Tutorial – Why Continuous Rounds Shift

Stripe with adjustment for shift - StitchesNScraps.com

Yesterday, we looked at crocheting in continuous rounds and using a running stitch marker. The stitch marker shows clearly that the first stitch of the round shifts slightly to the right (or left, if you’re left handed)¬†with each round. Why does this happen? Let’s look at the way the stitches are lined up in the middle of this swatch. If … Continue reading →

A very last minute change of plans

my binder for the Knit and Crochet Show

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I’m heading out to San Diego for the Knit and Crochet show. I can’t believe it’s finally here! I’ve been looking forward to this for months. As you may remember, I had made this overly complicated but totally “me” binder to put all my important info in. I had filled it with receipts and information … Continue reading →

It may be cheating, but…

Let’s face it, I’m not a professional photographer, nor do I have any desire to become one. Yet when I first started scrapbooking, I found myself with the need to capture every moment of every vacation on camera…perfectly. I drove myself and my husband nuts trying to get the perfect shot of every monument, museum, and memorial that we passed, … Continue reading →