Hotshot High-Tops

A friend once teased me about my addiction to knitting. He pointed out that I had knit practically an entire wardrobe for myself: sweaters, skirts, hats, mitts, gloves, scarves, bikinis, socks, and slippers. The one item he said I was missing was a pair of shoes. Rather than get offended,... Read more »

Crochet Retro Purse

“Reduce, reuse, and recycle” have replaced “reading, ’riting, and ’rithmetic” as the three Rs foremost in people’s minds. It was in this spirit that I created the following pattern for a handsome shoulder bag composed of repeated motifs in randomly changing colors. The lining is made from old jeans, and... Read more »

Needlepoint Wristcuffs

Needlepoint has come a long way, mostly due to the introduction of more creative fibers and modern patterns. As one of the younger stitchers in any needlepoint class or shop, I’ve become interested in pushing the boundaries of this endangered craft. Encouraged by the knitting revival, I decided to develop... Read more »