FO Friday: Seafoam Scarf

Some of my regular readers know that I love to participate in swaps.  There’s something fun about meeting a new fiber friend and who doesn’t love receiving a package in the mail? Right now, I’m participating in the International Scarf Swap‘s Wishlist Swap.  The main idea is to choose a scarf pattern from your partner’s Ravelry favorites and … Read more

Nativity

This post contains affiliate links. Growing up, I was fascinated with the Nativity scene my maternal grandmother would set up during the Christmas season, and I remember being eager to place the baby Jesus into the manger after midnight on Christmas Eve.  That Nativity set was the one physical object that I most associated with the … Read more

FO Friday: Brooklyn’s Baby Blanket

Way back in February, I learned my cousin had a newborn daughter via Facebook.  Her name is Brooklyn. (Yes, like me, my cousin was born in Brooklyn, but he hasn’t lived there for about 20 years). I decided to make her a baby blanket using some stash yarn.  I started with the motif from Frankie … Read more

Surmount the Stash – January Review

I completed some major (mostly top secret) crochet and knit projects in January, and even used up over 4,500 yards of yarn. Unfortunately, none of it was stash yarn.  Some of you that design for publication may know about yarn support.  This is the yarn that a designer is sent for free in order to … Read more

Brooklyn Jelly

  This post contains affiliate links. It’s amazing what you find out through Facebook.  For example, I had no idea my cousin’s wife was even pregnant until she posted pictures of her newborn, Brooklyn Sophia. Being of the old fashioned naming sort, I assumed that Brooklyn was an adjective describing Sophia.  (As in “born in … Read more