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…

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…