Thursday, July 17, 2008

New pattern, interesting links....

CrochetandKnitting Newsletter
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hello Everyone,

My new pattern is ready, Women's Lighter Summer Vest.
This one is made with 2 ply yarn, so it's lighter than the
design I make with 4 ply yarn. You can get it here:

I found this site the other day. It shows you a different
method of joining squares. Even has photos.
"Flat Braid" Square Joining Method by Priscilla Hewitt

I really like this method. It looks very nice! A great
alternative to sewing squares together.

Felicity at emailed me to ask if
she could use some my articles for the site.

WikiHow is a 2.5 CC licence site, meaning the material
there remains free to access, cannot be used commercially
and they have the aim of becoming the world's biggest free
how-to manual.

She is known as Flickety on this site and is a volunteer.
She says, "I simply do this out of love of treasuring
information and compiling it in a site that aims to be
accessible in as many subject areas as possible for current
and future generations. I am also keen on improving our
articles as part of my belief that we need to share this
info around more and make sure everyone has a chance to
learn more. I am also the coordinator for One Laptop Per
Child and UNICEF and our best articles get sent to these
projects to help children in developing countries learn
how to do a wide range of useful things."

She also said that all crocheters and knitters, or any
crafters can add more info of your liking and correct
any mistakes you may find. As well, she said to mention
that if you register, the ads will disappear. It's free
to register. The ads are a necessity to raise funds to
keep the site running, with any leftover monies being
redistributed to charities.

Tasha at "The Lime and Violet Daily Chum"
emailed me to let me know that she was going to do a write
up about my Knitted Moccasin Slippers. The Chum is a blog
dedicated to covering the fiber arts world. Lots of good
info there.

If you are looking for craft ideas for weddings and more,
Walmart has new collections from Martha Stewart
“Celebrate” ( for Weddings) and “Create” (Crafts)

That is all for today. Have a great day everyone!

Sue Norrad - Free Patterns, Craft Supplies
and much more.
Craft Discussions and Pattern Search Forum


Anonymous said...

hello there, new to this site hope yu can help me bought a book called crochedted hats,on the go , hard cover small, this hat is easy but i am increasing on roll #4, and roll 3 i crocheted round and came up with the amount, of 24, thats fine what is was and next 4th round , it says to work 2 sc, 2 sc from * around-- 32 sc.... That is only a 8 stitche increase and if i follow the directions it will give me much more stitches ets. ex. for the follow in rolls by 3, 4 5 etc, so what am i doing wrong , crocheter for years...

Sue Norrad said...

I think the 4th round should say: *1 sc in next 2 sc, then 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * to end of round. That would give you the 8 stitch increase.

I hope this helps!