Hanks, balls, and skeins – oh my!

a hank of yarn

Yarn comes in many formats, with different names. Sometimes it’s wound by a machine, sometimes it’s wound by hand, and sometimes it’s just twisted together. There are cakes, skeins, hanks, balls, cones, and even spools – do you know the difference? Here are some examples:

Tea Cozy Tuesday – March – Week #4

I finished it just in time! Here’s my March red velvet cupcake tea cozy: The pattern is the The Fairy Cake Tea Cozy by Frankie Brown.  It’s a cute pattern, and written very well. I wasn’t totally happy with it, but I think that was due to my own mistakes. I feel there isn’t enough red “cake” showing, and it’s … Continue reading →

OMG tomorrow is Tuesday already!

For this month’s Tea Cozy Tuesday KAL, the pattern is the The Fairy Cake Tea Cozy by Frankie Brown.  Here’s mine: Yes, it looks exactly like it did last week. Why? Because I’m an awful, horrible person and am late in finishing on my own KAL. Life just got in the way this week and I didn’t finish it. Ok, … Continue reading →

Tea Cozy Tuesday – March – Week #3

I’m making good progress on my red velvet cupcake cozy for this month’s KAL. The pattern is the The Fairy Cake Tea Cozy by Frankie Brown.  So far I have the wrapper and the cake done, just the icing and assembly left to do. Looking at it flat, I thought there was no way it would fit my teapot. Once … Continue reading →

Tea Cozy Tuesday – March – Week #2

I’ve gathered my supplies for this month’s cozy: The Fairy Cake Tea Cozy by Frankie Brown.  I decided I wanted to make a red velvet fairy cake in a green wrapper, with cream cheese icing…yum! Once again I managed to find all the yarn I needed in my stash (assuming the burgundy holds out.) Since the pattern calls for all sport … Continue reading →

Tea Cozy Tuesday – March – Week #1

The March pattern for the Tea Cozy Tuesday C/KAL is……The FairyCake Tea Cozyby Frankie Brown.  Doesn’t it look yummy? I checked with Frankie and she said there is no known errata for this pattern. This week is for choosing materials and checking gauge. I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone chooses to use for the “sprinkles” on top! Remember, you … Continue reading →