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People can be cruel especially when judging moms and on things they know nothing about.
1 year, 2 months ago on Don’t Assume, Don’t Judge
Loving this list. I think Stacey won her award twice over for starting her podcast. It is informative and fun. She's given the community a great of herself and her crochet knowledge.
All your choices are very professional bloggers. :) Where's your award? You published a book and still maintain the go to site for all things crochet. (plus didn't you just start as Crochet Today's guest blogger?)
Thank you Kathryn for everything you do.
1 year, 11 months ago on 2012 Awesome Crochet Blogger Awards: List of Winners
@CrochetBlogger Definitely will check it out.
2 years, 3 months ago on Crochet Saved My Life
Just downloaded via Kindle, can't wait to read it. So happy that this is being shared.
@CrochetBlogger that's an idea. :)
2 years, 4 months ago on Introduce Yourself Here
@Bimbipea Glad you decided to share and stop lurking. :)
Hi Kathryn, what a great idea to get to know your readers. Thanks Untangled Knots for the idea. You pretty much know me from our cross convo earlier this year but I'll introduce myself to your readers. I'm Sara aka Momwithahook online and I am a big fan of crochet and more recently crochet bloggers. I write about crochet via my blog and at various article directories. Love your site and learn something new all the time when I visit.
@LaurindaReddig Talking with those who share the same loss is important - for me. I think in part because I crochet which gives me a buffer to the intense feelings I have about an issue - I can always bring the conversation back to crochet. :) You are an inspiration to many.
2 years, 4 months ago on Meet the Amazing Women who Hook to Heal
Great job Kathryn. I remember stumbling across Laurinda's site earlier this year. Her story touched my heart and reminds me so often of how great it is to have something to hold during those times of loss.
That mandala is really great. I need to try that some day. Thanks for featuring my 7 crochet jobs article. :)
2 years, 4 months ago on Crochet Link Love: Best Posts of the Week
I love her work. I watched a show once where she was commissioned to design an original piece for a decorating show. She works super fast. I find it interesting that she describes how long she does a project not based on time but upon how many movies it takes for her to make it. It was a chair and it was beautiful.
2 years, 4 months ago on How Does Olek Get Those Cool Camo Patterns to Work Out?
I always thought it necessary to avoid books in the same genre but looking at them as research and comparing them to my own writing to see what I can improve on is a great tip.
2 years, 4 months ago on Writing a book - competitor analysis for writers
I don't use it on my site yet but as a commenter on blogs it is one service I enjoy using.
2 years, 7 months ago on LiveFyre- A Cut Above the Commenting Systems Out There.
quite an interesting way to wear a sweater. I think it would be a lovely skirt. Just have to figure out how to add it a skirt without damaging the design. The color and the design are awesome.
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Wear a Crochet Sweater That’s Too Small
Interesting project. I think of those same color combinations when I think of the seventies as well as granny squares. I used to have a large granny square purse as a little girl. My mom used to make matching outfits for my sisters and I and Yes, they were granny squares. I just upload a pic sometime.
2 years, 8 months ago on 25 Edgy 1970′s Crochet Designers: Where Are They Now?
Currently I'm finishing up an afghan for my mom. This is my 'never ending' crochet project but I am happy to say I'll finish it up this week. Afghans blankets are a bit larger project so I tend to stay clear of them.
2 years, 8 months ago on Crochet Book: Afghan Lover’s Collection
gorgeous. I'm getting knit sock envy.
2 years, 8 months ago on test
I am right there with them basking in the glee of finding some awesome yarn at a thrift store for just $2 a bag.
2 years, 8 months ago on Crochet Quote: A Great Find
@CrochetBlogger @undergroundcrafter As far as written content I see it all the time as people will just take the rss and add it to their site for 'content'. they even have software to spin the article and by a long stretch of the imagination they call it an 'original' piece.
2 years, 9 months ago on Friday Open Crochet Discussion: Copyright Boundaries
@undergroundcrafter Yes, totally agree about #1 and #2 being illegal.Okay when I read #3 I was thinking they were taking their own picture of their finished object not of the person using the picture in the book - that being said if the photo doesn't belong to you it doesn't belong on the net.[#3]
#4As far as patterns, I give permission to sell finished object but if I actually made money from my patterns as an official designer I wouldn't do this. Pattern sharing is a real problem even when teaching crochet classes. If one person has a paid copyrighted pattern that they all want to work on Technically each person must buy that pattern - no copies of the pattern should be made. If the designer has not given permission to sell completed item you can't.
#5 I've done this and I know I should take the time to ask permission before making a screen shot [which is a whole other copyright issue] but I always link back to the source. I do try and find CC photos of the work on flickr and then make a post around that.
@thornberry I agree however if the photo is of the actual pattern or a scan of the pattern in the book than I would have to disagree.
Super sock collection. I don't have any handmade socks but I'll remedy that this year. I found a simple crochet sock pattern that I want to try out.
2 years, 9 months ago on mystery CAL / socknitting
lovely. I've used shimmer before - over the holidays and really like it. It's softer than other Red heart yarns. For bamboo yarn try Annies Attic bamboo size 10 - super soft. I have two balls and can't decide what to make with it.
2 years, 9 months ago on two tone granny square
@CrochetBlogger It looks great. There is a designer inside of you. I like the two colors together. I too get obsessed with stitches from time to time and yes, cross stitch was one of them.
2 years, 9 months ago on 365 Ways to Wear Crochet: Mini-Shawl
Like this shawl. Looks good on you too. Do you know the name of the pattern you used?
Like the cowl. Nice and big. What yarn did you use?
2 years, 9 months ago on 365 Ways to Wear Crochet: Romance Abounds
@CrochetBlogger@laurindar3 financial was the case in my decision. Patterns are easier to sell - take more time in my opinion - than the actual product. I can also see just getting bogged down with orders and feeling trapped and resentful about having to crochet the same thing over and over again.
2 years, 9 months ago on Friday Open Discussion: Crochet Resentments
@CrochetBlogger I think I agree with @craftopoly craftopoly too - when I used to make things to sell, eventually the 'joy' I receive is weighed down by the process and it is no longer fun but a JOB.
I usually resent crochet when people just demand that I make them something. I know I don't have a 'real' job but it's not like I spend 24/7 crocheting nor do I have an endless supply of yarn - it does cost money.
@pasmonauta I too don't like when charities don't confirm receiving your goods. @CrochetBlogger I too donated to Special Olympics and I think they are the first to ever send an acknowledgement. In the past I did donate items to a local charity which they used to earn a financial donation for their cause - I was thanked via email.
Not sure if you posted this yet but Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada is hiring - not necessarily crochet related but you did get to work around lots of fabulous yarns.
2 years, 10 months ago on Crochet Jobs
Funny you say that about being a selfish crafter. I always feel bad about using my less than perfect yarn for donations. i.e. the iky acrylic yarn. I know acrylic is the preferred yarn for wash and care but I still feel bad about using it.
2 years, 10 months ago on 12 in ’12 Charity Crochet: 1st Donation