Yarn Review: Knit Picks Brava

29 Aug

I love Knit Picks Brava. In fact, I have used over 40 skeins of it in the past 2 years!


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How to Make a Knitted Bow on an Addi Express Pro Knitting Machine

14 May

Make these cute bows to dress up hats, bags, scarves, or headbands. They can also be applied to a french barrette or alligator clip for an adorable hairbow.

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

14 Apr

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 the future). So here’s my review of the Knit Picks Hawthorne Yarn. Continue reading

12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge – Year In Review

9 Jan

My 2015 “12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge” is finished! Let’s revisit the year’s afghan projects.


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Finished December Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

31 Dec

My December afghan is finished! I am so excited to be finished with the challenge!
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December Choosing Yarn – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

22 Dec

For my December Afghan, I am finally using my favorite colorway of Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn.

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Finished October Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

31 Oct

I had so much fun making this afghan! This design was inspired by the “Trip Around the World” quilt pattern.

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October Update – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

15 Oct

I am using Bernat Super Value yarn to crochet my Granny Square creation!

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October Choosing Yarn – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

2 Oct

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

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Finished August Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

31 Aug

I made this polka dot afghan in chocolate brown and light purple, but it would look great in other colors as well.

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