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Fiddle Knits Designs

Loose Knit

I’m out of practice! I’ve been doing so much crocheting for the #125WeddingBlankets (fingers crossed we can actually have 125 guests at our wedding by June…. but that’s a whole ‘nother tangled ball of stress) that my fingers are out of knitting practice. My stitches are loose! When I first started knitting I had the …

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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 …

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 …

It’s That Time Of Year

August is coming to a close. The temps have been noticeably cooler, which means knits have been making more of an appearance; grabbing a cardi to snuggle in or layering on a soft shawl for my commute. With the increased need for warmth comes an intensified desire for knitting time and making all the things. …

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. …

Design Simplicity

For the past two years I’ve had a full time day job, still within the yarn industry, but not involving working as a designer. It has meant many long hours of train commuting and a different perspective on what I want to create. What I want to [primarily] make now are projects with repeats I …

If It Doesn’t Make You Happy, Ditch It

If it’s not making you happy then let it go. There’s a meme, probably several, that reiterate that sentiment in some form (see one at right). It’s true across many aspects of life, but right now I’m talking knitting projects. I spent weeks working on a top down raglan using size 2 needles. Those are …

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