By Hand yarn shop closing!

My sister-in-law broke the bad news to me--one of my favorite yarn shops is closing. I'm sad to see By Hand in Sonora, CA going out of business this week. See a previous post and more pictures.

End of summer--almost...

I usually take a break in summer--it's a bit too hot to crochet. Plus I was at the beach a lot. I did happen to make a little something for my 7-year-old niece Allie and her doll. (It was inspired by one of Nicky Epstein's designs, with some additional input from Allie.) Okay, Allie, now you are famous!