A weekend retreat

5 inch squares "homework"

This weekend, I’m going on a retreat. A crochet retreat, to be specific, just an hour and a half from home. It sort of snuck up on me, and now it’s almost here. 3 days of yarn, friends, and crochet classes – taught by Dora Ohrenstein! Yes, THE Dora Ohrenstein! Exciting, right? It’s all through my local crochet guild chapter. Everyone is bringing snacks … Continue reading →

LYS Review – The Nook in Lisle IL (part 2)

The work room at the Nook

A little while ago, I told you a lot about my LYS, the Nook in Lisle IL.  That post sort of kept growing and growing, until I found I had written too much and hadn’t even mentioned yarn yet! I decided to keep all the yarnie goodness for this 2nd post. The Nook has two owners, Tina and Kitty, both … Continue reading →

LYS Review – The Nook in Lisle IL (part 1)

Yarn bombed car

I’ve learned, over this last year, that a great LYS can be so much more than a place to buy yarn. It’s a home away from home, a place for fun, friends, advice of all kinds, and that warm fuzzy feeling that you just belong. It’s like the line from Cheers – “where everybody knows your name.” At least, that’s … Continue reading →