New Pattern! Half Circle Purse

  Description   Close up of the closure This purse is made with simple stitches, but requires more concentration than my other designs. It Close up of the strap uses staggered increases (to smooth the arcs and keep the straight edge straight) so stitch markers aren’t really useful. I highly …

Spring Honeycomb Shawl

Description Close Up A soft shawl for spring and summer nights. The three round motif pattern is easy to memorize, so it’s a great choice for when you’re on the go. This is a “join as you go” project, but you can make each motif separately and join them together …

Needlecraft and Family

I don’t remember much about my grandmother. My mother’s mother died when I was very young. Nevertheless, I’ve always felt a connection to her. She may have taught me first stitches, but I’m not really sure. I am sure that I got my love of needlecraft from her. I inherited …

Crochet : Emergency Relaxation

Crochet can be a real lifesaver when you’ve got an anxiety disorder. There’s something about the rhythm of it, and the feel of the soft yarn sliding through your fingers. With simple patterns, you can let your mind wander, and with complicated ones, you can keep your mind off other …