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Cabled Coffee Lovers Knitted Cowl Pattern

By |February 5th, 2016

“Can we GO yet?”

Every time we’d go out to eat, my parents would inevitably sit and sip their coffee for ages afterward.

They were both avid coffee drinkers. I, at the young age of 10, just didn’t get it. Ewww. It was bitter and nasty!

A morning didn’t go by without the pot brewing, filling the house with that delicious smell. Funny how coffee smells good even to those who hate the taste.

I don’t remember how I started drinking coffee as an adult. But once I discovered you could put milk into it and it turned into a miraculously tasty treat, I was […]

My Secret to Knitting Ribbing

By |February 2nd, 2016

When you’re first learning to knit, it’s hard enough to figure out the knit stitch. And then you have to learn the purl stitch. Whoa. Crazy little goober that it is.

But to combine the stitches and work ribbing…You have to remember when the yarn is in the front, when it’s in the back, when to work the knit stitch, when to work the purl stitch. Oh my gawddd… when does the craziness end?

I remember when I first learned to knit and that this particular thing (ribbing in general) just befuddled me.

So over the years I realized the super easy […]

Turn Your Favorite Words and Phrases Into Yarn!

By |February 1st, 2016

I had an idea!

Here’s what I’m needing from you.

COMMENT below and let me know:

  • Your favorite word (or many!)
  • A phrase you adore (something I can use and not be infringing on any trademarks, etc.)
  • Include the colors you think would match up with that word or phrase

And then I will do my best to make them happen. Can’t make any promises, but I am really hoping to do a bunch of them for you!

I also can’t guarantee it’ll perfectly match what you envision, but hey. It’ll be fun.

As an example, check out this MAKE A SPLASH colorway, designed to help […]

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    How to Knit a Hat for Guys or Gals – Free Bronze Age Hat Pattern!

How to Knit a Hat for Guys or Gals – Free Bronze Age Hat Pattern!

By |January 29th, 2016

This is an awesome knitted hat pattern for so many reasons.

  • It’s great for guys or gals. Everybody is going to want one once they see you knitting it. So get ready to be super popular. *Wink wink
  • It’s advanced beginner level and is a great project for you to learn ribbing and knitting in the round. (You’ll need 16″ circulars or 32″ circulars for magic loop or double pointed needles).
  • It uses worsted weight yarn and only takes a few hours to make! You’ll need 220 yards.
  • A spin off of your basic ribbed beanie, this has a bit more […]

How to Dip Dye a Boho Doily Bowl

By |January 19th, 2016

Aren’t these Boho Doily Bowls the cutest things ever? They look like precious flower petals!

If you have food coloring and glue, you’re set. You can make your own doilies if you like or just use store-bought ones like I have here. Most dollar stores carry them and they are pretty cheap.

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How to Dip Dye Crochet Boho Doily Bowls

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    How to Knit – Absolute Beginner Knitting, Lesson 1 – Even if You’re Clueless

How to Knit – Absolute Beginner Knitting, Lesson 1 – Even if You’re Clueless

By |January 18th, 2016

Learn to knit! It’s easier than you think and I break it down to the basics so anybody can get started, whether you’re 4 or 94.

When I uploaded this video I had no idea if anybody would watch it and lo and behold, it’s had nearly 3 million views. Good LORD! I get emails daily from people who have joined the knitting bandwagon and are now hooked for life.

It’s an incredibly satisfying pastime and you will be whipping out scarves and hats and sweaters and socks before you know it.

Let’s get busy learning to knit:

I […]

Expression Fiber Arts Free Yarn Giveaway – Jan/Feb 2016

By |January 16th, 2016

Well, goodness gracious! It’s time for another yarn giveaway!

This month we’re including a set of gorgeous colorful crochet hooks. Even if you prefer to knit, you can give them to a friend who likes to crochet and they’ll love you forever. :) The fibers are dreamy and luxurious. Silks, sparkles, superwash merino wool, yak and more.

TO ENTER:

  1. Enter via Rafflecopter below
  2. Comment on this blog post telling me how you heard about this giveaway and what you’d do if you won.

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Good luck to you! Find out below who won last month’s […]

Persephone Poncho Crochet Pattern

By |January 15th, 2016

My new Persephone Poncho is ready for you! Eep!

persephone poncho crochet pattern design by Chandi - Expression Fiber Arts

Can I tell you how much I love this thing? I cannot. Words don’t describe how delicious this beauty is.

persephone poncho crochet pattern design by Chandi - Expression Fiber Arts

If you love it and just want to skip all the pictures and head to download it, go HERE.

For more behind the scenes tidbits, keep reading.

Hubby Tim decided to do more artsy […]

Business Planning

By |January 13th, 2016

Welcome, welcome. Grab a cup o’ tea and let’s have a chit chat.

The hubby and I went to Austin over the holidays to plan out Expression Fiber Arts 2016. Yes, we actually planned out the whole year.

We are just a small startup company of course, but we broke everything down into categories: finances, marketing, customer service and operations. And then proceeded to fill in all the blanks.

We procured the most awesomest of hotels (seriously, my fave hotel EVER and I’ve stayed in a lot: W Austin) and proceeded to hole up in the room or by the fire in […]

Bubbly Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

By |January 8th, 2016

Oh how I love me a thick, cuddly, cushy cowl.

This giant of a cowl is freaking awesome, if I do say so myself.free bubbly crochet infinity scarf cowl pattern for beginners

•I like to wrap it around not once, not twice but THREE times… Well, twice will give you a drapey, lovely look.

•If you prefer less of a cowl, I do give instructions on making smaller versions that work well wrapped twice or just once. Hurray for options.

•Beginners, perk up. This pattern is for you. All you need to know are single […]