Mermaid Tail Scarf

Ever since I was a kid, I have been fascinated with mermaids. My father, a Navy man and seafarer from way back, used to tell me old sea stories about sea monsters and mermaids. The first time I saw a manatee, my father was ready with a story[…]

My crochet beginnings go all the way back to 1972, when my mother first set out to teach me to crochet.  It did not go very well, I have to admit.  My mother didn’t have a lot of patience for my fumbling and I became easily frustrated.  Two[…]

I had a skein of Red Heart Peacock ombre yarn left over from another project, so I decided to do something with it. I had a little time to kill and a G hook on the table…and…well, this is the result. It’s a very simple pattern and makes[…]

There was a long period of time during which all my friends were having babies. Since I love to crochet, I decided that they would all receive a nice baby afghan from me, the future Auntie Trish. I first made this afghan in blue, for a friend at[…]

Here at Stately Wilson Manor, we share our house with seven cats. They come in all sizes and descriptions and they are like my children. With seven cats in residence, it sometimes becomes difficult for them to get some privacy. To remedy this problem, we have deployed what[…]

Sunny Daze Shawl

I’ve always loved bright, happy colors, so when I set out to design this shawl, I chose the happiest color I could imagine: the color of the sun. It is worked in four gradient shades of yellow and in two simple stitches: Double crochet and V-stitch. This shawl[…]