2012 Year in Review: Frog Fest!

I’m not the type of crocheter (or knitter) who feels the need to complete every project I start.  Sometimes I start a project for stress relief, other times I make a bad yarn choice, and then there are times when the project just isn’t really something I want to work on anymore. Today, I’m celebrating … Read more

Year of Projects, Year 2: Spinning, Take 1

This post contains affiliate links. I had a bit of a cliffhanger in my last Year of Projects update (you might have missed it since it was hidden between pictures of yarn): would I be able to take the Basic Dropspindling class at the North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival? It turns out that there was room for … Read more

Year of Projects, Year 2: Sock saga and yarn haul

My first pair of knit socks seem to be drama queens.  Not only did they demand to be restarted several times for various reasons, but then they broke this perfectly good bamboo needles after just one day of use. I bought these on Wednesday night after work because the small sized metal needles were really … Read more

Competitive stashbusting

This post contains affiliate links. My focus since Friday has been on busting stash with Ravellenic Games projects.  So far, I’ve made a lot of progress towards finishing another ribbed beanie for my Holiday Stashdown Challenge. I’m using two strands of Moda Dea Tweedle Dee, a discontinued, self-striping, bulky yarn, and size 15 circular needles.  This will … 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

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