Lions and tigers and bears, Oh my!!! Yes, you’ll find all these and more in the new book “Crochet a Zoo” by first time author Megan Kreiner. Megan, an animator at DreamWorks Animation SKG realized while her career is fun and fulfilling she longed to create something in the real world instead of virtual. Continue reading “Book Review: Crochet a Zoo by Megan Kreiner”
If you’re like most people you enjoy making things for your friends and family but wait until the last minute. Red Heart Boutique Swerve can solve your problem in a jiffy! It is available in a multitude of colors. All you need are 2 skeins of SWERVE and believe it or not, just your hands. This scarf is so easy you don’t even need a crochet hook!
It thrills me when I hear about younger people who are excited about yarn and crocheting. Recently I had the opportunity to interview Marcy Kraft, a 25 year old full-time Mom and the founder of “Crochet Grenade.” What I also love about Marcy is she’s a fearless, self-taught crocheter. Her Mom taught her a few basic stitches and she was off and running! Marcy does not work from patterns, which makes her story even more amazing, when you see the scope of her artistry. She says she just looks at the shapes of things and plans it all out in her head and then she executes the design. Continue reading “Crochet Rubik’s Cube Project by Marcy Kraft”
Where will thousands of yarn enthusiasts be on the weekend of October 12th and 13th? These rabid, roving, raglan wearing women (and men) will be at the first ever YARNOSPHERE!!! Continue reading “Yarnosphere Fiber Show in Costa Mesa, CA”
When one hears the name Twinkie they automatically think of snack food, so it’s only fitting that Twinkie Chan should specialize in crocheting the fun foods from her childhood. Since 2005 Twinkie has been a fresh force in the fiber world with her cute creations of all types of foods, from cupcakes, to pizza, to hot buttered toast. Her unique designs are instantly recognizable and her whimsical sensibility earned her a fan base that was unexpected. Continue reading “Meet Twinkie Chan, Celebrity Crocheter”
I first became cyber friends with Kathy Cano Murillo way back when “MySpace” was the happening place to be. We then also became “Facebook” friends when everyone was making the switch. What drew me to Kathy and her crafts were the brightness, the joy, and the love that seemed to emanate from her projects.