Happy “I Love Yarn” Day!

I love Yarn Day!

It’s I love yarn day today! It was started by the Craft Yarn Council as a way to celebrate our passion and get people excited about fiber arts. As usual there are lots of fun events going on. Here’s how you can get involved: Start with the website: http://ILoveYarnDay.com. Here you can find out all about the celebration, and find … Continue reading →

Kids Sweaters for Charity Projects

Sweaters that would be great for charity projects

This summer, my LYS will be doing a charity project involving sweaters and cardigans for children. As a resource for that project, I have made this list of free sweater patterns that I think would be great for charity.  I have tried to include knit and crochet patterns in varying baby and children’s sizes. Some of the patterns are really … Continue reading →

A little charity fun

lock in crowd

WARNING – depending on your work environment, a couple of pictures in this post may not be safe to view at work. Nor for that matter around small children, unless you want to answer a bunch of questions about breasts / cancer.

LYS Review – The Nook in Lisle IL (part 2)

The work room at the Nook

A little while ago, I told you a lot about my LYS, the Nook in Lisle IL.  That post sort of kept growing and growing, until I found I had written too much and hadn’t even mentioned yarn yet! I decided to keep all the yarnie goodness for this 2nd post. The Nook has two owners, Tina and Kitty, both … Continue reading →

A Huge Giveaway, and the Hooks for Hope ebook for ALS

I’m so thrilled to be a part of Hooks for Hope. A wonderful group of crochet designers, headed by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite of Cre8tion Crochet and Lisa Jelle of Kaleidescope Arts & Gifts. Together we have created an amazing ebook of crochet patterns, in support of the ALS association. The ebook is now available on Ravelry and has 22 patterns from 15 different … 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 →