Announcing the 2020 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along!

The Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along is the fifth and final crochet along of 2020 hosted in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups. It’s also our sixth annual Holiday Stashdown CAL! We’ve brought together twenty-six of your favorite crochet designers to bring you free crochet patterns for handmade holiday gift ideas, decorations, and wrap. Join us to … Read more

Announcing the Second Annual Halloween Crochet Along!

The Halloween Crochet Along is the fourth crochet along of 2020 hosted in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups. It’s also our second annual Halloween CAL! We’ve brought together ten of your favorite crochet designers to bring you free crochet patterns for  Halloween-themed projects including decorations, toys, costume elements, and more. Join us to make spooky Halloween projects … Read more

Announcing the Christmas in July Make Along!

I’ve teamed up with 30 other bloggers for the second annual Christmas in July Make Along! We’re bringing you a month full of free patterns to kick start the handmade holiday season — including crochet, knitting, sewing, and craft projects. There’s something new to make every day in July, and you can also enter to … Read more

Announcing the 2019 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along!

The Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along is the fifth annual year-end crochet along hosted in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups. We’ve brought together a record-breaking twenty-one of the top crochet designers out there to bring you free crochet patterns for winter holiday gifts and decorations. Fourteen of our favorite companies are providing prizes for … Read more

Knitter’s Pride Nova Cubics Platina Interchangeable Knitting Needles review

Shortly after I first started knitting in 2010, I fell in love with metal circular needles. I found them so much easier to knit with than almost any other type of needle. This post contains affiliate links. But then, in 2013, I adopted these two cuties. You may remember that it wasn’t so cute when … Read more