Alla Koval’s Blog Tour

I can’t tell you how excited I am to partake in the blog tour of a very talented crochet designer Alla Koval. I am a long-time admirer of her designs and so happy to see that she has published her 4 books for all of us to enjoy. I will not say more until my turn […]

Newsletter Launch

There are so many new things from FGDesigns in line for announcements, that we are sending our first newsletter earlier than planned. To help you decide if you want to join the mailing list I am offering a free pattern of your choice  from FGDesigns including my very popular new design Carnelian. To be eligible for this […]

Back from TNNA

Only a few days ago I was in Columbus , OH with my co-author Simona Merchant-Dest and many other fiber-involved friends for our semiannual trade show of The National NeedleArts Association. We were not alone in a huge convention center. Midwest Haunters Convention (as in Halloween attractions and movie quality costumes of dead people…) was in the next […]

My Ravelry group

In case you do not know about Ravelry.com I want to tell you that this is the place we, knitters, crocheters, designers, authors, yarn companies, spinners, and others who are involved in the industry are hanging out. Casey snd Jessica Forbes founded this website in 2007. It grew very quickly in a very short period of […]

Lithuanian Knitting

 This unique and well-written book on history and techniques of Lithuanian Knitting comes from a very deeply rooted interest in the author’s hearts. Donna Druchunas and June Hall are taking us on a tour of one of the Baltic countries that is rich in textile traditions and many other crafts. Their main focus is on […]

wrapped in color: 30 shawls to knit

Koigu Wool Designs company makes some of the best-loved yarns by knitters around the world. This company has a very unique method of lovingly handpainting their gorgeous colorways onto high-quality merino wool as well as other fibers. This book by Maie and Taiu Landra is newly published by Sixth & Spring Publishing. It offers 30 original patterns […]

TNNA is coming up

Every half a year I go to our trade show called TNNA (The National Needlearts Association). Over the years I got to know so many people in the industry and every time I come there I meet someone new.  Going there, talking to people, seeing new yarns, books, designs, tools and notions is a must […]

KAL for Lace Stockings

There is a KAL (knit along) happening through Craft University at Interweave. Students making these beautiful socks and having a lot of fun. There are documents that help you to modify the width of the leg portion of a sock, if you need larger circumference. There are also all kinds of discussions about what yarn […]

Buffy Ann Designs

Buffy Ann Designs recently sent me these yarn cozies. I did not know I needed these but now I don’t want to knit without them. If you’ve had the disruptive experience of a ball of yarn that insists on coming apart while you are knitting, then you need to try these cozies. They keep your […]

Noro Lace 30 Exquisite Knits

A new book from Noro is out and it is worth taking a look at it. I love Noro yarns and I love lace, so when I received this book I couldn’t wait to look at all of the gorgeous and colorful designs. There is really something for everyone in this book. The photography showcases […]