Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bamboo Pop!

Have you tried it yet?

I'm intrigued!  It's Universal Bamboo Pop, 50/50 cotton bamboo, machine washable in great colors. What should I make with it?

I'm kinda liking the Pink joy....

What new yarn are you loving right now?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Podcast Wednesday 11/20 1:00 EST

I THINK this is the right link to listen to me and Kristin Nicholas on the Ready.Set.Knit Podcast, 1:00 EST on Wednesday 11/20/13.  If you miss it, it should be archived. We'll be talking about Season 4 of the Knit and Crochet Now Show.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Many Updates and Random Kitten photos

Minnie the Couch cat....

4 months old

What's up with me?

I'm doing my Author Review for Book 4... which is now listed on AMAZON! Add it to your wishlist or sign up for an alert when it is ready.

Yarn is arriving for my next Annie's Online Class...

I'm currently stitching on Book 5, which is due at the end of the year... (breathe!)

And I've just chosen projects and yarns for the Autumn 2014 issue of Crochet!

On the personal side of things...

I'm co-coaching Chickee's volleyball team...

I'm preparing to run (for the second year...) the Annual Thanksgiving Day 10K race.

and the Captain and I just celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary. 

What's new with you?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Crocheting Clothes Kids Love Peek!

 Here is one of the earliest sketches of the projects for Crocheting Clothes Kids Love.  Less than 3 months now until the release of this book with my co-author, Shelby Allaho. The sketch gives a sense of the wavy stitch pattern, gives a sense of the overall size and shape.  Now that I look at it, I think it's funny that I call it a "crazy" color scheme!  It's crazy for ME because I don't usually favor colors in the orange/yellow wedge of the color wheel but I knew that kids would love the colors and combination.  What you don't see, is how the bag evolved over time!  There is a little secret hidden in side the bag. Can you guess what it might be? 
You can get a glimpse of the final backpack in the upper photos on the cover.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

When life gives you flowers...

When life gives you flowers, post them on the internet.

:)  Our neighbor got married and these were the table decoration bouquet that the bride let me take home. Gorgeous!