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Between the Lines now available!

My new scarf pattern is finished, and I’m working on getting it posted at Etsy and Ravelry and here as well. It’s my oldest daughter’s birthday today, so I’ve been taking time out for the festivities. I’ll update this post when I’ve got it posted everywhere. In the meantime, here’s a pretty pic:


Thanks so much to Tracie at The Crochet Studio for testing for me again!

Update: It’s now posted for sale on Ravelry, on Etsy, and right here at the site.

Another Etsyversary Moment.

One year from my very first sale, I’ve sold 230 items on Etsy. That’s a hell of a thing, isn’t it? I’m shocked, and pleased beyond belief. I seem to have wound up focusing on patterns, which wasn’t my original intention, but I’m thrilled with the way that it’s working out. I love doing this. I love it more than I can quite explain, although the fact that I get up an hour early every morning to make time for it might be a reliable indicator. Heh. But seriously? For me there’s nothing quite like it in the world.

It’s going to be another great year. Thanks, y’all.

Squaring the Spiral Dishcloth

Now Available!


If you’d rather use Etsy than the Ravelry download, you can also find the pattern in my Etsy shop over there in the sidebar. The finished dishcloth looks like this:


Spirals and dishcloths are two of my very favorite things, and I couldn’t resist the urge to combine them. I have to say that I’m pretty happy with the result!

I’d like to extend a huge thank-you to Tracie at The Crochet Studio for testing this pattern for me. Any errors that might still be lurking are there despite her attempts to straighten me out. 🙂 Also, I’d like to note that she’s also got a pattern out in the last few days that I was lucky enough to get to test for her: Sunny Picots Coaster. It’s beautifully written, easy to follow, and the finished coaster is stunning.

I’d also like to thank all of you. Designs need crocheters to bring them to life. Your support also means that I can justify doing something that I absolutely love. Thank you. 🙂

And now I’m off to celebrate by working on the next one, lol. Good night!

A little anniversary.

A year ago today, I listed my first item on Etsy.

I could wax rhapsodic over everything that’s happened since I took a deep breath and hit that button to put that first item live (where ohmygoodness someone might see it and buy it and what then?), but it seems more a time for celebration than introspection.

I think I’ll have a sale. *grin*

Thank you!

Had a great first few days for the new pattern. Yay!

I’m into my regular workweek now, so a bit scarce the next few days. As soon as I get a chance, though, I need to take some fresh pictures of fresh works-in-progress, because it’s been too long since we’ve had a picture post around here. I’ve got a lovely drop-stitch scarf on the needles, I’m knitting dishcloths, and I’m trying to decide what to add to the list now that the blanket projects have been put away for the summer. Hmmmmm….


Well, the pattern is out there. Now the breath-holding until (hopefully) someone buys it and likes it. I always find this part of the thing rather nerve-wracking.

Other than that there’s not a lot happening in crochet-land just now. I was hoping that I’d get a chance to work on the new dishcloth today, but the kids are acting possessed. So I should probably find something to clean instead. And tomorrow it’s back to work. Um, yay? LOL.

A drive-by blogging.

I think I just developed a total blog crush on Fleegle.


Too exciting! (Updated!)

My patterns are now available for sale as Ravelry downloads! Yay!

If you’re on Ravelry, you can grab them there, I’m neatlytangled and the store is ‘Neatly Tangled Designs.’ If you’re not, I’m hoping to get buttons up here by the end of the day. I’ll update when I’ve managed to get it done. I’d hold off announcing it all if I weren’t so excited! LOL.

Updated: They’re up! You can find them using the patterns tab above, or here:

Bird of a Color
Little Birds in Their Nests

About the ads.

Thought I’d give it a try, because I figure the best that can happen is that they bring in a little sorely needed cash, and the worst that can happen is that they are problematic enough in one way or another that I have to take them down. They’re set so that nothing “not safe for work” should show up. If you see anything objectionable, drop me a line (neatlytangled at gmail dot com). I’ve got the thing set to run without my interference, since I’m not at my computer all day to be able to babysit it.

We’ll see how it goes.

The great destash of ’08. All sold! Thanks so much!

At least, this better be the only one! LOL. Actually, it’s kind of nice to sort out what you know you’re not likely to use every once in a while. Makes you feel lighter, somehow. 🙂

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