6 Reasons Crocheters Should Bring Knitting on Everyday Adventures

6 Reasons Crocheters Should Bring Knitting on Everyday Adventures

I took Kiddo to the orthodontist yesterday, and brought my knitting with me. I’ve been doing that lately. I do a lot of running around and have been making sure I have some knitting with me. All I wanted to do was finish casting on 92 stitches and use the long tail cast on (because I can finally do it, but mess up the length on the tail every time…). I was hoping to not mess up. (I did.) The waiting room was packed full of kids with braces and their parents. I felt simultaneously awesome and awkward just knitting away.

Getting Better at Writing Product Descriptions

Getting Better at Writing Product Descriptions

As a crochet designer and doll maker, I think the most difficult part of my work is describing it in a way that will convince people to buy my patterns and pieces. I tend to have the descriptive word arsenal of a twelve year old boy; awesome, cool, great, amazing… sometimes swell. None of these words are helping me to tell the story as to why my buyers need to purchase my latest crochet pattern or monster art doll. Instead, my descriptions read like robotic instructions and aren’t appealing to anyone. Even robots wouldn’t make a purchase from me based off of my product descriptions. ROBOTS!

Spinning and More Spinning

Spinning and More Spinning

Can I just say how excited I am as I’m continuing this yarn spinning journey? I am loving every single minute of it. It’s just mesmerizing. I’ve been practicing and practicing so that my yarn line will be able to be released in a few months. I have to make sure that I’m creating amazing yarn that is top quality. In the meantime, I’m getting really nice skeins for myself. I can’t wait.

How to Crochet: Single Crochet

How to Crochet: Single Crochet

Now that we’ve practiced our chain stitch (ch) from a few weeks back, let’s move on. Today we will talk about the single crochet stitch. I’m skipping the slip stitch for now, because it’s more of a finishing stitch in my mind than a foundation stitch. It’ll be next. Don’t worry. Back to the single crochet stitch… I use this stitch the most. This is another foundation stitch, in the sense that you need to know how to do this stitch to do more complex stitches.

Practicing No

Practicing No

I am bringing this up, because I will not finish the to-do items on my list today. I gave myself the job of inputting the remaining applications for the upcoming fine arts and craft fair that I am organizing. I want to be finished for tomorrow. I had tweeted about wanting to blog, read some blogs, and maybe even crochet afterwards. That is my “job” after all. It’s also beautiful out, the greenhouse plants can be watered, and there’s that pile of dishes which is now probably growing something… I really should wash them. Gag. My window of time is closing in, and before I know it, I’ll be running to get dinner, Kiddo to baseball practice, and then maybe, if no one is melting, we’ll hit the school carnival. We will come home exhausted.