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Thanks so much for mentioning my interview! I thought you were going to mention one of the patterns I published today, so you threw me for a loop when you mentioned the interview! LOL I know, it doesn't take much to throw me!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
1 year ago on Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News
Oh, this was a great surprise! Thanks so much for honoring me. I'm really touched & I really appreciate you mentioning my alzheimer's work!
1 year, 3 months ago on 2013 Awesome Crochet Blog Awards: Best Charity Crochet
Thank you so much for mentioning this year's Alzheimer's afghan! I just received my first $15 donation!
1 year, 7 months ago on Link Love: This Week in Crochet Blogging including Free Crochet Pattern Links
is it sad that I own many of those leaflets you share with us? :) and crochet swimwear was definitely huge back there!
For your other commenter who was asking about sizes, a 16 back then is something similar to a 10 or 12 today. Yup, those vintage patterns are not easy for us to make today!
2 years, 1 month ago on 50 Years of Crochet History: 1934
I am really, really honored to be included in the list! This is really amazing, thank you. :) I'm off to go tell everyone I know LOL
2 years, 2 months ago on 10 Terrific Crochet Shawl Pattern Designers and their Most Popular Patterns
First, Great list of books! I'll add them to the list tomorrow, I don't have that many yet so this is a great start!
Second, thanks so much for mentioning the challenge, I really hope more of us join in ! It sounds like a lot of people are starting with your book!
and third, I haven't forgotten the graphics i owe you. I haven't made anything I like, yet. It's on my list for tomorrow.
2 years, 2 months ago on Inspiration: Join a Crafty Book Challenge
@laurindar3 Absolutely!! I have to admit I didn't even think of scrapbooking books for the challenge but how fun would that be? I'd love any suggestions you have for books, I've started up a little list but I don't have much yet.
2 years, 2 months ago on Crafty Book Challenge
@laurindar3 If you already read a lot of yarn related books, then it's not as big a challenge for you as for perhaps others! I actually don't really read any yarn related books, so it's a challenge for me to both read those books & to review them. For you, perhaps, the challenge would be in the blogging/reviewing? Or perhaps you can spin it & read books by a different author, that are still yarnie?
Thanks for mentioning my blog, Kathryn - twice! :)
2 years, 2 months ago on Crochet Link Love!!
oooh! thanks! this is great, I've been wanting to buy your book, but I have SO many to read, I don't really buy books any more (I get too many to read from people wanting a review, for free). I very quickly snagged a copy & I'll mention your promo on my blog today, too :).
2 years, 2 months ago on Crochet Saved My Life Free on Kindle This Weekend Only
@AraleighSmith thank you so much for joining my group on Ravelry! I hope you have a chance to join in on some of the threads! :) We'll be starting up new cals in January!
2 years, 3 months ago on Day 6 of 12 Days of Crochet Christmas: Win Free Patterns, a Set of Crochet Hooks and Magazines
@helenviolet thank you for joining my group! I hope you join in on some convos! :)
Sorry for my belay in replying - thank you so much for your great write up & for mentioning the Alzheimer's Foundation! :) You are the BEST!
thanks so much for including my shawl design! it's great to have some publicity about it!
2 years, 3 months ago on Crochet Link Love: Best Posts of the Week
another great round up, as always!
2 years, 5 months ago on Another Exciting Edition of Crochet Link Love
Hey Kathryn - sorry for commenting, but I can't seem to get an email to you (it keeps coming back). Not sure if it's your end or my end! Anyway, I'd be happy to donate winner's choice of any 10 of my designs - feel free to divvy up the prizes however you'd like. I've put out a few new designs recently & have several more in testing :).
2 years, 5 months ago on Help Sponsor the Magic of 12 Days of Crochet Christmas
@CrochetBlogger You are probably right about the multi blogger aspect, but I'm not organized enough either!
2 years, 5 months ago on Ha! Site Makes Fun of My Crochet Style (and 365 Update)
I was never sure how you managed to do your 365 posts as long as you had! I admit, I had thought of doing a spin on it, maybe do a crochet wearable once a week type of thing, but even that seemed like too much work. I wear crochetables all the time, but to have to actually take photos (which has to be outside, 'cause my apt is small & crapped & dark), find someone to take a photo or set up the self-timer, & write up a post, every week, on the same basic subject... so not me.
And kudos to you for handling that pinterest site so well. If someone did that to me, I'd cry.
@ModeOne_Author I do not, I'm afraid... and I don't know of anyone who does, either, I actually don't have much contact at all with other reviewers. But Goodreads has some wonderful forums for authors to meet reviews, so I'd try there! Good luck!
2 years, 5 months ago on Reviews
@winkieflash Yes, you guessed it! one of the reasons why I love this design so much is you make 3 different sized motifs - the larger squares which are about 8" or so, the long rectangles, & then 2 round grannies to fill in the holes.
2 years, 5 months ago on work in progress wed
@kirsten1 that would have been helpful, eh? LOL I'm making my favorite ever scrap afghan pattern from an older leaflet. It's called Floral Quilt by Sharon Volkman & it's from House of White Birches #101131, Scrap Yarn Afghans which was published in 1999.
@carol taylor thanks for your interest in this pattern, Carol! I'm sorry you are having problems with the pattern - here's some help for you.
Start the row as per the directions - basically, you are increasing in the beginning of the shawl, dc across the row until the chain sp in the middle of the row - in the spine of the shawl, if you will. Dc in the ch sp, V st in the next 2 dc - dc in the next ch sp, dc across until the end of the row, & then 2 dc in the ch sp & V st in the last st.
Hope this helps!
2 years, 5 months ago on About Me / Press
Thank you SO much for posting this!! I really, really hope we can help spread awareness & raise some money too!
2 years, 7 months ago on Alzheimer’s, Crochet and a Fun Raffle Fundraiser
LOVE this round up & I love that you used one of mine! :) I always think shawls on people are better, but in a pinch, I think nature shots work well. The tree shot is so popular I think because you really can see the detail in the shawl, much better than if it's draped on something solid.
2 years, 10 months ago on 10 Crochet Shawls in Trees (and 8 Other Ways to Display your Finished Shawl)
fun post, Kathryn!
2 years, 11 months ago on Living Inside of Crochet: Crocheted Rooms, Tents and More
2 pins on pinterest - http://pinterest.com/anastaciaknits/ - will try to do more entries later! thanks Kathryn
2 years, 11 months ago on The Huge “Spread The Word” Crocheter’s Dream Giveaway
@CrochetBlogger Absolutely, of course it adds more work. But... I look at it as a huge win overall, because I can much more easily & quickly find reliable testers when I am looking for them & whenever a new pattern comes out, I always seem to get a lot of sales from peeps in the group. Not to mention, the group's become like a big family to me. My group is about 450 people, so I think it's a great, very managable size. I've taken time off from most of my online activities lately, & the group has been quieter than usual without me, but I don't really have to worry about anything either.
3 years ago on Should You Be Paid for Your Crochet Knowledge? (Friday Open Discussion)
Ah, people asking for detailed help on a free pattern... it's a subject much, much discussed & something I have to deal with all the time, unfortunately. It's so ironic, too, that questions that you are asked re: a free pattern, just aren't asked re: a paid pattern. I don't mind a little hand holding when it comes to my freebies, but if they are looking for more than that, I often direct them to my Ravelry group, it's one of the reasons why I have a Rav group. That way it's not just ME helping with a free pattern, it's a myriad of people helping & the burden isn't just on one person.
I was wondering how you'd do with your project! I know I've tried finding out some info on some designers from the 60's & 70's & I got nowhere fast. I know you have more resources - and will probably spend lots more time than I did, so good luck!
3 years ago on Edgy 1970′s Crochet Designers: Ann Stearnbach
look forward to seeing your research!
3 years ago on 25 Edgy 1970′s Crochet Designers: Where Are They Now?
Let's see, I tweeted, I already follow you, I'm already a Rav fan of Dora's, I already follow/like Lark on facebook & twitter... so I'm not sure how many entries that counts for!
3 years ago on Custom Crocheted Sweaters Book Review, Interview and Giveaway
@CrochetBlogger I have no idea why it is, if I did, I'd be able to work towards changing things, instead of just griping about it. It is one of those things that you have NO idea about until you start actively designing, reading submissions, hearing from other designers, etc. I know it won't change overnight, but it's definitely something that I am trying to change, one slow step at a time.
3 years ago on Friday Open Discussion: Crochet Snobbery
awe, shucks, thank you!
3 years ago on vintage patterns
@CrochetBlogger totally just for eye candy :)
3 years ago on Hard Crochet: Vintage Book Shows Snapshot of Crochet History
what a round up - this must have taken you forever to put together!
3 years ago on 100 Unique Crochet Scarves
I so own this book, too :)
The snobbery I encounter the most, & frustrates me the most, is the difference between what crochet designers get paid, or can charge, for their patterns, verses similiar knit designs. A pair of crochet socks? you are lucky if you can charge $2.99 & get anyone to pay for said socks (assuming uniqueness / well written / well photograhed / tech edited & tested, etc) a same well written, photographed, edited knit pattern, can easily fetch twice that - and with twice the sales as well. The same is true when submitting patterns to magazines - why is this? Yes, crochet is faster in many cases, but it's just as much a skilled art as knitting.
I haven't experimented much - I've done the plarn thing a few times, always said I'd do it again but haven't. I've always wanted to try using tee shirt material... but so time consuming to actually turn tees into yarn...
3 years, 1 month ago on Friday Open Discussion: Alternative Material Crochet
@CrochetBlogger@anastaciaknits Thanks! So far at least all the spam has gone away, so we'll see. I'm still learning it, too
3 years, 1 month ago on changes
3 years, 1 month ago on A Little of What I’ve Crocheted Lately