GET FREE GIFTS, TIPS, & MORE!

Sign up now to receive my Premium Knit and Crochet Patterns FREE!

How to Cable Without a Cable Needle

By |August 30th, 2015

Ever wanted to make gorgeous cabled knitted items but weren’t sure how? Or maybe you don’t enjoy the slow process of using a cable needle.

Have no fear! My tutorial is here!

Learn how to cable WITHOUT a cable needle.

-It’s FAST.
-It’s easy to learn.
-Can be used with virtually any variety of cables, yarn types or needle sizes.

Holler at me in the comments below with your ideas for future videos.

Thank you for watching and have a great day!

~Chandi

FALL FIRE August 2015 Yarn Giveaway

By |August 30th, 2015

This is yarn giveaway #4 for August!

In this FALL FIRE giveaway, you’ll receive:

  • Luxury yarn skeins
  • Seed beads for your crafty endeavors
  • Noro knitting pattern book
  • Doilies – some handmade by moi!

ENTER VIA RAFFLECOPTER BELOW and then COMMENT below telling me how you heard about this yarn giveaway and where in the world you’re located.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you for entering! Check back next month for another yarn giveaway.

GOOD LUCK!

  • Worldwide entries welcome.
  • Giveaway ends September 5th, 2015
  • Winner will be emailed
  • Last week’s winner was: Louise Edwards

And thanks to everyone who entered!

XOXOXO

Chandi

Passion For Purple August 2015 Yarn Giveaway

By |August 20th, 2015

This is yarn giveaway #3 for August!

Check back each week this month for a new giveaway.

In this PASSION FOR PURPLE giveaway, you’ll receive:

  • Luxury yarn skeins
  • Seed beads for your crafty endeavors
  • Noro knitting pattern book
  • Doilies – some handmade by moi!
  • A silk infinity scarf my sister made

ENTER VIA RAFFLECOPTER BELOW and then COMMENT below telling me how you heard about this yarn giveaway and where in the world you’re located.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you for entering! Remember to check back next week for the next giveaway. You’re gonna love it. Set a reminder in your phone, write […]

COASTAL COLORS August 2015 Giveaway 2

By |August 10th, 2015

 

This is yarn giveaway #2 for August!

Check back each week this month for a new giveaway.

In this COASTAL COLORS giveaway, you’ll receive:

  • Luxury yarn skeins
  • Seed beads for your crafty endeavors
  • Coasters (several hand-made by moi) and doilies
  • A beautiful ruched cowl with a rose that I made

ENTER VIA RAFFLECOPTER BELOW and then COMMENT below telling me how you heard about this yarn giveaway and where in the world you’re located.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you for entering! Remember to check back next week for the next giveaway. You’re gonna love it. Set a reminder in your phone, […]

It’s Time

By |August 8th, 2015

There are worse things in life than living for a year without a washer and dryer.

In fact, I would dare say, it’s not even been a problem in the slightest.

Other than our small beloved laundromat closing and then having to be the new kids on the block all over again by joining a big, bustling laundromat, it’s been relatively pleasant.

Last Saturday morning was especially beautiful.

Look at that:

charlotte, NC sunrise

We kept marveling at it.

Then we popped over to Lowe’s. Got confused.

”Chandi

CREAMY DREAMY August 2015 Yarn Giveaway 1

By |August 2nd, 2015

With the craziness that is our second move in one year, we have decided to do something else wild and crazy.

We’re having… Not 1 but 4 giveaways this month.

Normally we do one giant yarn giveaway each month.

This month, we’re doing 4 smaller, color-coordinated giveaways. And you have more chances to win. Hurrah!

In this CREAMY DREAMY giveaway, you’ll receive:

  • Luxury yarn skeins
  • Socks From the Toe Up by Wendy D. Johnson
  • Champagne seed beads which can be used in your knit and crochet projects
  • Coasters (several hand-made by moi) and doilies
  • A gorgeous and soft scarf I knit that looks like a rose when the […]

What Moving Looks Like

By |July 30th, 2015

July has felt like molasses.

Sluggish. Distracted. Trying to focus on work. Having lotsa teensy details to attend to with our move.

A brief rundown:

  • We bought a house.
  • We move in 16 days.
  • We are 90% packed.
  • Except the yarn room, which isn’t packed at all.

expression fiber arts efa yarn room

  • We’re hiring movers. Thank Gawd.
  • Our house is echoing. It’s so empty. Hello? Hello. Hello. Hellooooo…. loooo

empty house moving

black and white photo room with spinning wheel

  • We got rid […]

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 […]