The Beginnings of the Amityville Sweater Jacket I know the trend is all skinny jeans and 80's crop tops these days, but I'll never lose my childhood love for 1970's sweater jackets and knee high boots in autumn. The one I'm creating now will probably look something like these ones, but even thicker, as I… Continue reading The Beloved Sweater Jacket
Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you do not know...Umberto Eco I don't know about you, but I'm one of those knitter/crocheters (and writer/readers, for that matter) who begins a project and gets so freaking inspired by the work of it that I come up… Continue reading It’s As Good to Have Half-Finished Projects as It is to Have Half-Finished Books
***Correction Made. See the end of pattern*** I just finished this lovely little piece over the weekend. It's relatively easy to create and is based on the Crossover Stitch, which creates an "X" cable into an entire row. Below, I have written the pattern and supplies. Let me know if you have any questions or… Continue reading Crossover Stitch Table Runner–Free Pattern!
The quick answer is yes. Yes, you can absolutely, 100% crochet any knitting pattern. I've done it a million times. Sometimes, a knitting pattern looks best knitted, but other times, you can take a knitting book you found at a thrift store or a yard sale, and use those images to guide your crocheting. And… Continue reading Can You Crochet a Knitting Pattern?
I loved creating this design and I sold three sweaters before I was even finished crocheting the one I was working on. It's an easy shell stitch, and it reminded me of the rich green that comes after a long summer of rain, which we had in Pennsylvania last year. It's a clean, fitted, shape,… Continue reading The Cozy Shell Sweater
Rose Garden Shawl by TiffaniLynneCrochet I've been working on this piece for several weeks now. I picked it up right after my grandmother died. There's something about loss or gain, good or bad feelings and experiences, that make you want to create something new if you're a creative type. I'm that type, so I began… Continue reading Rose Garden Shawl
(Jean Borgos Burnett in far left corner kneeling among her husband's-James Faye Burnett's-Oklahoma kin. 1947) The world has lost two great influences in the last few weeks, my grandmother and David Bowie. At first sight, you'd be hard-pressed to find a decent connection between the two. One was born in 1922 in Brooklyn, New York… Continue reading What My Grandmother and David Bowie Had in Common
(Shared from my Instagram) I've been working on the Katniss Shawl for my writer pal, Allie Burke, for a while now. It's taken me a bit longer than I expected, but I think the finished product will be nice. I've chosen to do it in parts, with several stitch types involved. I will offer the… Continue reading The Katniss Shawl
I visited my grandmother, Virginia-Lee Beaird-Fitzgerald, last week, and like always our conversation drifted back to where she came from and what her mother and grandmothers were like. You might be wondering why I'd mention her entire name up there. If you knit or crochet, it should be obvious--that's the most Celtic name a human… Continue reading A Quilted History