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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 …

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When 80 Blankets Turned Into 125

If you’ve been following along with my #80Blankets posts then you already know a piece of my story. In case this is our first meeting, let me share some of the blanket history. My wedding was scheduled for December 2020. (“Was” being the key word in this sentence.) We planned to have our ceremony outdoors under a …

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80 Blankets: Double The Butta

I originally started this blanket wanting to work front post double crochet stitches. This makes a VERY squishy fabric. It also eats through yarn like crazy. You can see my start using this stitch in the photo above. I might revisit it using a different yarn. We’ll see. For now, though, I switched gears and …

Adyson Afghan

Staying Home, Getting Stitching

Life has temporarily changed quite a bit in the last week or so. As many people as can are staying home. Companies have their employees working remotely if they’re lucky. I’m one of those lucky ones. We’ve been having daily video calls and chatting via Microsoft Teams. And when I’m not working I’m stitching. Without …

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Something Made, Something New

Today is the day that should have been the tasting for our wedding menu. Postponed due to coronavirus concerns. Disappointing, but understandable. We’re lucky we have plenty of time we can always do our tasting in the Fall. But since today was initially slated to be a day dedicated to wedding things, I’m putting some …

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. …

Staying In: An Increase In Stitching Time

There’s a whole lot of not going out happening right now. Stay off mass transit, stay away from crowds…. The silver lining, if you can find one, is getting a lot of crocheting and knitting done. We just got word that our food tasting for the wedding has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. It …

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 …

Sunflowers & Grannies

The granny square; a crochet motif that will be around forever. I learned how to make granny squares 20 years ago when I started crocheting, and they existed long before that and recently I’ve been noticing a resurgence of them on Instagram. I’m taking up my own hook and jumping on the granny square bandwagon. …

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