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Why We’re Moving… Again.

By |July 21st, 2015

As you may well know, the hubs and I just moved from Alaska to North Carolina last August.

What a blast. What a hoot. It was a glorious drive down and we are LOVING Charlotte.

It’s a city that feels like a town. Super chill. Plenty to do. Great traffic.

So….WHY ARE WE MOVING AGAIN and WHERE?

Long story short…

Just moving across town. Lol. Exciting!

Here’s the scoop.

Several things happened in a row that were quite coincidental and serendipitous that led to this decision.

We’ve just been renting the house we’re in now. There’s no way we would have felt comfortable buying a […]

How to Read Knitting Patterns

By |July 18th, 2015

Ever been stumped by a knitting pattern?

Want to knit amazing hats, scarves, blankets and more, but haven’t a clue?

Well, this video will solve the mystery of how to read a knitting pattern.

Just as a quick example I show you my free Palette Shawl Pattern and the basics of what you need to know to successfully knit it and any pattern.

It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it, so have a watch and let me know what you think by commenting below!

I hope you enjoyed it! Get the free

How to Spin Funky Art Yarn (with flowers)

By |July 3rd, 2015

Ever wondered how to spin fun and funky art yarn?

Wonder no more, dear fiber-loving friend.

You’re about to see how I do it. Annnnnddd… we’ll add some flowers just for fun.

I’m using my baby (Lendrum Saxony spinning wheel), but you can use a spindle if you like.

For roving and spindles and all that, you can check out Etsy!

You won’t need a drum carder or hand cards or combs or any of those items. They do make the process faster and you’ll get a more predictable, blended effect, but I like the look of just throwing caution to the wind and […]

July 2015 Yarn Giveaway!

By |July 1st, 2015

Welcome!

Thanks for popping over to our giant July yarn giveaway!

Things to Know:

1. Worldwide entries welcome.
2. Ends July 31st, 2015.
3. Winner will be notified via email.
4. Congrats to Chrystal Vaughan, the winner of last month’s giveaway.

And now for the goodies! Prepare to drool…

 

july 2015 free yarn giveaway

 

We’ve got luxury hand-dyed yarn, a sock knitting book, a rainbow calendar notepad, a fun pen, adorable purple clothespins, a sewing kit, a handy purple project bag, beads, buttons, washi tape, ribbons, a scarf I crocheted!

”july

How to Knit a Fun Swirling Sea Cowl

By |June 5th, 2015

A quick and adorable cowl pattern for you! And… it’s free to boot.

1. The written pattern is here and you can download it instantly. All the details are there (needle size, yarn I used, etc).

2. We made a video for ya as well! Woop woop! Hopefully you like it.

 

 

It’s a wonderful, quick, easy pattern. You’ll just need to know how to knit in the round.

Have fun, my sweet!

Catch ya next time.

Chandi

P.S. I simply adore comments so please leave one below with your thoughts on this pattern and what future patterns and videos […]

June 2015 Yarn Giveaway!

By |June 1st, 2015

Hello and welcome! I’m so happy you’re here.

I’ve got another luscious yarn giveaway for you and I can’t wait to tell you alllll about it.

Things to Know:

1. Worldwide entries welcome.
2. Ends June 30th, 2015.
3. Winner will be notified by email.
4. Congrats to Kathryn Houseman Lobert, last month’s winner!

Alrighty, here’s the scoop, the knitty gritty, the low down…

If you win, you’ll receive a mound of luscious luxury, hand-dyed (and some hand-spun by moi) yarn:

Free YARN giveaway for June. Oh joy! Hop on over to enter!

Lovely cream and gray yarns in silk […]

$1000 May 2015 Yarn Giveaway!

By |May 5th, 2015

Oh happy day! It’s time for another huge yarn giveaway.

We’ve got a pile of lovely luxury yarns for you, just waiting to be loved and used!

Some things to know:

1. Worldwide entries welcome.
2. Ends May 31st, 2015.
3. Winner will be notified by email.
4. Congrats to Mandy Whalen, last month’s winner!

HOW TO ENTER:

Enter via Rafflecopter below and then COMMENT on this blog post telling me how you heard about this giveaway and what you’d do with all this yarn.

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Once entered, you can gain more entries by clicking BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

Have fun and […]

Fancy Flower Coaster – Free Crochet Pattern

By |May 3rd, 2015

There you are! Hello, and welcome. Thanks for popping over.

I have a lovely little Fancy Flower Coaster pattern for you (crochet) both in video form and written form. Hurray!free crochet fancy flower coaster pattern

free crochet fancy flower coaster pattern

free crochet fancy flower coaster pattern

Things to Know About This Pattern:

  • Advanced Beginner Level – nothing complicated, but you’ll need to follow along to see exactly what I’m doing. As […]

Free Knitted Fisherman’s Rib Slouchy Hat Pattern

By |April 10th, 2015

Not every knitted item turns out the way you plan.

This hat, for example, is not at all what I was expecting.

My niece, Shelby, wanted a matching hat set for her and her baby, Bailey, and so I set to work learning fisherman’s rib and began knitting away!

I’d never worked fisherman’s rib but thought, hey, how hard can it be? I’ll just whip out my own pattern. Ha! Probably not a great idea when you’re not familiar with a stitch.

I kept thinking, ‘Is this going to be too big? It should fit. It seems kinda big. It’s definitely pretty big. No. […]

April 2015 Yarn Giveaway

By |April 3rd, 2015

Another glorious yarn giveaway for you! Woop! This month, it’s valued around $900.

We’ve got beautiful cashmere yarn. Merino wool. Silks. Mohair. Oh la la!! So many possibilities!

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