"Pint-sized Zoo"

The newest issue of Love of Crochet Magazine features patterns for some of my little dolls. The magazine is due on newsstands next week, and digitally now (see link).
(photo courtesy Love of Crochet Magazine)
What a cute little picnic. And it appears that Kitty and Bear decide to have a little alone time together.
(photo courtesy of Love of Crochet Magazine)
Check out the cover girls on the bottom corner!

"That's what I do..."

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I am a super-fan of Game of Thrones, and I just have to have this t-shirt! Here's a link if you want to order one for yourself.

Women's March in Boston

It was a glorious day to spend with 175,000 friends! That's me in the upper left-hand corner--see? The one in the pink hat?
Laurie learned to knit, just for this day, and Carol hadn't picked up knitting needles in decades. Me, I'm always up for crafting for a cause! Below are Cathy and Jane and the rest of us squeezed onto the train.

Those hats!

Have you heard of the Pussyhat Project for women's marches on 21 January, 2017?

I'm going to the Boston Women's March for America with friends, and this weekend I was volunteered to help with the hats. Laurie has never knitted anything before in her life!

Carol just needed a little reminder (and some needles), and Jane assured the newbie knitters that from now on, they would have in their vocabulary the phrase: "Just one more row!"

If you need a knit pattern for the Pink Pussyhat (there's still time!), here's a link to the pattern.

Great day and pink hats!

Here's how I started my day:

And here's how I spent the rest of the day: I bought some yarn and worked on a pink pussy hat for the Boston Women's March for America (January 21). This weekend I'll be at a friend's house, with women who asked for my help with their own hats. Here's a link to the pattern.  I'll post pictures of our hat get-together, and I look forward to posting pictures of the march on Boston Common next weekend.

Obsessed with Color!

Yes, I am obsessed. I have been working up some color lessons and exercises based on Albers and Itten, among others, but with yarn instead of paint and paper.

Stay tuned for free lessons!

Noro Sprial Shawl

The latest issue of Noro Knitting Magazine (Fall/ Winter 2016) features one of my designs, "Spiral Shawl."

It looks a lot more complicated than it is to crochet; the pattern consisting mostly of a two row repeat of simple stitches, with the yarn (Noro Silk Garden Lite; colorway #2093 with bright flashes of turquoise, pink and orange against dark gray) doing most of the work.

I had envisioned the scarf going around the neck, much like a collar, but they styled it in different ways I hadn't thought of. I've got to say, this is one of my favorite photos of one of my pieces--the magazine and the model did a beautiful job!

There's a lot more to see in this issue of knitted and crocheted items in Noro yarns--check it out at your favorite LYS now!