So, this summer turned out to be kind of a dumpster fire (though with definite happy highlights), so now that school is starting back up, the weather is cooling off, and we're returning to sweet, sweet routine, I'm going to dedicate myself to getting back to it! That's it, really. I'll be back with tutorials… Continue reading Back! Again!
Hello Friends, I was lucky enough to make it to the Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival a couple weeks back with my lovely friend Angie, and among our road-tripping adventures (farms and food and ice cream, oh my!) she became convinced that I needed this sparkly yarn made of beauty and merino wool and she… Continue reading Pattern of the Week: a delicate, sparkly sparkly bolero!
Hello! Welcome to my slipknot tutorial! This is the first in the Maddy's Mini Tutorial series. Each tutorial is a little tidbit of crochet knowledge for tiny, specific things to help you focus on your weak points. If you're wanting longer tutorials encompassing more of the process, you can find my rudimentary tutorials under… Continue reading How to Crochet: the slipknot (Maddy’s Mini tutorial)
Hey friends! So, it's been awhile since I've written here. Life got in the way and then I got out of the mindset of posting because I'm a creature of habit. Regular Maddy Blathering service will resume next Monday. In the interim, I'm planning to redo (upgrade? Add to?) the site to make the tutorials… Continue reading It’s been awhile (plans and plans and plans)
You know those chilly summer mornings, when the sun is bright and filtering through the trees in dappled light and shadows, but some of the night's coolness is still hanging in the air? I love those mornings. And in a short while, I'll love them even more with the cardigan I'm working on: Okay, so… Continue reading What I’m working on this week: Light summer cardigan
This week our featured pattern is the Chunky Poof Pillow by Sara Sach over at Posh Pooch Designs. I've been lurking over at her site forever now, and her work is creative and professional and utterly adorable. I've been meaning forever to make a meditation pillow for myself. And this isn't really a meditation pillow… Continue reading Pattern of the week: Easy comfy round cushion
Welcome to my tutorial for the Granny Stitch! A lot of people think of granny squares when they think of granny-patterned crochet, but did you know that you can get the same effect (with more power over shaping) with the Granny Stitch? It's a very easy stitch pattern that works wonderfully for blankets, shawls, and… Continue reading How to do the Granny Stitch (How to Crochet series)