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Monday, February 28, 2011

Lesson 5

I have finally completed lesson five on my way to being a certified crochet instructor.  The first four lessons are in the hands of my assigned reviewer, and I'm anxiously awaiting her  feedback.

In lesson five the emphasis is on working with finer threads and filet crochet. Triple crochet is also introduced

The essay portion of this assignment covered how to teach triple crochet, and filet crochet and common problems.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Published - (Almost)

Very exciting news to share. Quick and Easy Crochet Magazine has accepted my CurlyQ hat and scarf for publication in either the Sept/Oct or Nov/Dec 2011 issue of the magazine. The editor has seen photos, and if she likes the finished model "in person" as well as she likes the picture the deal is done.

Now I have to crochet a model to send to the editor, and write up the instructions.  I know the instructions are written on a legal pad somewhere around here. Now where did I put that legal pad, and I need more yarn.  Hobby Lobby here I come.

Here is a picture of the set.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A New Book In My Library

Have you ever wished that you could sit down with a Master Crocheter, and learn at the knee of the Master?  Well I have, and  I think I have found  the next best thing, The Crochet Master Class, Lessons and projects from Today's top crocheters by  Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss.

This book is not for beginners, but crochet artists that want to stretch themselves by learning new techniques like hairpin lace, tapestry crochet, woven crochet, tunisian crochet, filet crochet, double-ended crochet, overlay crochet, bruges crochet, painted crochet, free-form crochet,  bead crochet, Fashion crochet,  Irish crochet and wire crochet. The bullion stitch are tassels are also included. It makes me tired just to list them all.

Some of these techniques I am familiar with like filet crochet, and tunisian crochet, but I have limited to no experience with the others.

The book includes pictures and stories about the featured artists along with their patterns.I want to experiment with all the techniques, but haven't made up my mind where to start. What a nice problem to have.  So much yarn, so little time.

I definitely recommend this book for your crochet library too.  I found my copy at a local Barnes and Noble store, but it is also widely available online.