Irish Rose Crochet Pattern

Irish Rose This pretty rose can be used as an embellishment for hats, purses, clothing and granny squares. It is rather simple to make and once you get the hang of it you can make dozens of them while watching your favorite shows. Irish Rose is a terrific way to use up leftover yarn. I used little bits of leftover…

Yarn-Bombing…

Not Cool Yarn-Bombing is the act of covering objects in yarn using either crochet or knit. It is usually unexpected items, such as trees, benches, lamps, bicycles, and other items. There have bombardments inside, but mostly one finds them outside. It turns the landscape into a colorful wonderland. Typically the events have been to raise awareness for some cause or…

The Pattern

How I Create Patterns Since my brain is full of stuff I cannot just start looming a new item without a pattern. Well, I guess I could, but it might not be a cohesive, recognizable thing. I do make patterns and I actually use several different methods to make a pattern before I loom. The Idea The first step is…

Reduce Reuse Recycle

The 3″R’s” Closed for Business I was talking with my husband the other day about recycling. The biggest recycling company in our area (maybe state or even country wide)went out of business. It left a lot people holding the bag, (well not literally), full of plastic bottles and empty cans of soda and energy drinks. I was thinking that when…

Yarn Fibers

craftedbytw.com pile of yarn

As a crocheter and a crafter I use a lot of yarn. I never really gave the type of fiber I was using much thought as I use what works for my project, whether it be cotton or acrylic yarns. I sometimes use what I call Artisan yarns, those made in small batches from hobby farms. My main focus as…