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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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Tutorial: Winding a Ball of Yarn

It is easy to assume everyone knows what you know. Especially when something comes naturally or you've been doing it for so long it has become second nature. I love teaching crochet classes, and the interaction with each stage of crochet reminds me that what is at first difficult or confusing can quickly become habitual. … Continue reading Tutorial: Winding a Ball of Yarn

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Creating a Handkerchief Scarf in Lovely Malabrigo Wool

Yes. This is the yarn that attacked me. But I won, remember? I saw this yarn at the Dancing Sheep and knew I had to have it. If you don't love Malabrigo yarn, it just means you need to be introduced. They know how to spin wool. It's incredible stuff to work with, and it… Continue reading Creating a Handkerchief Scarf in Lovely Malabrigo Wool

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Dancing Sheep Yarn & Fiber (and why I love local yarn)

There’s somewhere I need to bring you… Here we are outside the door to one of my favorite places in Casper, WY and one of my favorite places in the world (I’ve been to 12 countries, so that’s sayin’ something!). Creative anticipation runs wild as I put my hands on the bars (see the one… Continue reading Dancing Sheep Yarn & Fiber (and why I love local yarn)

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Consider the Drape: Lessons in choosing the right yarn for your project.

                  In the crochet world, there are so many projects to choose from, and so many patterns and choices of fiber for any given pattern. Needless to say, it can be overwhelming to commit to anything! And even when you make your decisions, sometimes your project can… Continue reading Consider the Drape: Lessons in choosing the right yarn for your project.