Monday, January 7, 2013

Fashion "pins" / pictures

Well, I have spent a lot of time looking at lovely photos of crochet, sewing and fashions pictures on Pinterest. I suppose I will start an account... here are some more great "pins" I liked & thought others might enjoy:

JP Gaultier Hats



Crocheted Dresses found on Pinterest and  both links are in order of the pictures. I did find them on pinterest, but these can be found on these websites.These two were on the Crochet board of Pinterest, didn't really say who the designers are, but I like 'em & they both could be figured-out (or close-enough approximations) without too much difficulty.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Craft Yarn Council's Yarn Weight System Chart

Standard Yarn Weight System & Recommended hook/needle sizes

Very helpful link for recommended knitting needle sizes and crochet hook sizes for each weight of yarn, plus the general gauge you will get with each.  Also helpful to know if you want to break the "rules"... then you know what the recommended size is for each yarn and you can go up, or down a size or two, depending upon the effect you are aiming to get with your project.