Wednesday, March 30

Tuesday, March 22

Don't forget to vote!

Julia Vaconsin, don't read this. It's another tasteless plea. Don't forget to vote for your favorite crochet technical editor! Do you like how error-free the patterns are in Interweave Crochet? In some of your favorite Interweave Press crochet titles? It just might be a pattern or book I helped to edit. You have until March 30th, which just so happens to be my birthday and you wanna give me a pressie, right?

Granny Shawlette Pattern Available

The Granny Shawlette pattern, originally published in Inside Crochet Magazine, is now available as a PDF. The pattern is available through my blog or Ravelry and 200% of the proceeds from the sale of the PDF will go to the American Red Cross for relief efforts in Japan. A stylish, yet simple, adaptation of the granny square makes this pattern quick to stitch. Worked in a fingering or sock weight yarn, this flirty shawl is a shallow, wide triangle, the perfect size for a little color and warmth through all seasons.

Friday, March 18

Pattern Sales for Relief Efforts

For the rest of the month, 100% of the proceeds from my pattern sales will go to the American Red Cross for relief efforts in Japan. SkaMama patterns are sold through my blog or on Ravelry. Plus, my employer will match my contributions.

Wednesday, March 9

Best Crochet Technical Editor

Yay! Thanks to all of my fibery friends, I've been nominated for a Flamie Award...Best Technical Editor for 2011! Thank you! Voting begins on March 15th. I'll be sure to remind everyone to vote.

Tuesday, February 15

Derby girls like Girl Scout cookies

Apparently, roller derby girls like Thin Mints and Samoas after a good, hard practice on the track.

Tuesday, February 8


I'm a walking fashion disaster. If you see me tonight at the Junior High, don't say anything. I know.

salted chocolate chip cookies

Salt & Chocolate

Only 4 days until the Girl Scout cookie boxes arrive; but, I'm in the mood for a cookie now. So, I'm gonna try this Salted Chocolate Chip cookie recipe from David Lebovitz. I had the opportunity to hang out with David Lebovitz at an IACP conference many years ago. He is such a cool guy with a great sense of humor and an amazingly creative baker.

Tuesday, February 1

Move More, Eat Less

The NYT reported that new government dietary guidelines encourage Americans to “Enjoy your food, but eat less.” I heard this same advice from Mad TV years ago: Eat Less, Move More.