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One Thing Down

Rick finally had his surgery! If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram (@FiddleKnitsDesigns) you may have noticed a bit of a lull in my posting activity recently. It’s been a little crazy around here. Rick finally had his surgery on June 29. It was a long 6 months of waiting for that day …

80 Blankets

80 Blankets: Stitching To My Wedding

#80Blankets • @FiddleKnitsDesigns I’ve been home a lot more than usual, something many can relate to at the moment. To keep from being overwhelmed I’ve been knitting and crocheting. A lot. It keeps me calm and [mostly] sane. I’ve made 5 blankets in the past week. Yup. 5. They’re mostly lapghan size (approx. 40×45″), but …

Tinton afgan in Color Made Easy from Lion Brand Yarn

Another Day, Another Blanket

Another day at home and another blanket in progress. I mentioned this one yesterday. It’s Tinton Afghan in Color Made Easy. The pattern can be downloaded free from Lion Brand. Tip, you don’t have to be logged in to a Lion Brand account to download the pattern. Go to the pattern page, scroll down to …

ribbing in cashmere yarn

Purging WIPs

You know that feeling when all your projects feel stale and unappealing? I’ve been struggling with that these past few weeks. To the point where I’ve barely been knitting or crocheting because none of it excites me. I wanted to start something new and exciting, but there was too much unfinished project guilt looming over …

The Perks: Living A Yarny Life

Working for a yarn company isn’t all fun and games. There’s plenty of hardcore work to get done, just like any job. But all those perks you might imagine, like an endless supply of yarn and getting to see new colors, yarns, and concepts before they hit the shelves? Yeah. All that is true. And …

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