Disparaging Handcrafts In The Name Of Law – How Far Does It Push Us Back?

Well the lack of a good apology from the USOC continues. They seem to stand by the attitude that we have denigrated and disrespected, with no correction or word since the 2nd apology saying, "we know you clearly didn't mean to."...more

Crocheters/knitters didn’t “intend” to denigrate. That’s not an apology USOC.

Ugh. To follow up on yesterday's brouhaha with the Olympic Committee's letter to Ravelry: Looks like we've hit the big time. Crocheters and knitters took center stage in the news.Gawker was the first to cover Ravelry's plight. Though their take on the story handily left crocheters out of the picture....more

It’s Jocks vs. The Geeks Again: Thanks US Olympics Committee – Nobody Likes A Bully!

Jocks vs. the geeks. Men vs. women. The powerful vs. the weak. Though laws are meant to help protect people, seems our world never grows up and invariably "law" is used as a beating stick against those whom it was meant to protect....more

Four Unique Crochet Stitch Tutorials: Ripple, Crochet Cat , Antique Pineapple and Loop Stitch

1.  Ripple Pattern.  Tutorial from Attic 24.  This pattern would be great for an afghan or could be used to add interest to a beanie hat. ...more

How to Crochet a Traditional Granny Square

Want to know how to crochet this lovely traditional Granny square block?  I also show you how to join them together like this...Here's the link to see how!http://melaniehamdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-crochet-traditional...http://youtu.be/NAyJCq3hQjw...more

Baby Steps

(originally posted @ My Day Job) It all starts with baby steps.Step One: Come up with plan for life without paying job.  CheckIt's not easy.  It took a lot of agonizing, soul searching, a few talks with The Man of the House, some praying, and some waffling before I finally came to a choice about what I wanted to do.   After almost 13 years at paying job, I am ready to step out of the office and back into my home.  I will tend to ...more

Spending Time With My Mom Knitting a Crooked Scarf

Today's writing prompt is "What was something you taught another person in your family?"     The first thing that came to mind was that I taught my mother how to crochet.  It must have been after my father passed away.  So she would have been about 64 years old....more

I Am Hooked on Crocheting

 I am proud of:  a really great crochet project. ...more

Another Day to Live

Sometimes I’m a big whiner…  my health problems cause me to get  down, especially when I’m a dork and forget when to renew my prescriptions.  But this is still a day to live and not to just waste…..  I’m happy that I’m still alive and able to do what I can....more