Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I'm still here!!!

What a hectic year this has been. Hectic meaning crazy, stressful, and exhausting! I literally laughed out loud when I saw my last blog post. "New year, more designs, more crochet" posted on JANUARY 1ST!! It kind of pin points the start of the chaos for the year. Quite literally.

So far this year, we have had a huge cancer scare with my husband (three different types of cancer were on the table), he had to have surgery which he is still healing from, I have been pretty much constantly stressed and quite frankly I am exhausted. Not much happening on the crochet designing front as I was hoping for in my last post.

A little peek into my reality...We are a family of three - my daughter, my husband and myself. We make fun of how "messed up" medically we are because looking in from the outside or hearing us say what is wrong with us, people typically react with

Friday, January 1, 2016

New year, more designs, more crochet :)

Happy New Year!! I hope your holidays have been filled with lots of love, happiness, fun and most of all TONS of yarn!! ha ha The picture on the left is of course me snuggled in an AMAZING scarf my 15 year old daughter made me all by herself without a pattern (wow!!) and the sweater I am wearing is an amazingly soft sweater my mom bought me that I want a body suit made out of because it is THAT awesome! It feels and looks like the yarn is some kind of ridiculously soft roving yarn that can just rove right on over to my house to keep me warm!! Roving is definitely on the MUST buy list for 2016...

One thing I love about the holidays is, of course, giving everyone their crochet "yummies" (as I call them) that I have been sitting on for

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Little Man Work Boots


Little Man Work Boots
by Casey Pilley, Yarntivity

Kids love to emulate their loved ones around them. I remember wearing my mother’s heels and scarves thinking “Now FINALLY I’m an adult!” Why not start them off early :) We are their best tools to learn about the world and that feeling of equality was nothing short of awesome. I will never forget the high heel days of my childhood (lol) now you can begin those memories right when they are born and create some very awesome photo moments. I am so glad you are letting me be a part of that with you! These are 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Chrome Themes

Do you use Chrome as your internet browser? I do (and love it) and one day, I went to the Chrome Themes Store only to find there were no crochet or even yarn related themes! I was quite shocked, especially with how crochet is becoming more and more popular again. So I kicked in my "day job" technical skills and threw together a few themes using a few of my favorite crochet pictures that I have taken. If we can't crochet at work, at least now we can get a visual :) 

 I do plan to keep adding

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

For the Love of the V-Stitch Scarf


For the Love of the V-Stitch Scarf Crochet Pattern

Oh how I adore the V-Stitch, don't you?? It goes so quickly and looks amazing with just about anything you make! I just love how versatile it is. You get a fabric with flexibility and not stiff plus it looks lacy as if you did all this trickery...yet you didn't and you are not married to a gauge that you have to measure all the time to make sure you are still working on a garment that will fit a human :) I have never given a V-Stitch item to someone where they didn't love it! This scarf is an all around win-win and with the holidays coming up - you can't lose! You could easily knock this one out in