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Check out these awesome hooks, books & crooks (just kidding… yarn… I meant yarn. No crooks here!)

Here's a little round up of my favorite hooks, books and yarn! Lion Brand 15mm Crochet Hook Sorry... I never write the letter/number when hooks get this large. I teach lots of crochet classes, and it gets really confusing for my students when the letter/number is inconsistent with the metric size - this happens when… Continue reading Check out these awesome hooks, books & crooks (just kidding… yarn… I meant yarn. No crooks here!)

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New FREE Pattern! Monika’s Cowl

This cozy cowl was designed for my photographer years ago. She still wears this cowl each winter and I’ve FINALLY written it up for everyone to enjoy! Click the photo to view pattern. Or click here. Materials Malabrigo Rios worsted weight 100% superwash merino wool yarn (3.5 oz/210 yds/100g per hank): 3 skeins in VAA Hook:… Continue reading New FREE Pattern! Monika’s Cowl

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Sweater #2 for The Firefly Hook’s “Sweater School”

2019 Sweater School Sweater #2 This sweater brought me some serious joy. I loved learning how to make the rounded yoke (which for garment newbies is the shaped pattern piece, in this case around the neck and shoulders). The stitch pattern was interesting enough to keep things fun, but not so complicated that I had… Continue reading Sweater #2 for The Firefly Hook’s “Sweater School”

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Sweater #1 for The Firefly Hook’s “Sweater School”

2019 Sweater School Sweater #1 My sweater journey began a few years ago. I had just completed my first gig with Leisure Arts Vests: The Long and Short. These garments were right within my skill level because... no sleeves. And vests have simple shaping as well. I wanted to grow in my garment skills, so… Continue reading Sweater #1 for The Firefly Hook’s “Sweater School”

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2019 Sweater School

2019 Sweater School During Christmas break, when my husband was off of school (he's a science teacher AND getting his Masters in Education) and the kids were on a break from homeschool, I indulged in movie watching. Loads of movie watching. For Christmas, the kids got video games and more controllers for the PS4. So… Continue reading 2019 Sweater School