Advent Calendar Palooza: Jimmy Beans Craftvent Day 7

Given my shopping habits,  I was pretty sure that I knew of every yarn dye in existence, but I was wrong.  So very wrong.  Today in the Craftvent calendar is a new to me yarn by La Bien Aimee! La Bien Aimee’s Tough Sock base is 75% Blue Faced Leicester, 25% nylon.  BFL is not […]

Advent Calendar Palooza: Jimmy Beans Craftvent Day 6

Today I am starting a whirlwind five day trip, so the advent calendar posts the next few days may be a little on the short side.  The brevity is not a reflection of my excitement,  but rather due to pure time crunch and distraction with non-crafty things.  Before I take off, though, let’s look at […]

Advent Calendar Palooza: Jimmy Beans Craftvent Day 5

Still no knitting on this project to share because getting my ducks in a row with work and school so that I can go on my trip this weekend has taken priority, but I was still excited to see what was in the day 5 box of Craftvent. It’s another colorway of MadelineTosh’s Tosh Merino […]

Advent Calendar Palooza: Jimmy Beans Craftvent Day 4

It’s day 4, and I had fully intended to show you the knitting accomplished on day 3.  Unfortunately,  I have not even cast on yesterday’s part of the pattern.  Hopefully I can catch up in the next day or two, but if not I will be on a plane this weekend and will have uninterrupted […]

Advent Calendar Palooza: Jimmy Beans Craftvent Day 2

Today’s box is pretty cool.  I assumed needles would be in the box, because you can’t knit without them, but I was pleasantly surprised to find SmartStix as the needles. SmartStix are needles with a tape measure built right into the tip.  Its actually pretty ingenious and I am jealous I didn’t think of this […]

Stash Enhancement Saturday: Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book

When writing this blog, sometimes I come across grammar questions and ponder whether to take the time to go look up the correct use or just leave the questionable usage as is, leaving a little something for future grammar sticklers to pick apart.  An excellent example is the title to today’s post.   Can you […]

Coming to the Blog in December: Advent Calendar Palooza

2018 seems to be the year of the advent calendar, so it is no surprise that I succumbed to the craze.  I purchased not one, not two, not three…but four different craft related packages.  I don’t know what came over me – I don’t even really like Christmas!  I do like craft supplies, though, so […]

Stash Enhancement Saturday – on a Sunday: Cosmo by Lecien Floss Bobbins

I have been in a very cross stitch mood as of late and my supplies are kind of strewn all over the table.  I knew I needed to buy some bobbins and wind the floss, but it kind of annoys me that the only real option to organize floss is the bobbin/plastic box option. I […]