and Italy. The Zone Diet: Only yarns that are 40% plant fibers, 30% …

New Method for Classifying Crochet and Knitting Skill Levels

Often patterns are labeled with a skill level: beginner, easy, intermediate, or advanced. These skill levels tend to be somewhat subjective. They also miss the fact that you may be great with one intermediate level technique, but not with another. In order to aid crocheters and knitters in classifying their skill level, I’ve developed, what I am calling, stages of …

Advanced Crafter Syndrome: What You Need to Know

What Is Advanced Crafter Syndrome? Advanced Crafter Syndrome (ACS) is a potentially serious illness. It affects approximately 4 in every 10 crafters. What Are the Symptoms of ACS? While there is no laboratory test for ACS, many people suffering from ACS exhibit the following behaviors: An inability to follow written craft pattern instructions exactly as written. Patients may claim to …