Knit Socks on your Addi with NO Short Rows, Afterthought Heel, or Hand Knitting!

31 Oct

Here’s an easy way to knit socks on your Addi Pro Knitting Machine without short rows, afterthought heels, or hand knitting!

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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

Knitting Accessory Kit – Essential Tools – Product Review

19 Feb

This compact, inexpensive little set has everything you need for your knitting projects! Toss it in your knitting bag to have a wide selection of tools and notions at your fingertips, even when you are on the go.

This set is available here:
Bokit Knitting Accessory Kit – Basic Tools

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What is your favorite knitting or crochet tool?
Happy Yarning! 🙂

Knit Picks TRY IT Needle Set Review – Options Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles

30 Jan

Knit Picks Options Needles are my favorite knitting needles! See why in this video.


TRY IT Needle Set – Rainbow and Nickel

What are your favorite knitting needles?
Happy Yarning! 🙂

25% off of ANY book on Amazon.com – Top Rated Knitting and Crochet Books

12 Dec

Check out this awesome deal on Amazon.com!
“Take an Extra 25% Off Any Book: Use promo code BOOKDEAL25 at checkout to get an extra 25% off any book for a limited time (up to $10 discount). Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks.”

This code is good on any physical (not an ebook) book, but I always use these types of coupons on knitting and crochet books. 🙂 You can never have too many! It was so hard to choose just 10 to feature in this post. If it’s a book about yarn, it is almost always a good book. 😀

Customer Top-Rated Knitting and Crochet Books:

As always, don’t forget to read the “Terms and Conditions” for this coupon code. The promotion is valid for a limited time only, from December 11, 2014 at 5pm PST to December 14, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.

I learned to crochet at 7 years old with this book. It is one of the clearest learn-to-crochet books I have ever seen.

What is your favorite / most helpful knitting or crochet book?

Happy Yarning! 🙂

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Top 10 Cyber Monday Gift Picks for Yarn Lovers

1 Dec

I can’t believe it’s already December! Check out my top 10 favorite gift items for knitters and crocheters.

Mini Amigurumi Penguin – Scrap Yarn Project

15 Oct

Isn’t this little penguin so cute? He was made from some leftover fingering weight yarn. I used scraps of Knit Picks Stroll Brights in Vibrant Violet for the purple color.
mini amigurumi penguin crochet scrap sock yarn
Click here for the free crochet pattern.
Click here to see my project page on Ravelry.

Happy Yarning! 🙂

New Crochet Pattern Release – Super Easy Slipper Socks

11 Oct

slipper sock patternNew pattern release!

Our new slipper sock pattern has been released! We are very excited about this pattern. This pattern has been in the works for several months now. This sock is super stretchy and makes a great gift. It is now available here:

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/super-easy-slipper-socks—fits-ladies-shoe-sizes-4-10


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DIY Sock Blocker Tool Tutorial

18 Aug

Here is an inexpensive way to make your own sock blockers!  These are indispensable tools to the sock knitter or crocheter.  Sock Blockers are used to fine-tune the shape of a handmade pair of socks.

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