Newbie Tips From the ‘Ville Tuesday, Feb 28 2006 

Hello and welcome to the first edition of Newbie Tips From the ‘Ville!

I hope you all may find at least one tip of use. What I hope to do is offer a glimpse into how the board works so that newbies (and some not so newbies) might not feel so lost.

Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions or tips you would like to suggest.

Remember though that I am not able to take suggestions on how you would like the board to be, just tips on how to use the board with ease. Because, you know, we were all newbies once and it can be confusing as all get out trying to figure out a new board.

So here we go:



Book Review: So Simple Crochet Tuesday, Feb 28 2006 

So Simple Crochet by Melody Griffiths
2006, Creative Homeowner Publications


Bobbling Along Aran Tote Tuesday, Feb 28 2006 

Bobbling Along Aran Tote
Just one look at Celeste Young’s Bobbling Along Aran Tote will tempt you to pick up your hook and yarn to have a go at this (after you finish updating yourself on the happenings at the ‘ville of course!). Don’t let the idea of bobbles indimidate you if you’re a beginner crocheter. With a little patience, this pattern is completely within your reach!

Crochet In the News Tuesday, Feb 28 2006 

Since this is my first post, I’ll keep it brief. This section is going to link you to news stories around the world that involve crochet. It’s also going to list some new crochet-related websites that may pique your interest. If you have any crochet-related sites you would like me to check out or any new stories, email me at yarnsandmusing(at)


Yarn Review: Baa Baa Black Sheep Have You Any Wool? Tuesday, Feb 28 2006 

Baa Baa Black Sheep Have You Any Wool?

A yarn review by Elizabeth Jacobsen

I was given the challenge of being yarn reviewer for this newsletter. I say challenge because there are SO many nice yarns to be had and so many nice things to be said, I found it a challenge to try to come up with a grouping for my first review.


Picot De-Mystified Tuesday, Feb 28 2006 

There’s more than one way to picot

A post to the board from August 2005 asked “What stitch do you hate the most?” Many replied that the picot stitch is their nemesis. Thus I was inspired to feature this stitch for the month. It’s not my intention to win anyone over to this stitch, but perhaps to make it less daunting. There are two types of picot stitch that I am aware of:

  • small picot: slip stitch picot (harder)
  • large picot: sc, chain 3 [or 4], slip stich in sc (easier)

So far it may seem like this is getting more complicated; especially when I mentioned that some of the frustration to the picot may be caused by how you hold your hook!


Book Review: Crochet with Wire Tuesday, Feb 28 2006 

Crochet with Wire by Nancie M. Wiseman
2005, Interweave Press