Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lazy Crocheters Like Me

Confession time: my best selling pattern was created out of laziness. Yup, I didn't want to deal with a slip stitch ribbing pattern I bought (although it was very pretty), and I wanted a lacy ribbing pattern. The sc, ch loops of this pattern also make for immediate gratification. Especially since it is made with worsted weight yarn. It's even prettier and summer-light when you use a yarn like Caron's Spa yarn---which I have found on clearance at Hobby Lobby these past couple of weeks. Find the pattern on Ravelry: ----So, crochet with impunity! Hugs, Kim

Friday, July 6, 2012

Peace, Love, Crochet!

I'm sitting next to a lake in Michigan where our family gets away from the Texas heat every year. Well, it didn't work out quite that way this year, as we all know the summer's heat is a doosy this season.

So, been surfing on the ole web for project inspiration. Noticing a lot of hairpin lace and natural crochet thread items. Believe me, the lacy-er and cooler...the better right now. I want to wear the lightest items possible but still cover those curves and look great!

Now, I've tried...and given up on hairpin lace before, but whilst I'm cloistered inside trying not to melt this summer, I'm gonna give it another go. Who doesn't like do-overs after all.
Here's stitch divas tutorials and pattern links. Peace, love, crochet! Kim