Yarn and Other Delights

I've been so busy over the last few months, I've barely had time to breath let alone think about putting two coherent thoughts together. One thing I've been doing - crocheting. This weekend I went to a huge sale at Herrschners. It was LOVELY. Yes I know it was shopping but I got to look … Continue reading Yarn and Other Delights

Open for Business.

I took the plunge today and started my shop on my website. This is an exciting step for me. I'm able to offer discounts and sales more easily than anywhere else. Right now there's only a few items listed. I've got two book series listed for sale and a few crochet patterns which can be … Continue reading Open for Business.

Creating Patterns

The way my brain works often surprises me.  With my daughter moving, I took a friend to her (who doesn't drive) and waited while this friend helped my daughter pack.  Since my daughter lives in an upstairs apartment, this meant I was stuck in my car for several hours. I'm rarely bored because I always … Continue reading Creating Patterns


Seven crochet patterns have been published!  I'm thrilled to have finally had time to get them out.  These have been on my todo list for quite some time. I was off work yesterday and was going to do it then but I've got upper respiratory crud on top of my gout flaring.  I slept most … Continue reading Progress!

Collection of Four Scarves – Goodreads Giveaway!

I'm a crochet nut.  It is one of my favorite relaxing things to do.  In the last year or so, I've combined my love of crocheting with my love of writing and have published a number of projects.  In one book - I've gathered up four patterns for scarves.  I'm giving away three copies of … Continue reading Collection of Four Scarves – Goodreads Giveaway!


Today is going to be another rest and relax day.  Tomorrow starts another stressful week with lots of meetings, faculty, students, and people in and out of my office.  I'll probably have more people in my office in a half a day than I did all summer.I'm working on a crochet pattern and plan to … Continue reading R&R

Mother’s Day

It's mother's day and all my kids are out of state.  I'm okay with that.  For one thing, they were home last weekend. Yesterday Ken and I went to a yarn shop Vicki discovered.  It was an interesting experience in that I was lucky to be able to get in the store.  There was a … Continue reading Mother’s Day

Second Day for Crocheting

Vicki went to work this morning leaving me at her apartment.  I worked on a trivet for her.  The concept of the pattern was pretty and nice.  The execution of the pattern - miserable.  I liked the technique was good but the pattern was poorly written.  I had to read sections multiple times. She came … Continue reading Second Day for Crocheting

More Crochet Patterns Published

Lacy Length, Light and Lacy, Fiesta Throw and Drunken Doubles are all individual crochet patterns I created and published yesterday.  To create a hard copy, I put Woven Winter Scarf with Drunken Doubles, Lacy Length, and Light and Lacy to create Collection of Four Scarves.There are links to all of them on my website:  http://eileentroemel.weebly.com/publications.html The … Continue reading More Crochet Patterns Published

New Crochet Patterns

Vicki has been encouraging me to put my crochet patterns up for sale.  It makes sense.  I make up the patterns and then I forget them.  This forces me to write them down and document them so when someone says they like something I can easily (I hope) create the item again.Dish Towel with Hanger: … Continue reading New Crochet Patterns