About Chandi

Hi, I’m Chandi! I’m a self-professed lover of all things yarn. I’m an avid knitter, crocheter, wool dyer, fleece and roving spinner and occasional felter! I offer beautiful, inspiring, hand-painted yarns and deliver the best of all yarn-related tutorials I can on my blog.

October November 2017 HUGE Yarn Giveaway!

Happy day! It’s time for another gorgeous HUGE yarn giveaway!

Take a gaze at these lovelies and make sure to enter.

 

TO ENTER:

 

  1. Enter via Rafflecopter below
  2. Comment below and tell me about something that brings you joy.

And that’s it!

NOTES:

-Worldwide entries welcome

-After entering, click BRING YOUR FRIENDS and if/when they sign up, you’ll get more entries. Woop!

-Danielle Wright won last month’s giveaway! Congrats, Danielle!

Alright, I will shush now so you can enter and drool over all these luxurious, beautiful, hand-dyed skeins!

Good luck!

Chandi

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By | 2017-10-21T11:44:46+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Yarn Giveaways|1,691 Comments

How to Twist a Hank / Skein of Hand-Dyed Yarn!

Hey, my lovely!

Have you ever gotten a skein of gorgeous hand-dyed yarn only to be unable to re-twist it properly?

Well, you are in luck! Today I am showing how to re-twist your hank! Woop woop!

Grab a skein of yarn and let’s get started!

This is a super handy technique to know if you’ll be buying any amount of hand-dyed yarn, so you can keep your skeins nice and tidy on the shelf.

Leave your skeins in the twisted hank format until you are ready to cast on your project. Then you’ll need to wind them into balls before beginning. […]

By | 2017-10-18T12:46:15+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Tips & Tricks, Video Tutorials|9 Comments

Catia Crochet Pullover Pattern

A beautiful new crochet pullover pattern design for you! Introducing CATIACatia Crochet Pullover Pattern Catia Crochet Pullover Pattern Catia Crochet Pullover Pattern

A comfy, oversized design for cozying up in during chilly weather and relaxing by the fire!Catia Crochet Pullover Pattern Catia Crochet Pullover Pattern

Why You’ll Love this Sweater Pattern:

I have always loved slouchy and […]

By | 2017-10-13T16:14:17+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Finished Objects, Sweaters|2 Comments

Tadaima Knitted Cardigan Pattern

I love the Japanese call and response that takes place when someone returns home at the end of the day. If someone else is already at home, they usually greet the returnee with the phrase, “okaerinasai,” or just “okaeri,” which is usually translated as “welcome home,” or “welcome back.” The returnee answers with, “tadaima,” which usually translates as “I’m home,” or “I’m back.” It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it in English, but I love the sentiment. I named this pattern Tadaima because, to me, wearing it is like being greeted upon returning home at […]

By | 2017-10-06T12:32:14+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Finished Objects, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, Sweaters|0 Comments

Simple Things in Life – Free Knitted Scarf Pattern

Hello, my fabulous fiber friend! So glad you’re here!

I hope you are ready for another freeee pattern because I have one for ya.

Introducing the FREE Simple Things in Life Knitted Scarf Pattern! Ready to just get started? DOWNLOAD THE PDF here by adding to your cart and completing checkout. Absolutely no charge, of course. 

This pattern is designed for use with 2 skeins of our Pearlescent Worsted yarn in colorway: Sea Breeze. Choose any color you like, though. You’ll need US Size 11 (8.00 mm) needles.

The yarn is […]

By | 2017-09-29T14:28:00+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Finished Objects, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, Scarves and Cowls|1 Comment

Global Connections Poncho – Crochet Pattern!

Howdy doo! Welcome to the blog!

I am so excited to show you this new crocheted poncho pattern we have for you.

Introducing the Global Connections Poncho. Download the pattern in PDF format here.

This lil’ cuddly, puddly beauty was designed for us by Kristina Smiley and features our Alpaca Silk Dk yarn in colorway: Pewter. Colors come and go quickly, so any will work!
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Luxurious. Comfy. Versatile. – “It’s like […]

By | 2017-09-25T17:17:16+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Finished Objects|8 Comments

September / October 2017 YARN Giveaway!

My lovely, welcome to the blog and take a gander at these gorgeous shades!

I am giving them all away. Yes, it’s true!

Enter to win below, via Rafflecopter and then comment on this blog post telling me why you love to knit/crochet/weave/spin or whatever it is you enjoy doing with yarn!

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NOTES:

•Gwen Wehner won last month’s giveaway.

•Worldwide entries welcome.

•After signing up, increase your chances of winning by clicking Bring Your Friends. If/when they come and sign up, you’ll get more entries. Yay!

•Have a great day and know how awesome you are. Thanks […]

By | 2017-09-25T15:34:58+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Yarn Giveaways|1,495 Comments

Campside Cardi – I finished knitting a sweater!

Oh My Goodness. Welcome! Thanks for popping over!

Here, have a coffee and sit a bit as I have some things to tell ya!

First, let’s talk about this gorgeous sweater.

    1. No, it’s not my design. It’s Alicia Plummer’s Campside Cardi. This pattern was a pure joy to knit. Took me a couple weeks. Fairly straight-forward. Easy to memorize sections. Not too boring. Nothing complex. Really, my type of pattern.
    2. I used exactly 3 skeins of my Alpaca Silk Dk yarn in colorway: Pewter. Pewter is a warm toffee gray. Perfect for those […]
By | 2017-09-06T23:37:07+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Finished Objects, Knitting, Sweaters|67 Comments

August September 2017 Yarn Giveaway

Hellloooo and welcome!

It’s time for another fantastically huge yarn giveaway!

I’ll keep it simple and get right to the point so you can start scrolling through all the pretty pictures. They speak for themselves!

TO ENTER:

  1. Enter via Rafflecopter below. It’s fairly straight-forward. If it’s not showing up for you, please try at another time or try another device.
  2. Comment below telling me how you heard about this giveaway.

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Good luck!

-Worldwide entries welcome.

-Once entered, click Bring Your Friends and if/when they sign up, you’ll get more entries.

-Diann Riter won last month’s giveaway. Congrats, […]

By | 2017-09-05T17:57:57+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Yarn Giveaways|1,202 Comments

How to Make Your Own Wall Hanging! Easier than you think.

You’ve seen them around: All those big, beautiful, gorgeous wall hangings. You may have even thought about making one for yourself one day. Well, think about it no more. Grab some yarn (any yarn!) and let’s get to making!

•The small one took no time! About 20-30 minutes IF THAT. The big one was a bit longer (4 hours) since I had to cut all the yarn.

Please ENJOY! Subscribe to my YouTube channel here and turn on that notification bell if you wanna. 🙂 I do lots of knitting, crocheting, spinning, dyeing and other yarn-craft diy tutorials […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:36+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Finished Objects, Other Yarn Crafts|6 Comments