Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Amazing Designers

Hi my name is Tina and I am a pattern testing addict. Yes after testing a few patterns I am hooked. Its such a rush to work a designer's pattern, helping them find errors, misunderstandings and make their vision/written words into a beautiful crochet item.
 Some of the awesome designers I have tested for are

 Ruth Baldwin
I tested her "Wrap Around Baby Booties" for Boys or Girls

 Donna Knox@ Articles of a Domestic Goddess
I tested her "School Bus Hat Pattern" It was fun.
Candace Keckeisen
 I tested her "Spring Break Slouch"
and her "Swept Away Hat"

They are some amazing Designers. Check them out.
I have actually designed my very first crochet pattern. Will talk about it next time.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Should I or shouldn't I, That is the Question?

 Been on a crocheting binge for awhile now and have joined 1 or 2 or 8 crochet groups on fb. I am loving all the sharing and support with the exception of the harsh hardcore meanies that make a newbie feel like they are bothering them or stupid. Oh well the world is full of these hateful people. Another downfall of these groups is I now have another over whelming list of wanna do's . The life of a crochet(craft) addict has it's wannas, needas, gotta haves. Right? lol.

I have been lucky enough to become pattern tester for several awesome designers. It has been so much fun and a great learning experience too. And the best part I have made some wonderful friends because of it. Hope I can continue testing for them. Here are my finished test items.

 Great patterns from Great Designers.

 Now on to the
I have been contemplating opening an Esty shop off and on for awhile now, but haven't been brave enough to do it. But after I had 2 wonderful friends urge me to do so, I am seriously thinking about it. Will see.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Back to the drawing Board

Awhile back I started having problems with Google Chrome, something about my profile was corrupted, so after unsuccessfully trying find a solution I thought I had to delete my google account and start over. Sadly after I deleted and made another account it still didn't fix the problem. I have been unable get chrome to work after reinstalling, so I am afraid the problem might be my computer. I REALLY, REALLY, hate the thought that I might have to reformat my computer, so I am delaying and suffering with Firefox. So I appreciate your patience.

Now on to something more cheery. I have stepped back from jewelry making for alittle while now and have been on a crochet kick. Decided it was time to start using some of my yarn stash.Went thru a cowl stage, then fingerless mitts, hotpads and a few squares.

Even though I have always thought crochet baby things were cute, I really didn't have a desire to make any until 3 months back and I suddenly saw a pair of booties I wanted to  do. I picked out some yellow and pink yarn and went to work on them. After some trial and crocheter error I made 2 pair and I was so proud that they turned out descent.
My intuition must have kicked in cuz 2 weeks later my son called to tell me I was going to be a Grandma, that his gf of 3 yrs was pregnant. Crazy huh? We just found out earlier this month that it's 99% a boy. My son is so proud that he will have a son to carry on our family name and I am so excited to actually have a grandbaby.
So I am gathering baby patterns getting ready to crochet my fingers to the bone, Lol.

  Then  I joined several crochet groups on Fb and it's been a non stop crochet fest and pattern hoard.