Mostly Wordless Wednesday… on Thursday

Mostly Wordless Wednesday… on Thursday

I’m a day late with my Mostly Wordless Wednesday post. We have a new member of the family, and she’s kicking our butt a little bit (There’s a photo of her from behind at the bottom of the post.). It’s also making our normal, everyday schedule a little wonky. I am still in I-Hate-Typing-Up-Crochet-Patterns-Hell and have been trying to break up the monotony of it all with some yarn spinning and dyeing. It’s working. I’m feeling a little bit more motivated to get these stinking patterns onto the computer. IT WILL GET DONE. *shakes fist in the air like a 90 year old curmudgeon*

{Crash Course Crochet} How to Mark Stitches

{Crash Course Crochet} How to Mark Stitches

Eventually you are going to come across a crochet pattern that tells you to mark a stitch… or mark the first stitch. It’s going to happen. Marking a stitch isn’t difficult. It’s also nice to know where your rows start if you are crocheting in the round. Marking stitches makes your crocheting easier, and often, takes away some of the counting. What could be better than that?

Cheesburger Party Bus and Marigold Whoopty Whoop Hand Dyed Yarn

Cheesburger Party Bus and Marigold Whoopty Whoop Hand Dyed Yarn

I ordered this undyed yarn months and months ago. Then life got in the way, and it just sat there… waiting for me to dye it into cool yarn. I’ve finally figured out a system that allows me to get a little done at a time. These 2 new colorways are pretty sweet, and hopefully will be repeatable. The third colorway is still in its pan. I’ll rinse it out tomorrow night. It should be ready to list in a few days, but for now, back to these 2 beauties.

{KBG Review} The Art of Work by Jeff Goins

{KBG Review} The Art of Work by Jeff Goins

When “The Art of Work” came out, I read all the tweets about how great the book was. People were just loving everything about this book. I did what I usually do; marked the book to read, and went on my merry way. I didn’t think about this book again until it popped up again on Twitter. This time it was to buy the book for like$3. I did what I always do when a book pops up for a second time; bought the book without even thinking about it. I still didn’t read it though.

Very Short Stories: Frank the Dinosaur and His Yarn

Very Short Stories: Frank the Dinosaur and His Yarn

I tapped into the minds of the children again for this one. I really love the way that their little brains take in the challenge, and then turn it into something awesome. I had drawn this little dinosaur about a year ago. It was a free print that I included in one of my newsletters. I found this little dinosaur drawing sitting all by itself in the studio (cough*closet*cough) the other day. Surely I could find a new way to use it, and incorporate some fiber and (more) art into it. Here we go.

{Craft Show in the Know} Everybody Needs Signs: Follow Up

{Craft Show in the Know} Everybody Needs Signs: Follow Up

Craft show season is coming up again, and I wanted to touch base regarding signs (counting price tags signs) for your booths. Previously we had chatted about my utter lack of signage and why it’s important that I fix that part of my craft show selling experience. While I’m still not one thousand percent happy with my signs, I do like the style of them. The future KBG signs will probably follow along the same idea as these “temporary” signs.

Behind the Scenes {Seventeen} – Larry the Yarn Bowl?

Behind the Scenes {Seventeen} – Larry the Yarn Bowl?

This is the crochet pattern design that just won’t quit. I revealed my Larry the monster last week. He holds your stuff. The crochet pattern (and eventual kit) will enable you to make your own Larry to hold your stuff. I figured I was pretty much ready to finish getting the crochet pattern together, and figure out the details that will allow me to make Larry into a crochet kit. Then I threw some yarn into my original Larry and turned my plans upside down. I will still have Larry the monster as a crochet pattern and a crochet pattern kit. First I have to see if Larry can also be a yarn bowl for a different kind of kit and as an add on to the crochet pattern.