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
Good Morning, Designers! Today, I'm going to share with you my favorite little secret about designing: how to get FREE LUXURY YARN! Most yarn manufacturers have Yarn Support available for designers. There are a few hoops to jump through, and you have to be good, but if you make the grade and do the legwork,… Continue reading How to get FREE luxury yarn!
Exciting news! Cascade approved my request for yarn support for the "Life on the Farm" project! They will be shipping me 15 skeins of the super-soft Cascade 220 Superwash in fourteen awesome colorways! Jet (1913), Charcoal (900), Silver Grey (1946), White (871), Camel (1961), Dark Ginger (858), Butterscotch (853), Sandalwood (876), Pink Ice (836), Burnt Orange (823), Pumpkin (822), Gold Fusion (263), Frosted Almond (228), Smoke Blue… Continue reading Life on the Farm – Part 2
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
These are the yarns I'm using for the 2018 Vintage Vixen Crochet-a-long!
The Craft Yarn Council has added a new yarn weight, Jumbo (7)
After mulitple froggings, I came up with this shape for the body, a modification of the basic egg shape...