Recent, Yarn Journal

Sweater #2 for The Firefly Hook’s “Sweater School”

2019 Sweater School Sweater #2 This sweater brought me some serious joy. I loved learning how to make the rounded yoke (which for garment newbies is the shaped pattern piece, in this case around the neck and shoulders). The stitch pattern was interesting enough to keep things fun, but not so complicated that I had… Continue reading Sweater #2 for The Firefly Hook’s “Sweater School”

Recent, Yarn Journal

Sweater #1 for The Firefly Hook’s “Sweater School”

2019 Sweater School Sweater #1 My sweater journey began a few years ago. I had just completed my first gig with Leisure Arts Vests: The Long and Short. These garments were right within my skill level because... no sleeves. And vests have simple shaping as well. I wanted to grow in my garment skills, so… Continue reading Sweater #1 for The Firefly Hook’s “Sweater School”

Recent, Yarn Journal

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

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

Recent, Yarn Journal

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…