Playing With New Yarn I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to test out a new Scheepjes* yarn: Secret Garden!* This yarn is just whoa.... it's one of my absolute favorites. Completely swooning over the color changes, tweedy bits, and thick and thin parts. Absolutely can't wait to work a piece up with it, and… Continue reading Holiday Cheer: A snapshot of my 2016 year end 🎄🎄
Because of the long color changes and gorgeous combinations, KnitPicks Chroma has always held a place in my heart. I also love the texture of this yarn and how it has a "freshly spun" quality. Browse my Vibrant Vintage blankets on BabyLoveBrand.net (my portfolio site) - No. 3 and 5 are the gorgeous hexie blankets… Continue reading KnitPicks Chroma Yarn
Hi, y'all! I recently opened some super happy mail and felt I just had to share! Scheepjes Yarns has unveiled a new line of crafty accessories, and I had the wonderful opportunity to un-box a gifty package of them. As I started tearing through the festive holiday wrapping paper (thank you, Scheepjes!!), I stopped myself… Continue reading *New* Scheepjes Accessories!
Allow me to introduce my newest FO: the Moon Landing Blanket! Features: Bold, large hexagons with color rings worked through BLO for a beautifully neat layered look Bobbled corners that reach out to each other creating a diamond visual PLT join using HDC instead of SC which gives a wider band of color between motifs… Continue reading Moon Landing Blanket is finished!
Do y'all have as much trouble naming your projects as I do?? I meditate and ruminate and contemplate and deliberate, and then at the end of it all, the name I choose has to "grow on me" before I start to love it. Shown here is one of the first hexie prototypes for this blanket.… Continue reading What’s in a (pattern) name?
Hi, y'all! I'm planning a new project and I pulled a few different Scheepjes* yarns to mix it up. These may have slightly different weights, but if you've followed me for any length of time, you know that I'm definitely not afraid to cross yarn types, even if they're just "close enough." I'll mix in a… Continue reading Mixing Yarns for a New Project!
You may remember my post back in mid-June when I photographed my first experience dyeing yarn with a BQueen Dye Box. If you haven't seen that post, please hop over! It talks about the process and you'll see the gorgeous yellow Safflower-dyed yarn. ❤️❤️ (The pattern for this square is "Crystal" from the Vibrant Vintage… Continue reading BQueen Collection – Custom Dye Box