Today I'm taking a look at my favorite Wool blends that combine Wool with manmade fibers. Wool 101: Some people use the word "wool" to describe all yarns, or all animal fibers. But true wool only comes from sheep! Wool is sorted into grades, with the highest grade (longest staple) wool being Merino Wool. … Continue reading Best Wool Blends
Today's post is the first in a series about my favorite yarns. I'm going through my scrap bin to revisit some of my favorite projects and write (hopefully) helpful reviews about the yarns used! Come back soon for the rest of the series! When I get a new yarn I love, I fill out a… Continue reading Best Cotton Yarns
Scrubby Yarn makes wonderful dishcloths and bath toys, but it can be tricky to work with! Here are some Tips & Tricks: Red Heart Scrubby Yarn My number one problem when working with scrubby yarn is that I can't see my crochet stitches! Here are a tricks I've learned to help: Use a larger hook! The… Continue reading Scrubby Yarn
I've noticed that lighter weight yarns have a consistent thickness whether working with luxury natural yarns or inexpensive acrylic. But Bulky luxury yarn works up much smaller than Bulky acrylic yarn. For example,
Those of us who grew up with sewing mothers understand about sewing sheers. They are NOT to be used for construction paper projects, Barbie hairstyling, or cutting your own bangs. (Been there, done that!)
I'm on a family road trip this weekend. Naturally, I brought a crafty project along to keep busy in the car. I'm working on Hester Hedgehog, a special creation for my godson. Crochet on the Go Kit Smallest current project & its yarn 1 crochet hook Tiny Scissors with a sheath Yarn Needle All this… Continue reading Crochet on the Go!
The Craft Yarn Council has added a new yarn weight, Jumbo (7)
"Periwinkle Flower Garden" About the Quilt: I fell in love with Moda's Meadowbloom fabrics and snatched up a layer cake as soon as my favorite quilt shop got them in stock! I paired the layer cake with a new template - the Periwinkle (Kite) shape that gives this pattern its name! The Periwinkle Template is… Continue reading Periwinkle Flower Garden – Part 1