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(Re)-Pinning on Pinterest: The Pitfalls for Crochet and Knitwear Designers

Sigh. I can feel a two-ton weight is going to drop over my head for even broaching this subject, but can we talk about how crocheters (and knitters) are using Pinterest? I love Pinterest. I love being able to have a place online where I can store images that I love, with some of those […]


I continue to be taken back to a place and time that I miss, a time when all things were less complex, a time even before I existed: Jersey shore, the mid-1800′s. Inspiration There’s a very small section of Point Pleasant that still exists today, an unincorporated section called, “Lovelandtown,” a small hamlet community. I […]

CROCHET PATTERN RELEASE – Metedeconk Beach Tote!

I know, don’t faint. I’m just releasing a pattern. It’s only been…two years (730+ days, but who’s counting?) It was about time. I had motivation thanks to Ravelympics (or whatever we’re calling it these days). Inspiration I must be missing home a lot because home has been on my mind. A lot. I miss living […]

A Sea of Doubts

I just cleared out most of the designs in my design graveyard sitting on top of my light table here in the office. At first, I thought displaying everything here would help me try to make one of these designs come to fruition. But after having them stare me in the face for so long, […]

And the Winner of the Felted Crochet Handbag is….

Lisa Garrett! Congrats Lisa! I have your email address. I’ll be sending you an email shortly to get your contact information so I can send the handbag along to you sometime next week. If I don’t hear from you by Tuesday, July 24th, I’ll be forced to pick another winner (the rest of you’d like […]

Crochet Handbag Giveaway!

ENTRIES FOR THE GIVEAWAY ARE NOW CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who participated. I enjoyed reading all your responses. A winner will be selected at random and announced tomorrow. Good luck everyone! I designed a bag that didn’t make it into a recent publication and so I’ve decided to give it away. That’s right. It could be […]

Cheer to Science! And Beer. Dogfish Head Beer, that is.

I nearly forgot to blog about this amazing event my husband and I went to last month called, “Cheers to Science: A Drinkable Feast of Beer, Biotechnology and Archaeology” hosted at Mario Batali’s, “Eataly” in NYC. What an amazing event! If you’re into the science of beer making, it was worth  the hassle (and the coin) […]

Ravelympics 2012: US Olympic Committee DENIGRATES Crocheters & Knitters Alike

The US Olympic Committee has gone and done it again. They’ve managed to stoke the fire of yet another marginalized group of people: crocheters and knitters. Apparently intentionally underfunding the Paralympics and their treatment of the Cowichan Tribes during the Vancouver Games wasn’t enough, but now they’ve focused their laser beam sites on Ravelry, a […]

Beer and Hook Jaunt into NYC: How to Spend a Perfect Afternoon in the City

I arrived home from work on Wednesday afternoon with contained excitement about the impending 4-day weekend coming up, wanting to do something with the time instead of wasting away sitting here at the computer. A jaunt into the city to partake in some beer and hooky delight with my husband and our friend, Steve, was […]

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