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2019 Sweater School

2019 Sweater School During Christmas break, when my husband was off of school (he's a science teacher AND getting his Masters in Education) and the kids were on a break from homeschool, I indulged in movie watching. Loads of movie watching. For Christmas, the kids got video games and more controllers for the PS4. So… Continue reading 2019 Sweater School

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Free Patterns, Recent, Yarn Journal

Free Pattern: Dove and Peacock Chemo Caps

Dove and Peacock Chemo Caps These hats were designed exclusively for The Dancing Sheep Yarn & Fiber. Our hope is that many of you will crochet hats for our sisters struggling with cancer and wrap them up in love and hope by this simple act. Charlotte says some women are doves, some women are peacocks.… Continue reading Free Pattern: Dove and Peacock Chemo Caps

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Do you Dream in Color? In Yarn Color that is…

Look at that girl! Do you see that obsessed look in her eyes? THAT is someone who loves yarn. I appreciate yarn for every reason there is. I love cheap yarn, expensive yarn; the soft, the gritty; bulky and fine weights; yarn I spun myself and decades-old yarn stashed in storage. I love it all. Cheap yarn:… Continue reading Do you Dream in Color? In Yarn Color that is…

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Psst… Crochet. Pass it on.

In case you haven't caught on, I'll just tell you straight up - I love teaching crochet. And I will admit - I love getting paid... cuz I do love eating, heating my home, and... wait, who am I kidding? I pretty much get paid in yarn! But way above and beyond the practical payback, I LOVE… Continue reading Psst… Crochet. Pass it on.

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Choosing the Right Crochet Hook (when buying knitting biased yarn)

Most skeins of yarn have both a suggested knitting needle and crochet hook size on their label. Sometimes there is only a needle size given, and crochet hooks are left out in the cold. What is a crochet girl (or dude) to do? There are a few things you can do: #1 Scream "Crocheting ROCKS!"… Continue reading Choosing the Right Crochet Hook (when buying knitting biased yarn)