What is gauge? Gauge is the number of stitches and rows in a specified amount of inches (or cm). Most patterns will read something like: 15 stitches and 11 rows = 4" in single crochet. What does that mean? When you make a swatch or in the finished piece of work, 15 stitches across measures… Continue reading When Is Gauge Important? (and when can a free-spirit do without?)
Most skeins of yarn have both a suggested knitting needle and crochet hook size on their label. Sometimes there is only a needle size given, and crochet hooks are left out in the cold. What is a crochet girl (or dude) to do? There are a few things you can do: #1 Scream "Crocheting ROCKS!"… Continue reading Choosing the Right Crochet Hook (when buying knitting biased yarn)
In case you haven't caught on, I'll just tell you straight up - I love teaching crochet. And I will admit - I love getting paid... cuz I do love eating, heating my home, and... wait, who am I kidding? I pretty much get paid in yarn! But way above and beyond the practical payback, I LOVE… Continue reading Psst… Crochet. Pass it on.
Look at that girl! Do you see that obsessed look in her eyes? THAT is someone who loves yarn. I appreciate yarn for every reason there is. I love cheap yarn, expensive yarn; the soft, the gritty; bulky and fine weights; yarn I spun myself and decades-old yarn stashed in storage. I love it all. Cheap yarn:… Continue reading Do you Dream in Color? In Yarn Color that is…
There’s somewhere I need to bring you… Here we are outside the door to one of my favorite places in Casper, WY and one of my favorite places in the world (I’ve been to 12 countries, so that’s sayin’ something!). Creative anticipation runs wild as I put my hands on the bars (see the one… Continue reading Dancing Sheep Yarn & Fiber (and why I love local yarn)