If I had a nickel for every comment on my Instagram or Facebook asking me about a yarn or pattern in the photo… I’d have a really big bag of nickels… And in all honesty, with such awesome opportunity to have access to affiliate links that allow my followers to make yarny purchases and support… Continue reading New Feature: Social Media Post Links!
Hey-ooooohh! It’s me again – bringing you a new freebie. This one’s a border that looks like a line of connected leaves.. hence the name! For the demo sample, I used Scheepjes Softfun* in color 2535, a lush leafy green shade. Use the Big Leaf Border pattern for any size blanket. Head over to the… Continue reading Big Leaf Border
Buy Scheepjes Roma Big at WoolWarehouse*! I’m not kidding when I say I’ve never worked with a yarn this chunky, but when I started drafting pattern designs for my upcoming book, I got a picture in my mind that a thick yarn would be perfect for this certain project. A quick search landed me on… Continue reading Scheepjes Roma Big Yarn
There are many tutorials online for Linen/Moss/Woven Stitch, but check out this one by by Dedri Uys! My love for Linen St goes back to about 2012 when I started making simple back-and-forth blankets with it. I called them “Bold Stripe Blanket” and even wrote a simple free pattern in Spring 2013. That year, when I… Continue reading For the love of Linen Stitch
I have a new project in the works called the Lissmiss Blanket.. What is Lissmiss??? Well it’s the way “LSMS” is pronounced, which stands for Linen Stitch Mitered Square – of course!😛 I’m making a no-sew linen st mitered square blanket because this is a pattern that has been floating around my head (and scraps… Continue reading Lissmiss Blanket WIP (Wonderfully Interesting Project)
Today I made the One Bowl Chocolate Cake III on allrecipes.com. I’ve made this cake a couple dozen times and it comes out perfect every time. It is definitely my go-to chocolate cake recipe, bookmarked on my phone and everything. What I love about this cake is that you literally throw it all together in… Continue reading One Bowl Chocolate Cake
Where to buy: KnitPicks Palette* When you have a winner, you have a winner. I’ve been collecting Palette for a couple years now, ordering when a certain color combo grabs my fancy, and adding the 50g candies to my special Palette Tupperware bin. I just love this yarn. It comes in 150 colors! And it’s… Continue reading KnitPicks Palette Yarn
I am so excited to finally offer my Hexagon Burst free pattern to you all! This hexie was made with the classic Sunburst square in mind (hey-hey Priscilla Hewitt – my crochet idol!) but I made 2DC clusters in place of the puff stitches, and I added an oversized outer petal round. Oh yeah, and… Continue reading Hexagon Burst: Free Pattern