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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Lissmiss Blanket WIP (Wonderfully Interesting Project)

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…

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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…

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