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Crochet Color Block Baby Blanket or Throw – Project Photos

Well, it’s finished!

After much rushed crocheting to work out pattern details and to complete a sample blanket, I am pleased to report that this was an easy and enjoyable project that is adorable for your baby or to give as a gift. This project can also be easily modified to make a full size throw in a wide range of color options to suit your decor. Click on my “Projects” page to see photos.    Continue reading

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New Project Classes – March

For those who are already comfortable with knit or crochet, I am excited to offer 2 new project classes:

Convertible Fingerless Gloves (knit) – Sunday, March 23, 2:00-4:00pm

“Color Block” Baby Blanket (crochet) – Saturday, March 29, 1:00-3:00pm

“Basics” Classes – Project Ideas

Hi everyone!

I thought I would post a photo to show you some things I’ve been working on to prepare for my new March classes. Once equipped with a few “basic” skills, you can begin to make a variety of projects, big and small, limited only by your imagination! Here are a couple of simple items I made in an afternoon after crocheting a few small squares (and a couple of rectangles) from the new “Crochet Basics” class, using only one or two simple stitches:

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New Classes: Knitting & Crochet “Basics”

Based on feedback I’ve received after the Michael’s Open House and in-store demonstrations, I am excited to announce new classes that I will be offering starting in March!

“Knitting Basics” and “Crochet Basics” –

In response to interest in several of my projects which are not “beginner” level, I will begin teaching 2 new courses: “Knitting Basics” and “Crochet Basics.” These courses are designed to teach basic stitches and techniques, along with an overview of abbreviations and pattern reading without the pressure to complete a large project. This will allow you to learn more in class to build your skills and confidence to make unique projects on your own or in a class of your choice.    Continue reading

In-Store Demonstration: Fri. 1/24, 12-2pm

Hi everyone!

I know many of you have been practicing a few knit or crochet steps in preparation for class and I am so pleased with your efforts and enthusiasm. Great job! Your preparation will pay off in class as you make quick progress on your projects.

I also want to let you know that I will be conducting knit & crochet demonstrations at the Michael’s store in Boardman this coming Friday, January 24th from noon to 2:00pm.  If you’d like, stop by to see me as I work on some new projects or if you need help prior to our upcoming class. You’ll find me happily playing with yarn in the front of the store!

HELLO!

Thanks to everyone for stopping by at the Michael’s Open House and for signing up for a class to learn a new skill or to expand your current skills. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and I look forward to our upcoming “infinity scarf” classes. Every project (even small ones) will build your skills and knowledge. Your new hobby can be a simple joy or grow into a real passion with much more to learn. It’s a fun journey and I’m here to help you!

Check out the “Calendar,” “Projects” and “Resources” pages for details of our upcoming classes and to help you prepare. The infinity scarf will be a great quick project to build your skills and confidence. With a little experience, you will be able to find the right yarn and stitch pattern to make more advanced projects that you will love.    Continue reading