• August 2018 KnitCrate Unboxing!

    The August KnitCrate yarn is so pretty!  I received a beautiful speckled colorway of URU Yarn Speckled Singles (called Undertow), and I am so excited to begin working on this month’s project! (as soon as I finish the project from last month…)

  • Yarn Review: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering – Multi & Kettle Dyed

    When I designed my Double Chevron Lace Scarf Pattern, I needed a warm, machine washable, fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition to highlight the lace pattern. I wanted the stitch pattern to shine. I didn’t want to use a multicolored yarn that would distract from the stitch pattern, but I didn’t exactly want a solid colored yarn, either. I decided to try Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in the Kettle Dyed Delphinium colorway, which seemed to be just what I was looking for. It was the perfect yarn for my scarf. In fact, I loved it so much that I bought several more skeins (and will probably buy more in…

  • October Choosing Yarn – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

    This month, I am trying a yarn I have never used before. Bernat Super Value is a worsted weight acrylic, similar in quality to , but a bit softer. I can’t wait to get started on this afghan so I can see what this yarn is like.