Santa’s cookies tradition

Tell me, who (with children) doesn’t leave cookies for the big man? I’ve seen plates with “Cookies for Santa” which is cute but when I found this fillet crochet pattern for a placemat  (from Crochet patterns by Herrshners, November/December 1988, no longer in publication, if interested, let me know and I will figure out a […]

I’m so excited!

I was very surprised, flattered and excited to find I was the Starting Chain’s (http://startingchain.com/2013/11/featured-member-crochet-november-26.html)     featured member today for Larissa’s afghan If I didn’t mention it in my original blog, the pattern if from Lion’s Brand’s website but I altered it to include 2 additional colors thus increasing the size (my apologies if you had read […]

Altered arm warmer pattern

My nephew’s girlfriend mentioned to me she likes arm warmers but those she has received seem bulky.   I found at pattern at Yarnspirations (http://www.yarnspirations.com/pattern/crochet/zig-zag-arm-warmers) that I thought she would like since it didn’t look bulky.  I had yarn leftover from the afghan I had made for her and decided to use that for the armwarmers.  […]