How to use "Woodchips" of time to enjoy hobbies -- My Workbasket

Finding Time in the Woodchips- Fitting a Hobby into a Busy Life

I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned (probably many times) that I grew up in a crafty family, or at least surrounded by crafty females. I remember at a young age reading a story in a craft magazine that has really stuck with me. Keeping in mind that I may not have even been double digits…

Free crochet pattern for this puff stitch cowl, WITH stitch tutorial video-- From My Workbasket

The Puffy Cowl- Another Single Skein Project using the Puff Stitch

I love single skein projects. I do. If a publisher approached me and said: “Alicia, we want you to design a book!” I’d say “Can it be single skein projects?!?!?!” (Hint hint to any publishers out there.) Well, of course, that’s if they specified YARN specific book, otherwise, I’d do a book with a bit…

A 1931 image of the Hit-or-Miss block, perhaps the original granny square! -- My Workbasket

1931 “Hit or Miss” Block, the Original Granny Square

I’m having a snow day here and what a lovely snow day it is! Just enough snow to be pretty but worth canceling appointments, and the mailman brought a recent eBay score, 10 Needlecraft magazines from the  1930s. So I’m sipping coffee (will switch to hot tea after this cup) and flipping through my newest…

A wonderful tea cozy made by a reader! -- My Workbasket

Heather’s Hygge Tea Cozy

Recently my friend Heather, who reads this site and is learning to crochet, completed this tea cozy! She used the basic design of the Hygge Hat, and the ribbed stitch from the CAL (which she participated in and finished) and she completed this great tea cozy! She said she did two panels, 35 stitches each,…