Category Archives: crochet

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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Welcome to my pineapple

The Staypineapple Hotel chain recently purchased the Burnham hotel in Chicago. Gina Rose Gallina, crochet artist extraordinaire, was commissioned to crochet a giant pineapple for the hotel’s grand opening. From March 5th – 9th, crafters and crafter wanna-bees could take a crochet class … Continue reading

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Stand tall, keep your head high and smile. You are a teacher.

Over a year ago, I started teaching beginning knitting at local library. I had way too much stash (still do) and thought it would be a good way for me to clear out the craft room. I was confident in my knitting … Continue reading

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Come Sail Away…

I recently undertook a reversible intarsia baby blanket.  Intarsia is a method of knitting or crocheting with a several of colors of yarn.  A separate bobbin or ball of yarn is used for each area of color. Intarsia creates a pattern on … Continue reading

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