BQueen Collection – Custom Dye Box

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…

New Feature: Social Media Post Links!

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…

Big Leaf Border

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…

Scheepjes Roma Big Yarn

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…

For the love of Linen Stitch

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…

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

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…