Sunday, December 4, 2016

Guest Post for dellaQ

dellaQ, purveyor of lovely knitting bags, very kindly asked if I would do a guest post for her blog. Of course, I said yes! How fun and how sweet of her to ask. It's especially apropos as I'm currently carrying around my knit-in-progress in this dellaQ bag that I reviewed.

Head on over to Della's blog to read the post.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

New Crochet Pattern: Buttercream Cowl

It's been a while since I've posted, hasn't it? My life has gotten fairly busy... a good kind of busy, I promise! However, don't think I've abandoned my crochet pursuits. In fact, I have a brand new pattern to share with you right this minute! It's the Buttercream Cowl. It's available on Ravelry and Craftsy.



The Buttercream Cowl is a squishy delight that will warm you up in the fall and winter. It’s such fun to whip up a project so quickly with big, soft yarn and a large crochet hook. Pick out a cute button to showcase on this chunky, fun accessory.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rainy Sunday Knitters: The Best Cheerleaders a Girl Could Ask For

I am so very lucky to have such a loving and uplifting fiber group to visit each week. These ladies (some not pictured) have been so supportive of me as a friends and also through my whole book writing process. Recently, Toni and CJ worked to put together a lovely Ravelry post for our group. Thank you, RSK! You are all wonderful. And special thanks to Toni and CJ!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Nature's Gifts Crochet Book Giveaway Winner

It's that time! It's time to announce the winner of a signed copy of my first book, Nature's Gifts for Baby. The winner is...


Congratulations, Jordane! I'll be contacting you to get your contact information. Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for supporting me on social media.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Help The Crochet Crowd by Providing Closed Captioning

The Crochet Crowd has many free video tutorials that are beloved by crocheters the world over. However, they need our help to make the videos accessible to all and even more valuable. Here is an opportunity to do something nice for the crochet community by helping to provide closed captioning. Read all about it on their website to learn more.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Crochet on Prisma

Many of my friends have been having fun on the Prisma app lately. I wanted to get in on it, too! I had a hunch that crochet would look pretty cool through the filters, and I was right. Check it out below, then go experiment yourself.






Friday, August 12, 2016

Giveaway: My First Book, Nature's Gifts for Baby

I am still glowing over the recent publication of my first book, Nature's Gifts for Baby. From the conception of the idea to holding the finished book in my hand, the whole process took about two years. It is fabulously rewarding to see it in print.

Today, I'd like to celebrate with you by offering up a signed copy of the book for giveaway. Hook up these seven adorable projects yourself with your very own book! I'll even write whatever you want in it :p

See below for details on entering the giveaway.


To enter the giveaway, simply complete these two steps:

1 - Share this blog post (or a picture of my book cover) on any of the following social media platforms: Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

2 - Send an email to illuminatecrochet@gmail.com with the subject line "Book Giveaway" proving that you shared it. A link to your post or a screenshot of it would both work.

And guess what? This time, multiple shares count! You can send a separate entry email for each social media platform for more chances to win. This giveaway is open in all countries.

The deadline for entries is Monday, August 22nd 2016 at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced on Tuesday the 23rd. Now, get out there and share to win!