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 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 

>Yarn Bombing Basics & Pics

> Ok, I did a post the other day about my opinions on the pros and cons of yarn bombing. (click here for post)  Some made comments that they didn’t know what it was, so I thought I would shed some light on the subject. According to 

>A Tale of Two Yarns – 2KCBWDAY1

>I’ve decided to take part in the 2nd Annual Knitting/Crochet Blog Week.  This is going to be a stretch for me because, as most of you know, I don’t blog daily.  I’ve been wanting to do more blogging, and eskimimi has picked the topics, so 

>My Yarn Diet

>My goal for 2011 was to use up as much of my yarn stash as possible . . . without adding to it.  I told my hubby its my yarn diet.  Let’s just say it hasn’t been going very well.  I started out great by organizing my