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


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