Halloween Skull Shawl

I couldn’t resist crocheting Maryetta Roy’s Lost Souls Skull Shawl! It was such an easy and fun project!  My pattern notes are here. Universal Yarn Uptown DK is 100% acrylic and was very easy to work with and super soft. Conveniently machine washable and dryable as well. I don’t do costumes, so this one is…

Crocheted Pattern Weights

I was between test knitting projects so I crocheted these pattern weights. I used the pattern Crocheted Metal Washer Pattern Weights by Haley Pierson-Cox. My pattern notes are here. For those who don’t know what pattern weights are, they are used to hold down a paper pattern on top of the fabric you’re wanting to…

Last Minute Gifts FSOT

For Ravelry folks out there, I have some ready-made gifts that are available for sale or trade (“FSOT”). All details and trade values (“TV”) are in the project description. My trade info is here (for Ravelry members only). The 60s Called and Wants Its Cowl Back Vignoble Caesious Koigu Prince Charming Headband Jack in the…

Fabulous Hacks & Tips from Indie Designers (a collection from SpaceCadet Yarns)

I received a cool little e-book (and it’s free!) from Stephanie of SpaceCadet Yarn, an Indie dyer herself! The very descriptive title of it is: The SpaceCadet’s Collection of Fabulous Hacks & Tips for Knitting and Crochet from Awesome Indie Designers. She compiled these knitting and crochet tips for her email subscribers. It’s nicely laid…

No More Tears

Thank you, Ozzy Osbourne, for this week’s blog title. It’s true, though. No more tears . . . over tangled yarn. Really. As you’d expect, there’s a story leading up to this. One evening many months ago, I was winding a beautiful skein of 100% cashmere with the use of my umbrella swift*. I was thinking I’d use…

Welcome to the 21st Century…

…so I decided to start a blog. Here’s my first entry! I am an avid knitter (ask my husband) and some-times crocheter. I usually purchase pretty skeins of yarn that I see in the yarn shops. The fun begins when I match them up with the perfect pattern that will bring out the best qualities…