I decided to make this baby blanket using the suzette stitch and it turned out great! The yarn I used was lion brand pound of love in antique white and it did not take the entire skein. The measurements turned out to be 25“ x 38“ and I used a size J hook. For the... Continue Reading →
I decided to learn a new stitch for this scarf. It’s called a Suzette stitch and it’s very easy. You can see the tutorial on YouTube. https://youtu.be/52-uPg-0MAo For this scarf I used Mochi by Berroco yarns. I’m interested to try this stitch using other types of yarn to see how it turns out!
For these beanies I used Michael’s Impeccable acrylic yarns. I usually never use acrylic but these may be getting some heavy use and need to be tossed in the wash 🙂 this is a free pattern that uses half double crochet and mini bean stitching. It’s available at christacodesign.com.
I just finished this knit-look super bulky slouch but I think it looks more just like a hat. The pattern by Jennifer Renaud was really interesting because of the way the rows increased and decreased. I used two skeins of Mamacha Peruvian alpaca wool blend that is super soft! I also used a 9 mm... Continue Reading →
I had a fun time talking with David Browning of the Bearded Yarn Dudes. You can check out the video on his YouTube channel. Enjoy.
I have 7 skeins of Noro silk garden and started thinking I’ll make a poncho! It’s turning out nicely but I’m going to have to get more yarn and figure out more things as I go along. I’m using a linen stitch and so far I like how it’s going! Stay tuned…
This is my first top down crocheted sweater and I think it turned out great. I slightly adjusted the pattern and used a plain HDC stitch instead of the one called for. You can find the pattern and yarns here.
Here is a cowl made from one ball of Noro Okunoshima which is silk, wool, angora, and mohair. I love the color combination! I made up the pattern but it’s mostly half double crochet and bobble stitches.
I’ve been trying for months to replicate my grandmother’s cornbread recipe and I think I’ve finally come up with it! Here is my recipe: 1/2 cup white cornmeal 1/2 cup self rising flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup vegetable oil Plus 1 tablespoon oil Heat oven... Continue Reading →
So, my sister has loaned me a very fancy sewing machine in perpetuity so I have decided to experiment with various fabrics. Of course, I broke a needle because I was using the wrong kind. The sewing machine is a Bernina 1630 and is quite sophisticated. Every time I need to learn some thing I... Continue Reading →