Nova55

Nova55

141 posts, 9 followers and following 11
Mar 2016    Southern California    Website

My Latest Work #6: My Only Sunshine

Apparently I have entered the stage of my life where the “children” are now having children. I’m not a grandmother yet, but I know plenty of women who are. That being said, one of my sister-in-law’s girls is currently expecting her third – the...

Designer Spotlight #2: Hello Yellow Yarn

Another post in my “spotlight on designers” series, I’d like to introduce you to MJ Carlos, a self-taught crochet designer of adorable amigurumi and curator of the Hello Yellow Yarn shop. She lives with her husband and two children in Australia,...

Crochet Stitches #1: Mini-Waves Stitch

I found this particular stitch on Pinterest. Originally it seems to have come from a Russian site, ellej.org, although I couldn’t find it currently on her page. I also couldn’t find a name associated with the stitch, so because of how my version...

Pattern Review / Product for Sale #4: Vanna's Wrap

I have yet to create a triangular shawl, but I love crocheting wraps! This one was made from the oh-so-pretty Vanna’s Glamour yarn, Diamond colorway with a beautiful silver metallic thread running through it; #2 weight, 96% acrylic / 4% other....

Inspirations #11: Ode to the Granny Square

As pretty as the traditional granny square is, it seems that in the past few years that there has been an explosion of absolutely magnificent designs. Personally, I’ve never been really into motif-type designs (although I have made a couple of...

Designer Spotlight #1: Chain8Designs

In my last post I discussed my attempt at trying to be more organized with my blog posts by coming up with categories. When I can, I’d like to showcase a designer that I found while perusing the internet that I think is really good and that you...

My Latest Work #5: A Bad Case of the Doldrums

For whatever reason, I’ve been dealing with a rather long period of the “blahs”. It’s not often I get this way and usually after a couple weeks I snap out of it, but this time it’s lingering. This is how I felt by Christmas, and I ended up...

To You and Yours -

Wishing all a bright, warm, and wonderful holiday season!

My Latest Work #4: One Resolution Completed!

Yes, after many years I have FINALLY completed one of my New Year’s resolutions. This has nothing to do with crochet (register astonishment here), but it was a Martha Stewart Christmas craft project from at least 2008, if not before. Yes, I am...

Sweet Little Snowflake - Free Pattern

Not too long ago I came across a post from Anabelia Craft Design offering a delightful Stars Garland (free pattern here). I tried her pattern and it came out wonderfully, but I was really looking for a dainty snowflake pattern. After playing a...