Pom-Pom Wreath

As a knitter, crocheter, and spinner, I constantly find myself with odds and ends of yarn. I guess I could throw out all those little pieces, but my pragmatic side doesn’t want it to just go into a landfill. As a parent, I’m always looking for ideas to occupy the kids: without screens. My sonContinue reading “Pom-Pom Wreath”

Year of Projects: Week 14

This week I’m back on my usual machine. I had my iPad last week, but the keyboard case decided it wasn’t going to work and my son was using it for school from 8:40-2:00 daily. Which means I will RESPOND to the other YOP posts instead of just reading them. Yippie! I am still pluggingContinue reading “Year of Projects: Week 14”

Addition and Subtraction

I’m not TRYING to grow my stash. I swear! It’s just… I can spend money faster than I can knit or crochet. And the pretties… they CALL to me! We stayed in Williamsburg last week, we had an outdoor wedding to attend last weekend, and my in-laws had a bunch of timeshare they needed toContinue reading “Addition and Subtraction”

Making Progress

I belong to a stash down group on Ravelry, and they periodically do short events, in addition to their super long-term goal of using up stash. I’m currently working through a “dash” that started the end of July and runs through mid-October. The premise is that you add a bunch of projects and yarn toContinue reading “Making Progress”

Free Pattern: 2-Row Granny Triangle Bunting

Have you been trying to figure out what to do with all your short (3-5 yard) leftover fingering weight yarn bits? Look no further! This 2-Row Crochet Granny Triangle only needs a few yards PER triangle! You can make your bunting any length and use as many (or as few) colors as you want. Inspiration:Continue reading “Free Pattern: 2-Row Granny Triangle Bunting”

Pookie

The Owlbear Snuggle Beast Worlds Collide I’m pretty new to actually playing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). During my last D&D session, my adventuring party was given a slightly magical Owlbear Snuggle Beast by an NPC (non-player character). When the DM (Dungeon Master) put up a (picture of a) vinyl figurine of the Owlbear, I nearlyContinue reading “Pookie”

Free Project: Yarn-on-a-Stick

I’m engaged in a constant quest to use up odds and ends of yarn and subtly get my kids into fiber arts. We read “10-Minute Yarn Projects” by Sarah L. Schutte and were inspired by the “Stick To It!” project. We accessed the e-book via my daughter’s elementary school library and their partnership with Capstone.Continue reading “Free Project: Yarn-on-a-Stick”

Spring Sprang Sprung

FINALLY! I published this design. After months agonizing that the formatting and photos were JUST RIGHT, I said “Its time”. Even if the photos aren’t perfect. About the Design This year has been dedicated to mindful stash reduction. I have a modest stash, but it overflows the space I have allocated for it. Being anContinue reading “Spring Sprang Sprung”

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”