Monthly Archives: February 2014

Optimistic View – Live Event Hosted by Mikey


On March 16, 2014, I am hosting a live event in my town, Walkerton Ontario, called Optimistic View – Live! My role is to introduce guest speakers and keep the show moving forward. Tickets are available at participating local retailers … Continue reading

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Pattern Revealed… Button Up Cowl


In yesterday’s newsletter, I showed you a scarf that has created a wild pattern feeding frenzy! The pattern is called Button Up Neck Warmer Crochet Pattern. I crocheted up samples for The Crochet Crowd Cruises as this was one of … Continue reading

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Life is Too Short Not To Experiment


I feel like I am a cat sometimes. I have a need to explore and be curious. Diva Dan and I are on the polar opposites to a design I am working on right now. Personally, I think the design … Continue reading

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It’s Pretty ‘Unique’! It’s Lion Brand Unique Yarn


I was playing with a yarn called Unique by Lion Brand. The colour used in the scarf I crocheted was called Garden. Colour transitioning yarns are one of my favourite yarns to work with. The continual transitioning of colours feels … Continue reading

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Meet Mikey Live at Spinrite This Friday & Saturday


Live Shows are one of the best elements of my job. I like getting out from behind my computer and interacting with enthusiastic yarn artists like you. Join me at Spinrite Factory Outlet on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March … Continue reading

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Do You Struggle with Crochet Patterns & Colour?


I struggle with putting colours together due to myself wanting everything to match and follow a pattern. I really struggle with the entire concept. I saw this gorgeous scarf in a free pattern on RedHeart.com that was called Loops & … Continue reading

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It’s a Marvellous Mystery Crochet Project


Beginning soon is the first ever Mystery Crochet Project with Mikey. Behind the scenes, the project took about 3 days to complete. It is fun and really interesting how it all works together. This pattern is in cooperation with Red … Continue reading

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