Knit & Crochet, Tools & Materials

Best Cotton Yarns

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

How-Tos, Knit & Crochet

How to get FREE luxury yarn!

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!

Amigurumi, Madeline's Menagerie

Life on the Farm – Part 2

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

How-Tos, Knit & Crochet, Tools & Materials

Scrubby Yarn

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

Afghans & Knit Blankets, Crochet-a-long 2018, Knit & Crochet, My Patterns

2018 Vintage Vixen CAL: Materials

These are the yarns I'm using for the 2018 Vintage Vixen Crochet-a-long!

Tools & Materials

Jumbo Yarn

The Craft Yarn Council has added a new yarn weight, Jumbo (7)

Amigurumi, Knit & Crochet, Madeline's Menagerie, My Patterns

WIP: Giant Panda

After mulitple froggings, I came up with this shape for the body, a modification of the basic egg shape...