Crochet for a Cause

I've mentioned a few times about crocheting/knitting for charities and other community organizations. It's something that is particularly important to me. Recently, I decided to take part in helping one of Loki's Instagram friends. Yes, he has his own Instagram account (yep, he really does... @lokitevye in case your interested) and many of his followers … Continue reading Crochet for a Cause

Buying the Proper Tools

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

Introducing the LPB Dog Bandana Line!

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!

Book Review: Knitting Ephemera by Carol J. Sulcoski

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

Crochet Favs πŸ’œ

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 πŸ’œ

Ten Reasons Why We Love To Crochet and/or Knit

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

Weekend in Vegas Baby!

This past weekend I spent some quality time in Las Vegas. You laugh, but really I did. I attended the Vogue Knitting LIVE Las Vegas event. Vogue held this year's event at the Red Rock Casino, Hotel and Spa Resort. And it was time well spent. I left for Vegas Thursday morning and landed after … Continue reading Weekend in Vegas Baby!