I have a confession to make. I did not buy the proper tools for blocking. I went the cheap route and purchased a pack of interlocking kids play mats. They were light, bright, colourful and of course as I said, inexpensive. I use T-pins for blocking. These babies are thick and hold tight to the … Continue reading Buying the Proper Tools
Yep, you guessed it. The new line of LPB dog bandanas have arrived. About one month ago I let the teaser out on Instagram that something new was brewing in the shop. I'm excited that the first batch of examples have been completed and are now available for order. I had been thinking of doing … Continue reading Introducing the LPB Dog Bandana Line!
Yup. I've been hard at work these last few weeks recording, editing, and assembling tutorial videos. And then I created the LPB home YouTube channel to post them. It's been quite a learning experience and a rather enjoyable one as well. Although it's been odd not to touch yarn or hooks/needles during this time, I … Continue reading LPB is now on YouTube
One of the bonuses I received from the Vogue Knitting LIVE Las Vegas conference I recently attended was that, included in the price of my registration was a gift card I could use on the Vogue Knitting website. This could be used for patterns, back issues of VK or books. For me, the only option … Continue reading Book Review: Knitting Ephemera by Carol J. Sulcoski
Moving on. Unfortunately I was unable to locate any of the vanished posts. This doesn't make me pleased, but as I mentioned in my previous post, it is a lesson learned. And my recall is scarce as to what the post subjects were; hence I’m moving onwards with the fiber art adventures. Here we go! … Continue reading Crochet Favs 💜
Imagine my surprise when I logged onto my site to update and post my latest blog text only to discover my previous posts aren't there! I had been posting from my mobile device, and it seems that was not a good idea. Two fold. 1) the posts don't seem to actually ever posted. And 2) … Continue reading Technology at its best?
Meditation and relaxation: knitting or crocheting can help transport you away from your chaotic daily activities and allow you to simply concentrate on what is in front of you, watch a movie (or two), and merely relax. The repetition enhances the feeling of calmness and has been associated with helping numerous individuals deal with depression. … Continue reading Ten Reasons Why We Love To Crochet and/or Knit