Tag: yarn

Can I Use a Different Weight Yarn for My Project?

Have you ever found a project you love, but you don’t love the yarn they use and you wonder, “Can I substitute that for a different weight yarn?” The quick, one word answer is no. BUT, there are a few small instances where you can […]

How to Budget for Yarn Purchases

Do you budget for yarn – or does your yarn spending feel out of control at times? Have you put yourself on a yarn diet only to break it after a month? Whether you’re on a limited income, or you’re just ready to cut back […]

Go Knit Yourself Yarn Review

Normally my monthly interview & reviews feature industry crochet designers. Today I want to introduce you to someone I met recently. Melanie is the founder of Go Knit Yourself – which makes “sustainable yarns for a cozier world.” While she has done some design work, I decided […]

My Top 5 Yarns Dream List Roundup

Do you every build dream lists? Things you’d love to buy someday. I have one many of those kinds of lists. One of them is a dream board of yarns I would someday love to design patterns with. I decided to pick my top 5 […]

My Mother Understands My Yarn “Issues”

Winner of Thursday’s giveaway is…….Tami Dragon. As I think back to all my mother has taught me, I am reminded of just how dedicated she was to her children. Her second greatest accomplishment (in my opinion) was teaching me to crochet. ;)  As I began […]

Yarn Addiction?

How many can relate to this?  I know I can!!! Photo used with permission from knituition.blogspot.com It’s Friday!  Hope you all have a great weekend.  I’ll have a new FREE pattern to release on Monday morning. Happy Crocheting!

Yarn Diet………FAIL!!!

Ok, I admit it, I’m not really good at diets.  Especially ones that involved giving up something I love. LOL  So, I’m trying not to think of this as starving myself of more beautiful yarn out there, but to use some of the beautiful yarn […]


Ok, most of you know I have a yarn hoarding problem.  I’m working on it….really, I am!  I’m trying really hard not to buy any yarn.  I even went out and invested in clear tubs so I could better see what I already have.  (I […]

>Spring Cleaning Surprises

>I’ve been in the mood to destash lately.  Major destashing!  We have a pretty small house (about 1400 sq.ft).  That may not sound small, but we have 6 children.  We’ve contemplated moving, so we can have one more bedroom for the girls, but there’s just […]

>At The End of My Rope

>I’m at the end of my rope!  Literally, . . . . and figuratively!  This ALWAYS happens to me!!!  By always I mean about 8 times out of 10.  That’s not very good odds.  This is why my stash will never go down!!!  Hubby always just […]