Sunday, August 4, 2013

blog visiting

When I woke up this morning I had comments to approve on the blog and one was from Valerie at Crocheting Conversations. I hopped over to her blog to check it out and really enjoyed looking around, particularly at the post about working with t-shirt yarn. This is something I haven't done yet. It looks to me like most of the pictures come from other sites and she provides the link to the patterns so if you are intrigued by something you can go over and visit the original site to find out more.

One of the items she posted a picture of was featured at this great tutorial on CraftTuts for a floor rug made with t-shirt yarn. Of course, you can use any yarn for it. Just know the size will be different depending on the yarn you use.

Another site I popped in to this morning was Dishcloth Diaries (the Left Side of Crochet). Her post was talking about de-stashing and I so can relate to that.

Becky at Fantastico did a tutorial on the join-as-you-go method, almost identical to the method I use. I have a video tutorial up now at Crochet Cabana but you might like to see this method in photos as well.

Craftybegonia has a wonderful free scarf pattern called Lellia that is definitely going on my to-do list as soon as I'm able to crochet again. (Note I did have some problems with clicking on links there and ended up at some Web Ring, so if you like this pattern, I'd copy and paste it for your own use before going further.)

Suzie always has some great patterns available. The last few featured have been bookmarkers then there are a couple of very nice hooded scarves. I like hooded scarves and that is also going on my to-do list when it gets cooler.

Of course, I visited many other blogs this morning but these happened to stick out to me today.

As I go through the blogs I follow, I sometimes run across one that has been deleted or not updated in a long time. This always makes me sad and I wonder what happened to the person. In this Internet world names become familiar to us as we travel in our circles (crochet, in this case). It's comforting to know they'll be there when we want a visit.

As those who follow this blog know, I'm a big Doctor Who fan. I learned recently that Lalla Ward, the actress who portrayed Romana II on the classic Who, knits and published two knitting books during the 80s. You can find them on Amazon (and possibly other places too). One was found at .58 and the other at 1.90 (used, plus shipping)
Fowl Knits
Beastly Knits 

Happy crocheting!