Mar 212014
Yarnbox #3

My Final Yarnbox (for now) Today, the third and final Yarnbox from my Christmas gift subscription arrived in the mail.  Over the past 3 months, I’ve come to realize how much I love the yarn subscription concept. If you would like to read my other reviews, you can find them here (My First Yarnbox) and [...]

Mar 052014
Hello, March!

(Will this winter ever end?) I think most, if not all, of us living in any of the many crazy-cold parts of the USA right now are more than ready to start “thinking Spring.” Sadly, that’s not the easiest thing to do when the outside temps are STILL below zero (and yes, I’m talking in [...]

Feb 212014
Craftsy Flash Sale!

Save Big at Craftsy! Heads up Craftsy fans…Craftsy wants to help you escape the ordinary and create the extraordinary! Enjoy up to 80% off all inspiring project kits and supplies. Shop now to find your next amazing project during the Stash Of Possibilities Sale. Hurry, offer ends at 11pm PST on February 24, 2014. Save [...]

Feb 212014
Yarnbox #2

February’s Yarnbox I got my second Yarnbox today!  I had actually forgotten about it, so it was a pleasant surprise when I opened the mailbox and found it inside. Without further ado, here’s this month’s reveal: The Yarn The yarn I received in this month’s Yarnbox is Caresse by Phydeaux designs.  It’s a lovely hand-dyed, [...]

February Doldrums

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Feb 162014
February Doldrums

Winter Blues I’m in a bit of a slump. {Is it just me? or you too?} Perhaps it’s just normal for February in Minnesota and I’ve blocked the memory of winters past, but I think this long hard winter is really getting to me.  Worst of all: I’ve had a terrible time trying to figure [...]

Bellatrix Socks

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Feb 152014
Bellatrix Socks

Off my needles! I finished the Bellatrix socks. I really didn’t like how they looked while I was knitting them (they’re not too bad now that I can put them on properly) and then I ended up starting my toe decreases just a few rows early. So this pair is a little snug on me. [...]

Feb 052014
Yarn Along

Knitting:  Continuing work on the Bellatrix socks: I’ve finally started the heel flaps.  Reading:  Currently reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I think this is my third time through this one. I’ve found it more convenient to check out the ebook from my library–that way I don’t have to lug my huge paperback copy [...]

Feb 032014
On My Needles: Bellatrix

Bellatrix socks Ever start a project and after spending hours working on it, you’re just not 100% thrilled with how it’s turning out, but you keep going because you just don’t want to start over? Usually if I don’t like how a project is turning out, I’m not afraid to frog it (rip it, rip [...]

Jan 272014
My First Yarnbox!

What is Yarnbox? Yarnbox is a monthly yarn subscription club. You can choose bi-monthly, one month, 3 month or 6 month subscriptions with the option to cancel anytime (between payments).  You also have a choice to give a gift subscription (no auto-renewal). {Just to be clear right from the start:  I’m simply sharing the details [...]

Blogathon Bash Wrap-up

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Jan 272014
Blogathon Bash Wrap-up

Just a quick wrap-up post for the Blogathon Bash So how’d I do? New pattern published. Check! Scheduling posts. {Going to have to do that one still.} Learn more about media kits. {Nope…didn’t have time for that either.} Design a blog button. {Do I really need one? Didn’t have time for it anyways.} Clean out [...]

Jan 262014
No Featured Photo?

Ravelry members: a gift for you Do you ever find you’ve finished a project and were so excited to give it to the recipient that you forgot to take a photo to upload on Ravelry?  You later realize that “no featured photo” is just sitting there mocking you and your photo-forgetfulness. Annoying, isn’t it? Well, [...]

Jan 252014
Newly published pattern!

Published pattern: Newborn Bunny Hat That’s right!  I finished one of my monthly goals and published a new pattern!  This one is for the crocheters out there.  It’s an adorable baby bunny hat!!!  Newborn size, but since babies come in a variety of sizes it might fit smaller babies up to 2 months or so. [...]

Jan 242014
Biannual Blogathon Bash

Blogathon Bash:  January 24-27, 2014 It’s time for another Blogathon! If you’ve been following my blog long enough, you know I participated in the last one (June 2013) but jumped in a little late. This time I signed up before it started and am trying to start right away today. If you’re a blogger and [...]