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Monday, September 28, 2009

FM 9/28/09

I'm still working on the fish motif afghan. Now I am working on the end panel. I think I will have to be done by October 9, that's the day before the big Aidainpolooza party.
On with the show:

Apparently, Cate Blanchet wears a granny square dress and causes a huge stir. I think it looks good on her, but she could probably wear a potato sack and look good.

I like Robert Downey, Jr. I loved "Iron Man". But now I think Mr Downey is even cooler- check out Robert Downey Jr & crochet

I am using Simply Soft for my great nephew. Here's a simply soft tunic pattern

I know everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now you can crochet for the cure:

I thought this was pretty cool a crochet square flower motif

and another lovely pattern from the same blog - a crochet flower

Here's a Red Heart log cabin quilt pattern:

That's it for this week, folks. Hopefully, I will take a picture of the fish motif afghan next week.


As usual, no gratuities have been given for these mentions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I've been bad. I don't have a good reason, so I'm not going to offer one. (I wasn't sick or saving the world or anything really).
Aidain's afghan is sewn together now. I have to add an edging to it to make it a bit bigger, but I do like the way it turned out. Yes, I definitely will take a picture of it and post it. It was fun, but I'd play around with the pattern for a differeneffect next time around.
that's it, I didn't want you to think I fell off the edge of the earth....

Monday, September 07, 2009

FM Labor Day

I'm still working on Aidain's afghan. I am about 3/5 of the way finished. I can't wait to see how it turns out, it's the first time I tried this pattern and so far, I really like it.
I have a mixed bag of info for you today, so let's get started.

_Not_ a freebie but a class you can take to learn about selling your crochet designs. It's $50, it's online and it's taught by Mary Beth Temple. I know, $50 seems like a lot for a class, but consider how helpful it will be to have a professional teach you how to prepare your pattern for publication. Sounds like a good investment to me.

This blog about a visitor's experience of the hyperbolic crochet exhibit in Australia

Here's an article about "yarn wars" in Canada. No, it's not local shops having a price war (I can dream, can't I;))

This article by Kim Guzman made me realize that when you substitute manmade fibers for natural fibers, you will definitely run into a fitting problem.

Noreen Crone-Findlay creates a crochet goddess of upcycling. Cute, especially with the zippers.

Here's a very cute afghan, it's called a bunny slope snuggli (think skiing, not Thumper)

Rachel Choi comes thru with a crochet pencil case pattern. You could probably use it for glasses. too

There's no people like snowpeople - especially crochet snowpeople

Want to make something fancy for a swap or yourself. Here's how to make fancy crochet stitch markers

Mary is a very busy woman and she can't be everywhere. But luckily for us, there are "Everything Mary" tutorials

I found this to be a very intriguing pattern stitch for a dishcloth - big enough to see if you like it, small enough to finish if you're not thrilled with it

This panda crochet-along combines Tammie Snow's talents with brushing yarn.

That's it for today. As usual, no kickbacks, bailouts, payola or the hint of a gift was involved in making this list.