crochet yarn swatch club minerva yarns

 

For all of us yarn lovers, a program like this can seem like Christmas four times a year!  They are called ‘swatches’ but they are really just samples of about 12 inches in each of about 30 yarns.  The â?¦

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I bet you haven’t heard of a Billie Box.  I got to see one in person last week.  It’s awesome!  You gotta get yourself one – or more of them.  The one above has a single ‘port’ or â?¦

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Yes!  If that quilt shop is Country Home Quilters in the tiny burg of Leadington, Missouri.  Leadington is near Farmington, about 40 minutes south of St. Louis.  It’s a hidden treasure that I would not have known about except for â?¦

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If you love homegrown, hand spun, hand dyed, to die for yarns, I’ve got a new site for you!  My friend, Mandy Pedigo, has just launched her new site – and she’s got a Giveaway going on there in â?¦

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http://www.etsy.com/listing/62501287/french-quarter-jacket-sweater-pattern-by

If you have a gypsy in you, this designer’s got some goodies for you.  Check out the items in her boutique at etsy.com here .  Even if you don’t think of yourself as the free-spirited being that the term â?¦

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I’m seeking information about this program from those crocheters who have used it:

http://www.greatknitdesigns.com/

What I’d be most likely to use the program for would be sweaters.  Here’s the layout they use:

Since I’m mathematically challenged, I believe this program â?¦

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Well, local may be a misnomer.  The designers featured on hyenacart.com may not live near you.  They are, however, individuals, mostly young moms, trying to support their families with the work of their hands and designs from their heads.  There â?¦

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http://www.etsy.com/listing/61198274/pattern-crochet-itty-bitty-accessories

Aren’t these itty bitty baby accessories adorable?  Jennifer at Jaybird Designs is all about the babies.  Her photography makes every design especially enticing.  But, I am enamored of her crochet designs for baby.  They’re worth a look-see.

Her Stork â?¦

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After I wrote my recent review of Edie Eckman’s latest book, “Around The Corner Crochet Borders”, I began thinking about how much I like her crochet books.  What makes this gal tick?  So, I emailed her some questions and she â?¦

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The first crocheter’s work that caught my eye at the recent Green with Indie craft show was that of Marti Winger.  I saw that plarn from afar and made a bee line to see if there was other crochet at â?¦

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We’ve all seen plarn, right?  The plastic bags cut into strips (plastic yarn) and crocheted into rugs and totebags.  There are some good crocheters out there cutting away on their huge stash of plastic shopping bags to save the world â?¦

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I recently met Rachel, the owner of Dyeabolical Yarns and Spinning Fibers.  And, I quickly snatched up a hank of her beautifully hand painted cotton warp yarn in a colorway that includes lavenders, roses, and golds.  Can’t wait to get â?¦

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