TILTED Tuesday! November 3rd update…. (yes, it’s NOVEMBER already)

Welcome back to the “Things-I’d-Like-To-Eventually-Do” Tuesday! Stepping away from patterns on crochet and knitting stuff for once, I’d like to cover the one thing that I would LOVE to eventually do: Organize my craft room! Oh Boy! I have so many pages in IKEA earmarked for this huge project, it’s really kind of sad haha….

TILTED Tuesday! Flowers by HappyPattyCrochet

Welcome back to this week’s “Things-I’d-Like-To-Eventually-Do” post! Today, I’d like to focus on these B-E-A-U-tiful flower designs I’ve been looking at for quite a while and would love to have enough time to actually make them. To save some time and risk repeating myself over and over, all of these designs are by one person:…

Catching the blips between

I think this is a point in my time here in the blogosphere that I kind of feel like I need to express something that I haven’t had the chance to. I apologize that this isn’t crochet/knit/yarn related, but I think I need to get it off my chest. I look at other people’s crafting…

TILTED Tuesdays! October 20th Installment

Welcome back to the “Things-I’d-Like-To-Eventually-Do!” Tuesday blog post! This week we’ll focus on the always stunning crochet and knit skirts/dresses. I would absolutely love to make these things for myself, but I just know deep down I probably shouldn’t wear them. I definitely could alter the designs to make them a-frame that is actually pretty…

Mind-Numb

Well, I did it! I just completed taking the GRE exam for my admission to graduate school! It was an exhausting process, but I’m happy with my preliminary scores they gave at the end. Hopefully this time in January, I’ll be a full fledged graduate working towards my MBA! Nothing else to report besides my…

TILTED Tuesday – Oct 13th edition

Welcome back to the “Things-I’d-Like-To-Eventually-Do” Tuesday!  This week we’ll focus on shawls I’d like to learn how to knit! I learned how to knit in August at the free Stitches Midwest class in the bazaar, and it’s been a whirlwind learning experience for two months, but I definitely am a 100% NOOB. I’m really excited to…

Inaugural TILTED Tuesday!

Hi everyone, I’d like to start a new segment of my blog called “Things-I’d-Like-To-Eventually-Do” (TILTED) Tuesdays! In it you’ll see my idealized projects I’d really, really love to work on but just don’t have the time to do right now—knit and crochet. I might also branch off into other genres of crafting and my every-day…

Crochet Surgery, Part 2: The Philosophy of Crochet

In this installment of the blog post I’m continuing my conversation about fixing my long-term WIP blanket to cut out a tight beginning chain and detailing how you can do this in your own projects! Let me just state that cutting crochet should be a last resort. Your project, depending on how you decide to…

Crochet Surgery

We all have those projects where we look back on them and say “If only I had done …” or “I wish I knew how to do …. when I made this.” I have one of those projects and unfortunately, it’s still a WIP and will be for quite some time. It’s my scrap yarn…

Walking for Marinke

Throughout the month of September and October I will be participating in a fundraiser for Autism, called the “Walk Now for Autism Speaks”, held in Columbus, Ohio. I will be walking in memory of Marinke Slump, an amazing crochet designer who made intricate designs called mandalas. She suffered from chronic depression and was diagnosed with…

In Defense of Free and Paid Patterns

I am a thrifty individual on a tight budget. Hopefully that will change soon, but if you’re anything like me, then you’re always looking for a sale or a way to save for the stash. There’s a lot of people who love the free patterns on Ravelry, and I’m one of them. But there are…

Left in Stitches

So I’m currently at Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, IL! It’s amazing! I’ve never been to a crafting convention ( only the nerdy gaming ones) and I think I’m HOOKED! I’ve also never really been to a knit n bitch type of group either and I guess I’ve always done my crafts in solitude. And while…