Somewhere near the beginning of my crochet journey, I was watching instructional videos on YouTube when I came across the lovely Sarah-Jayne of the Bella Coco channel. Now Sarah-Jayne did two very dangerous (for me) things. She used yarn so gorgeous I wanted some. She told me where to get it! She even pasted a link … Continue reading The British (Yarn) Invasion
How do you like this little beauty? I love it! The pattern isn't complicated; it's the Spring Stripes Blanket by Emma Potter of Potter & Bloom. (I was able to nab the pattern while it was still free.) And it's not a big blanket either; something more along the lines of a lapghan. I didn't use … Continue reading Odds and Ends, Those Infernal Ends!
Some folks will think I mean the never-ending desire for more yarn, but that's not quite what I have in mind here. 😉 In the not too distant past, if you wanted to learn how to knit or crochet, you could make the attempt in one of two ways. You could find someone who knew how to do … Continue reading Rookie Mistake: So much yarn, yet not enough
I'm sure I'm not the only knitter and crocheter in the world who is on a budget. I didn't know this when I chose crocheting as the first craft I would learn, but crochet eats yarn like nobody's business. Inch for inch, crochet will require more yarn to make fabric than knitting will. Let's not … Continue reading But Grandmother! What big skeins you have!