Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Delicate Crochet-New book from Sharon Hernes Silverman


A Special Book Review




When I was asked to contribute to Sharon Hernes Silverman's newsest book, Delicate Crochet, I was so honored.  I have never been part of a compilation book before.  You an imagine

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Coastal Crochet Book Review and Giveaway

My review of Karen Whooley's newest book

Coastal Crochet


I totally see the West Coast in Coastal Crochet. Storm, the cover tank top evokes the storms that come in to the Pacific Northwest. Coastline and Beachcomber remind me of the greens of the trees on the cliffs, moss, ferns and Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach OR. 



Let me just say that I am an east coast girl, a shore girl, but I have lived on the west coast for many years before landing back east in Florida.
Karen gave me a PDF copy of Coastal Crochet for review purposes, I still purchased my very own book (books purchased from Karen come with a download code too). I never have to think twice about buying one of Karen's books. They are clear, easy to understand

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

My Day at the Lion Brand Outlet

I was recently in NJ and NY for family business.  As always I find a way to visit a yarn store, this trip was visiting two biggies.  I was heading to Newark airport from Westchester County NY and thought I would Google Map directions to the Lion Brand Outlet.  This has been on my list every time I go north from FL, I never seem to make it.  When I saw the directions were basically right off Route 46 I knew it was an easy stop before the airport.  (Route 46 from Westchester, yeah, I take the Palisades through Fort Lee to Turnpike).  Anyway...




I found my way through to the back of a light industrial area of warehouses, lots of trucks and see the Outlet along with the Corporate offices of Lion Brand.  I was greeted by Sandy, the gal who runs the shop.  I asked

Friday, March 16, 2018

Almost Spring Mitts are NOW Available


I'm happy to announce the Almost Spring Mitts pattern that was part of the CGOA Mega CAL is now available to non CGOA members (and members who may have missed the CGOA promotion).


The yarn I used is Zauberball Sock from Skacel available here. The yardage is generous enough