This week I have a few things on the hooks but took a break from sharing crochet pics to share some of the crochet resources I check out. I love crochet and the things people are doing with it. Here are some snippets from around the blogosphere.
Well meaning friends and family have been giving me yarn but some of it I cannot use. I am not a yarn snob by any means but have been trying to de-stash in a way that allows for yarn that I will actually use. Lion Brand offers some great tips for hosting your own yarn swap and stashbusting event. The tips are great; in good faith I attempt to give away yarn but when I see someone else looking through my goodies I always find a reason to use it. Yes. I’m a tad petty!
I follow Linda Memmel on Twitter (she’s @lindamemmel) and she has some great articles, tips and resources. She shares patterns like these fingerless mittens, stories about how crochet is used in everyday life, such as this cool playgroundand just lovely articles from around the web about crochet. If you tweet, check her out.
I was recently trying to teach myself Tunisian stitch and hit up You Tube for some tips. I got the most help from videos by a Facebook friend’s business, Naztazia. Donna’s videos are very helpful, clear and just made learning that stitch and others a breeze. Her work is beautiful and she offers links to patterns of some of the items she shares.
The Lion Brand Site is full of great tips and tricks. When I’m crocheting someone will inevitably ask me what I’m doing and if I can show them how to do it. The Lion Brand site has a helpful article to help beginners. These ideas are so simple yet I found that I hadn’t done ANY of these things the times The Bee expressed interest.
Other sites to visit:
Art, Like Bread. Cami does amazing work and she shares her work, thoughts about her art and her life.
Mr. Micawber’s Recipe for Happiness: I just found this site via Pinterest and love, love, love it! This site is full of great photos, very detailed instructions and just a fresh take on sharing patterns.
Do you have a favorite crochet or yarn resource? Share them in the comments!