Busy Work.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchases made from links contained herein. Time has lost all meaning. I haven’t driven my car since Monday, and then it was just over 2 miles round trip. Since days are all kinda blending together, I don’t mind that I am homeContinue reading “Busy Work.”

Free Pattern: Done-in-a-Day Knit Pillow

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchases made from the links contained herein. When I work on numerous large and long-term projects, or have a couple of finishing set-backs, I start itching to finish something I LIKE. I’m also trying to minimize the number of partial skeins IContinue reading “Free Pattern: Done-in-a-Day Knit Pillow”

Progress Report: Socks, Blanket.

Today was not the day I envisioned. The confluence of my allergies and lack of sleep was not a good combination for doing my normal activities. But the combination was good to hang about and work on my “Say Yes to Pie” (working title??) socks. I am going to do the heels together, so I’mContinue reading “Progress Report: Socks, Blanket.”

Free Pattern: Beginner Triangular Shawl.

Have Your Cake And Eat It Too. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchase made from links contained herein. Recently I taught a class called “Crochet Tips and Tricks”. A catchall class that covers yarn weights, materials, and preparation, hook sizes and materials, how to pick the rightContinue reading “Free Pattern: Beginner Triangular Shawl.”

Good Intentions

AKA: Failing at Resolutions. This isn’t all about how awful I’ve been at keeping my arbitrary resolutions, but merely a lament that I can’t do it all at once. 2020 was going to be MY YEAR. I have multiple crafting resolutions. I became active in one of the Stash Down groups on Ravelry that I’veContinue reading “Good Intentions”

Furls Streamline Swirl Hook Review

Disclaimer: All links unaffiliated. No compensation or product was provided for this review; opinions are my own. Back in February I purchased 3 Furls Hooks. The Streamline Wood, the Streamline Swirl, and the Odyssey. I reviewed the wood hook here. By and large, the I (5.5 mm) hook is my favorite size. I own halfContinue reading “Furls Streamline Swirl Hook Review”

The Plod

As a crafter, I go through fits and spurts of “excitement”. Mentally, the beginning and end of a project are the most compelling as the maker. The middle just plods along; particularly large projects. Right now, I have the beginnings of two baby blankets. I started one on Saturday, and one about an hour ago.Continue reading “The Plod”

Experimental Sock

This isn’t some avant-garde theater production or a “sock” for an appendage of a mythical creature. Its me using some new to me techniques in addition the old stand-by sock construction I frequently use. The yarn is from AT Haynes House Yarns, the Barefoot Base in “Pumpkin vs. Sweet Potato” and “You Say Yes?”. CanContinue reading “Experimental Sock”

Yarn Chicken

When I started the Alpha test phase of my Spring, Sprang, Sprung Cowl (small) I had little idea regarding the required yardage, merely a guesstimate. I could have taken careful weight measurements. I could have knit and unraveled a square and measured the length requirements for each yarn then extrapolated from there. Instead of doingContinue reading “Yarn Chicken”

New Yarn!!

This past week I’ve been working on the small version of the Spring, Sprang, Sprung Cowl. I think I’m going to leave this version with just the edge created by the pattern itself, since it’ll be so much smaller, I don’t think it will need the extra stability of the additional border. Now that I’mContinue reading “New Yarn!!”