I feel it's time for a little bit of a thank you again.
Kindest of kindly folks that you are, you well deserve it. You've been wonderfully supportive of my Granny's Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern and now I know that there are plenty of you out there who like to busy with their Christmas organizing nice and easy, just as I aspire to do! Thank you so much everyone who has made a purchase and I shall hope to see some of your creations very soon.
(And to those that don't want to think about it yet, I don't blame you, but there is a discount if you buy in September. So if you want to get it now and squirrel it away for when you are ready to think of it, you'll be making a nice 25% saving. Just saying... )
: : CROCHET CORNER : :
Let's move on now to the topic of todays post which, in a way, continues the thanking you theme because I have something for you that I hope you might like and might well be of use to you.
I've been mentioning lately about how busy and stressed I've been and I'm glad to say that finally, there is a break in the clouds and metaphoric rays of sun are poking through. Not least of which is the fact that after months of feeling like I'm moving at glacial speeds, I've managed to put the finishing touches to a whole load of new Crochet Corner tutorials - yippee!
The 'Techniques' pages is now looking nicely loaded up with lots of wonderfully useful things, like a cheating version of magic loop and changing yarn colours and so on, but here's the links to a few of the ones I think you might be most interested in....
How to start a row of crochet without a starting chain
Weaving in as you go
How to weave the ends in as you crochet.
: : JOINING : :
And as if that wasn't enough, I've also added a few of my favourite methods for joining motifs together, including the oh so sort after Join As You Go method....
Sew your motifs together using Whip Stitch
Use this invisible stitch to sew your motifs together
Crochet your motifs together
Join As You Go
Join the squares as you make them to save extra work at the end of your project
: : SHAPES : :
Because I'm on a bit of a roll with it at the minute, I'm currently working on adding a few more basic shape patterns to the 'Patterns' page....
Once those are up I'll let you know, but in the meantime, have a look around at all the new goodies and as ever, if there's something else you'd like to see, just mention it in the Suggestion Box. If it's not on my list already, it may well be added!