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  • I Crochet To The Beat Of My Own Hook

    I Crochet To The Beat Of My Own Hook - And I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

    The first time I realized I crocheted differently was about three years ago. I was crocheting on the train on the way home from work, minding my own business, when a woman across from me asked, "Are you crocheting?"

    Since a lot of people don't know the difference between knit and crochet, I assumed she was just asking which hobby I was participating in. I assumed she didn't know how to do either, becausCrochet Afghane most people who ask me what I'm doing when I'm crocheting have never picked up a hook or needles. I assumed she was simply amazed that I was turning a string of yarn into a pair of baby shoes before her eyes.

    But she wasn't amazed, she was confused. When I told her, "Yes, I am crocheting" she wrinkled her eyebrows together in the middle of her face and said: "You crochet so weird!"

    At first I felt shocked and a little insulted, then confused myself. I crochet weird? What does that mean? Am I actually crocheting? Has my whole crafting journey been a lie?

    After a brief moment of panic, I gathered myself together to ask her, "What do you mean?"

    "The way you wrap the working end of your yarn, I've never seen anyone crochet like that before."

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  • Yarn Heroes: Cassie May!

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    Giving back and being a "do-gooder" - an interview with Cassie May of Little Red Window

    Happy Thanksgiving, fiber fans! This giving season, we are very thankful to the untold thousands (millions?) of charity crafters across the country making comforting items for those in need. We're especially thankful that Yarn Heroes has helped us find and reach some of those people, as well as give us a chance to show off our favorite bloggers! This Thursday, we're talking to Cassie May of Little Red Window. Cassie is best known for her unbelievably creative baby hats! So when it came time to "suit up" as a Yarn Hero, Cassie let her daughter "Super V!" have the spotlight. Have you ever seen a more adorable super hero?

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    LB: Cassie - you design possibly the cutest baby hats on planet Earth. We were SO grateful that you decided to join Yarn Heroes and use your influence and creativity to make a more giving world. Can you tell us a little bit about why you got involved?

    Little Red Window: I think the wonderful thing about knitters is that we all do it because we love it and I really believe you can feel that love in each stitch. Sure, we could buy hats or scarves or mittens and donate them to people in need, but I think that the people who receive our donations appreciate handmade items. They can feel the love we put in and they understand the time and attention that went into making something by hand. And they know that someone really cares about them.

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  • Crocheted Cuteness Incarnate: Crochet Cocoon and Cap

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    Greetings fellow yarn fanatics! While I've been enjoying a trip to Sweden, where fiber arts and crafts seem to be everywhere, I've been missing the blog tremendously... And so I was so thrilled to hear from the one-of-a-kind Kara over at Petals to Picots about this unfathomably adorable crochet cocoon and cap project!

    This project, which will absolutely guarantee the best, cuddliest and most supremely snuggly newborn photos you could ever possibly imagine, is also an eminently simple and classic design.

    The pattern calls for just 1 skein of Lion Brand Homespun yarn. One-and-done! This is an easy project to let your imagination go wild with (just contemplate the cornucopia of ways this cute cocoon and cap could be customized!) or if you're not in the mood to fuss, it's already perfect.

    Either way, given the ease of the project, it's a surefire way to secure your legacy if knitting for a family member or friend's newborn babe, and a relatively non-exhausting way to get your own bundle of joy surrounded by yarn at the earliest age! (As we all know, the world needs more yarn lovers!)

    So grab some Homespun, and when you are done drooling over all the amazing colors to choose from, head over to Petals to Picots. You're just 1 skein away from the cuddliest, cutest cocoon there ever was!

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