Fiber Fun in Florida

Heart shaped shell found on St Pete's Beach

If you follow Stitches ‘N’ Scraps on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you already know that I was on vacation in Florida last week. We stayed on St. Pete’s Beach, and enjoyed plenty of beautiful weather, white sands, gulf breezes, magnificent sunsets…and even found a couple of great fiber shops!

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Coming Soon – Holiday Stashdown CAL

Holiday Stashdown CAL - starts 9-14

I’m excited to be participating in two great CALs that are starting soon! Earlier, I told you about the Mystery Lapghan CAL which started on Monday. Now here’s another one – the Holiday Stashdown CAL. 15 crochet designers (including me) will be sharing 15 free crochet patterns for holiday gifts and decorations. The CAL starts on September 14th and is designed … Continue reading →

Stashing on Ravelry

A sample stash page on Ravelry

Today, I am sorting through and organizing all the new yarn I got on my trip to the Knit and Crochet show. There’s a lot of it, and like many of you, I already had a lot at home! Without some way to manage it, I would never remember what I have. Luckily, once again, it’s Ravelry to the rescue. I use the … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Moogly Afghan CAL – Block 7

Square 7 - Moogly's Afghan CAL

Here is my square 7 for the Moogly Afghan CAL. It still needs to be blocked, so please forgive the wavy edges: This Pinwheel Square by One Dog Woof was fun to make. I love when a simple technique can be used in a creative way to make something entirely new! This is basically 4 granny squares with color changes. The original … Continue reading →

A nice surprise

Finished projects

Yesterday, a friend surprised me with a huge bag full of old craft supplies – the kind of treasures that get dug out of a basement where they had been forgotten for many years. When I opened the bag, I found lots of goodies! Of course there was yarn: It is all Red Heart Super Saver, which for many years made up … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Moogly Afghan CAL – Block 6

Square 6 for the Moogly CAL blanket

Yay! I’m all caught up again with the Moogly Afghan CAL! Here’s my latest square: This is my version of square 6. The pattern is called Solstice Sun Rising by HodgePodge Crochet.  I was absolutely blown away by the center of this square. It’s done with basically a curved strip of bruges lace that is then joined to form a circle! Very unique and fun, and … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Moogly Afghan CAL – Block 5

It seems like I’m playing catch-up a lot recently, and my progress on the Moogly Afghan CAL is no exception. The CAL is already on block 6, but I have just finished my block 5. Here it is! This is my variation of the Unbroken Hearts square by Posh Pooch Designs. This was a fairly laid back square compared to the others, which was nice. As … Continue reading →