Author Archive | Kara


Get Ready for “I Love Yarn Day” … October 17, 2015

Join fiber lovers everywhere this Saturday, October 17th as we “stitch it forward” to celebrate of the 5th annual I Love Yarn Day! How can you “stitch it forward”? get out there and share your love and passion for your craft with those around teach someone to knit, crochet, weave, spin, or whatever fiber passion you have … you don’t need to be an […]

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I’m taking the Purple Purse Challenge!

Today kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness month and I am super excited to announce I am taking part in the Purple Purse Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by The Allstate Foundation and focused on ending domestic violence and assisting with financial independence for those abused. Kerry Washington is an ambassador for the campaign and talks in this You […]

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The Complete Beginners Guide to Knitting

If learning to knit is on your bucket list then you are going to love today’s post! The awesome folks over at Clippers Ireland put together this Complete Beginners Guide to Knitting infographic to help you get started. This guide covers choosing the right needles for your project, casting on, basic stitches, picking up stitches, and finishing off […]

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Fiber Finds Friday 9.25

I have so many awesome projects to share this week from around the fiber world!  From hats to cowls to holiday decor, you’re sure to find something to spark your creativity … Cabled Bear Hat – An adorable new pattern just released from Melody’s Makings in both a crochet and a knit version! Click here to […]

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Sea Glass Crochet Afghan Pattern

I am absolutely in love with this crochet afghan pattern! Working on this blanket has been such a joy with its simple and repetitive stitch pattern that lets your mind wander as you work … so restorative and meditative. I also love the colors which remind me so much of sea glass. Hope you love it as […]

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How to Work a Foundation Double Crochet {Photo Tutorial}

A Foundation Double Crochet (abbreviated as Fdc) is a way of starting a project without making a beginning chain. In effect, you are working your beginning chain AND your first row of stitches in the same step. There are some great benefits of using a chainless foundation, not to mention the satisfaction of jumping into […]

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