Announcing the Scraptastic Shawl(ette) with Crochet Button Spring Cleaning CAL!

If you’re like me, you are in a constant battle with your stash. My Scraptastic Shawlette with Crochet Button is the perfect stashbuster, and it can easily be resized from a small shawlette into a jumbo shawl. I made the sample with 500 yards of medium weight yarn, but you can use any type of … Read more

Par Avion

Earlier this week, I came home to this. I hadn’t recently ordered anything from Canada, so I was puzzled.  However, upon turning it over, I discovered the customs form. (In case you’re wondering, there’s almost nothing cooler than seeing the phrase “handknit socks” on a customs form when the temperatures are about 20 degrees below … Read more

Vogue Knitting Live 2014: Day 3 and Stash Musings

Today was the last day of Vogue Knitting Live, and I felt a bit under the weather (perhaps that cold shower yesterday was to blame).  I did actually take my obligatory pre-event picture, but I looked so grumpy that I decided not to post it.  I was wearing my All Weather Cowl (you know, the one … Read more

2013 Temperature Scarf: Lessons Learned

I’m excited to say that I did finish crocheting my temperature scarf this week.  The 113 remaining rows just flew by. I ended up using 8 different colorways for this project.   Four of the skeins (Dream in Color Classy in Spring Tickle and Happy Forest and madelinetosh tosh vintage in Fragrant and Cove) were purchased at … Read more

2013 in Review

Last week, I finished my last Year of Projects post of 2013 with a cliffhanger: how many more projects could I complete in 2013? I ended up finishing just one more project, a baby blanket for my cousin’s newborn.  (My cousin was in labor when I wrote the post, and has since delivered a healthy baby … Read more

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