July stash explosion, courtesy of Robyn Chachula

This post contains affiliate links. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I’ve been really trying to reduce my yarn stash this year.  But, you also know that I find giveaways very hard to resist – and I’m kinda lucky. So when I saw this giveaway on Robyn Chachula‘s blog, I … Read more

Year of Projects, Year 2: Ravellenics and Unveiling the Motif

This post contains affiliate links. This week I made progress towards two of my most challenging YOP goals. My sister and I were able to decide on a motif for my mom’s milestone birthday blanket. We both had a really hard time choosing a motif, so I made a hybrid.  My hybrid pattern uses the … Read more

Year of Projects, Year 2: Decisions

 This post contains affiliate links. This week,  I auditioned six more motifs for my mom’s milestone birthday blanket.  I made each sample with stash yarn, and I’m happy to report that I’m almost to the bottom of one of my plastic yarn tubs! This is my version of Duckbill Dalliance by Margaret MacInnis.  I like this … Read more

Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 3: Take measurements

(This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 3 Today’s Design Week theme is yarn.  Since I already selected my yarn on Day 1, I’m focusing on measurements today. When I’m making a project for myself, I usually take my own measurements.  But what about if … Read more