Category Archives: yarn

Knitting Needles and Tools Reviewed


This is a very informative article.  I do believe that if you do your homework, it will definitely be to your advantage when working with different types of yarn. “Much of the mystery of splitty yarns lies not in the yarn but … Continue reading

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How to Find Time to Knit & Finish In-Progress Knitting (and/or crochet) Projects


I know, I don’t make enough time and/or effort . . . This is a fabulous article!!!  The number one tip:  STOP BUYING NEW YARN! My second favorite . . . 3.  Frog the projects you’re not into. Please, follow … Continue reading

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My First Attempt at Knitting a Sweater! (Progress)


I am pretty excited about this project!  My first attempt at something wearable.  I was a good girl and made a swatch first.  😛 Free Knitting Pattern: Classic Sparkling Sweater Lion Brand® Vanna’s Sequins Pattern #: L20329 Rating: 5.0 (based on 1 review) … Continue reading

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Progress: Knitting a Blanket of Many Colors


I believe my Blanket is about 3/4’s of the way done.  I am somewhat surprised at the progress I have made, and then wonder, why???  Haha…I have been on vacation all this last week.  Many more hours to devote to … Continue reading

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Knitting, a blanket of many colors!


Knitting, a blanket of many colors!.  Just sharing some photos I posted today on my facebook page.  I really need to use up my cotton yarn stash.  I  r e a l l y  love cotton yarn, as my stash … Continue reading

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Knitting ~ The Lucky Scarf – And Thank You Hat


The Lucky Scarf – a free pattern.  I love this pattern so much!  It really doesn’t show it’s true personality until it’s blocked. Next up, the Thank You Hat, which I found at WHIT’S KNITS: THANK YOU HATS  I chose … Continue reading

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I Want ALL the Yarn! ♥


via Karma – YouTube.  Norah Gaughan describes Karma, one of Berroco’s new yarns for Spring 2013.  It’s only 32 seconds long.  You’ve got that, dont’ you??? “Dyed in a range of softly shaded hues, the intriguing mesh construction of this … Continue reading

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Easiest Shawl Pattern. Ever.


The easiest shawl.  Ever.  Really!   Now, I am trying it with a very different kind of yarn.  This is Nashua Handknits ‘Zinnia’ in Magenta.  It is a wonderful, squishy Cotton blend yarn.  It is not unlike a Bouclé yarn.  But, not quite … Continue reading

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Finished (Destash) Project . . . Crochet Throw


I guess I took my sweet time with this one . . . but, here ya go: I hope everyone has had a splendid Easter Sunday . . . we’ll be hanging out with family later on today.  

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Adventures in Yarntopia . . .


I have been diligently working on a new shawl/triangle scarf.  It is nearly finished!  But I can’t show it to you until then. It rests on the edge of the dining table in between working sessions.  My five year-old grandson … Continue reading

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