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

FO Friday: We now return to our regularly scheduled blog post

Last week, I had a technical problem on my blog and I didn’t get to share two finished projects that I’m pretty excited about. I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m the sponsor for Crochetlist‘s June charity challenge.  I’m organizing a collection of pet blankets that will be donated to Bideawee for Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month.  I’ve … Read more

Vacation yarn haul and LYS review: Philadelphia, PA

View Larger Map Last week, I took my dream vacation and spent a few days at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA.  The main purpose of the vacation was to relax, enjoy the silence, (wait, what is this?  some kind of retro pop music playlist??), spend some time outdoors, and live an unscheduled life, and what’s … Read more

Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 1: Choose a stitch pattern and yarn

This post contains affiliate links. (This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 1 (Note to my readers who don’t knit: Even though my Design Week project is a knit, the steps I’ll walk through are common to knitting and crochet, and I’ll … Read more

F.O. Friday and I Love Yarn Day!

Happy Friday everyone!  I’ve been thinking for a while about how to celebrate I Love Yarn Day, since I first read about it on the Craft Yarn Council website.  The CYC has several suggestions about what to do to celebrate (and several projects from famous designers, too!). My post for today is a celebration of … Read more

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