Know Your Yarn Weights

yarn weights

When I first started knitting several years ago, all I used was worsted weight yarn. I just picked up a skein of yarn that looked like good and worked with as size 8 needle. For a while, that’s all I ever knit with. But after a couple of years, I began to branch out and […]

Monster Crafts: Monster Accessory Patterns

Monsters 2

Monsters are coming out to play in celebration of the new Disney Pixar movie, Monsters University. Last week, I brought you an array of cute monsters that you can make. If you missed it, be sure to check out Monster Crafts: Cuddly Monster Patterns. These little guys are just waiting to be knit and crocheted […]

Monster Crafts: Cuddly Monster Patterns

Monster Crafts-Cuddly

We are no where near Halloween, but the monsters are ready to come out to play! The new Disney Pixar movie, Monsters University, comes out June 21st. We’re just weeks away from it, so I think it’s high time to start crafting your own little monsters. Just a little background… Monsters University is the prequel […]

8 Friendship Bracelets to Share

Frienship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets are the tried and true, old-fashioned way of saying ‘thanks for being my friend’. We swapped them as kids, but why did we stop? Rather than buying bangles and gifts at the store, try making your own unique and personalized bracelets for friends. They can be very easy to make and require only […]

Pantone Color of the Year – Emerald

Pantone 2013 - Emerald

Pantone is the leading company in color, providing guidance in color selection and creation for the world’s designers and manufacturers. The company has announced a Color of the Year ever since 2000, starting with Cerulean. This choice is based on what’s popular in the world in all areas including art, entertainment, industrial design, jewelry, fashion, […]

Under the Sea: 4 Sea Creature Patterns

Cute Knitted Fish

Summer is just around the corner. The temperatures are rising and I’m ready for some fun in the sun at the beach or pool. Tropical and nautical themes are popping up here and there to get everyone in the mood for summer activities. Start off your summer knitting with these 4 sea creature patterns from […]

Bird Patterns to Tweet About

Bird Crafts

It’s hard not to notice there are birds everywhere these days. I’m not just saying this because of the great bird trend that has been sweeping the crafting community.  (Although you really can make anything wonderful if you just “put a bird on it.”) What I’m really referring to is the abundance of birds outside. […]

Around the World with Crochet Afghan Patterns

Around the World

Travel the world with a hook in one hand and a ball of yarn in the other. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home. With these exciting patterns, you can traverse the globe through your crochet. These patterns are inspired by or named after amazing places. There is a whole […]

Bring Fantasy to Life with Dragon Scale Patterns

Dragon Skin Scarf

Every now and then I need something a bit out of the ordinary to brighten my day. When real life gets me down, I turn to fantasy, fairy tales, and myths. Dragons may be creatures of legends, but you can bring a little part of them to life with dragon scale patterns. Create your own […]