Category Archives: crochet

Something quick

With too many projects and very little time, I kept putting off a baby shower gift until the last minute (not unlike many knitters and crocheters!).  I was relying on Bernat Baby Blanket super bulky #6 yarn and a size … Continue reading

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Lily-isms

The Crochet Guild of America’s Chain Link conference was held in Chicago this year, well, in the northwest suburb of Itasca.  It was a special treat to experience a conference dedicated to just crochet. I was thrilled to learn that … Continue reading

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Spin of Door County

On a recent trip to Door County I visited Spin yarn store, Sturgeon Bay, WI.  The store owner bought and refurbished the building. The building’s first 50 years housed the Bank of Sturgeon Bay.  Its next 50 years it was an … Continue reading

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The thrill of it all

Organizing knitting events can be very satisfying.  Knitting meet-ups build closer relationships, better connections, and powerful attachments. I love when crafters gather, make new friendships, and old friends get re-acquainted.  Twice in the last few months, a parent is reunited … Continue reading

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World Wide Knit In Public Day

I am super stoked to announce World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIPDay) is coming to Hyde Park! WWKIPDay was established in 2005 by Danielle Landes. Landes wanted knitters to come together as a community.  Knitting has come along way since … Continue reading

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Waffles, cakes and rainbow sprinkles

The waffle stitch is created by crocheting into the front post of a double crochet.  It creates an interesting texture of vertical and horizontal ridges that form squares. I attempted the waffle stitch on a scarf.  Because the waffle pattern does not emerge until after … Continue reading

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Dragonflies and Caron Cakes

Caron Cakes is the latest craze at Micheal’s. The yarn is #4 worsted weight, 80% acrylic / 20% wool.  It is currently available in 26 color ways.  Each cake features five colors. The color runs are long, and are perfect for larger items like … Continue reading

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