Friday, June 25, 2010

"oh my" crochet!

Talk about "oh my" crochet! Take a look at this wedding dress:

Read the article about it here: wedding dress. Now I don't know if I would ever take the time to create this dress from 2 miles of crochet thread, but it has a high WOW factor for me.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tunisian and Intermediate Crochet update

Just found out that I have 8 students for my Tunisian Crochet Workshop on Saturday. For those of you who don't know, the standard is 5 or 6 so this is a lot of students. But I'm not worried. It will be lots of fun!

Now I'm working on curriculum for intermediate crochet classes. Thanks masters course from CGOA!!

I'm having so much fun with my new crochet career!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

knitpicks does crochet

Highly acclaimed [by knitters] KnitPicks FINALLY embraces crochet with gusto! Take a look:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

new website
a little about myself
teaching schedule
crochet resources

Monday, June 14, 2010

What have I been up to? Well ...

  • Another project is almost finished. (If you are on, you can see it here. It is further along than the picture, but you get the idea.)
  • Tunisian Crochet stitch samplers are done. I'm very proud of myself that I am on the ball with this one. The workshop is in 5 days!!
  • The work for my masters in crochet is moving right along too. I'm now on swatch 14 of 48. Whew!
  • I've started to formulate my ideas for a beginning crochet book. Naturally, I'm someone who likes to be thorough and precise, whether in words or tasks, and I need a book that I can use to compliment my teaching style. What I've seen out there are instruction books that are 3/4 patterns. Makes since, so that students can make something right away. But I don't want to add $15 to the class fee just so they can take the book home. I want to create a simple, yet comprehensive instruction book that I can use in my classes. My mind is just spining with ideas ...
  • Working on a professional crochet website where I can post my teaching schedule and turn this crochet hobby into a money making something-or-other. LOL
  • Ordered my first business cards as a crochet instructor. Thanks vistaprint! No, I did not fall for all that upselling garbage. Just paid for shipping - the "slow" method that only cost me $5.67. Yeah, I've worked in retail management and know how that game works.  ;)
  • I've caught the Hairpin Lace Crochet bug. Oi!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

the first 8

The first 8 of 48 swatches for the Masters Crochet course are done! I call them the minis. They cover 8 different ways to start a project.
With all of the ways to make stitches in crochet, this course will not be boring. I'm looking forward to it! I'd really like to move onto swatch 9 but, alas, I must sleep ...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Woohoo!! (the Masters from CGOA)

Woohoo!! For about 6 months now I have been developing my crochet skills. One of the things I really wanted to do was the Masters course from the Crochet Guild of America ( Up until May 1 it was unavailable due to updating. On May 1st it was released! I wanted to get it soooo bad. But I didn't have the money due to moving just weeks before. New paycheck ... new opportunities. I am now in possession of the Masters of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques!! Woohoo!