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Crocheting Mystery Yarn: It’s Cozy

I have no idea what this yarn is, but I’m loving it. Someone was donating it and I couldn’t resist the bulky roving and color palette. In weight it’s similar to Lion Brand’s Fifty Fifty yarn. It’s definitely not that, though. Also comparable in weight would be WATG’s Crazy Sexy Wool. It’s also not that. …

A Little Birdy

I tend to pick pretty basic yarns as my favorites. Even though I used to hand dye yarn as a business I gravitate toward solids and semi solids. Every once in a while, though, I find a multi and the vibe is right. Lion Brand’s Stitchbird yarn is one of those yarns. I only even …

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 …

Lion Brand Mandala Ombre

Colorful Rainy Days

Today I’m home from the office, but still “working,” if you can call playing with yarn work. I’ve been putting together blog posts for the Lion Brand blog on different subjects. Currently I’m playing with color. Sitting here with my crochet needle and 4 brightly colored skeins of the new Mandala® Ombre is brightening this …

Love Gone Sideways: A Throw & A Turn Of Events

It’s been a little while since my last post. I haven’t stopped knitting and designing, but life went a little sideways. As it does from time to time. Remember that sweater I made the boyfriend and said wasn’t cursed? Back peddle. It must have been. We broke up almost simultaneously as I gave it to …

Lion Brand Go for Faux - faux fur knit blanket - free knitting pattern

Go For Faux Yarn

If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably noticed I’ve been posting photos of a fur yarn. It’s called Go For Faux and it’s sold by Lion Brand Yarn. It’s very on-trend for this Winter. There’s faux fur blankets and jackets, and cropped sweaters popping up everywhere. I’m working on a Go For Faux blanket …

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