It’s Free Pattern Friday! Today, the Candy Stripe Set (pattern link here). How’s everyone today? Here in the Piedmont of North Carolina, we expect to get our first snowfall of the year! Mind you, it will probably only be a dusting, but hey – it’s snow! Those of us who are big kids at heart … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Candy Stripe Set
It’s Free Pattern Friday! Today, the Essential Bag in Java (pattern link here). Everyone could use a good carry-all bag, and this crochet project fits the bill perfectly. It’s worked in 100% hemp Fibra Natura Java for sturdiness and style. This ultra-functional bag is worked in the round beginning in the center of the base. … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Essential Bag
For the last installment of our blog series on our 12 Days of Winter Kit Collection, we’re unveiling the Twining Vines Cowl. Twining Vines features Amphora. It is a perfect yarn for colorwork because its gorgeous halo blends the fibers together seamlessly. The effect is almost like an impressionist painting. In addition to carrying two colors throughout this … Continue reading Day 12 of Winter
What are some things that come to mind when you think of winter? Seeing your breath in the cool air? Staying warm at home as snow falls softly to the ground? Building snowmen and coming inside to a cup of warm cocoa? Whatever you envision on a cold winter’s day, Tundra is sure to keep … Continue reading Day 11 of Winter
I nervously casted on with Uptown Worsted (first time for a sweater and first experience with this yarn). The price was right for possibly screwing up the sweater or not liking the yarn. I AM SO GLAD I CHOSE THIS YARN. It is exactly what I was looking for - soft, perfect amount of sheen, knits like a dream with just enough slick feeling and steam blocks perfectly.
Classic Shades is soft and it isn’t shiny like some acrylics. It is a good alternative to some of the expensive yarns I love and it’s more washable which is nice for gifts. I haven’t had any trouble with splitting. I will definitely use it again.
Bamboo Pop is beautiful, soft, and breathable, with good stitch definition. No spiltting and enough elasticity it was nice to work with.