Designer Life

A Tour of the Studio, a Crochet and Knit Designer’s Space

Today I bring you more pics of the studio. No photos of the closet this time, but you can see the rest of it. I have two desks, one for my sewing machine and one for my computer. I have a pile of things to be mended next to the sewing machine, and my spinning… Continue reading A Tour of the Studio, a Crochet and Knit Designer’s Space

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My New Crochet and Knit Design Space

Introducing Juliet. I actually got this dress form back in the spring. However, she was the straw that broke the camel's back. Until recently, my "studio" was a corner of my not-very-large master bedroom. My business was growing and taking up more, and more, and more space. When I brought Juliet home, it was finally… Continue reading My New Crochet and Knit Design Space

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Knit Shawl Finished (after Crochet rescued it)

Here is my Framework shawl all finished! This design is by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and is available in Free-Spirit Shawls which I reviewed here. I also blogged recently about how I made an awful mistake while knitting this shawl a few weeks ago. You can find that post here.     I love the shape of this shawl!… Continue reading Knit Shawl Finished (after Crochet rescued it)

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When Knitting Lace, Crochet Hooks are Your Friends

Okay, so you've read the title of this post, and you're probably thinking, as you look at this picture, that is not crochet! You would be right. This is not a crochet project. I am knitting a lace shawl. Maybe you know, and maybe you don't, that knitting lace is a tad complicated. All those yarn-overs and… Continue reading When Knitting Lace, Crochet Hooks are Your Friends

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Crochet Design to Learn Math

This week my two oldest girls and I have been working together to design a crochet baby sweater. They have been doing this in place of their more typical math assignments. (We homeschool, by the way). Maybe you would ask, What on earth does designing a sweater have to do with math? A lot. They… Continue reading Crochet Design to Learn Math